Travelogue: Costa Rica

I just returned from beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica. I was there attending a painting retreat with a group of creatives. We stayed right near the shore in a jungle beach house and this breathtaking view was only a few steps away. 

This is the evening sunset we enjoyed each day after spending time painting away to music and the sound of jungle animals. 

I took this selfie in the outside shower. It was a cement slab surrounded by jungalicious foliage and beautiful hibiscus. 

We also had a private pool right near our house. This came in handy under the heat and humidity of the day.

This is my sweet friend Lily Uoka. We met on Instagram and was finally able to meet in person here at the retreat! 

Here we are at a beachside restaurant called La Luna. We all decided to wear our cute white dresses (even though we were looking a bit bridesmaid-ish, lol). The girl in the middle our mutual friend, Annamieka Hopps-Davidson, and she is just as sweet too! I'm so fortunate to have amazing creative friends!

Heading to dinner on our Juber (Jungle + Uber) 

Here's a cute page from my travelogue book I created at the retreat. 

Oh and I almost forgot about the horseback riding excursion! This was so fun because I got to do it with another Instagram friend I met in person for the first time-- Susan Nethercote

On our last night together we made this spontaneous friendship circle on the beach under the setting sun. I will always this day and I left holding all the love and support from this special group in my heart. 

Thank you Mati and Faith for bringing us together!

Pura Vida,

Nikki