this is a taste of our magical hawaiian adventure. although we did not see a single lei and see a hulu dance on this vacation, we did really get a feel for the hang-loose, aloha hawaiian spirit. kauai is stunningly goregeous--mountains and beach and red clay earth. some of my highlights from the trip were hiking the napali coast, seeing the spectacular waimea canyon from a few different view points, getting incredible in-house massages with pete, hiking to a little beach with adam one morning to swim and watch the sunset, having the best sushi of my life in hanalei, and spending so much time with my best friend lindsey, her husband andrew, and their adorable baby jules. they are really special people who used to live busy lives in nyc where they rarely felt healthy. then they decided to take a good look at their values and chose a different way of life for the past three years. they have decided to move back to the mainland this spring so jules can be closer to her family so it was special to be with them for their last few months in paradise.
oh and now i am so fully back in dc and pretty glad for it. i'm breathing into the cold and teaching a lot of yoga and taking breaks to go to spa world. it's good to go away so i can realize how much i have waiting for me when i get back. i'm am still writing a bigger post in my head about some ideas i've been thinking about like vulnerability, acceptance and body hair so check back in soon for that. today i am appreciating my healthy body (that has much more open hips after the really intense yoga class i took with hawah yesterday morning), local food, a good chat with my mom, houndstooth clients, fun times with adam, and living in my neighborhood. we raised $180 for the people affected by the house fire at our benefit class at yoga district on saturday and also sent so much good energy their way. that makes me happy.
also, it makes me happy that my good friend aviyah and her fiance clint just opened up a store on u street called rock it again. they have spent the past few years selling their amazing vintages coats and accessories at eastern market and now they are adding a full store to that. i went by to browse on friday and ended up with an awesome vest and hat that make me feel so fashionable. go see for yourself!