The Supertrees in Singapore’s vibrant and very futuristic forest like park, Gardens By The Bay, gives you over 200 species of plants and different flowers showcased in these tall, upright steel structures. #visitsingapore
Purification. How do we purify ourselves? When we’re constantly surrounded with the lies that people are telling us on the news. With the influence of people we might call our friends but we inhale the smoke they blow in our face out of a definite lack of self-love. In what way can we purify ourselves when we have generations of limiting patterns that have come to claim half of our identity; not to mention all toxic particulates in our processed food and the compressed pollution filling our lungs.
We can’t all just run away into the depth of the mountains and drink spring water for the rest of our lives, though. Not even me - and no matter where you are, you’re always exposed to some sort of internal or external impurity. Which is why I find it so so important to connect to the source in some way, on a regular basis in order to wash away all the filth. And here in Bali, it’s customary for locals to undergo water purification at least once a month (full moon is the most powerful), like you see here - bathing in both sides of the water well in a ritualistic manner.
There is such a huge relevance of water in our culture, originally in India, because water absorbs vibration very easily. This is why we chant mantras over water and drink it as Prasadi in the temple. This is why we have water wells in ancient temples in India to take a bath in. This is why rivers are considered sacred and certain rivers, being an embodiment of the divine, are used for all aspects of purification - be it giving birth to a child or sacrificing the ashes of someone who has passed to the other side.
I was fortunate to be taught how to bathe properly in this water temple next to @puriganggaresort by my lovely hosts there. First making an offering in front of the temple with flowers and incense, and then going sequentially through each water tap and performing certain actions. Hinduism isn’t lost here in Bali. It’s alive and kicking. And I love how I am experiencing my culture in a very different but authentic manner here. If you are looking for a retreat from the all the pollution, stop by at @puriganggaresort during your next trip to Bali.
📸 @shankzakaneo edited myself
this hike kicked our asses but we rewarded ourselves with a whole lotta cheese & ice cream & it was the best day.
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have been so inspired by the natural patterns and textures of ice that I’ve come across while hiking lately! 😍❄️✨ the winter months can be harder in terms of being motivated to get outdoors, but mesmerizing things like this serve as a reminder that there’s magic to be found when you manage to get out of bed, put some pants on, and actually leave the house 😏🙌🏼💃🏻 #WHPUpToMe#WHPMesmerized
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My love for coffee runs deep, y’all ☕️
I was a barista for a few years back in the day, and I’ve been obsessed with finding new, yummy blends since then.
We hit up a new cafe yesterday when we were in Boston, and their espresso was DELISH. It might just be a new fave of mine!
On a scale of 1 to literally wouldn’t survive without it, how big of a coffee drinker are you? ❤️
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Ready for another little weekend trip! Where should I go next? Bonus points if it’s drivable from ATL! 😍
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I'm dreaming of eating some homemade pho like this one 🤤🤤🤤 can you tell I miss Vietnam?
Always remember that you can create a circumstance where you can be happy. .
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Would you rather white sands? Or white snow? Our global artisans have some of the most beautiful beaches so, we are partial to sand 🏝
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You can’t buy happiness but you can buy cheap @spiritairlines flights and @zaful bikinis and that’s pretty much the same thing ✨
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Sailing straight towards Monday like... ⛵️ Excited to share my trip to Ponte Vedra (and St. Augustine and Jacksonville) with y’all! Here’s a taste courtesy of my sunset excursion with the Schooner Freedom. #comesailaway
Did this a few days ago amidst the postcards and heart candy hype. I think many people are missing the point when they pour all their energy into celebrating Valentine’s Day. Love cannot be saved or nourished in one day, it requires constant work and dedication and if it only survives on cotton-candied complements it’s not real. We don’t need to search for a day or the time to be in love, we can just be ❤️
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Walking off the stack of red velvet pancakes that I ate for breakfast. 🥞
Happy Friday, everybody! 💙 Let's play a little game: behind the black door there's a year's supply of chocolate and behind the brown door there's a year's supply of candy, which one would you open? 🍫🍬 - and you can only choose one, don't be greedy! 😂
What's the most romantic city you've ever been to? I'd have to say Paris, as cliche as it is!! 😍
I've been wanting to return so badly but there are just so many other places to visit and not enough vacation days for them all!! Can anyone else relate? ✈️
Also speaking of romance, Harrison and I saw #isntitromantic tonight and cracked up the whole movie!! RomCom #ftw 🙌
PS. This was shot on my @googlepixel since it was before we got our DSLR! Not bad, huh? 📸
P.P.S. all I want is croissants and eclairs and macarons with a glass of milk now 🥐🤤
Twirling into the new week💗
Count down has officially started for my trip to India! Just 4 days left omg🙈 I promise you that in this trip I’ll be as active as I can because I want to show you everything (plus behind the scenes)! So excited😁