Friday, September 20, 2013

a bonfire on the beach

one of our nights in oregon included a bonfire on the beach. there's nothing better!
you hear the crackling of the fire + the sound of the ocean... pretty heavenly.
the best part was, the producers gathered the cutest local people from cannon beach to come join us...
some we had met during our stay, others were shop owners in town, etc. we all became instant friends 
as we sat around the campfire, roasted marshmallows, sang along to the guitar, and sent paper lanterns off into the misty night at the end. such a fun and perfect night spent in cannon beach!
 walked just a few steps from our beach house right out onto the sand for the bonfire 
 
cutest local man who told us stories about cannon beach and sang!
one of the best parts of being asked to come to cannon beach to film this show is that my grandma lives right in cannon beach!!! what are the odds? it was so fun to have her at this bonfire, and 
i love this picture that was captured during the singing. love you, grandma patty!
after the bonfire, we lit these pretty paper lanterns and sent them into the sky.
writing this post made me miss cannon beach and all of its charm.
we might have to return for another visit soon! happy friday!
xo

to see more from our travel shoot, click on.....


thank you to george vetter of cannon-beach.net as well as keith ainley, 
our set photographer for providing so many great photos!

23 comments:

  1. That looks like a blast! I have always wanted to light those lanterns. They are cute!

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    1. i know, we had some like it at our wedding but our guests lit them, so i finally got to do it! they are darling!

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  2. What an incredible time! I love the idea of having a bonfire and guitars on the beach. For some reason we never do that in Florida, even though we have plenty of beaches. Maybe it's just too hot for most of the year lol.

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    1. haha yes-- do it! or maybe florida beaches don't allow it? it's one of our favorite things on california beaches!

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  3. This adventure is amazing!! Next time I see you in person, I want to hear about it! SO SWEET!!

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    1. yes! we need to catch up next time i'm in SLC! it was the best trip! xoxo

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  4. What a cool experience! We used to have bonfires every weekend back home - at least this time of year anyway. I love that feeling of sitting around them with good friends, maybe having a drink or two. Perfection!

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  5. This is serious the coolest experience! Love it.

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  6. well this looks like a blast! and i love that first picture of yall!

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  7. I miss bonfires!! We can't do them here in Zona Sul in Rio de Janerio :(

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  8. I love bonfires! We don't really get those in the LA area. Always wanted to light a lantern too! This looks like so much fun!

    xo
    Rachel

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  9. These are great photos, I love the lanterns!

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  10. Hi Emi! thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I was reading your blog and I loved everything, I lived last year in California so I felt very connected with your pics.
    I am following now by Google friend connect.
    Lets keep in touch.
    Regards,

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    Diana

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  11. So jealous! You look like you had an awesome week.
    I would love to be toasting marshmallows on a beach fire right now.

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  12. What a beautiful evening! You know, I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I live in Northern California and I've never even been to Oregon. *What?????* I know! Washington, Arizona, Nevada, even Idaho - yeah. But Oregon? Nope. I really want to visit, though! I'm thinking Portland. Where would you recommend for my first trip?

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    1. ahh you need to get up there for sure! so beautiful. portland is really fun to do for a day or two, but i would definitely head to the coast or mt. hood. cannon beach and seaside are seriously dreamy and cozy, we love them the most! if you email me once you're planning a trip, i can help you get to all our favorite places! ps..love that we live so close! xo

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  13. Looks like a good time - I love the picture with your Grandma too!

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  14. What amazing pictures- I had no idea the Oregon coast was so beautiful! And the bonfire looks amazing, too- here in London I have people ask me about smores all the time, I'll have to send them to this post for some aspirational pictures on the subject ;) x

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    1. haha that is so funny that they don't know what smores are!

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  15. It is so sweet that your grandma got pop by!

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  16. I LOVED this post. Last year, my family rented a house on the Oregon coast (in Seaside, so close to Cannon Beach) for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is huge in my family, and last year we lost my Aunt to cancer, so we decided to rent a house an all spend 5 days together as a family, because she would have loved that. One night, we also released the Thai Paper Lanterns in memory of my Aunt. It will forever be one of the best memories I have. I loved reading this post today because it made me think of my aunt and reminded me of that special week on the Oregon Coast last year. xo

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    1. oh my goodness, your comment just gave me chills! thank you so much for sharing...that is amazing and the oregon coast is even more special now, knowing that story. xoxo

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