• Fashion,  Writing

    The Language of Trees

    The aspen trees have a different energy than the cacti that I am used to. It appears as though the knots on their trunks are watchful eyes. As I stare into them, my imagination takes over, and I wonder, could they be watching me? A leaf falls. I look up. Suddenly, I feel small. Their billowing branches softly sway in the wind, as though they are speaking a foreign language that only a tree would know, and a bird would hear. And as I wandered through their forrest, further into their enchantment and mystery, I wondered, could they secretly be whispering about me? I think they’d laugh at the girl…

  • Fashion

    Lovestitch

    Kimmie and I woke up early to catch the sunrise at one of my most favorite photo-op spots in Arizona, the Salt River. The Salt River is such a gorgeous expanse of desert, with stunning saguaros and mountain views. If you’re lucky enough, you might catch a glimpse of the wild horses drinking in the streams. As a photographer myself, this is my go-to spot for bringing my clients. I usually go to a particular spot (Phon D), however, Kimmie, took me to Coons Bluff. It’s situated with a view of the stream to the East, so it’s best to go at sunrise. It was a small hike to the…

  • Fashion,  Travel

    If You Like Pina Coladas…

    Sun, sand and a pineapple in hand! As the old adage goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” That basically applies here too! Except it’s more like, “When in Rocky Point, do get a piña colada from a piña colada truck!!” It’s pretty much one of the most importante things you could do! And luckily, piña coladas happen to be one of the 5 essential food groups while one vacation. The other four would be: chips, salsa, guacamole, and queso. (In that order!) I’m so glad had I packed this breezy little Planet Blue number too, because (stretchy waistline) and whew! Was it hot! Not the drink, that was cold!…

  • Fashion

    Cosmico

    Lately, I find myself spending days where time is never planned. Just jumping in the car, and heading north to cooler weather and open spaces. It’s always a reprieve from the concrete jungle and the heat of the city we’ve been living in. Sometimes, we know exactly where our destination is. And at other times, we just drive. When I’m not roaming, I like to listen to tunes that keep me with the wander vibes. Feel free to enjoy these tunes too, whether it’s on the road or from the comfort of your desk. It’s a little cosmic. A little stardust. A lot of dreaming…enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/ktgolightly/playlist/5bgLgwRZwQkVPJ7Qlbfk36

  • Fashion

    Arcosanti

    Transported off to Arcosanti where I took another trip around the sun. This hippie-dippie commune is always such a far out place to spend your time exploring for an afternoon. There was something between the mixture of this outfit and the architecture that made me feel a little spacey.

  • Hiking,  Life

    Tonto Natural Bridge

    Tonto Natural Bridge is a natural arch in Payson, Arizona, that is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world, standing at 183 feet tall. It went through several stages of development. First formed by lava flow. Then covered by sea water. Again covered in lava…undergoing transformation after transformation to finally become what it is today. You can read more about how it was created on Tonto Natural Bridge State Park’s website, here. There are several trails you can hike at very easy-moderate levels, and it is definitely worth a visit. ——– Upon entry into the cave, you notice how alive it is. In one form or another,…

  • Fashion

    Desert Jungalow

    Dress: Auguste the Label via Founder’s Grove | Hat: Anthropologie | Earrings: Founders Grove | Vintage Belt + Boots: Founders Grove There’s a bohemian jungalow in the red rocks, just off Westfork Trail. It was more alive with wonder than I could have possibly imagined. Every step we took, the scenery transformed and told a story of a wild world spun infinitely in time. From the whispers of a golden field with apple trees. To red rock cliffs, canopying high above a quiet creek. There were overgrown ferns that felt wildly exotic and tall oak trees who’s trunks were hidden with ivy, from their roots to the stars. The brick remains…

  • Fashion,  Travel

    The Grand Tetons

    If we were walking through these fields together, I might say in passing, how beautiful it is here. I might tell you, there’s nothing like this sunshine. Or how much my heart opens in the expanses of these kinds of places. I might tell you, there’s something in the air that allows me to breathe in a little deeper. A found refuge, to these mountains I’ve been climbing. And the wonder of it all is, no matter how high our peaks are, we keep going. Still open. Still trekking forward. With curiosity, wonder. Just softening into the great divide.