I love how @anjalipatelmehta of @studioverandah has put together her look-book. She invites us to her parents' home in a quaint building in south Bombay (not Mumbai), and explains how her fashion ideas and design ideologies are steeped in the nostalgia of the trees in the compound, the heirloom family swing in the living room, the adopted owl and the family's red vintage car. It's so important when design is personal and allows for a story to be told. As the great 16th Century poet Sir Philip Sydney wrote: "Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write." This is branding done right.
Dear you, make peace with the mirror and watch your reflection sparkle. ✨ .
Love yourself first, because
that’s who you’ll spend the rest of your life with. 💖
Personal change starts with an unconditional commitment to YOU 🙏🏼 .
Embrace this weekend & let your beauty shine bright. 🌟
With Thanksgiving a week away, I’ve thought a lot about the friendships and relationships I’ve been so blessed to have in my life with some incredible people. Especially this past year. Friends who have offered comfort, a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on— these are HUGE blessings and I am so grateful for each one. Take time with me to reach out to those in your life who have been key in your growth this year. Friends who point us to Jesus, love us when we’ve not got a whole lot to give back, and walk in grace with us are rare treasures. Tell them. #blessedfriday
Friday evening pool hang whilst the pooch looks on. Feeling a smidge melancholy tonight, and more than a little perplexed. You see my cherub had her high school orientation today which is all sorts of mind-blown-ism. Firstly, how is it possible that I have a child old enough for high school? I’m still almost a teenager myself, surely? #soconfused#babygrowingup#ohmyheart
// In the frame // Hoi hoi, tijd om mijzelf eens voor te stellen. Ik ben Rebekka, 38 jaar, gevoelsmens met heel mijn hart.
Introvert, serieus en leef met een enorm hoge lat voor mijzelf en soms ook voor anderen.
Zo weten jullie dat ook maar gelijk😉. Ik geniet vooral van de kleine dingen in het leven. Kuiltjes in je wangen, zonlicht door je haar, dauwdruppels in het gras, een aanstekelijke lach en nog veel meer.
Ik hou ontzettend van persoonlijke verhalen. Dit is onder andere de reden waarom ik fotografeer.
Ik vind het een eer om in de korte tijd dat je iemand leert kennen zo dichtbij mag komen. En om dit dan ook vast te mogen leggen tijdens bijv. een bruiloft daar gaat mijn hart harder van kloppen.
Om liefde te zien die gevormd is tot het punt waar ze nu is, en hoe die steeds verder mag groeien.
Hoe twee mensen bewust kiezen voor elkaar, om elkaar lief te hebben en een veilige haven te creëren, waar je jezelf mag zijn.
Ja dit in het kort even over mij.
Als je iets over jezelf wil vertellen, ik luister graag😘
Kendall’s story: Here I am a week later and I am just now able to make a full post about my trip. 🇭🇹 I learned so much about myself, God, and his people while I was gone. I was completely unaware that I could fall completely in love with a place. My heart truly aches for Haiti. I have left a piece of myself there and I am so thankful for that. God broke my heart over and over again throughout the week but that is such a blessing because he was able to fill my broken heart with his love, compassion, and joyfulness. I never fully appreciated being a vessel until I got back. I took advantage of Gods love every. single. day. I want to live and love everyday as if were on a mission trip. Thank you everyone who helped me along my journey leading up to this trip. I am so grateful. I wish I could form the words to fully describe my trip but I am simply unable. 💕
#Haiti#missiontrip#liveeverydayonmission#cantwaittogoback#tellyourstory#GodsLove#joy#restoration#transformation repost @kendall.fudge
Super stoked to announce this lady is booking only eight design clients for 2019. Yup, that’s right. I’m taking on less client work so I can dive deep into each project and produce some badass stuff. With that said, I only have SIX spots left!
Can’t wait to kick off the new year with @december.oak and @ashleybohmanphoto!
Guys- I’ve been a lying.
There I said it.
I’ve hidden parts of my past out of fear of rejection, fear of the church, fear of women, my stupid pride, and good old fashion laziness. But no more.
Why no more?
Because I am worthy of healing and leaving that part of my past behind. Also because of YOU. You are worthy of healing. If my story can help the teenist smidge then it’s worth it. And also I need your support. Once it’s out there the lies come to attack and attack they have. As friends and sisters in faith we rally around and speak truth over the lies and remind each other who’s we really are. I need that.
Upward and onward. There’s no going back.
Cindy just wanted time.
Time to sleep in.
Time to flirt.
Time to herself.
Between freelance gigs, daycare drop offs and holiday-planning, she had earned at least this much.
This desert vacation was an opportunity. A chance to expand her time. To diversify.
Time to swim.
Time to eat.
Time to explore.
Time to remember who she was.
Photo generously shared by @kristarandgruen
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That was the day I fell in love with Ben. 😍
It was our first weekend trip away from the Thailand and the university. We were all excited to get to Laos. Ben and I got separated from @micknorton @wen.d and @grace_rosenthal when we decided to motorbike just the two of us from Vientiane to Vang Vieng. When we arrived in the small town, we had no service to contact our friends, so we found ourselves on a dirt path that we didn’t know would lead to the river. 🌍
There was a restaurant across the river - and then there were platforms that sat a foot into the water. This was the day I fell in love with Ben☺️ We sat there and drank the only beer they made in all of Laos, talked and laughed and splashed around. The current was strong. After roaming to the nearest tree to play with a rope swing, we were almost swept away. How I yearned to be swept away with him forever. ❤️
Across the river there was a father, teaching his son how to surf in the current. We watched them as we felt their smiles. This was true love. All of it. Everything. 🌍
We chased the sunset that night, both literally and figuratively. Oh how I’ll never forget Laos. 🌏
“Things that are meant to be never seem to go as planned.”
"Yesterday my friend asked me if I wanted to go to dinner. I sat there for 20 minutes fighting with myself about whether or not I had the energy to get up and just sit at a table and talk to somebody. She doesn’t think about that. She just thinks ‘I want to kick it with my friend. Let’s go get some dinner.’ But for me, this is me fighting with myself about whether I can physically get up, sit in a car, get up, sit at a table, eat some dinner, and talk to my friend. Like that’s too much energy for me to think about right now.” - Our contributor, @cassandra.rush 🎥: @luisaconlon
Tomorrow night!!! We’ll be holding down a table at this Dual Album Release with the incredible @littlestrikemusic :: Come through and say hi and hear some amazing music. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
What is something brave that your ancestors did?
I don’t consider myself a very brave or courageous person. In fact I can be riddled with fear and second-guessing.
I used to think that either you were fearful or you weren’t. But I know now that isn’t the case.
I know now that fear is always there. It is a constant presence in our life. It is meant to keep us safe. To keep us small.
I look at the lives of my ancestors and quickly realize how scared they must have been at certain points of their lives.
Sarah McAuley. How scared she must have been when she suddenly became a widow at 44. Alone with no family in Chicago with 5 kids. Now she had to find a way to support them all. In 1888.
The Brand Family. Immigrated to the US from Germany in the 1850s. While en route one of their children dies. They must start anew in a new land while still grieving a life lost so young.
So scary. So many unknowns.
My family tree is filled with these examples of feeling scared and doing it anyway.
When I second guess myself I take comfort in my own profiles of courage found beyond the names and dates.
Who are yours? Do you know them? If not, I can help.
#TBT to the eery California town of Santa Carla in 1987. #TheLostBoys is a film about two brothers, Michael and Sam Emerson, who moved to Santa Carla with their mother. This is a twisted town filled with the strange and supernatural creatures - vampires. Michael develops an unwilling thirst for blood. Will things ever go back to normal?