For some ladies, a bachelorette party means high heels, late nights, and phallic-shaped… everything. And while I’m certainly not knocking this kind of soiree, I opted for something a little more my style – a weekend retreat in the desert at Night Moves in Joshua Tree.
Meals that lasted for hours upon hours. Deep and meaningful and hilarious and lively conversation. Champagne Pong (because if we’re going to do bachelorette activities, we may as well make them classy.) Visits from Rosie – the neighborhood pup. Exploring all the cutest (and weirdest) shops Joshua Tree has to offer. And doing it all with some of my very best girls. What could possibly be better than that?
Until next time,
Hello, old friends! It’s certainly been a while. I promise to be back with a more detailed update once I am able. But for now – and in light of Thanksgiving – I just wanted to come here and make special note of this exciting season of life I currently find myself in. This space has always served as a kind of journal or time capsule for me, so bear with me as I make a little space to remember this good and exciting time. With work, friends, family, relationships… I’m just grateful and trying to soak up every good and perfect moment, big and small.
For the larger, more momentous, more celebratory occasions, an actual announcement may be in order. For these moments, I’m happy to be partnering with Paperless Post to help craft the perfect way to share these moments with loved ones. I’ll share more very soon, but in the meantime, thank you for bearing with my very giddy, very cryptic note. Hope the sun is shining wherever you are.
I know it’s fall just about everywhere else in the northern hemisphere, but it’s a stubborn 100 degrees here in LA so you’ll have to forgive my seemingly-weather-inappropriately-bare arms and legs. I assure you it’s the only appropriate thing for this hated heat.
Weather aside… honestly, I’ve been in a bit of a rough spot lately. Every aspect of life is currently overwhelming, painful, or both. Now, I do recognize my privilege and how I am blessed way beyond what I deserve. But sometimes it’s just hard to keep your head up, you know? Sometimes it’s all you can do to just keep trudging one heavy step in front of another and hope one day soon you’ll be able to lift your head and see the light.
But today, I got a small glimpse of how God – in his infinite wisdom and abundant love – is so quick to show how much he loves. And always in the sweetest of ways, such as:
- An out-of-the-blue text message from a friend, simply hoping I have a great day
- A soft knock on my door revealing my best friend with a smoothie and a smile
- The perfect playlist from another friend, simply entitled “Smile, Victoria”
- The greatest boyfriend who listens calmly when I gripe and whine and thinks I’m worthy of love even when the mask I wear around everyone else is removed
How sweet the Father’s love for us. How vast beyond all measure.
TOP | zara
SKIRT | topshop
HEELS | steve madden
PHOTOGRAPHY by Job Garcia