With the launch of our brand, Dérive Collective, I couldn’t help but think about our journey; the windy path that has brought us right here; the memories and the stories I’ve never told you. There has been highs + lows, unexpected twists and surprising outcomes. Yet, looking back, taking that leap of faith and deciding to
Hitting ‘publish’ on this post brought me so much joy. Because this post marks an exciting new chapter and I am ridiculously happy to be able to share in this with you! Today, I am thrilled to announce the launch of Dérive Collective – the brand Aaron + I have worked together to build over the past couple
A Traveler’s Guide To The Big Island of Hawaii I love traveling to all of the islands in Hawaii, although The Big Island of Hawaii holds a special place in my heart. We live here + absolutely love it. We’ve been here for two years and still have so many places we’ve yet to explore.
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber This couldn’t be more true for me. I have traveled to the Hawaiian islands for over half a decade now, but I haven’t lived here until now. & living here is proving to open doors that I would have never stepped
At the end of last month, Aaron + I had the wonderful opportunity to house-sit for some family friends. We were to tend to the lovely couple’s pup, Chuli, and watch over the coffee farm while they vacationed in Japan. Little did we know, it would also be a little stay-cation for the two of
Ha·wai·i or Ha·wai’i (hə-wä′ē, -wī′ē) coming from a common Polynesian root “Havaiki,” meaning simply “homeland.” I am often asked if I am from Hawaii, to which I have to reply, “no.” I was born & raised in Utah, but my childhood was filled with stories of the islands. Of my mother’s competitive years rowing crew from island to