KAI CONVERSATIONS WITH ... CHARLIE MOORE
charlie's blog and instagram posts are a visual feast that transports you to enchanting destinations and immerses you in her captivating storytelling. her passion for exploration and living life to the fullest shines through every word and image. we encourage you to delve into her world by exploring her blog and following her on instagram – you're bound to be captivated by her authenticity, creativity, and zest for life.
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how did you first discover kai?
during a family vacation in hawaii, i stumbled upon kai and decided to apply it one morning. to my delight, the fragrance accompanied me throughout the entirety of an incredible day of exploring the island. since then, i have become a devoted customer, as the fragrances always transport me back to those cherished moments of tropical exploration with my loved ones.
how do you embody kai’s “breath*life*flow” lifestyle?
embodying kai's "breathlifeflow" lifestyle is a transformative journey of self-discovery, vitality, mindfulness, and fluidity. at its core is the profound value i place on conscious breathing. by embracing mindful breathing exercises, such as meditation and yoga, i connect with my inner self, finding calm amidst the chaos of modern life. this practice enhances my presence and allows me to embrace each moment fully. with conscious breathing as a foundation, i approach life with positivity, adaptability, and a commitment to navigating challenges gracefully. this holistic approach enables me to live authentically, cultivate inner harmony, and embrace the richness of every experience.
do you have a mantra you live by?
"embrace the journey." this mantra reminds us to find meaning and joy in every step of our life's journey, regardless of the challenges or uncertainties we may face. it encourages us to appreciate the present moment, learn from our experiences, and maintain a positive outlook as we navigate through life's ups and downs. embracing the journey allows us to cultivate resilience, growth, and gratitude, making the most of each day and finding fulfilment along the way.
how would you describe your personal style?
my style is a fusion of tropical inspiration and a beachy bohemian vibe. influenced by the vibrant colours and soothing rhythm of the tropics, i gravitate towards relaxed and carefree fashion choices. with flowing fabrics, eclectic patterns, and a sun-kissed glow, i embrace the bohemian aesthetic. warm hues and beachy elements like straw hats and woven sandals complete my look, capturing the essence of a laid-back beach vibe. overall, my style is a celebration of nature's beauty and my love for adventure.
describe your perfect day.
my perfect day would be in a tropical paradise, with warm weather and a serene beach. i imagine sitting on the sand, sipping a coconut cocktail, feeling the gentle breeze and listening to the crashing waves. the palm trees and vibrant tropical setting add to the enchantment. and to heighten the sensory experience, i would wear my favourite kai fragrance, which perfectly complements the tropical ambiance.
i take leisurely walks along the shoreline, dip my feet in the turquoise water, and engage in activities like snorkelling or peaceful yoga under a palm tree. i relish in a delicious tropical meal, savouring exotic fruits and seafood. as the sun sets, i find a cosy spot to witness the breathtaking colours of the sky. i gather around a bonfire with loved ones, sharing stories and laughter. finally, i retreat to a beachfront bungalow, falling asleep to the soothing sound of ocean waves.
i consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to explore a diverse range of unique and breathtaking destinations. each place holds its own charm and beauty, but what truly makes a getaway or location special to me is the people i encounter along the way. among all the places i've been, grenada holds a special place in my heart. it became my home for several years, where i pursued my veterinary medicine studies, formed lifelong friendships, found love, and even got married. when it comes to the ultimate vacation destination, i wholeheartedly declare bora bora as my top pick. i find the pacific islands to be captivating.
when it comes to my favourite food, it's difficult to choose just one, as it greatly depends on where i am and the specialties of the region. exploring different cuisines is an integral part of my travels, and each destination has its own culinary delights.
for instance, when i find myself in french polynesia, there's nothing quite like indulging in poisson cru. this refreshing dish consists of raw fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk, mixed with crisp vegetables and tropical flavours. the combination of the fresh ingredients and the vibrant flavours captures the essence of the polynesian islands.
the kai product that has become my new obsession is the eau de parfum. i like layering it with the body butter for a beautifully radiant texture. additionally, i have a special ritual of spritzing my clothes with the eau de parfum as i pack for a trip. this way, when i unpack at my destination, my clothes are already infused with the uplifting vibes and captivating scent of kai, setting a wonderful tone for my adventures. i guess you could say ‘’kai’ love it!
ideal way to relax/unwind?
for me, the ideal way to relax and unwind is by being near water or the ocean. i find it incredibly calming and soothing. the sights, sounds, and sensations create a serene atmosphere that promotes deep relaxation. the gentle waves, the soothing sounds, and the vastness of the ocean evoke a sense of peace and connection with nature. it's a therapeutic experience that washes away my stress and allows for reflection and rejuvenation. when i embrace these moments by the water's edge, i feel a profound sense of tranquillity and overall well-being.
what’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
when it comes to adventure, i've had my fair share of thrilling experiences that have shaped me in extraordinary ways. one of the most daring and transformative adventures i embarked upon was moving to africa at the young age of 19. i ventured to a game reserve where i not only immersed myself in the breathtaking wildlife but also contributed to its preservation. living in africa provided me with a profound appreciation for nature's wonders and ignited a passion for conservation that still burns brightly within me.
in addition to working on the game reserve, i took the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. i embraced the chance to teach at a local school, where i witnessed the power of education and witnessed the resilience and potential within each student. it was a humbling experience that broadened my perspective and instilled in me a lifelong commitment to empowering others through knowledge and support.
during my time in africa, i also dedicated myself to a noble cause: helping to build an orphanage. it was an immensely fulfilling project, as i witnessed a community come together, pouring their hearts and efforts into creating a safe and nurturing environment for children in need. being part of that journey, witnessing the smiles and hope on the faces of those children, left an indelible mark on my soul.
and then there was the adrenaline-pumping adventure of jumping off a bridge, engaging in the thrilling activity of bridge swinging. the sheer exhilaration of taking that leap of faith, soaring through the air, and feeling the rush of the wind was an adrenaline rush like no other. it was a symbolic reminder to embrace fear, step outside my comfort zone, and fully embrace the adventure that life has to offer.
these experiences collectively have shaped me into a more resilient, compassionate, and open-minded individual. they have taught me the importance of taking risks, embracing new cultures, lending a helping hand, and seeking exhilarating moments that push the boundaries of my comfort zone. the most adventurous thing i've done is not just one single feat but rather a series of transformative experiences that have enriched my life in immeasurable ways.