June 25, 2013

butterfly beach | one of those experiences

Last year, I had an experience. One that makes me think to myself, "And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." Walking along the river, listening to live music, slowing down. Living. 

When I visited Santa Barbara last month, I had another one of those experiences. We had just finished up a long, HOT day at the beach. Sunburned, happy, and incredibly hungry, we hopped in the car and picked up some In-N-Out. Then, we drove to Butterfly Beach and watched the sun set. Laughing, chatting, dipping our toes in the water, enjoying life. "And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." 














I have mentioned her a few times (and I took pictures of her here), but this is Ashley. 


She is London meets California meets New York. She listens to you when you talk. She dances in the car. She is a dreamer, an adventurer, a hard worker. 

















California man, it has my heart. 

18 comments:

Hannah Nicole said...

love. :)

Mackenzie Mangin said...

beautiful, ellie. :)

lillian rachel said...

very cool ellie. :)

Meredith said...

I like the amount of smiley-faces these pictures inspire in the comments. :)

Eliza Berry said...

Beautiful. :)

<333

Isabel Kruse said...

these are gorgeous!! i love california! :)

Amelia Sutton said...

so lovely.

Hannah said...

just a little too perfect :)

Kym said...

beautiful photos! I love the beach!

Jennoelle said...

take me with ya next time.

Kristyn said...

CALIFORNIA. is it possible to love a place so much, yet never to have been there? yup. i think so.

Olivia said...

mmm! <3 love these. and her hair is gorgeous! :) xx

Gabrielle said...

these pictures are gorgeous! gosh, I'd looovee to go to Cali one day... :)
xoxo
- Gabi
(new blog: http://the-happy-nomad.blogspot.com/)

CasiDee said...

these pictures are STUNNING.

petal and plume said...

this filled my heart right up. you got me smiling
xx

nzkiwigirl said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful words and pictures.

Holly said...

So, so beautiful...love what you've written and gorgeous photos. I so want to go to California now. :)

Elisha said...

She is a BEAUT!