We took the red eye flight from LA last night and arrived in Boston around 5:00AM this morning. It’s now almost 1:00AM as I sit here typing in the hotel and we are finally about to get to sleep. We were so wiped out but we had such a blast on our first day here in the city. We did a little exploring, hit up our store in the Burlington Mall, and had a great dinner at The Beehive. So stoked that the whole crew is here including myself, Alyson, Brittany, and Leila. Can’t wait for Boston Calling festival to start tomorrow! Tons of photos coming. -amanda

Even though I haven’t been in school for a while, I always feel like Fall is the start of a fresh year. It’s a bit strange, but my personal calendar has always felt that entering Fall was the time to reset, redo, and start fresh on basically everything. Some people reserve this mentality for New Year’s but I prefer the turning leaves & changing weather. This explains the insane closet clean out binge I’ve been on lately and my recent decision to cut off all of my hair… More on that one later. I also decided to give my personal blog a little visual overhaul so I doodled some characters like this one for the layout. I do love my Sk8-Hi’s. -amanda



Follow My Vans Episode 3 is here from my trip to Hawaii with Vans Surfer Leila Hurst. As soon as we heard we had a few lay days for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing we made a mad dash to the airport to hop over to Kauai, the island Leila grew up on. In this episode we head to Leila’s house, cook dinner with her family, explore the island, and go rock jumping. If you missed episode one & episode two you can catch up on those now. -amanda

ps. grab the music from this episode “pays to know” by MYPET & “curbstomp” by meg myers.