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Soul Si-Star!

Posted on: 4.16.2013

If you’re lucky your life presents you with certain soul mates, cousins, best friends, and other amazing people that have talents, dreams and passions that trickle out and ignite your soul.  Lang Leav describes these people like this:

"I don't know how it is you are so familiar to me - or
why it feels less that I'm getting to know you and more
as though I am remembering who you are.  How every
smile,  and every whisper brings me to the impossible
conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved
you before- in another time, a different place, I guess,
some other existence”. 

Tessa Barton, my cousin and best friend, fits this description for me. I think my most creative, goofy, and certainly most fun moments arise while playing with her.  We've spent our lives lately, traveling, being freaks, laughing, and dreaming together.   She's been a major catalyst in helping me find my inner joy, and I credit her for being perhaps the main reason my blog and creative spirit came alive.  She's the most amazing girl that I have even known -- a talented musician and an incredible photographer . . . the quintessential artist -- not to mention drop dead, gorgeous.  I love her beyond measure.  She's a dream. Happy Birthday Si-star!!  Ai Yi Yi -- the best is yet to come!   

* Tessa made this short video of our recent adventure on Kauai. *

Peace, Love & Good Chocolate
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  1. Such a cool video! You are both beautiful. When life gives you great best friends, that's always lovely. Happy Birthday Tessa!

    Juliette Laura

  2. Nice pictures !
    As always you're beautiful Paris :)


    Coline ♡

  3. Amazing picture! I love it:)

  4. YOU GUYS! Seriously, you just make my heart sing. So beautiful and lovely! Your friendship is inspiring and beautiful and I feel so blessed to interact with you guys!
    As always, keep them videos comin'! haha they literally make me smile from ear to ear!

    Tessa, you freaking camera goddess. Hope your birthday was the best!


  5. This is soooo gorgeous! And FUN!! LOVE it xxxx

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