wanderlust

ADORN // NOLA + DYLAN

 
Leah Hoffman via The Bohemian Collective
Leah Hoffman via The Bohemian Collective
Leah Hoffman via The Bohemian Collective
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Leah Hoffman via The Bohemian Collective
Leah Hoffman via The Bohemian Collective
Leah Hoffman via The Bohemian Collective

I fell in love with NOLA.  New Orleans, Louisiana is by far one of the most magical places I've ever been to.  The sheer historic quality is enough to make you fall, but mixed with the incredible European style architecture, and the eerie voodoo + ghost presence, and all the amazing locals that have so much story to tell.... thats what sparked the full on love affair I now have with Nola.  

What I loved most about the buildings in New Orleans were the bright contrasting walls (well also the balconies, and the balcony flowers, and the big strong orginal lines- ok, everything!) So it's fitting that my first outfit post is in front of this wall.  It was the first thing i noticed while pulling into the French Quarter in our cab, and I knew I had to photoshoot in front of it.  Thanks to my amazing and always willing sweet husband for putting his drink down to be my photographer. 

DYLAN TEE // SKYLINE FEVER

NECKLACE // CHILD OF WILD

SKIRT // NOVELLA ROYALE

SANDALS // FREE PEOPLE

BAG // STREETLEVEL BAGS

SOLAR ALTAR

My Solar Altar. This was a lot harder to create than the others. I did not realize how disconnected I am to my solar chakra, the sun, and the yang masculine energy. However I love how it all came together and it reminds me a lot of the desert, which I am very fond of. Pyrite, citrine, yellow calcite, and aragonite star cluster connect you to your inner fire and the Sun card of the tarot reflects this energy perfectly. I was sure to include items you burn like the yellow candle, sage and palo santo sticks. I love the painted agate with the cacti.... I found it thrifting! 

Right now I am in the Arizona desert, my souland, and I am so happy to share the altar with you now. Perfect timing! I am excited to crystal hunt, thrift over here, and commune with the red rocks of Sedona. I brought a lot of crystals with me I will be cleansing and blessing in a vortex at Sedona! This is a rare and very healing experience! I will be selling the stones when I get back, but you can pre-order a very special set, the Healing Warrior, including a meditation in the desert and yellow, blue, and red Tiger's eye!

For more info about this limited rare set read here

And you can pre-order here.


Blessings from the Desert,

Marissa Moondaughter

moon my compass // intuition my voice // crystals my companions

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A JOURNEY TO PERU WITH CATIE // PART 1

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I’d like to take you on a journey with me, to a place that is dear to my heart…..

Peru is a country of warmth and color. The food is spicy, the people friendly, the scenery breathtaking.

A cross-country trip will take you from glaciers high in the Andes to astounding expanses of desert, from the colorful Amazon jungle to sandy beaches dotted with palm trees. Here in Peru, ancient history and indigenous culture rub shoulders with modern cities and the metropolis of Lima.

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There are fifty one different indigenous peoples in Peru and the country’s history dates back thousands of years. Incan and pre-Incan ruins can still be found just outside many of the major cities and the land seems to vibrate with ancient energy.

Deep in the jungle and high in the Andes, the indigenous communities continue to live close to the land, in harmony with nature. Art, ceremony, medicine, and healing practices all are rooted in a deep respect for the Pachamama…our mother earth. Shamans and healers from many of Peru’s indigenous communities use plant medicines (such as Ayahuasca and San Pedro), vision work, and other ancient practices to heal heart, body, and spirit.

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Despite its rich culture and history, Peru struggles with poverty, pollution, and deforestation. The indigenous people constantly fight against the mining, gas, and forestry companies to keep their land, resources, and way of life.

My own history with Peru began when I traveled to Latin America at the age of 18.  7,000 feet in the Andes, I found myself falling in love—with a culture, a country, and a man who would later become my husband. I’m grateful to consider Peru my second home and to have the opportunity to spend time there each year. The country and its people have opened my heart and taught me some of the deepest life lessons……

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Guest post by Catie of Spirit Y Sol.


WANDERLUST // WILD RANGES

I have a strong penchant for wanderlust. My travels started at an early age and I am comfortable with packing the car and hitting the road. This set of locations is dedicated to my love for wild mountains, icy blue lakes, tall forests and a backpack. Here are some spots I have been, and places I'd like to go still.

Jackson Lake, Jackson Hole Wyoming

Photo by David Killpack

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

By car, by foot - where are some of your favorite wild spots to find solace?

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Happy Wanderlusting,

Besty

of The Bohemian Collective