She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing of rules or customs. “Time” for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows, clean, with passion , like a fresh water. – Roman Payne

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out of the woods

Dec16
Michaela
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autumn.

Sep17
Adri
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Michaela and I are so excited to share with you the official launch of our online store: PACIFICA-BOUTIQUE!! Head on over and check us out at: http://www.pacifica-boutique.com/

 

Just a quick thank you to our SHRESS followers for your faithful support. Here is a quote that encapsulates our philosophy:

 

“It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moment where you are truly yourself.”

 

Believe it.

Xx

 

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a little announcement…

Jun18
Adri
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This past week has been a busy one! We have been getting ready to launch our online e-boutique PACIFICA www.pacifica-boutique.com // Today we went location scouting for our upcoming look-book! So much beauty is around us & we are so excited to share some of our images!

Details:

Plaid Shirt//Aritzia

Grey sweater//H&M

Black Hat//H&M

Jeans//Seven Jeans (diy rip)

Shoes//Blundstones

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mountain life.

May30
Michaela
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“The willingness to show up changes us, It makes us a little braver each time.” -Brenne Brown

 

It is easy to let your amygdala (the fear center of the brain) overly influence challenges or opportunities that might present themselves throughout your life. While developed to protect you, this fear response can gain traction every time you surrender, funnelling your existence into a “safe” and “comfortable” prison. We all struggle with different degrees of this affliction but it is important to recognize wether your amygdala is becoming a dominant influence on your life.

 

Here are some strategies that have helped me calm my fear response and try some new dangerous exciting things:

 

1. Take some time in the morning to feed your soul. have coffee, read, journal, pray. Contemplative meditation is so vital to being at peace.

 

2. Exercise daily, the brain chemicals you receive from 20 minutes of vigorous exercise are stronger than any anti-depressant on the market! (its okay if you become an addict!)

 

3. Practice breathing, bring your self back to the present moment, you can’t change the past and you can’t see the future, the time is now!

 

4. Dwell on positive thoughts, truths, good things and being thankful. Don’t let negative thoughts cycle in your head. recognize when you are thinking negatively and consciously over-ride those with good thoughts

 

5. Try new things, embrace opportunities to grow as a person, treat other people with kindness and go out of your way to show love. Showing compassion can help another’s struggles and help bring perspective to your own.

 

Here are some photos from beautiful Maui where I am attempting to become a big small wave surfer and windsurfer. The island is a place where I am constantly challenged by new but fun environments where I have to use all my fear fighting tools.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 life lessons

Apr12
Michaela
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Happy Weekend! I can’t believe its already March! This past week I found myself drinking lots of tea and coffee, planning for a photo shoot and even began a little spring cleaning.

 

Adri arrived back at school from a nice little reading week break where she baked some delicious treats from one of our favourite cookbooks: The Table by Kinfolk you can find the recipe here.

Hope you all are having a lovely weekend!

XX

 

 

{clean sheets & new edition of Kinfolk}

 

{a new favourite snack//avocado on toast//chipotle & sea salt}

 

 

{A little D.I.Y distressed denim project}

 

 

{Loving my Rag&Bone booties from xmas}

 

 

{A new favourite cookie combo// Fig & Anise }

 

{Currently loving}

Matt Corby – Resolution from Matt Corby on Vimeo.

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Saturday Snaps

Mar9
Michaela
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This week has been such a roller coaster of emotions! Adri’s brother, my boyfriend Graeme qualified for Sochi Olympics to represent Canada! There has been so much excitement, tears of joy and gratitude, specifically being grateful to all the people who have helped him along this journey. This little collage we made over Christmas and I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on the time we spent together.

 

1. The beautiful Birchwood trails in Fort Mac. These honestly are the prettiest woods anytime of the year, there is something so magical about the snow heavy on the trees, even though it was -40 some days we still managed to get outside and experience the beauty! //2. Its not often I get to spent time with Adri since she goes to school in Langley so naturally when we get together many “selfies” are taken:)//3. Our beautiful bow river, so lucky to live in such a beautiful mountain town//4.Another shameless sister selfie//5. Apperitivo at Mountain Mercato; the best deal in Canmore!//6. Drinking latte’s at the best coffee shop in Canmore. //7. Another latte:) //8. Christmas in Banff, love visiting this little mountain town.//9. Adris new hair!! Six inches gone and she is a new human!

 

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A Christmas Collage

Jan18
Adri
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“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”
– Steve Maraboli. Life, the truth and being free

 

 

 

 

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Reflections

Jan5
Michaela
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“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’” -Lewis Carroll

 

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winter .03

Dec14
Adri
inspiration, style
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Once the tree is up and decorated that is when I get inspired to start wrapping presents (one of my favourite parts of giving a gift!), I love simplistic wrapping that has an old fashioned feel to it. Twine and twigs, cranberries and garland are some of my favourite bits to add to a gift. Hope this gives you a little gift giving inspiration!!

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Christmas Wrapping

Dec12
Adri
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