They may be only 2 reasons to take me out of bed before 6am, a plane to catch or an early shoot with some amazing people.
Thanks a lot to @cyncynti for organizing this and to @envy4lens for giving us the best photography advice.
Life is amazing and then it's awful, and then it's amazing again, and in between the amazing and awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it's breathtakingly beautiful.
Mobius Arch framing Mt Whitney📍🗻
✨Fly to a dream, far across the sea✨ Season Finished, only two days of inventory left and then we're out for a little holiday! Also...8 DAYS TO THE ARRIVAL OF MY FAVORITE HUMAN 😍❤❤❤ It's been a tough tough tough season, I'll tell all about it later when I've had a little time to breathe and to organize my thoughts. I've been attacked with words, being threatened, insulted, ashamed...and I want to share these things with you.
❤ But now just to say something:
1. Be strong. Especially if you're a woman. Be so fucking strong - even if you're scared. Stand tall and powerful.
2. Be kind. It's difficult sometimes, I know. But also don't be afraid to stand up for yourself - even then dont lose your cool. Let's not fight craziness with more crazy.
3. Don't talk bullshit - when you have nothing to hide, you're undefeated.
4. Say NO when you really really don't like or want to do something.
If you're a woman in this industry, or an emotional kind young person - this business really knows how to make you feel like you're worth nothing. But it's not true. Sometimes people forget what's real and what really matters. We don't have to forget. Brandon Boyd said it: "don't let the world bring you down - not everyone here is that fucked up and cold"
Where is your home? •
Moving around, as well as travelling, is kinda my therapy. Or maybe I haven't found a perfect place just yet. However, there's one great thing about moving homes and that's always having new places to discover that are just around the corner. Since moving to Manchester, I decided not to repeat my past mistakes and travel around the city more. I want to have stories to tell. About those Friday nights and Sunday mornings. About dinners at my favourite restaurants and late night Caribbean takeaways. •
There are so many beautiful places to visit and people to have conversations with. So we spent this weekend eating fish & chips at a local pub in Deansgate, drinking delicious cocktails in the sunshine, visiting Museum of Science and exploring places we haven't yet seen. So if Manchester is not on your travel list, I urge you to put it on it. This city has so many surprises & I'm keen to show them all to you. It might not be the city where I was born but it's a place I call home. For now. •
Where's your home? #enroutewithakvile
Fall is the perfect time for a city weekend 🍂
However, my meeting with Riga was not really initiated by me… One Friday last November, I entered my office with a smile. Friday and the first weekend at home for a month. It was one of these weekends when the only thing you want to do is to spend an evening in the coach. So when I got the message I had to leave Russia straight away due to visa problems, I almost started to cry. Traveling was the last thing I wanted to do there and then.
However, we managed to turn this negativity into something positive and luckily I have a very flexible boyfriend @fredjonss ❤️ So 30 minutes before midnight, we passed the passport control with Riga as our destination. One of few cities with short night flights from Moscow. But what a lovely weekend we got! Riga is such a cute & picturesque city full of boutique hotels, hip eateries and the coziest neighborhoods to explore! Read all about this Baltic gem on the blog!
“one who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” proverbs 18:24 — never knew how much i needed this girl in my life. she has encouraged, supported, inspired, uplifted, let me ugly cry on her couch, and has spoke words of wisdom that have changed my life. so thankful for coworkers that turn into life long friends. @rachmcue
sunset at Pushkar Lake☀️
it‘s one of the most prominent spots of pilgrimage and visited by thousands of people every year to gain spiritual distinction and attain salvation by taking a dip in its holy waters.
#hinduismus#religion#india 🇮🇳 #sunsetlover