My Camera Gear

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This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase or sign up for a program, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you.  Know that I only recommend products, tools, services and learning resources I’ve personally used and believe are genuinely helpful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to purchase them. Most of all, I would never advocate for buying something that you can’t afford … Read More

Festival of the Purau Flower in Tahiti

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Happy May!   I am back from 10 weeks in Tahiti – and while it is great to travel, it is also great to come back. Before I left last week, I was able to do a ‘Festival of the Purau Flower’ or ‘Festival des fleurs de purau’. In Tahitian language, this tree is called the ‘purau’, in Hawaii it is ‘hau’ – it is a wild hibiscus or sea hibiscus. This is a specific hibiscus flower that grows in tropical … Read More

Useful Travel Tips & Apps

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Flying somewhere soon, discovering some new places?  My recent travels got me revisiting some of the apps on my phone and various other items for traveling , I have compiled below some tips & apps that are useful.  I few were new to me, that I used while touring the month of January to Vietnam, Spain, Portugal and Senegal with Surabhi Ensemble for their Global Peace Tour (check out their music here! – you are going to get the urge … Read More

Emerging for June

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Monarch Butterfly Emerging with Ginkgo Leaves “I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly.” 🦋 ― William Stafford 🦋 Happy June!! This is the image and quote on the June calendar. Wishing you an experience of a butterfly this month. 🦋 ♡ download the 5×7 pdf to print here→: June 2018 Monarch Larissa See more, travel deeper. Follow me on Instagram! P.S.  I have a … Read More

Transformation for May

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Transformation for May Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis on Sunflower This is the photo from my Monarch Butterfly Calendar for 2018. It shows a monarch butterfly that will soon emerge from its chrysalis. You can see the wings perfectly formed inside, the chrysalis has become transparent, and the gold dots are still there that we saw last month. This is the culmination of the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly.  I wish you a month of transformations starting with this beautiful day of spring. This … Read More

Gold and Lace of April

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Gold and Lace of April The chrysalis is a symbol of metamorphosis or change that you seek.   Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis on Queen Anne’s Lace Metamorphosis is the most profound of all acts. – Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden This month’s calendar features the beautiful image of a chrysalis on a Queen Anne’s Lace flower.  Regal and elegant!  If you look closely, you can see the gold dots on the green chrysalis. May it be a symbol of metamorphosis or … Read More

Fleurs de Purau a Paris

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Gift ideas #shopsmall

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Shop small gift ideas Make it a point to #shopsmall this season! Challenge yourself and purchase 5 gifts from small shops, local artists, pop up markets etc… Here are a few ideas from some of my friends for small items to have on hand whenever you need a last minute gift…. You can click on the images below, or download full descriptions here: Holiday Gift Guide 2017Enjoy a few of my favorite things from a few of my favorite people, Larissa     [pdf-embedder … Read More

Afternoon Picnic at Pointe Venus

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I love the time I get to spend in Tahiti and wanted to let you know about one of my favorite spots for you to have a picnic & swim at Pointe Venus. A perfect late afternoon/sunset experience on this small scenic peninsula in the Matavai Bay with black-sand beaches all around, picnic tables, and stunning views of the neighboring island of Moorea. A wonderful non-touristy experience outside of the typical hotel/restaurant offering.  History and astronomy buff’s will enjoy the … Read More

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