Hair to Remember

img_7855 img_7936 img_7921 img_7853 img_7917 img_7929 img_7925 img_7851 img_8014 img_7945

This moment is going down in my history book.

Earlier this year I made a resolution that I would not color my hair for a year. I’m currently 2 weeks shy of making it 11 months, and that’s a record for me in and of itself. But when I got asked to be a model for the upcoming  Matrix show in San Francisco, I had no choice  but to say yes!

I had to document this and have photo evidence of the longest I’ve ever gone without coloring my hair. On one hand I’m over it, but on the other hand I’ll miss my natural hair. All and all though, I’m ready for a makeover! Be sure to check back next week to see my new look!

xo dré

 


shop the look

| top: NA-KD | skirt: similar | booties: similar, similar | choker: Vanessa Mooney |

My Tribe

fullsizerender47 img_7757img_7758img_4451fullsizerender40

A couple weeks ago I took my family hiking on the Kuli’ou’ou Ridge Trail. I had done it just a few days before that, and I loved it so much that I just had to bring them to it.

When I did the hike, we were in anticipation of hurricane Madeline coming through. Luckily it passed by us, but we still experienced quite a bit of wind and overcast skies. When I got to the top of trail, I couldn’t see the view.

The day that we planned to go as a family, we were blessed with gorgeous weather. The best reward? The view + our shenanigans at the top! This was such a great family activity. I love hiking with my tribe!

We didn’t realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.

xo dré

10 Active Dates

A couple months ago my husband and I decided to try something new. Every month, we would make sure to have at least 1 date, and we would take turns planning what we would do. So far it’s been really fun and I’ve enjoyed the creativity of our outings!

Our latest date was a 13 mile bike ride. We rode from our house clear down to the end of Waikiki and back. My husband planned this date, and he hit it out of the park! It was the perfect day!

If you like this idea that we are doing, here are 10 active date ideas that you can try with your significant other. Best of all, most of them are free!

image

  1. Go on a bike ride

This date made me feel like a kid again! You can even race each other if you’re competitive 🙂

image

2. Go on a hike

There is nothing like unplugging from everything around you and just getting out in some fresh air. Studies have shown that hiking reduces stress you and you’ll have fun adventuring together.

3. Explore your city

Have you ever played tourist in your own city? Walk around and see if there are any shops, restaurants or cafés you’ve never been to before.

image

4. Pick your own apples

If you live near any U-pick orchards, this is a must-do activity! There is nothing like fresh fruit right off the tree! You’ll have healthy food for your week, or you can be naughty and make an apple crisp or pie.

5. Go on an evening walk

Finished with dinner and getting ready to Netflix and chill? Put the remote down and go on a stroll around the neighborhood first. You can talk about your day, and burn a few extra calories before you veg out the rest of the night.

image

6. Go sledding

This is another one of those activities that brings out the kid in you. And its really quite surprising how worked out you feel after a few hours of trekking up and down a snowy hill.

7. Do a corn maze

This one will get your minds and your adrenaline going. Plus if you’re a scardy cat like me, you’ll be forced to hold each other the entire time for fear of your life.

image

8. Go ice skating/ rollerskating

Remember couples skate at the rink when you were younger? It’s still as fun 🙂

image

9. Go find and cut your own Christmas tree

This is one that I’d like to do at some point, but I’d have to live on the mainland to do it, since there’s a shortage of snowy mountains here. I just think it would be romantic, fun, and full of holiday cheer.

image

10. Hit the gym

There’s just something about working out together. You push each other to be better and you feel better and look better afterward!

image

I hope that a few of these ideas spark your interest! Do you have any other fun active date ideas? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré

Kuli’ou’ou Ridge

image image image

A little peek into my hiking adventure this week just before hurricane Madeline came. Fortunately, she went around us.  Lester is on his way, but I hear he’ll miss us too. Good news all around 🙂

There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.

xo dré