I’ll tell ya this, kids, the secret to happiness on a Saturday afternoon is visiting a couple of antique stores and a couple of cemeteries.

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Of course, that’s why One Direction’s Harry Styles broke up with Taylor Swift. Her insatiable, ravenous love for antiques shopping could not be contained.

North Kohala, the region on the northernmost tip of the Big Island of Hawaii is where I worked on my book for a few weeks in December. It’s home to some of the cutest little cemeteries you ever did see. Most overlook the ocean, making it not a terrible place to spend eternity. I love the black and white portraits of the deceased on the headstones, it adds such character somehow, no?


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Driving down the empty highway just kind of looks like this. Because it’s Hawaii. And it wants you to suffer and feel cold no matter where in the world you are. Hawaii is cruel.

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