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There are some places you don’t have to set foot in to know are beautiful.

Nestled in New Orleans’ French Quarter, this concept boutique stocked with unique and colourful goods, and a charming interior that looks tactfully unfinished, is the brain child of designer sisters Lizzy and Darlene Okpo and fellow creative Armina Mussa.

Exodus Goods
518 Conti Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 

The DO School, H&M , Social, Germany

The DO School, H&M , Social, Germany

Not even a full 48 hours have gone by and I’m in tears. Tears of joy, happiness, emptiness…Where’s the noise, where are the fellows?! No announcements?

Never in a million years would I have imagined to gain such a strong bond with 17 individuals over the course of 10 weeks. Never would I have imagined to be blessed with such an awesome experience to tackle something near and dear to my heart…on an international level. Never in a million years would I have imagined to be blessed with so many personalities from all around the world that are about to be the world’s biggest game changers within the next few months/years. 

The DO School, H&M , Social, Germany

I don’t think I can fully comprehend everything that has happened/changed in my life over the last 10 weeks just yet BUUUUT… I can say that I have been blessed to meet some of the most driven, fearless, and ambitious people the world has to offer. As we return back to our home countries, I pray that we never return back to the normal lives we were living before April 27, 2014. I pray that we never forget to wish each other a happy birthday (although I’m quite jealous that I won’t get a handmade card with all of your signatures with a grand party to follow). I pray that we never forget the inside jokes we made with each other. From the heavily stressful moments and relaxed hang out sessions; you are all awesome and will forever be in my heart.

Thank you for my many firsts …first beer, first time opening a wine bottle, cheek kisses, pain au chocolat and not to mention GREENPEACE.

The DO School, H&M , Social, Germany

Keep striving, keep winning, keep on the “sustainable” fight and don’t forget to remember me *awkward pose*


Wake Up. Wake Up. Wake Up…it’s the 1st of the month! The first thing I did this morning was to write three full pages of everything on my mind. A couple of weeks back, I met a fabulous lady named Kim who told me that writing 3 full pages of your thoughts as soon as you wake up everyday does wonders to your life. The idea came from a book called The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron where she talks about waking up and immediately writing three pages about anything, the proper title is morning pagesYou’re not supposed to share nor reread what you’ve written, doing so creates awareness and frees your mind of all chatter. I thought it would be fitting to begin my month practicing this method.

It’s my final week in Germany, a start of a new month and the second half of the year has just begun. I’m very excited to see what change these morning pages bring into my life.

photos by Kim Lucian