Washed Ashore In Bali

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This post comes from April, AVM and Social Media Specialist of Free People Aspen.

A place that is so surreal that it feels like you just stepped into the pages of your favorite book. A place where nights are just as warm as the days, and smiles from the locals never end. A place where you can feel the endless gratitude of simply being alive. This is Bali. A place I will never forget and a place for which I will be counting down the days until I return.

This past May I had the amazing opportunity to team up with Australian photographer Beck Rocchi to bring a love of Free People and FP Me across the ocean to the beaches of Uluwatu, Bali. I spent three blissful weeks there, where everyday I woke up feeling like I was apart of a dream.

Bali is a place that is hard to put into words; its beauty is in everything.  Not only in its jungles and beaches but also in its people and culture. The Balinese believe in being grateful for every day they get to live and every opportunity they get to experience. It is here that they create beautiful handmade offerings to give back to the Divine.  These blessings of flowers, rice, leaves, and incense represent the elements of our world. They do this every morning outside of every home and business to say thank you, and maintain the balance of good and evil in the universe.  This is something I cherished very much from my trip to Indonesia and something I brought back with me to remind myself how lucky I am to be a part of such an amazing life I call my own.

My wish is for you to make it to Bali one day. I long for you to experience such a place in all its beauty. The feeling of being able to take a step back and be inspired by just waking up each day and experiencing a culture and its surroundings is an extraordinary gift – one I will never forget.

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

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Comments

Anonymous -July 15, 2014, 9:35AM

you’re gorgeous april!!

Anonymous -July 15, 2014, 11:00AM

BEAUTIFUL APRIL!!! Got the experience of a lifetime!

nikki cloud -July 15, 2014, 11:21AM

incredible post april!!!

Vanessa -July 15, 2014, 11:37AM

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren Hughes -July 15, 2014, 12:17PM

That lace dress and maxi skirt – they are amazing!

I now have a new wish list for my own trip to Bali :)

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Tiffany -July 15, 2014, 12:34PM

These are truly remarkable…wouldn’t it be a dream to visit? Bucket List!

xx, Tiffany | http://www.sunshinedaydreamphotography.com

Anonymous -July 15, 2014, 1:40PM

LOVE this, I’ve been dreaming to visit there someday! And that Spell skirt…. What a beautiful combination!

xoxo Sara — http://www.restlessnomads.com

Ashley -July 15, 2014, 4:26PM

I love these photos! There is nothing like photography along a coastline.
So beautiful!

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balletslippers -July 15, 2014, 4:31PM

Just in time, I’m leaving for Bali on Saturday. Now I’m even more excited, thank you :-)

ashton -July 15, 2014, 9:16PM

where is the crochet top shes wearing from?

Amy -July 15, 2014, 10:26PM
Will Zein -July 16, 2014, 2:27AM

awwwww…are you in Indonesia nooow?welcome to my country..
hope you all love this country tooo… i love youuu aallll.. ><

Audrey -July 16, 2014, 3:21AM

Those photoes are amaizing you are so blessed to go to balie beautiful

Michelle -July 16, 2014, 10:05AM

I love April! She is such a cool chick. Her style is so effortless!!!!

Brooke -July 19, 2014, 4:14AM

Where is her skirt from?! I love it!

Shelley -August 9, 2014, 9:10PM

I want to go to Bali so bad! Being grateful everyday and appreciating the divine in the everyday is so important. It’s the true meaning of happiness.
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Niluh -August 20, 2014, 1:32AM

Thank you Aprill for sharing to the world my beautiful home island Bali!! Xo http://www.niluhinbali.com/

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