Hey guys! So I know these DR posts seem endless (because they kind of actually are) but there was so much work behind the scenes of all these shoots and videos that not posting them would be a complete shame. So here’s another one with my newest Dominican friend, Genisis!
Continue reading “Rainbow Show”
Even though Southern California has hit 110ºF+ this week, I am still missing the Dominican Republic- even with all its humidity! And although reminiscing on my last day there with these photos is not helping, getting the chance to help HARRISON’s even four weeks after being in the States has been so rewarding. So be on the lookout on HARRISON’s Facebook page!
Like I mentioned in my last vlog, my auntie wanted to get one last shoot in before I left so we literally carried our little baggy of HARRISON’s goods and took photos all around the Riu Resort. Little can you tell in these photos, I was already peeling from my sunbathing session the day before (yikes!).
One of my favorite collections from HARRISON’s is their opalite collection, which is what I’m wearing in these photos. They are SO pretty; they glisten on their own! Plus, when they are in the form of a little sandal they are even cuter (note the earrings!). Check out HARRISON’s opalite collection here.
Happy first day of September, by the way! Anddddd…it’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH! Whoop whoop!
Have a great Labor Day weekend!
HARRISON’s Fine Caribbean Jewelers
“…Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”
– Esther 4:14
The Dominican Republic will always hold a special place in my heart. Not only because it was my first country I went on a missions trip to or that I had my amazing first experience in jewelry and visual merchandising at 16 years old or that my uncle’s house is literally like paradise, but it’s the friendships and the people that I’ve had the blessing of getting to know. Many of which I still stay in contact with today. I never expected to meet such wonderful people; I just thought I would be in-and-out of a country my relatives had a connection with. But as you can see in the above photo, my face wasn’t red because I got burnt from the sun! No, those were tears on my last night with my newfound friends.
Continue reading “Dominican Republic Dreamin’: What I Miss the Most”
Finally. The post of this Dominican Republic Dreamin’ series that will actually tell you a little bit and give a personal insider on the company that initiated this whole series in the first place: HARRISON’S!
Continue reading “Dominican Republic Dreamin’: My HARRISON’S Experience”
I remember traveling to the Dominican Republic for the first time and seeing God’s beauty physically surrounding me. I arrived to my Uncle’s house after a long day of traveling; my initial emotions prior to take off in Michigan was excited, expectant, and curious of how my first trip to the DR would unfold. Ultimately after landing, those emotions became weary and ready for a good night’s rest. However, once I walked up the arched stairs to the second floor, across the kitchen and through the living room under archways and into the balcony… was my first sighting of a Dominican sunset. The view of the garden down below layered with palm trees and exotic flowers trickled further down into more greenery shadowed into the night which you could barely see, but all you could hear were the leaves rattling in the wind. Just a few meters more and my eyes reached the beach towards the endless sea where the sun met the ocean line. Taking a picture couldn’t even do justice. I remember those initial feelings of excitement were revived in me and I knew God would be doing great work in the days to come, just as He beautifully created in that sunset moment.
Dominican Republic Dreamin’: What I Packed
“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.”
– Psalm 96: 11,12