Neely Mack

Neely Mack

Neely Mack

Current City: Mill Valley, CA

What are you up to these days?
My first book " Project You" is launching any day now. It combines my passion for health and wellness from the inside out with beautiful photography. Find out all about it at www.projectyoubewell.com. I am a designer for www.albertofermaniusa.com (great Italian made leather boots and sandals), and our new line www.italeau.com brings together fashion and function with our new water proof leather footwear.

What do you do to achieve balance in your life?
I am balanced when I surf and spend time in the water and meditate. My kids remind me enough to step back and take a deep breath.

What words of wisdom would you share with the younger version of yourself if you could talk to her right now?
Educate yourself, travel the World and understand other cultures. Don't let anyone say you can't do something. Follow your passion and remember to be passionate about our Earth and all the beauty it brings us. If you build it they will come and this is really true. Open your heart to receive love and to give love equally.

What's your favorite place you have travelled to and why?
Greenland, as it is truly untouched beauty and a Winter wonderland and this is why it's my favorite place to date.

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Perri Ricci

Perri Ricci

Perri Ricci

Current City: Maui, HI

What are you up to these days? It feels like I am always doing a million things -- right now it looks like figuring out how to child rear, launching a website, building a brand and business model that aligns with my true purpose, staying creative with my jewelry making, and modeling for brands I love. I just got my Real Estate license which I will shift more focus to in the New Year . Challenge is keeping balance and finding time to get in my body and breath through my favorite, Forrest Yoga!

What do you do to achieve balance in your life?
Forrest Yoga and writing lists to relieve my overflowing brain.

What words of wisdom would you share with the younger version of yourself if you could talk to her right now?
I would tell her to not care what anyone thinks and not take every decision she makes so seriously like its the end of the world. Life ebbs and flows, breathe and relax into the highs and lows.

What's your favorite place you have travelled to and why?
Coastal Mozambique! The African culture mixed the the latin flair (Portuguese colonized) is so vibrant, tropical, and exciting! The fish dishes are exquisite and super affordable, they have the highest concentration of whale sharks, amazing latin/reggae fusion dance parties on the beach, and the people are so lively, happy, and fun!

How do your pukas make you feel?
When I wear my pukas, my heart feels strong and soft, and my intuition is stronger and louder.

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Amber Caires

Amber Caires

Amber Caires

Current City: Haiku, Maui, HI

What are you up to these days?
I am a photographer on maui. I always feared to really dive in and do it as a career. I was afraid of failing and to be honest I still am. When Perri gave me my commission puka set, she said she had this "no fear" mantra keep coming up when she was stringing my set.

What do you do to achieve balance in your life?
Achieving balance is something I struggle with. I like to say yes to everything and anyone that needs help. Slowly, I'm learning the word NO. There is power in saying it, and letting go of other peoples responsibilities.

What words of wisdom would you share with the younger version of yourself if you could talk to her right now?
I would have told my younger self to follow your heart. Don't worry about being successful, that will come. When you really love something you will naturally excel.

What's your favorite place you have travelled to and why?
My favorite place I traveled to would have to be the the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. Its pretty magical. I would spend hours in that humid glass house just taking in all the beauty of each plant and flower amazed by the diversity.

How do your pukas make you feel?
I try and wear them on photoshoots to remind myself to have no fear. My pukas are my power piece.

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