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    

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

Grander than the Sea

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Grander than the Sea  November“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables The photo is from the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia near the great surfing wave Teahupoʻo. You can’t visit Tahiti without getting to know this place with its small village, water falls and caves. I love the reflection of the sky in the sea … Read More

Murals, Monarchs, Mexico –

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 –  a Whole New Culture Is Sometimes Just Steps Away! One of the most intriguing things about traveling is the changing of worlds. We cross all kinds of inner and outer borders to find ourselves in unknown microcosms that open a whole new experience to us. The good news is that we do not have to travel to faraway places to witness this. It can happen right at our door – if we go through life with awareness and open … Read More

Sunlight on Black Sand – October Calendar

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  Sunlight on Black Sand Have you ever looked at a picture of a flower and it instantly brightens up your day? This glowing flower full of sunlight is my gift to you as we start the month of October – an image from the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia featured on this month’s calendar page. This tropical flower only blooms for one day.  In Tahiti, this specific hibiscus flower is called ‘purau’. 5×7 pdf download for you to print as … Read More

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