Aloha! I’m Stephanie, a 27-year-old editor cum-PR-professional. I was born in sunny California, raised in romantic Montreal, and have spent these first years of my adulthood living in cities all across the world. I feel the most comfortable on the back of a horse or with my feet in the sand, and am on a never-ending quest to find the perfect croissant (flakey on the outside, chewy on the inside, for those of you who share my mission).

Girl & Her Pearl started early one morning when I was on a trip to beautiful Santorini. Frustrated with school, worried about how my career would develop, and struggling to find purpose, I made myself a promise: that I would stop worrying about the future, and instead focus on finding  the pearls in the grit of the everyday. That afternoon, I bought a pearl, which I strung on a gold chain and have worn ever since as a reminder of that pledge.

Today, I’m diving headfirst in love, in life, and in the oceans surrounding beautiful Oahu. My best friend (now my boyfriend!) and I leapt at the opportunity to move to Hawaii when he was offered the job of a lifetime. While he works to save the ocean with his engineering, I’ve dedicated my career to saving the ocean with my words, and to drinking in as much joy and whimsy as my mermaid heart can hold.

I’m so happy that you’re here with me, and I hope that you enjoy the moments curated here for you!