Deserted

10 Jul

New York, Paris, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel blog: bohemian dress, floral frock, hippie sunglasses, road trip life
New York, Paris, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel blog: bohemian dress, floral frock, hippie sunglasses, road trip life
New York, Paris, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel blog: bohemian dress, floral frock, hippie sunglasses, road trip life
New York, Paris, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel blog: bohemian dress, floral frock, hippie sunglasses, road trip life
New York, Paris, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel blog: bohemian dress, floral frock, hippie sunglasses, road trip life

I always heard people say that in New York they could be in the most crowded room, surrounded by excitement and interesting, stimulating people, yet still feel completely alone. I am no stranger to loneliness, and I think this is an emotion we all must feel from time to time. That said, I never really grasped how much these words rang true for me until I decided to leave New York three months ago.

I should start by saying that I love that NYC in such a unique and special way. I did so much growing up there, and am a much stronger individual for the trials and tribulations I was faced with along the way. But there will never come a day where driving over that bridge into the city won’t give me butterflies. It is energy in the purest of forms: a place fueled by ambition, adventure and chaos. I love that I lived there, but I love that I left when I did.

Paris has been an amazing and refreshing change of pace for me. However, I am currently on a (hopefully short-lived) French hiatus, spending July in California, as I sort out my visa situation. The process is frustrating, but I am trying to make the most of it…

I am a creative person. I thrive when working on creative projects and pursuing out-of-the-box ideas. I love working but it is also extremely important to me that I am working for the right reasons. I cannot handle living a life where my job leaves me unfulfilled. In my mind, that is just signing myself up for an unfulfilling life.

That said, I do hit roadblocks aplenty, where I lose stimulation. Sometimes this requires “falling off the grid”, so to speak, and doing everything I can to clear my head and revitalize my mind. Fortunately I have likeminded friends who not only understand this but also experience similar challenges, working in similar industries…

So, I spent the past couple days embarking on a mini-road trip with one of my nearest and dearest friends, Liz, absorbing the polar opposite of what I am used to. Exploring the many, many wonders of the vast and almost entirely vacant desert (and take my word, there is some quirky shit out there), driving on empty roads, and singing to Fleetwood Mac – reflecting on what is actually important in life the whole way through.

Sometimes it is the only way to remember everything is to see and feel nothing for a minute. To just let go and live.

*head to toe: Chilli Beans sunglasses, Threadsense floral hippie dress (I could live in this), LMN L’Avenue silk slippers

Photos by Liz Cherkasova

11 Lovely Comments on “Deserted”

  1. Jessica 18. Jul, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Lovely photos my dear and inspirational words as always. Best of luck to you on your dealings with French bureaucracy!!!

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  2. Céline 17. Jul, 2015 at 1:33 am #

    I need this dress! Paris loves you

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  3. Kim 17. Jul, 2015 at 1:32 am #

    Oh my god, I love these pics ! And this dress…perfection.
    xxx

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  4. Meg 14. Jul, 2015 at 4:05 am #

    Taking the time to reflect and consider why we do what we do is so important- not every action has to “change the world” (or be morally sound, for that matter), but in an outwardly oriented culture (particularly in New York fashion), it’s essential to look within in order to make yourself happy. I’m also a huge believer in travel and change of scene. In the absence of a familiar environment, a person has to define his/herself not by going to the “right” places but by how he/she acts and who he/she is on a level beyond the surface.

    I want to be in the desert now, but unfortunately I can’t get there- so I’ll keep it simple and take a walk through the suburbs… or convince a friend to quit his/her job and take a road trip through the States, whichever I can make happen faster. Not to get extreme but it’s a privilege to be healthy and alive, and taking moments to just ‘”Be” allows us to see that more clearly.

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    Vida Reply:

    Meg – I hope you get to the desert soon!I loved for comment and am so happy that you and Laura got to work to ether for the last few years.

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  5. Kelsey Hills 13. Jul, 2015 at 11:26 pm #

    Beautiful dress/model and amazing blog post!

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  6. Vera Wilde 13. Jul, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

    So beautifully said. The desert has brought me “back to life” every time i answered it’s call.

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  7. Vida 13. Jul, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    Love your outfit and this post. Glad you had some time in LA to sort things out. The Parisian life suits you. Good luck!!

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  8. Daina 13. Jul, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    Sometimes you just need to separate yourself from the craziness of the world to find some inspiration… beautiful photos and beautiful dress!

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  9. Liz 10. Jul, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

    obsessed with the dress

    giveaway on my blog!

    http://hashtagliz.com

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  10. Liv 10. Jul, 2015 at 6:29 pm #

    Love your summer style.

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

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