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Everyone dreams of discovering a postcard perfect tropical paradise. Which is to say, an exceptionally beautiful beach. For most, this idyllic place eludes us. As a native Californian, I know the myth of the beautiful beach all too well. Yes California is a sunny state. But its beaches, I'm sorry to say, are crap as compared to myriad other, lovelier locations. Having surveyed the coastline from San Francisco to Santa Monica, I can say without hesitation that California's oceanfront real estate is real pretty, but far too cold for the dip we all dream of. It wasn't until the ripe old age of 25 that I finally found my archetypal strip of sand and sea on the first of many trips to Oahu. While nearly any Hawaiian beach is boundlessly better than its Californian cousins, Lanikai is world-class wonderful. Rain or shine, this beach delivers dreams.

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Marisa Allegra Williams
risamay Oakland, CA

Copy editor, writer, self-taught photographer, book artist, calligrapher, masters swimmer, working vacationist, slow travel advocate, wannabe polyglot, Franco-, Italo-, and overall Europhile, bona fide California girl, Berkeley born and raised, UCLA alum, absolutely Oaklandish, Nikon faithful, Lensbaby Composer pro, a sucker for sweets and even moreso for cats, not a dog person, but thinks corgies, pugs, and pomeranians are the cat's pajamas, can still laugh aloud at Seinfeld reruns she’s seen a gazillion times and counting and loves Larry David, but not like that, believes Indian cuisine to be the best available, is routinely mistaken for ethnicities she’s not and actively encourages a kama’aina myth when in Hawaii for the local discounts, dreams of seeing the Seychelles, taking a year to explore Italy and another to tour the many outposts of the once mighty Venice before teleporting to Ancient Egypt to meet Queen Hatshepsut and Egypt’s other legendary grande dames.

Publish Date  December 31, 2007

Dimensions  Small Square  36 pgs   Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Fine Art Photography

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