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A L Y O N A • Bali 🏝 #Bali creative🔜🇭🇰🇱🇰 💎Stylish Travel and Lifestyle Inspiration 📸My Photographer 👉🏻 @whereisnikita_photos . 👇🏻SHOP MY EDITING FILTERS @whatsthepreset

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  • Happy us at our friend’s place @arnoldscoffee ✨😌
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This morning we were lucky enough to meet 2 cutest corgis during the breakfast! As well as spent our time with the people we met in Bali almost 4 years ago! Crazy how life has turned out and how time flies, though the right people and the right choices you make stay with you ✨
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Photo edited using @whatsthepreset ⭐️
#balifood
  • Happy us at our friend’s place @arnoldscoffee ✨😌
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    This morning we were lucky enough to meet 2 cutest corgis during the breakfast! As well as spent our time with the people we met in Bali almost 4 years ago! Crazy how life has turned out and how time flies, though the right people and the right choices you make stay with you ✨
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    Photo edited using @whatsthepreset ⭐️
    #balifood
  • 3,045 103 23 hours ago
  • The last weekend spent far away from busy parts of Bali at @pl.menjangan ⭐️ Swipe to see Nikita kayaking because I’m not the best at water sports but thank God I have a man to do it for me 😅
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The first time I saw bright blue star fishes while snorkeling was at this exact spot! Probably was my favorite activity during the stay! 🤗
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Photo by @whereisnikita_photos ⭐️
  • The last weekend spent far away from busy parts of Bali at @pl.menjangan ⭐️ Swipe to see Nikita kayaking because I’m not the best at water sports but thank God I have a man to do it for me 😅
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    The first time I saw bright blue star fishes while snorkeling was at this exact spot! Probably was my favorite activity during the stay! 🤗
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    Photo by @whereisnikita_photos ⭐️
  • 3,953 63 23 March, 2019
  • Picnic with volcano views anyone? 💏🌋
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The past month has been a bit crazy for us as we finally started working on our dream project. Though we found this amazing place far away from all touristic areas in Bali where we spent a much needed getaway weekend together with deers, monkeys and birds 😅
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There’s nothing wrong with taking a pause. Sometimes we need to give ourselves time to recharge and refuel with creative energy. Nature is the best way to do it ❤️
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@pl.menjangan #bali #plataran #plataranmenjangan
  • Picnic with volcano views anyone? 💏🌋
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    The past month has been a bit crazy for us as we finally started working on our dream project. Though we found this amazing place far away from all touristic areas in Bali where we spent a much needed getaway weekend together with deers, monkeys and birds 😅
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    There’s nothing wrong with taking a pause. Sometimes we need to give ourselves time to recharge and refuel with creative energy. Nature is the best way to do it ❤️
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    @pl.menjangan #bali #plataran #plataranmenjangan
  • 2,380 55 20 March, 2019
  • Are you a dreamer? 💭
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Some of the closest people to me used to say I’m dreaming too much and most of the things that I want I won’t ever get. Well, I’m riding a unicorn to Bali now with my Prince Charming surrounded by bunch of donuts and a rainbow 💓 who still believes something is impossible? 😂
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By dreaming we plant the seeds of our future ✨ Starting my hashtag #whatsthedreamer for all of the dreamers out there 💕
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Photo edited using @whatsthepreset + rainbow effect 🌈
  • Are you a dreamer? 💭
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    Some of the closest people to me used to say I’m dreaming too much and most of the things that I want I won’t ever get. Well, I’m riding a unicorn to Bali now with my Prince Charming surrounded by bunch of donuts and a rainbow 💓 who still believes something is impossible? 😂
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    By dreaming we plant the seeds of our future ✨ Starting my hashtag #whatsthedreamer for all of the dreamers out there 💕
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    Photo edited using @whatsthepreset + rainbow effect 🌈
  • 4,129 112 11 March, 2019
  • LIFE STORY✖️Chapter 2✖️First Lessons
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Go back to Chapter 1 if you haven’t read it.
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...So, my family moved to Ukraine. I still don’t know the reason this decision was made. Probably because of it I’m never scared of moving somewhere and starting fresh, starting from zero has so many possibilities to offer, which was one of the main lessons I learnt.
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In Ukraine I learnt to act differently with my classmates. I wasn’t hurt anymore, I feel like I had friendly relations with majority of my surrounding. I honestly had to make a huge effort on myself, go through my mental struggles and try to see things from different perspective to be able to built different type of relationships with people around me, especially with the people I just met. That was the second lesson I learnt as a teen, I became more kind and understanding and knew how to be respected and loved by others.
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In Ukraine everything was new to me, I moved from big industrial Russian city to a small Ukrainian town where everyone knows each other. My free time I spent online watching American YouTubers and reading motivational books about mindset, positive thinking and financial success. I was 15 or 16 when I first read Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robins and The Secret... I believe it helped me a lot in future and these were the reasons of me thinking outside of the box, not the way society was telling me to. At the same period of time I fell in love with Eat Pray Love movie and was only dreaming about ever coming to Bali. This felt like unachievable goal...
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Moving to a new country was definitely a challenge for me as teen, but once you’ve done it it’s not that difficult anymore. You have this understanding that everywhere in the world there are possibilities and good people and you can achieve comfort level of living even if you’re scared or confused in beginning.
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Chapter 3 will be about my life in Kiev, Uni and Nikita (finally 😅).
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Photo by @whereisnikita_photos edited using @whatsthepreset ✨
  • LIFE STORY✖️Chapter 2✖️First Lessons
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    Go back to Chapter 1 if you haven’t read it.
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    ...So, my family moved to Ukraine. I still don’t know the reason this decision was made. Probably because of it I’m never scared of moving somewhere and starting fresh, starting from zero has so many possibilities to offer, which was one of the main lessons I learnt.
    .
    In Ukraine I learnt to act differently with my classmates. I wasn’t hurt anymore, I feel like I had friendly relations with majority of my surrounding. I honestly had to make a huge effort on myself, go through my mental struggles and try to see things from different perspective to be able to built different type of relationships with people around me, especially with the people I just met. That was the second lesson I learnt as a teen, I became more kind and understanding and knew how to be respected and loved by others.
    .
    In Ukraine everything was new to me, I moved from big industrial Russian city to a small Ukrainian town where everyone knows each other. My free time I spent online watching American YouTubers and reading motivational books about mindset, positive thinking and financial success. I was 15 or 16 when I first read Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robins and The Secret... I believe it helped me a lot in future and these were the reasons of me thinking outside of the box, not the way society was telling me to. At the same period of time I fell in love with Eat Pray Love movie and was only dreaming about ever coming to Bali. This felt like unachievable goal...
    .
    Moving to a new country was definitely a challenge for me as teen, but once you’ve done it it’s not that difficult anymore. You have this understanding that everywhere in the world there are possibilities and good people and you can achieve comfort level of living even if you’re scared or confused in beginning.
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    Chapter 3 will be about my life in Kiev, Uni and Nikita (finally 😅).
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    Photo by @whereisnikita_photos edited using @whatsthepreset
  • 4,543 107 3 March, 2019
  • Do not let the city make you too hard, do not let the island make you too soft ✨
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It’s all about balance in life! I lived in both - the city and the village and both life scenarios seemed exciting to me! Moving to the island I haven’t had an assumption I’d stay on the beach all day drinking coconuts underneath the palm tree. Sometimes social media gives us a wrong perspective that island based people and travelers live careless life only going from the beach to a waterfall day after day being happy and smily all the time. That is not true!
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Life anywhere can be dream! Only you decide how would you like to keep your working balance and only you choose your surrounding 🙌🏻 Your city life might be busy and stressful sometimes but it also gives you so many opportunities to meet the most passionate and professional people, and let’s say to build something huge that can bring major change to this world. Most of the times your grow so much faster in the city if you want to.
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The most important thing is to take responsibility of your life choices. If you live in the place that is not inspiring for you at the moment - just change it. It’s that easy! Find a place where you would feel fulfilled and less anxious or surround yourself with people who inspire you. Traveling or living around Asia is not a magic pill that will make everyone happy right away, just remember that wherever and however you live now - it’s your own choice and you can easily change it if you wish ❤️
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Photo by @whereisnikita_photos edited using @whatsthepreset + effects.
  • Do not let the city make you too hard, do not let the island make you too soft ✨
    .
    It’s all about balance in life! I lived in both - the city and the village and both life scenarios seemed exciting to me! Moving to the island I haven’t had an assumption I’d stay on the beach all day drinking coconuts underneath the palm tree. Sometimes social media gives us a wrong perspective that island based people and travelers live careless life only going from the beach to a waterfall day after day being happy and smily all the time. That is not true!
    .
    Life anywhere can be dream! Only you decide how would you like to keep your working balance and only you choose your surrounding 🙌🏻 Your city life might be busy and stressful sometimes but it also gives you so many opportunities to meet the most passionate and professional people, and let’s say to build something huge that can bring major change to this world. Most of the times your grow so much faster in the city if you want to.
    .
    The most important thing is to take responsibility of your life choices. If you live in the place that is not inspiring for you at the moment - just change it. It’s that easy! Find a place where you would feel fulfilled and less anxious or surround yourself with people who inspire you. Traveling or living around Asia is not a magic pill that will make everyone happy right away, just remember that wherever and however you live now - it’s your own choice and you can easily change it if you wish ❤️
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    Photo by @whereisnikita_photos edited using @whatsthepreset + effects.
  • 5,732 179 2 March, 2019
  • Spring starts tomorrow! 💕 can you believe that?
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One of my favorite seasons is coming! I find myself blossoming in spring, feeling more inspired and energetic. I believe it’s perfect time to start creating or even changing your life 🙈💕 and yes, in Bali it’s just another type of summer but I’m feeling the vibe 🌸More love, flowers and pinks please!
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Photo by @whereisnikita_photos edited using @whatsthepreset ✨ Purchase link in bio
  • Spring starts tomorrow! 💕 can you believe that?
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    One of my favorite seasons is coming! I find myself blossoming in spring, feeling more inspired and energetic. I believe it’s perfect time to start creating or even changing your life 🙈💕 and yes, in Bali it’s just another type of summer but I’m feeling the vibe 🌸More love, flowers and pinks please!
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    Photo by @whereisnikita_photos edited using @whatsthepreset ✨ Purchase link in bio
  • 4,205 65 28 February, 2019
  • LIFE STORY✖️Chapter 1✖️Russian Kid
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Russia. Here’s where it all started, the inception. During my 24 years of life I lived in 3 different countries, so here’s the beginning of chronology, my base. Sharing this part because I want you to know that no matter where are you now, you’re able to choose completely different life if you’re not satisfied at this point. Your family and your motherhood does not necessarily determine who you are, just take the best of it and keep going, keep growing and progressing❤️
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I grew up as an average kid in pretty big city Chelyabinsk in the middle of Russia (or should I say in the middle of nowhere?). My mother was a housewife and my father had a leading position in one of the Russian companies. I also have a brother who is 4 years older than me. We were super typical Russian family - loving and hospitable, we never consider ourselves rich. Every summer we spent in my grandma’s place in Ukraine and this place still has my best childhood memories💭
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In my Russian school I was strait A student, my parents taught me so. I never was a nerd, I was just naturally smart enough to deeply understand and remember the material right away. Some kids in school didn’t seem to like me that much as I stood out because of my grades and teachers’ attention. I was also the tallest girl in the class and had a huge complex about it. Some of my classmates even used to bully me, they also called me ugly. So mentally with all of my insecurities I wasn’t at the best place at that moment and thought it’s never going to be over.
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I definitely was a dreamer, aiming for success and wanting to travel the world! Even when I was 12 I knew I’m not going to live in Russia full time, however I didn’t know any other options. I’m forever thankful of support my parents gave me and excluding some of the classmates issues generally I’ve been a pretty happy kid. Now looking back at that time I believe some hater-kids were a blessing for me as it motivated me to grow and change the way of communication with others, but that understanding and acceptance came to me way later...
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One day unexpectedly for me, my parents decided we’re moving to Ukraine. Here goes Chapter 2
  • LIFE STORY✖️Chapter 1✖️Russian Kid
    .
    Russia. Here’s where it all started, the inception. During my 24 years of life I lived in 3 different countries, so here’s the beginning of chronology, my base. Sharing this part because I want you to know that no matter where are you now, you’re able to choose completely different life if you’re not satisfied at this point. Your family and your motherhood does not necessarily determine who you are, just take the best of it and keep going, keep growing and progressing❤️
    .
    I grew up as an average kid in pretty big city Chelyabinsk in the middle of Russia (or should I say in the middle of nowhere?). My mother was a housewife and my father had a leading position in one of the Russian companies. I also have a brother who is 4 years older than me. We were super typical Russian family - loving and hospitable, we never consider ourselves rich. Every summer we spent in my grandma’s place in Ukraine and this place still has my best childhood memories💭
    .
    In my Russian school I was strait A student, my parents taught me so. I never was a nerd, I was just naturally smart enough to deeply understand and remember the material right away. Some kids in school didn’t seem to like me that much as I stood out because of my grades and teachers’ attention. I was also the tallest girl in the class and had a huge complex about it. Some of my classmates even used to bully me, they also called me ugly. So mentally with all of my insecurities I wasn’t at the best place at that moment and thought it’s never going to be over.
    .
    I definitely was a dreamer, aiming for success and wanting to travel the world! Even when I was 12 I knew I’m not going to live in Russia full time, however I didn’t know any other options. I’m forever thankful of support my parents gave me and excluding some of the classmates issues generally I’ve been a pretty happy kid. Now looking back at that time I believe some hater-kids were a blessing for me as it motivated me to grow and change the way of communication with others, but that understanding and acceptance came to me way later...
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    One day unexpectedly for me, my parents decided we’re moving to Ukraine. Here goes Chapter 2
  • 3,518 153 26 February, 2019
  • As I promised to make this page more sincere and personal, I came up with an idea of writing my life story here. Where and when it all started? How we met with Nikita? How we got into business and then gave it all up? How we decided to move to an island of our dreams? How we became who we are now?
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To be honest I’m a little scared of sharing everything we’ve been through as like everyone else I have my own insecurities and past I don’t really like talking about. Though, I believe it’s a great way of stepping out of my comfort zone and fighting my complexes.
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All of that and a little more of my thoughts I’ll make sure to post within next few weeks one by one. Hope you’ll like these series ❤️ Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to know about our journey.
  • As I promised to make this page more sincere and personal, I came up with an idea of writing my life story here. Where and when it all started? How we met with Nikita? How we got into business and then gave it all up? How we decided to move to an island of our dreams? How we became who we are now?
    ▫️
    To be honest I’m a little scared of sharing everything we’ve been through as like everyone else I have my own insecurities and past I don’t really like talking about. Though, I believe it’s a great way of stepping out of my comfort zone and fighting my complexes.
    ▫️
    All of that and a little more of my thoughts I’ll make sure to post within next few weeks one by one. Hope you’ll like these series ❤️ Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to know about our journey.
  • 3,214 86 25 February, 2019
  • Making some palm tree shadow hugs and thinking how many flamingos are considered too many? 💕 @theflamingobali
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Visited new beach club opening in Bali last week! It’s on the east of the island and has pink interiors and bunch of flamingos chilling in the pool. Pink paradise, is that you? 💓
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Photo by @misterr_alex edited using @whatsthepreset ✨
Wearing @reginagarde 💕
  • Making some palm tree shadow hugs and thinking how many flamingos are considered too many? 💕 @theflamingobali
    .
    Visited new beach club opening in Bali last week! It’s on the east of the island and has pink interiors and bunch of flamingos chilling in the pool. Pink paradise, is that you? 💓
    .
    Photo by @misterr_alex edited using @whatsthepreset
    Wearing @reginagarde 💕
  • 3,634 107 24 February, 2019