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M O L O K A I

 

I had been on Oahu for two days when I got the call from San Lorenzo Bikinis that they wanted to send my best friend Amber and I to the island of Molokai to shoot. The moment I got off the phone with SL, I was so excited. I had never been to another Hawaiian island before, and Amber (who’s been to many) hadn’t been to Molokai either. It would be a new experience for both of us, and I was anxious to get there. San Lorenzo booked our tickets, and we were set to leave a few days after. Since we were only staying a couple of days, we packed really light. Here’s what we brought.

MOLOKAI PACKING LIST:

Cameras: Both Amber & I have Canon 5D Mark II’s.
Sapphire& sunscreen: I love this sunscreen because it’s organic and it’s made with coconut oil.
Maui Babe: This gives you a perfect bronzed glow.
LOTS of San Lorenzo Bikinis
Beach towels: San Lorenzo makes the cutest & brightest beach towels.
Good books: My all time favorites are The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle & The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Cute beachy clothing & jewelry: Whenever you do bikini shoots, it’s always important to bring accessories and cute clothes to mix it up a little bit.
Tea: Amber & I always try to keep it healthy and detox no matter where we are. Tiny tea by Your Tea is awesome. We bring this everywhere, and we’re always sipping on it.
A good playlist: Amber and I spent some time the night before loading some new songs onto our I-phones. It’s important to have good tunes to listen to on the plane ride. And also to jam to while we’re shooting photos for San Lorenzo.
Journal: I always bring my journal everywhere I go. It’s special to document your life no matter where you are.

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Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 2.09.59 PMAmber and I packed our bags that night and the next morning we were up early and off to the airport. Since Molokai is so close to Oahu the plane we ended up taking was really small. It was only a six-seater plane, and there were only two other people on it with us. The plane ride ended up being a little bumpy since it was windy out and in a small plane you can feel any kind of movement in the air. That’s where good tunes and cameras come in handy! Amber and I distracted ourselves by taking photos from the plane, and jamming out to some good songs.

The plane ride was so quick; we landed in no time at all. After Amber and I landed we had to get groceries since we were staying at a house, so the first thing we did was drive to the grocery store. The whole ride there was so beautiful. Molokai is known for how reserved and untouched it is. We enjoyed a 30 min peaceful ride to the store, and maybe saw 1 or 2 cars the whole drive there. Thanks to Google, we were able to find a really cool all natural grocery store owned by a sweet local of Molokai. We spent about fifteen minutes there and loaded up on a bunch of fresh fruit. Fruit is great because it’s so healthy, delicious, and it’s even good to use for props while shooting. After we stalked up on fruit we went to the other main grocery store to get a few more necessities. There we found a little farmers market, and we bought a few more healthy snacks such as avocado and a pineapple. All the locals in Molokai were such sweet, down to earth, loving people. Amber and I loved their energy and how welcome they made us feel.

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After getting all our groceries Amber and I got back on the road and headed towards the house we were staying at. The whole forty-minute drive there, Amber and I listened to good music with the windows rolled down. The island was so raw and beautiful. It felt like we had gone back in time to some of the earliest days in Hawaii, there was no traffic, no buildings taller than a palm tree, dirt roads. Even the beaches we drove by were vacant of people. As we were getting closer to the house, we drove down this very narrow road that curved around a black sand beach, it was so beautiful and untouched I could hardly believe it. We were in for another surprise when we arrived at the house. Where we stayed was a hidden glass cottage that not only had outdoor bathtubs overlooking the ocean but it even had it’s own secret beach. Amber and I were in heaven. We spent the majority of our days lounging in the warm bathtubs, shooting photos around the house, laying out on the private beach out front reading good books, and exploring the other beaches on Molokai. No matter what we did, we were always in a San Lorenzo Bikini. The weather was off and on, and it was rainy and stormy for most of the trip but that didn’t stop us! We adventured around the island, found some stunning beaches, a cool palm tree grove, and tried to capture the simple and raw beauty of Molokai the best we could.

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I’m so thankful the San Lorenzo team sent Amber and I to this gorgeous island to shoot and explore. It was an experience I’ll never forget. Molokai really taught me to appreciate natural & raw beauty, and I’ll always remember the Aloha the locals there showed us.

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A new year, a new story by Greta Rose Evans

Today is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.

Just like a book, our lives are made up of a series of chapters and every chapter represents a year of our life. In each chapter, we experience different things, meet new people, change, and grow. And just like a book, we have no idea where the plot will take us. Sometimes that can make us feel scared, but other times knowing that fills us with hope. Be hopeful that whatever lies ahead is better than what has gone. Be hopeful that the unknown holds good things for you. Today is the perfect day to reflect on what the past year has taught you, and to decide where you want to go in this next chapter of your life. Maybe some of you want to get to know yourself more, dive deeper into your spirituality, travel the world, create room in your life for more loving souls. Maybe you want to make this next chapter about getting healthy again, or maybe you want to take more risks and overcome certain fears. No matter what your goals are for this new year, the most important thing is knowing you are the one who chooses them. You can make this new year as amazing as you want to and you can accomplish every goal you set. And while we may not be able to control every plot twist that comes along, we do have a say in how we feel about it and use it. Today I’ve chosen to let all the twists and turns inspire me rather than throw me off my game. I know that if I can have a positive outlook this year, I can make the most of every experience that comes my way. This is your story, and you’re the author of it. So decide what you want, set your intention, and watch this next amazing chapter of your life unfold. This life is your book, make sure you write a good one!

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Eighteen with Greta Rose Evans

We are so honored to announce that our very own SL girl Greta Evans has released her 2nd book. Eighteen, a photo journal,  was launched yesterday and let us tell you, this isn’t just a story about a number. This is a story about everything that comes along with it.

Some of us have been there and lived through the trials and tribulations of growing up, this book will take you back or give you a keen insight into being 18, even if for a second time. Turning eighteen held a year of excitement and challenges for Greta and couldn’t make you feel more humbled about your own experiences. Moving out of her parents home, falling in love, going to college, traveling across the world with SL & overall learning how to live on her own as the new adult she was becoming.

We take pride in you for achieving your goals and loved being along for the ride. Happy birthday Greta!

Have some burning questions for our babe?? She will hold a Q&A throughout the weekend HERE on the blog. So, ask away!

Her book will be available in stores early December!

Follow @greta_rosee for more about her adventures & her book

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Embrace Yourself


In today’s society, it takes strong, conscious effort to not compare ourselves to other girls. With the daily overstimulation by means of social media (scrolling through other girls’ photos, analyzing their profiles, critiquing them in full from behind that little glass screen) it’s easy to get caught up in the notion of competition. But take a moment to ask yourself, what is it exactly that you’re competing for? And while numerous reasons may come to mind, the strongest underlying motive always seems to hold constant: the attention of men. Girls want to feel wanted. It becomes something to strive for.
In reality though, the competition only exists once you enter it; It is a choice that each and every one of us has the power to make. Embrace that. And once you do, I can promise that your energy will change. People who have learned to find comfort in their own skin have a way about them that’s infectious. People gravitate towards them, naturally.So, point being, be the woman that you were born to be and allow things to fall into place. And once you get there, spread that liberation to others. We’re all in this together.
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☪ WANDERING GYPSY ☪

What is it about summer that brings out our wild side? Our side that seeks the unknown that awakens a thirst for adventure. A time to discover the limitless of the world and yourself. Be a wanderer. Uncover the unknown. Find your passion and let go.

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Featuring the Bohemian Stain Glass Deep V Monokini

Photographer: Berkley Vopnfjord | Muse: Greta Evans