Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Laguna Matata"

"Laguna Matata" what a wonderful phrase. 
Copyrighted by Abby Young, it means no worries, only happy thoughts, sunshine, best friends, and laughter. A couple weekends ago we achieved just that. 
Ann, Sadie, and I drove down to Laguna, and Abs and Cath flew in from New York and met us there. 
We sat by the pool, walked on the beach, ate our weight in guacamole, ran the boardwalk, strolled through Balboa, shopped, admired the sunsets, took too many photos, and laughed about nothing and everything the whole time. 
It was the best. Any time I get to spend with my NYC girls is time well spent. We don't see them nearly enough. 
I'm just so glad we decided long ago that no matter how far apart we may live, and no matter what is going on in our lives, we will always make time for each other. That is part of what makes our friendship so invaluable. 
Laguna Beach has quickly become one of my happy places in life. I think this trip is one that will continue to happen for years to come.
I can't wait.

(kacey.ism 329)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Alta cabin.

A couple weekends ago we ventured up to a friend's cabin at Alta Ski Resort.
It was the ideal winter adventure in every way. 
We had to take the lift up and ski into the cabin. It was so much fun. I haven't skied in forever, and while I was a little hesitant at first I loved it. 
The cabin is literally in the middle of the woods and embodies what a cabin should be in every way...old, rustic, rocking chairs, vintage photos, close quarters, and a fireplace to keep warm. 
We ate dinner, played cards, danced, and sang while people much more talented then me played the guitar. 
It snowed all night so skiing out the next morning in a blizzard was a bit more treacherous, but still successful. 
It might just be one of my favorite cabin adventures ever. I was with some of the best people I know in a beautiful place. There is no way you can wrong with a scenario like that. 

(kacey.ism 328)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

ended 2013 the island way.

My family ended 2013 on the sandy shores of Hawaii. It was just the way I wanted it.
We sat on the beach, soaked up the sun, played paddle ball and tennis, read a handful of books, ate well, and relaxed.
I love Hawaii.for the obvious reasons i.e. sunshine, ocean, whales, and beach
But I also love it because it's a place where I have some of the sweetest memories with my family. 
10 uninterrupted days with my five favorite people? Yes, please. 
No where else is it just us. It's just easy and stress free. 
I forget how much fun we have together. 
They are the best. Hawaii is the best. 2013 was the best.

2014, I know you are going to be good to me too. 

(kacey.ism 327)