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laurayamasaki  New York, NY ♛ Greenwich Village Writer, jewelry maker, kinda guitar player anyway, here's wonderwall

Ok, ok, here's your sunset shot taken from a whale boat off Maalaea. I guess I only took one sunset photo the whole time I was on the island. The rest, I suppose, are stored in memory (or on postcards in the airport giftshop)

low tide, strong coffee, coconut milk, ancient volcanos and morning sunrise. Shot w/Nikon D40 DSLR. @mauisurfergirls

My backyard this past week in Lahaina. Neurotic, sleep-deprived New Yorkers: suck it up and take the long-haul flight west (12-13 hrs). Wake up at sunrise to surf in the middle of the Pacific; forget about reliable wifi, ever; eat fresh fruits & veg you've never tasted before; fall asleep to actual "Ocean Waves" (not the kind from a white noise app). You meet incredibly interesting, amazing people on the Maui surf scene, even when traveling alone. Best of all? you won't run into ANY NYC people here, so leave your business cards and elevator pitch at home, dude 😎 Mahalo & 💕to Dustin & da gang at @mauisurfergirls

Weather Alert: Currently 23 deg. in Manhattan; the next work week brings New Yorkers overcast skies, near-freezing temps, and what the hell, let's throw in 2-3 days of snow to shake up your morning commute. TL;DR I'll be surfing in Maui! It's 85 degrees and sunny there. Bye! 🏄‍♀️🏄🏻‍♀️ @mauisurfergirls

Major throwback to me (at 22) and the fun, fantastic @grantleyb at Fall 2012 NYFW. I literally wore an old and oversized denim work shirt that appears to be not even properly buttoned. Everyone else with a Céline Luggage and leather leggings (remember, this was 2012) could just deal with it. 5 yrs later and everyone's wearing ripped Thrasher tees and Carhartt work shirts (by vetements).

Purchased from the cleaning supplies section at the Japanese grocery store. It was two dollars for three Magic Eraser sponges made in Germany. Jealous?

I always feel out of place here bc I'm neither a teenage boy nor a 40-yr old man with a ponytail sitting playing Pink Floyd and not buying anything

Flashback to my short-lived career as Media Critic for what those born before 1995 know as a College Newspaper (distributed in print!). I'm forever embarrassed about the Enya reference but like two people probably read this review anyway (hoping neither of them work at Rolling Stone or NME)

In addition to my ever-discerning tastes in postwar contemporary art and classic buddy comedies you may be surprised to learn that I also know a surprising amount about gemstones and jewelry. These beauties by @wwake (& made in Brooklyn)

Kitty and Cat @cat_marnell

Flashback to one of my favorites from Basel - Damien Hirst kaleidoscope series, obviously, because I come off as one of those "downtown" "art" girls who "never goes above 14th street" (Full Disclosure: I do)

Bye

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