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Cover up by Jordan Taylor

Photos by @erubes1 in Laguna Beach at Three Arch. His Instagram is stunning – go check him out. Also Jordan Taylor just came out with a new line of cover ups – Elif by Jordan Taylor -perfect for those Cali beach days.

Happy New Years everyone!!! Let’s kill it this year yeah? YES YES YES. I’m feeling those good vibes already.

I am so genuinely thankful for each and every one of you who has inspired, supported and believed in me. You mean the world to me and I could not be more grateful for you. I aspire to do the same by sharing experiences from around the world to encourage you to travel, sharing music and inspirational quotes to make your days brighter and outlook more positive and lastly sharing really dope clothes and other things that you should know about. #steez 😉

I made the best new friends this year as well as strengthened old friendships. We get to inspire each other and create – what I live for. When you enter into a new year you have to drop the toxic people and let go of any grudges you may have – this is more important than you think. This year I really became more independent due to being single for the first time which changed my perspective on a lot of things and I became a lot more open minded which helps with creativity. We’re young – explore as much as you can and live like you’re dying.

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Shoutout to the people I traveled with this year – those were all beyond amazing times and I will never forget any of them. Unforgettable. We got to adventure and explore the cultures in London, Malta, Milan, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Barbados, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, Tulum, LA, NYC, Chicago, Miami, Philly, Rhode Island, Vegas, Saratoga, Hamptons, San Fran, Santa Barbara, Joshua Tree, Red Rock Canyon, Laguna Beach and all over southern CA. I live to travel and I love sharing the experiences with someone although I highly recommend traveling alone as well. Go outside your comfort zones, take risks, push boundaries, follow your dreams. I will continue to share my travels and collaborations with you this year. Email me some places you would recommend! I am always open to learning about new cultures.

Some other experiences I am more than grateful for are swimming with stingrays, playing with monkeys, exploring both my countries of origin – Italy and Malta, getting into video editing, traveling to Europe for the fashion weeks, hosting my first event for RESCUE skin – (best skin care ever), helping with Disaronno’s Summer Camp in the Hamptons, working with hundreds of amazing brands and hotels on various projects and campaigns such as Colour Pop Cosmetics, Gap, Jaguar, Princess Cruises, Sheraton Hotels and the Montage Hotel, and lastly being featured in the New York Times, Metro News, Marie Claire, Yahoo and DPA. I also had my first two 12 page articles published in Nylon Singapore this year and in addition became a contributing writer for L’Officiel Italia and Global Grind. So many dreams actually came true – Drake says it best.

The last highlight I will share with you is that this Summer I also started working with Sircle Media – a Social Media Strategy Firm which has been a great experience and I have learned so much from everyone there. Looking forward to 2015 and all the awesome people I will meet this year! You people are amazing and I can’t wait to watch all of you accomplish your goals and dreams. Thrive.

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Inspirations of the day:

“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.”

–Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”–Albert Einstein

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs

“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that…you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.”–Johnny Carson

“Well, it seems to me that the best relationships — the ones that last — are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.”
– Gillian Anderson

Sit down and write out your goals for the year. Physically. Then make a plan and do it. Boom baby.

Song of the day: “Time of Your Life” by Pitbull and Ne-Yo

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