With the summer days coming in hot like the heat from the sun, cravings for an escape has been rising just as quickly. Shifting form part time freelancing to working full time to launch a new brand in a new place while balancing all the other life things on my plate, I’ve found myself overstretched, under-nurtured and over exhausted. The time and ability to pack up and head out of town lately has been honestly unrealistic, even for a quickie road trip that I so often like to do.
A quick dip of my toes in the water one Sunday afternoon a few weeks prior to Surfhouse Boutique Motel’s launch of their surf camps sent me away from the shoreline with cravings to finally make this summer, THE summer to go all in and finally get in the water and catching waves. I hit up the amigos at Surfhouse to book a room + called a couple girlfriends for a needed mini surf + stay to force a pause on the day to day.
Living with roommates + working from home rarely allows me time to disconnect or the space to deep dive into simple luxuries you sometimes find in the place you call home. I had a taste of this a couple months back during our first sleepover and have been craving it every since. This time, I booked in a bunk room + invited a couple of my girlfriends living life on the road to come play + stay for a night with me. Adult sleepover? Yes, please.
The value of this time we shared is irreplaceable. And the space we were able to sink into made doing this with a little fuss + just the right amount of class easy to achieve. I packed my bags lightly and sunk into some cozy beach to street style duds from Volcom Women’s. Punched in the entry code on the key pad to unlock the door to a #stokecation and strolled around town to be a local, living like a tourist for the day.
Within just a few short month, I’ve collected a handful of rad, driven + passionate women and have come to call them friends. Unlike my standard male compadres, making space and time in the day to day with these ladies has began to teach me the power and importance of a community built on sisterhood. We’re all walking different walks, and pursuing our own dreams, but at the root of each individual is a kindness that is irreplacable and unduplicated across any other type of relationship. And this is what inspired the invitation to gather these women who have been individually inspiring me in their day to day walks and spend some time sleeping + surfing at my favorite local getaway.