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Time To Recharge In Bali

February 18, 2017

Bali, Aqua Octaviana Bali Villa, Leopard swimuit, Tamara Chloé

What's the hype about Bali island? 

Lately, I have noticed Bali becoming more and more the ultimate hot spot for pure relaxation. The beautiful beaches, great surf spots, the hippest restaurants, a huge yoga and vegan scene, a vibrant nightlife, alluring resorts and last but not least the rich culture is something that will keep you coming back over and over again for more. After four months on The Kei Islands in South East Indonesia, we are back in Bali and are absolutely loving it!

Paradise Is Not A Place - It's A State of Mind

February 1, 2017

Pink monokini, hunkemoller, Swimsuit, Beachwear, Indonesia, Maluku, Kei Kecil islands, Tamara Chloé

Warbal island, Kei Kecil, Maluku, Indonesia

You can find yourself stretched out on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and still you have this gnawing feeling. What's happening? Well picture this. Six months ago, you were still in rainy Amsterdam scrolling your Instagram feed, lusting over tropical destinations. Now that you are here on a beautiful tropical island in east Indonesia you don't feel quite as content as you expected. What the hell is wrong with you? You scratch your multiple mosquito bites on your legs, You've counted twelve new bumps since yesterday. The itching is killing you. Catching Malaria is one of your worst fears, but let's not think about that..  You look around, gazing at the soft waves of the clear blue ocean and the swaying of the stunning palm trees. "It's so beautiful here'' you think while having another sip of a banana and avocado juice. This is paradise right? You try to think of what to eat for lunch. You crave Greek yogurt topped with blueberries and granola. How about an almond milk latté and a smoked salmon spelt sandwich? All the organic health foods you crave are not available in this part of the world. Let's eat white rice and fish again, but you don't want rice after four months. All you want is a solid freaking sandwich and a glass of wine. So what is this feeling? The last thing you want to feel is ungrateful. Being grateful is your life's mantra. it's what you live by, because life is good. Then it hits you and when it hits, it hits you hard...

Back To Basics On Warbal island

December 16, 2016

Here on the Kei Islands in Indonesia, the weather is still too warm and humid to feel any kind of a holiday spirit. Yes, we've seen Christmas trees and decorations in the shopping mall and quite a few cute houses have their Christmas lights up. Still, I feel like I am in a world way too far from anything wintery festive. Thankfully we have the sun here, though.

The weird thing is that I am longing for Europe and miss wearing layers of clothing, drinking hot cocoa and strolling through the cold. The only thing I can do is wear fall and winter appropriate trends and prints to feel like winter is here too. Of course, I am fooling myself lol. For now, I have to make do with drooling over winter wonderland photos by reading my favorite blogs.

I know, I know we always want the things not available to us don't we?

Blushing At Ohoidertawun Beach

December 1, 2016

The color blush has got to be my favorite color of all time. I think this hue looks amazing on every skin tone and is perfect for every season. Fall is nowhere near on the Kei Kecil islands, so my outfits remain summer proof.

I added a cool captains hat to my outfit, basically because they are so on trend right now. Incorporating trend pieces makes an outfit fresh and up to date in my opinion. What's your favorite trend piece this summer?

After Rain There Is Sunshine

November 28, 2016

Life can throw you the biggest challenges even when you find yourself located on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. As you may have read in my last post here and on my Instagram, Emiel and I have been hitting a very rough patch. Thankfully through a very strong support system and lots of quality time with each other Emiel and I have found a little peace and are trying to accept the fact that life comes with challenges. After numerous tears, we decided, we just have to keep the faith and keep ourselves strong. We shot these photos at Ngur Tavur Beach a few weeks ago during very happy times and I thought I could post them and say hi to all of you. Thankfully, we are doing a little better today!

What To Wear For Fall When It's Hot Out

November 6, 2016

Jacky Luxury, Burgundy velvet bomber, Leopard skirt, Motorhead shirt, Brooklyn Camera bag Michael Kors, HM ballerina espadrilles, Tamara Chloé, TC Style Clues, Namar, Kei Kecil, Indonesia

Jacky Luxury Embroidered velvet Bomber

While the Fall season is nowhere near the Kei Kecil Islands, I am trying to infuse my outfits with a hint of Autumn vibes.

Adding a velvet fabric and a leopard print to an otherwise summer look instantly changes it into something more Fall appropriate than wearing colorful pom poms and crochet dresses don't you think?

Ngurtavur Beach With Triangl Swimwear

October 28, 2016

Triangl swimsuit, Indonesia, Ngurtavur Beach, Kei Islands, Maluku

Ngurtavur Beach

One big, happy hello from the Kei Kecil islands in Indonesia! After quite a bit of a break on this blog, we have arrived safely on this gorgeous island. I am so sorry for the long delay in my posts, but as you can imagine, the trip has been extensive. Out here on Kei Kecil, October is the most beautiful time of the year  and with my first post from Indonesia I want to take you guys to the most beautiful beach I have ever visited named Ngurtavur Beach. This place is a spectacular 2 mile sandbar stretched right out from Warbal Island into the cristal clear blue ocean and let me tell you the views are out of this world...