Flowery Summer

Photography: Lindsey Thoeng

On my first year in NYC Lindsey introduced me the place that I love the most during the summer time: Fire Island – we go to the gay are called Cherry Groove. Doesn’t matter how often I go there, I will never have enough of that little paradise.

Besides the fact that the ocean makes me feel really calm and in a great mood, that Island is also a place where I can feel free to be who I am without being judged. Everybody there goes to the beach to have a good time, and they really don’t care about what you are wearing, how your body looks, or what is your sexual preference. It’s all about having a great time.

And that’s how I like my summer to be: by the ocean, spending time with good people, with zero judgments! Because the summer goes by too fast and we can’t waist our time taking care of someone else’s life.

Bikini: Zaful 

Raquel Paiva

Brazilian fashion and lifestyle blogger based in NYC