Our Cosy Wellington Getaway

Food, Lifestyle, Personal

Hi friends, I hope you’re having a wonderful and relaxing Easter weekend!

Last weekend, my fiancé and I went on a little weekend getaway to my favourite city and second home: our capital, Wellington, New Zealand. We stayed two and a half days, which while short was plenty of time for us to see an incredible exhibition, eat delicious food, rest and recharge, and simply enjoy each other’s company. The purpose of our trip was to see the Terracotta Warriors at Te Papa Museum and celebrate my fiancé’s birthday. Happy Birthday, my love!

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My year-long lesson in failure, success, & self love

Lifestyle, Personal

Yesterday I woke up to some brilliant news. My phone rang the moment I hopped out of bed; a moment of divine synchronicity. On the other end: a job offer!!!

It was the light at the end of a tunnel that had seemed to go on for a long time. You see, this is more than just a job offer to me.

For many people, a new job isn’t that hard to get. Even for me, a new job wasn’t that hard to get – it always only took a month or two. That is, until this year.

How Letting Go of Perfectionism Infused My Life with Joy

Lifestyle, Personal

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Hi friends,

Have you ever read a book that enriched your life more deeply than you ever expected – even inspiring you to change your life? Well, I have. Let me share with you one of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite books, and how it empowered and led me to live a life filled with more joy.

Being Happy & Grateful in the Here and Now

Books, Lifestyle, Personal, Spirituality

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Last week, I learned something profound: how to be immensely happy & grateful; right here, right now. For someone who is prone to beating themself up for past mistakes or worrying about the future, this was life changing.

My NZ Spirit Festival Experience | Manifesting Money, African Dance, Delicious Food, Crystals & Cacao

Lifestyle, Personal, Spirituality

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Hello friends,

Today I’m excited to share with you my experience at the NZ Spirit Festival. What an incredible weekend! The festival was full of inspiring workshops and knowledge sharing, cultural dance classes, absolutely delicious food, soulful music & healing sound journeys, and much more.

My November | 11.2017.

Conscious Consumerism, Finances, Lifestyle, Minimalism, Music, Personal

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1. I’ve been watching Annie Tarasova’s Youtube channel for what feels like forever, since I first discovered her video on the meaning of crystals and their use in technology today. Since then, I’ve watched all her videos minus the ones about being vegan. I’ve learnt and reflected so much on intuition, minimalism, synchronicity, the moon, meditation, happiness and so much more.. Plus how truly relevant they are to the world today! Whether you believe in it or not, spirituality is interconnected and manifested into real life in powerful ways. 

I’ve always wanted to express my gratitude for all the rich and profound knowledge I’ve learnt from Annie, so I finally purchased some of her amazing art prints from her Etsy shop, DreamyMoons. Inspired by the universe, each piece is absolutely gorgeous and unique. I’m overjoyed with my new posters!

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2. After years of being a Les Mills gym member, this week I sold my membership! I will miss the energetic, vibrant atmosphere and weekly BODYPUMP, which helped me become a stronger person physically and mentally, but I feel lighter not paying almost $100 per month for my membership. Plus, I’ve proactively done something beneficial, financially sensible and which adds value to my life. It’s funny what happens when you put things into perspective. With the extra $100 per month, I can literally take out a decent loan to renovate my house!

Now, the possibilities are open. I could save for a treadmill, run on the street/at the park/on the beach, or join CityFitness, who is 24/7, closer to me, and still offers weight + yoga/pilates group fitnesses classes at less than half the price.

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3. My beau and I are both lovers of Japanese food, so for date night, I chose the luxurious Tokyo Bay in Takapuna. Right by the beach, the restaurant is ambient, sophisticated and cozy, with an absolutely delicious menu. We loved the miso eggplant, karaage chicken, massive bento boxes and dessert. 

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4. I saw Lorde live for her Melodrama World Tour! You can read about my experience here.

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5. I saw Yumi Zouma live for the second time this year. Following their tour of Europe, the UK, and Japan, my favourite New Zealand band have made their way back home for their Willowbank tour. They played my favourites – Persephone, Depths Pt.1, December, and Alena! 

There’s something about their music; the chill, synth-pop beat and original, authentic lyrics. It was the most incredible feeling dancing to them live again, among the smell of smoke and perfume, and seeing people come together and form a circle during Alena (only ‘real fans’ know why :P). Willowbank + Lorde’s Melodrama = pretty much my 2017 soundtrack.

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6. I added a touch of sophistication to my home with these gorgeous new coasters from Cathy Pope, who I discovered from Good magazine. Made with real agate dyed pink with a gold rim, I love having slices of the earth’s DNA on my tabletops! 

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7. I got to make good use of my new coasters when I hosted an early Christmas cocktails at my place with my girls from IAG! Plenty of rosé? Tick. Fresh strawberries? Tick. A mini sparkly Christmas tree? Tick. I lit my handmade Raspberry & Vanilla soy candle to set the mood, and all was set. We had so much fun catching up; it makes me wish we were all in the same workplace again! I’m so grateful that months after all going our separate ways, we remain good friends and catch up on the regular.

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8. I had such a blast at Wanderlust 108! An ‘all-out celebration of mindful living’, the day consisted of a 5k triathlon (ie. three laps around Western Springs Lake!), over an hour of yoga to find our rhythm, and finally, a meditation session alongside thousands of people. All this plus healthy, delicious food, a little market, and bonus activities such as hooping, essential oils, music, aerial yoga & acroyoga. It was an incredible and worthwhile day to focus on mindfulness, wellness, connecting with nature with each other, and self-love!

This was my favourite song played during yoga. Love the passionate but peaceful energy.

 

Love,

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