I just came back from the Philippines and editing this vlog made me miss it so much! It was a great three weeks reconnecting with my family almost 24/7, haha. The three weeks also consisted of shopping, massages, church, eating (and lots of it), kickin’ it at the house, and repeat. Getting the chance to visit my dad’s side of the family in Kalibo, Aklan was so fun, too, especially since we went during Balete’s fiesta day. Anyways, let the vlog speak for itself! I hope you enjoy!
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!
“…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.
Dominican Republic, 2009