March 27, 2016

Styled by Kasey in Santa Monica

Remember this girl? I photographed Kasey when she was in SV this winter. When I found out I was going to be in California for spring break I got in touch with her right away and I am so glad I did! We had a great time photographing around Santa Monica. We shot in a park overlooking the ocean, around neighborhoods, a cute pink house, and a building painted all different colors! I loved shooting with so much color, sun, plants, and vibrancy. It's hard to go back home to snow and dead trees. Looking forward to spring!
Check out Kasey's work here:

xo, Hallie

March 26, 2016

Spring Break

I got to spend my spring break in California with my mom! We flew into LAX and drove straight to Palm Springs. We were greeted by an amazing sunset and warm weather. The next morning we drove to Joshua Tree and walked around in the stunning rocks and cacti. That afternoon was spent at the hotel sunbathing by the pool. The day after we were on our way to Santa Monica. We had a great lunch and went shopping at the Third St. Promenade. I connected with a fashion blogger that afternoon as well, in my next post I will share photos of Kasey! We watched a beautiful sunset at the beach by the Santa Monica Pier and listened to live music and the waves crashing. We woke up early the next morning to catch our flight home, but because of maintenance issues our flight was cancelled so we had to stay an extra night. This was not the worst thing I must say, Alaska put us up at the Sheraton and we got a little color while relaxing by the pool. ;) That evening we went back into Santa Monica by bus and enjoyed time with friends from Sun Valley, Anne Marie and Martha! It was fun to kick around town and laugh with people we knew from the valley who were on our same flight. It was a quick trip but so fun because we made every minute count. The warmth of California makes me anxious for spring and flowers. 
A video of our trip is in the works... Stay tuned :)

xo, Hallie

March 20, 2016


I got the chance to go paragliding this morning with Fly Sun Valley. A family friend, Nancy was in town visiting and she had a wild idea to get up and go fly... So we did! At first I was a little nervous, but once I got strapped in at the top and got lifted in the air, I didn't want to land. It was so rad looking down on Ketchum and just sitting in the air, taking it all in. The mountains that surround Sun Valley are absolutely incredible, I'm going to miss them next year along with the huge, blue sky as I move to the city in the fall. This morning was perfect and the conditions couldn't have been any better. Stoked that I got to experience this and hope to do more like it in the future!

Watch clips from my flight here:

you can see Nancy in the bottom right corner! ^

xo, Hallie

March 14, 2016

Birthday Weekend + Video!

The past couple days have been a whirlwind! I turned 18 on March 8 and my mom had surprised me with a fun day for the following Saturday. With four of my best girlfriends, we had one of the best days filled with tons of activities and laughs. Our first stop was Galena Lodge and went on a snowshoe from there. Had a wonderful lunch and then drove back to Ketchum for pedicures. This was the best after being outside and walking around! So relaxing. We then had reusable cups waiting for us at Starbucks and got refreshing drinks and ran into my mom. Finally, our last clue was going to a hotel to spend the night! We swam, ordered pizza, watercolored, and ate birthday cake!

I am so lucky to be surrounded by so much love and joy from friends and family. Thank you to all who wished me a happy birthday, is sure was a good one.

Watch our day in moving form:

xo, Hallie
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