Perhaps it has something to do with me being born smack in the middle of it, but, yes, summer has always been my favorite season. Every year I look forward to it like how most people would look forward to, say, Christmas. Growing up in a small town where the beach was just 5 minutes awayâ€”and there always was a relative who owned a vacation house or a giant poolâ€”certainly worked to my advantage. Working in editorial, I was always excited about putting together a â€œsummer issue,â€ because that meant shooting at posh resorts and happening hotspots, doing travelogues, etc. To come to the point, â€œJust add waterâ€ has become one of my favorite formulas.
I have not done anything that has to do with editorial since, but until now I still like to plan my summers like how an art director would plan a â€œsummer issue:â€ complete with mood boards and soundtracks.
This summer was no different. I had a nice little palette going on, which was predominantly terra-cotta, russet and ecru (earth tones, yes, â€˜cause I wanted it to feel as worldly as possible), and a carefree soundtrack ("Free Time" by The Aggrolites, "Blue Skies" by Ella Fitzgerald, "People Everyday" by Arrested Development, etc.). I even had an official drink, and thatâ€™s the Malibu mojitoâ€”if that makes you curious, you know all you gotta do is ask.
I cannot wait for next summer!
Location: Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines
Currently listening to: "Lazy Girls" by Jill Cunniff