Taking a break from the long lines at the stores filled with holiday shoppers counting down the days until Christmas, I escaped to the outskirts of town to enjoy the calming sight of birds soaring between clouds while listening to the palms rustling overhead. With the sun kissing my almost-bare face (skip town but never skip on the sunscreen!), I sat, soaking in the incredible setting of a December day in Los Angeles. Hints of coconut from the oil coating my hair bringing me back to those warm summer afternoons spent sipping on freshly harvested coconuts from the black sand beaches of Hilo.
Photography: LAN Photography
Makeup and Hair: Christina Asai
Model: Jessica Miyuki