Electric Zoo '15

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I am in the process of moving to a new apartment with my boyfriend and guess what I found?! my long lost hard drive that I thought id never see again :')
Here are some film pics from electric zoo 2015, I had the pleasure to get media passes and get to know the artists in the media lounge/backstage area and interview/chat with them a little, it was very special to meet artist like Henrik Schwarz and STS9. 
I had so much fun and bounced around all weekend with my lil 35mm camera, here is the outcome of these unedited pics. I love film photography because I never ever have to edit any of it, the rawness its what I love the most it gives it a mood that brings me back to this festival even though it was a year ago!!

I have so many more sets to share from this hard drive so keep your eyes peeled!
xo Ximi

Electric Forest 2016

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After 4 years of attending this magical event I can honestly say that every year it gets better and BETTER!
I cant stress enough how much I love my fellow foresters and the forest itself which is filled with amazing inspiring art, and the most genuine people you will ever meet!
This was the best year so far and my forest family was so magical, I think about them on the daily.
The line up this year was also incredible, with a highlight of Bassnectar, Rusko b2b Caspa, Adventure Club, Navid Izadi, Justin Martin, Duke Dumont, Griz, Gorgon City, Beats Antique and many more. I love this festival because it  gives me the feeling of being unstoppable, that feeling of life being perfect. Not the kind of perfect where nothing is wrong but the kind of perfect where the wrongs don't matter. Energy levels are high, creative minds unite for the forest community, music, art, and everyone you meet inspires you in a magical way.
Until next time my dear forest, until then I will keep dancing my butt off and spreading love and light at other events this summer. 

Have a magical one, xo Ximi
 

Después de 4 años de asistir a este evento mágico puedo decir honestamente que cada año se pone mejor y mejor!
No puedo expresar con palabras lo mucho que amo a mis colegas forestales y el bosque en sí, que está lleno de arte inspiradora e increíble, y la gente más genuinas que he conocido!
Este fue el mejor año hasta ahora y mi familia del bosque fue tan mágica, pienso en ellos a diario.
La formación de artistas de este año también era increíble, con un punto culminante de Bassnectar, Rusco b2b Caspa, Adventure Club, Navid Izadi, Justin Martin, Duke Dumont, Griz, Gorgon City, Beats Antique y muchos más. Me encanta este festival porque me da la sensación de ser imparable, esa sensación de la vida siendo perfecta. No la clase de perfecta donde nada está mal, pero el tipo de perfecta donde las cosas malas no importan. Los niveles de energía son altos, las mentes creativas se unen a la comunidad forestal, música, arte, y todos los que conoces te inspiran de una manera mágica.
Hasta la próxima vez mi querido bosque, hasta entonces voy a seguir bailando toda la noche y dia y difundir el amor y la luz en otros eventos este verano.

Que tengan un dia mágico, besos Xime

Colombia Diaries, La Finca

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wild flower finca :) (huge in Colombia people love these amazing flowers for any event)

wild flower finca :) (huge in Colombia people love these amazing flowers for any event)

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"Las ninas" they have these babies around the farm just so they can mown the lawn lol obviously we treated them like pets and fed them fruits and veggies peals every morning!

"Las ninas" they have these babies around the farm just so they can mown the lawn lol obviously we treated them like pets and fed them fruits and veggies peals every morning!

Peaceful sunsets

Peaceful sunsets

We had to cut wood every afternoon for the nighttime fire :)

We had to cut wood every afternoon for the nighttime fire :)

The kids of the farm....seriously fell in love with these little ones, they were there every afternoon showing us around the farm and the best fruit trees to pick from.

The kids of the farm....seriously fell in love with these little ones, they were there every afternoon showing us around the farm and the best fruit trees to pick from.

They were so cute always trying to help around in everything we needed. They were 3 and 7 but so matured. 

They were so cute always trying to help around in everything we needed. They were 3 and 7 but so matured. 

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My little love <3

My little love <3

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Quick late-afternoon change after spending the morning doing yoga, cutting wood and picking fruits. 

Quick late-afternoon change after spending the morning doing yoga, cutting wood and picking fruits. 

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Taking all this beauty in

Taking all this beauty in

We loved grilling everything so this is what dinner looked like almost every night, plus arepas de yuca of course so yummm

We loved grilling everything so this is what dinner looked like almost every night, plus arepas de yuca of course so yummm

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while I cooked christian would start the fire by the outside table so we would eat next to it, but sometimes we would switch jobs and I would start the fire while he cooked us something yummy

while I cooked christian would start the fire by the outside table so we would eat next to it, but sometimes we would switch jobs and I would start the fire while he cooked us something yummy

 This was probably the tinniest succulent garden they had haha 

 This was probably the tinniest succulent garden they had haha 

Mornings at the farm

Mornings at the farm

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Fresh lentil soup, yuca, pickled onions, tomatoes, and papaya smoothies for lunch with my favorite view on earth!

Fresh lentil soup, yuca, pickled onions, tomatoes, and papaya smoothies for lunch with my favorite view on earth!

This magical view

This magical view

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So many succulent gardens all around the house 

So many succulent gardens all around the house 

My just woke up face haha pre hike at 7am

My just woke up face haha pre hike at 7am

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Good morning my angel on earth thanks for always bringing me your beautiful home 

Good morning my angel on earth thanks for always bringing me your beautiful home 

Breakfast every morning consisted of giant tropical smoothies, fresh farm eggs and veggies aka our heaven hehe

Breakfast every morning consisted of giant tropical smoothies, fresh farm eggs and veggies aka our heaven hehe

My view from the kitchen, I don't think it will ever get better 

My view from the kitchen, I don't think it will ever get better 

We cooked on that brick grill every night w coal

We cooked on that brick grill every night w coal

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I love feeling the sun and clean air on my skin this right here was BLISS

I love feeling the sun and clean air on my skin this right here was BLISS

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Later that afternoon it was so hot...but I was so free and happy!! speaking with the flowers as per usual 

Later that afternoon it was so hot...but I was so free and happy!! speaking with the flowers as per usual 

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Our bedroom view

Our bedroom view

home away from home, home is where you are<3

home away from home, home is where you are<3

One of the last sunsets we witnessed here

One of the last sunsets we witnessed here

haha so happy walking around the little town and la plaza buying sweets, jewelry and more veggies for dinner back at the farm 

haha so happy walking around the little town and la plaza buying sweets, jewelry and more veggies for dinner back at the farm 

the little plaza at night they decorate it with lights all over too bad you can't see it much here

the little plaza at night they decorate it with lights all over too bad you can't see it much here

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A little sad because we were heading back to medellin later that night and NY a couple days after. 

A little sad because we were heading back to medellin later that night and NY a couple days after. 

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Colombia will always have my heart. The first time I went, back in 2013 I left so inspired and happy I had to go back this year. Not to mention every time I go my life gets better somehow haha. Back in 2013 I left inspired to get back into my film photography (which I had started in 2010 and sort of left aside while I was going to school and traveling through america in 2012). I also got inspired to start this blog to share with you guys bits of my passions(fashion, photography, music, and a healthy life style).
It was my first time traveling without my parents that far and spending the holidays away from them. 
It was tough at first but it made realize that while most people want to plant roots in one place, I wanted to plant seeds wherever I went. The urge for traveling and seeing this beautiful earth stuck with me until today. Don't get me wrong I love living in one of the most amazing cities in the world and having stability while here, but I love even more to get away and lost, hopefully to find myself again..a better self. 
This time it was a break from reality, exploring deserted beaches, the finca for us two alone, and connecting on another level with my lover and my best friend. The finca was our time alone and living life the way we hope to one day organically and sustainable. This trip was sort of like a whole month to cleanse from stress and routine which gets old to us very quick. A fresh start to 2016. I know it's only been 6 months but this has definitely been one of the best years since I moved to NYC back in 2012.
We went to so many beautiful places.. the jungle, the Caribbean part of Colombia and finally the finca which is in the mountains, an hour away from Medellin. Such different places in such short time had a huge impact on the way I see the world and us humans. It taught me so much and inspired me to travel, travel and travel. I urge you all to travel and see this beautiful world, buy plane tickets with time and book a hostel if you have to but travel! 
Through traveling we learned to live in the moment and to stop time to say THANK YOU UNIVERSE. We breathe, we enjoy and we live without having to please anyone but ourselves. We learned to travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. TRAVEL, LEARN, EXPERIENCE AND GIVE LIFE TO YOUR OWN LIFE!!

LOVE, XIMI<3
 

 

 

Colombia siempre tendrá mi corazón. La primera vez que fui en el 2013 me dejó tan inspirada y feliz que tenía que volver este año. Por no mencionar cada vez que voy a mi vida de alguna manera se pone mejor jaja. En el 2013 salí inspirada para volver a mi fotografía de rollo (que había comenzado en 2010 y habia dejado a un lado mientras iba a la escuela y viajaba a través de América en el 2012). También me inspiró para empezar este blog para compartir con ustedes fragmentos de mis pasiones (la moda, fotografía, música, y un estilo de vida saludable).
Fue la primera que vez viajaba sin mis padres tan lejos y pasar las navidades lejos de ellos.
Fue duro al principio, pero me hizo darme cuenta de que mientras la mayoría de la gente quiere plantar raíces en un solo lugar, yo quería plantar semillas dondequiera que iba. El impulso para viajar y conocer esta hermosa tierra se quedo conmigo hasta hoy. No me malinterpreten me encanta vivir en una de las ciudades más sorprendentes del mundo y tener estabilidad, mientras que este aquí, pero me gusta aún más escaparme y perderme, ojala para encontrarme otra vez, una mejor version de lo que fui.
Esta vez fue un descanso de la realidad, exploramos las playas desiertas, la finca para nosotros dos solos, y una conexión en otro nivel con mi novio y mi mejor amigo. La finca fue nuestro tiempo a solas y vivir la vida de la manera que algun dia sonamos orgánica y sostenible. Este viaje fue algo así como un mes entero para limpiarnos del estrés y la rutina que se hace vieja para nosotros muy rápido. Un nuevo comienzo para el año 2016. Yo sé que sólo han pasado 6 meses, pero este sin duda ha sido uno de los mejores años desde que me mudé a Nueva York de en el 2012.
Fuimos a tantos lugares hermosos .. la selva, la parte caribeña de Colombia y finalmente la finca que se encuentra en las montañas, a una hora de Medellín. Tales lugares diferentes en tan poco tiempo tuvieron un gran impacto en la forma en que vemos el mundo y a nosotros los seres humanos. Me enseñó mucho y me inspiró a viajar, viajar y viajar. Insisto a todos que viajen y vean este hermoso mundo, compren pasajes de avión con el tiempo y reserven un hostal si esque no tienen que pero viajen!
A través de los viajes hemos aprendido a vivir en el momento y detener el tiempo para decir GRACIAS UNIVERSO. Gracias porque respiramos, disfrutamos y vivimos sin tener que complacer a nadie más que a nosotros mismos. Hemos aprendido a viajar no para escapar de la vida, sino para la vida no se nos escape. Viaja, aprende, experimenta y da vida a tu propia vida!!

LOVE, ximi <3

Get a little closer

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Running around the city in the summer to me means wearing comfy shoes and a hat almost every day? hahah seriously though I wear this cap almost everyday because it holds my long locs back so good!! and some sort of sneakers or booties because I hate getting my feet dirty when walking around too much, and trust me it will happen!
I am wearing an all vintage outfit and new balance sneakers to go to the museum and a picnic at the park with my boyfriend and his mom haha we had a lovely day!
Have a lovely week bbs so many travel posts, outfits, recipes and healthy tips coming soon to the blog! maybe even a little work out routine for you babes just trying to figure out how I want to share that side of me first hehe

xx
Ximi