Mimi Ikonn

mimiikonn

Amore Mio ❤️ We are already planning our next vow renewal in 9 years… 😂where should we do it?

👇🏻 #vowrenewal

Just two girls running wild in the wild flower meadow 🌺 Btw, who remembers this song from our old vlogs?

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Our green London 🙏❤️

A little bachata before I start cooking dinner 😂

The biggest gift of all was to share these moments with her ❤️🙏 #vowrenewal

Excited to be reviewing photos from our vow renewal in Ravello 🇮🇹 More coming soon.

It took me 35 years to finally love my hair colour… ❤️🙏 growing up my hair was usually quite short

- dark brown, most of the time and in the summer my mom made sure I would always wore a hat when I was exposed to the sun😂 ( like most moms from former USSR) , meanwhile I dreamt of blond hair 😂 from age 15 I bleached my hair and then went lighter and lighter and ended up as a blond, for a few years- in my early 20’s I decided to go darker again, yet I kept colouring and highlighting my hair regularly. About 3 years ago I decided to go all natural, so what you see is my hair completely untouched and guess what happened, I realised my hair actually gets photo bleached when I’m in the sun. 😂 So ironic, because I used to basically pay and damage my hair with bleach to get the same results… Thankfully I am still young and can enjoy my natural colour… I have realised and learnt through all my hair experiences that although it’s fun to change things up a bit - natural is usually the most flattering way 🙏 Nature after all knows what it’s doing and is the best designer 😉 Have you ever coloured your natural hair? Share your hair story below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

A little photo dump from our one day getaway with @alexikonn at Newt in Somerset ❤️ This place is so special 😍 #notsponsored #notgifted

Everyday deserves a celebration 🎉 💃🏽

Here is the story of the plum sorbet… we were recently in Rome and Alex found this amazing gelato place in Trastavere area called Otaleg.

They had a lot of seasonal sorbet flavours, so I decided to try plum flavour - I kid you not, it was the best sorbet I have ever had in my life. I loved it so much that I begged Alex to go back there the next day, even though we were suppose to leave Rome that day, we stayed later and headed back to the gelato place, only to find out that the plum flavour was sold out… needless to say, I was heartbroken 💔😂 I decided right there in that moment that I will find a way to recreate it. This recipe is my recreation of that plum sorbet - I have to admit, I think it tastes even better… 😛 Recipe: You will need to get your hands on the most delicious plums you can find. I got mine from Natoora - the plums are Italian and oh, so sweet. Bake the plums for 30 minutes at 200 C - then blend the plums in a blender. In the meantime, make a syrup by boiling 1/3 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar, Pamela or regular sugar. And once the mixture is boiled, turn it off, and add one generous tablespoon of honey. Blend the syrup and plums with a spoon and pour into a container. Then freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight. You can also pour the mixture straight into ice lollies. Once it’s all frozen, I like to reblend it in a blender for a smooth ice cream like texture. Enjoy! It’s really the most delicious sorbet ever 🤤🤤 Please try the recipe, save it and share it ❤️ once you have made it share with me your feedback 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Mud bath party with Alex and Didi… have you ever tried it?

It felt really relaxing to do it especially because we got to wash it off in hot natural thermal bath after… it felt amazing! Will share more on my stories 😉

Montepuliciano is a dreamy little town in Tuscany ❤️ We discovered this little alley that led to the most spectacular view of the hills 😍

So the other day we were waking around Rome when I realised I stained my dress in a few spots 😳 since we were out I couldn’t change so I tied it into a mini dress.

So many of you loved this look and asked how I did it, so here it goes 😉 one note - this can only work on light fabrics like silk or light cotton. It held up for hours 😀 Let me know what you think down below - like amd share please ❤️👇🏻

Short but sweet day in Roma ❤️

Goodbye beautiful Positano and the Amalfi coast ❤️🙏 it was all like a dream…

One day in Roma ❤️ Can you guess all five spots in the reel? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

This coastline looks so dreamy any time of the day 😍

So grateful that our anniversary/vow renewal planner @anastasia_asl captured all these moments on the day ❤️🙏 it was the most magical experience 😭❤️

Here is how I travel with one carry on for two months in the summer.

I pack light dresses made of silk, light cotton or linen, a few pairs of shoes, a few pairs of bikinis, underwear, small make up bag, a pair of jean short, a couple of light silk tops, 2 pairs of shorts and 2 tops for workouts, some accessories in a small jewelry box. A few skincare products in travel size glass bottles, jars. That is all and it’s been more than enough in the last two months on the road… less is more 🙏

Here is an easy 15 minute ab workout that my virtual trainer @taratineka put together for me.

Circuit -

1. Deadbug
2. Side plank
3. Mountain Climbers
4. Switch kick drops
5. Abdominal press with leg drop
6. Leg drops
7. Russian twist

30 seconds per exercise, 30 seconds per side ( when needed) 5 mins for one round of exercises. Rest for 30 seconds
* Complete 3 rounds for a total of 15 min ab workout

This has been a dream for so many years and now it’s a reality ❤️😭 and we get to share it with our child.

When we got married 11 years ago we had such an amazing time for a week with family and friends in Dominican Republic. I know it sounds very fancy but the only reason we did it there, is because we couldn’t afford a traditional wedding in Toronto. 😂 So the plan was a destination wedding at an all inclusive resort, everybody pays for themselves and their presence is a gift ( so we asked for no gifts). We had 35 closest family and friends for one week- so much quality time and fun, constant tears of joy. It was absolutely best time ever. We had such a fantastic time, that we promised each other we will celebrate our love and union every 10 years. Here we are 11 years later - having our first vow renewal 🙏 So much has changed in the last 11 years- we have moved countries, we have a child, we had created and sold a successful business, created many other businesses together, made so many new friends, yet one thing remains the same - OUR Love for each other has grown only stronger and deeper. I love you Alex ❤️ you are truly my dream come true @alexikonn

Before we said I do again ❤️🙏 11 years later…

Take care of what you care about ❤️ and always remember - change starts with you 🙏 Tag and share with your friends that you want to do a plastic clean up with in your town, village, park, beach etc 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 my nephew @growithalex joined me and we had so much doing it together 😂

Always believe in LOVE ❤️ I grew up surrounded by examples of very unhealthy romantic relationships, in fact I cannot recall one relationship that I could find inspiring.

So, from an early age, I knew what I didn’t want in my relationship…haha I strongly believed it was possible to have a fairy tale relationship - minus the drama, disrespect, etc What I have with @alexikonn know is exactly the magical relationship I have always dreamt of and more 🙏🙏🙏 So so so grateful everyday…

Alexa is my forever inspiration 🙏❤️ she learnt how to swim just a few weeks ago and is now

swimming in the deep end, jumping off rocks - it’s amazing to observe and see this growth in such a short period of time. She set her mind to do it and then she went for it- even though Alex was a bit scared to let her to it , he didn’t verbalise any of his fears. We told her We believe in her and that We are confident she can do it 🙏

If I could only live in one country for the rest of my life, I would probably choose Italy 🇮🇹 It’s a small country, but one lifetime might not be enough to discover all its beauty.

What about you? If you couldn’t travel anymore and could only live in one country for the rest of your life, where would it be? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

So grateful to be celebrating our 11 year wedding anniversary with you this year ❤️🙏 @alexikonn In a way it feels like we have been together for ages and at the same time it feels like this is only the beginning of our relationship… I love you to the moon and beyond 🙏❤️

Vitamin Sea ❤️🌊

Ravello is one of those places that looks like a dream - heaven on earth 🙏❤️ What’s the dreamiest place you have been to?

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What I’m doing might be a drop in the ocean, but I realise that CHANGE can only start if I take responsibility and become part of it by acting on the things that matter to me.

Tag your friends who you will do a beach clean up with 👇🏻👇🏻👆🏻 After the clean up I felt a bit overwhelmed- there was so much plastic around 😭 so I wept 😭 and said “Sorry” to our beautiful Mother nature… I remembered one of my favorite stories about Starfish: One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…” I made a difference for that one.”

So many of you guys have asked me to share more of my workouts.

So here goes a Full body 30 minute workout you can do anywhere Once you are done one cycle of this - repeat it two more times. Thanks to @taratineka for helping me put this workout together.

If the place is worth visiting so many times, it must be a very special place 🙏❤️😍 #positano

Once upon a time in Ramatuelle ❤️

If you want to find 100 things that are negative about me, you can.

And if you want to find 100 things that are positive about me- you can as well. Same goes about you or anyone else for that matter. We are all imperfectly perfect in our own way. Constantly finding the wrong in others, judging or complaining about them only ruins and eventually destroys your relationship with them. Instead, if you focus on the 100 positive things in yourself or your partner, child, friend, family member, etc and keep pointing it and bringing this up to them verbally - it will bring out more of their positive qualities and overall will strengthen your relationship. What you see and point out in others is what you will get more of. ❤️ Share tag and comment if you agree and can relate 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

What a blessing it is to be alive ❤️🙏

Everywhere I look, I see love ❤️ #zerofilter let me know if you guys prefer the more natural style of photos… I feel like I’m gravitating away from all the presets I used to use in Lightroom that slightly alter the colour of photos and want to experience all the images exactly as they are ❤️ 👇🏻

And just like that Alexa learnt how to swim… She decided yesterday is the day she would learn how

to swim and told Alex to take her to the deep end of the pool and let her go… she was so scared before that, so it was amazing to see her decide that herself and have the courage to face her fear 🙏 @alexikonn as always being such a patient and supportive father ❤️ It’s crazy cool to see your 4 year old child do something you still can’t. I promised myself this year - I too will let go and swim in the deep end 🥲 At the end of the day when Alexa and I were doing Kids @fiveminutejournal and I asked her what’s one thing she learnt today, Alexa said : “ I learnt that I can swim” ( instead of I learnt how to swim) … I have been thinking about that sentence ever since… it’s fascinating that she said it that way because it’s so true… we all know how to swim, we all did it in our mother’s womb. If you throw a dog in the water that never took any swimming classes it knows how to swim - and yet, the mind stops so many of us from trusting the water, letting go and swimming… May we all learn how to let go and swim in the deep end, because as Alan Watts said “ to have faith is to trust yourself to the water”❤️🙏

Now is all we ever have - that’s why they call it - present 🎁 Make the best of it 🙏❤️

Same spot for the last 5 years ( minus last year, as we never made it to South or France then)❤️ it’s incredible to see how much growth happens only in the first few years of a child life.

Let’s see how many more years I can hold her in my arms 😂 any guesses 👇🏻

I always remind myself how fortunate I am simply to be alive ❤️🙏 Thank you, thank you, thank you Universe ❤️🙏 #forevergrateful

Alexa is only 4 years old and already more than half my height 😂 at which age do you think she will be as tall as me?

By the way, I’m average height - around 5’6. My guess is 10 years old - what do you think? 👇🏻👇🏻

Biggest blessing in the world 🙏❤️ she tells me we are besties all the time and my heart literally melts 😭🥲❤️

I love and appreciate every moment with you 🙏❤️ @alexikonn

Yesterday was 11 years since we have celebrated our love in front of our closest family and friends ❤️ and what can I say...

our relationship has only gotten better, closer, deeper and more intimate with time 🙏❤️ I’m so grateful we are so blessed to grow together through life my love 😘 interesting fact is that @alexikonn and I have never promised each other forever... We have seen too many people who did and ended up breaking up, divorcing a few years later...What we promised each other instead is to do our best EVERY Single day of our relationship... and if we do so, we definitely have higher odds of making it forever ❤️😉 #weddinganniversary #love #11yearsandcounting

I have a confession to make...I can be extremely hard on myself when it comes to pretty much

everything 😂 it’s something I have been working on for years and I’m getting MUCH better at, as I cultivate more self love towards myself daily. I’m sure many of you reading this can relate, hence why I’m sharing these photos and story. In late November 2020, I felt I have gotten soft in some areas of my life, including my body...😂 the good thing is that for the first time ever I really have embraced my body and it didn’t bother me one bit that I got softer, on another hand. I constantly felt cold and not as energetic as I normally do. I just didn’t feel that great overall... so I started with 7 minute workouts daily @alexikonn ‘s favorite...haha and then once I became regular with it, I worked out for 15 minutes then 30 minutes then by mid January an hour a day for 4-5 times a week... It felt so good and energising to be moving my body and exercising almost daily. I never feel cold anymore so, it must have been poor blood circulation... As I kept looking in the mirror though the voice in my head kept pointing out the wrongs and not seeing any progress... the mind can be very cruel and unreasonable sometimes. 😂Thankfully I took the before photos and every 2 months I did a progress check and now at my second progress check 4 months into my regular workout regime, I can certainly see the progress... The most important lesson for me in all of this is that small positive daily habits can create a completely new reality in a long run- maybe a few months, maybe a year, maybe more but eventually you start enjoying the benefits of your persistence and hard work, whatever it is that you are instilling in your lifestyle - maybe eating more healthy, maybe learning a new language, maybe changing your negative mind to a positive one. Everyday you are making progress- often times it’s hard or even impossible to see this progress, especially when you don’t have before and after photos... Keep going, whatever it is that you are tying to achieve/manifest - I believe in you my beautiful friend ❤️🙏

Us and them - 30 years apart ❤️ #sisters I already miss them so much and so extremely grateful for the time we got to spend together 🙏❤️ @real_leyla

The one who made me a Mama ❤️What a privilege and a blessing it is!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas out there ❤️ what you do matters and can change the world for the better 🙏

The biggest gift we can give to others and the world is to take good care of ourselves on the inside first and then the outside ❤️ outer harmony and peace starts with inner harmony and peace.

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Feels surreal to be together after almost 1.5 years of not seeing each other with my sister.

@real_leyla It’s the longest we haven’t seen each other since we were born. 🙏❤️ #grateful #sisters

Grateful for small things, big things and everything in between ❤️

Adios Tulum, beautiful Mexico and kind Mexican people ❤️ we will always cherish the memories we made here during this trip 🙏

They speak to us in Spanish and think we are Latinas ❤️😜 Love you Mexico

It’s the most wonderful time of the year 😂😍🌸 every tree is a reminder that we can all have a fresh start 🙏

Swipe right to see how we feel about Spring and warmer weather 🙏😀 and of course flowers 🌸 haha

Part 2 - Twisted Braid by Alexa. ❤️

Part 1... I’m not crying, you are crying 😭 if you have been watching me since @luxyhair times you know what I mean ..

this moment here is so surreal and touching. I started crying 😭 because she is my dream come true... love you Alexa Love ❤️ I’m so grateful for every moment spent together 🙏 Part 2 is coming...

Exactly 8 years ago in March 2013 @alexikonn and I came to London together on our way to a beauty trade show in Bologna, Italy.

At the time we were working on an organic and natural make up brand ( that’s a whole other story 😂) We spent a few days in London and knew in our hearts we need to make a permanent move here. It wasn’t our first trip to London, so we already knew that we loved this city so much... it felt scary yet exciting to make such a drastic life decision. At the time we just finished renovating a house we bought in Toronto, and had a beautiful office and a great team there. Yet, we listened to our ♥️ hearts - it felt right and in a matter of months we sold everything we had in Toronto and made the move here. 8 years later we feel even more grateful to be living in this beautiful and diverse city. 🙏 it was one of best decision we have made for our family. Always follow your heart - it will bring you to your dreams ❤️🙏

Happy dance after my workout! ❤️ love you my beautiful friends - remember to make time to have fun in your day.

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To all my girls out there - remember how strong, beautiful and powerful you are.

❤️ and also remember not to take things or yourself too seriously 😂🙏

How do you know you are with the right person? Simple - it’s all about how he/she makes you feel.

Sometimes the person might look perfect on “paper” but deep inside you don’t feel your souls spark. Pay attention to that... The right person will make you feel like you are HOME ❤️ you can be your true self and feel safe in his/her company. Thank you @alexikonn for coming into my life and being my bestie 🙏

I feel like I’m going through an inner transformation...I’m learning how to fully love and accept every part of myself and I’m speaking of internal, rather than external here.

It’s time to let go of everything that’s no longer serving me and it’s time to be my own best friend ❤️I share this because I know many of you are on the same journey and can relate... Feel the emotions and let go, forgive yourself - accept and love yourself exactly as you are ❤️❤️❤️

You are my dream come true 🙏😘😍 @alexikonn

“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker.

You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” ❤️ @eckharttolle

There is always so much to be grateful for ❤️🙏 cherishing every moment with my loves. @alexikonn

The most important work you will ever get to do in this lifetime is inner work.

❤️( second most important is parenting, if you choose to become one). Inner work is usually uncomfortable, often emotional and feels very much out of the comfort zone - yet it’s needed if we want to live a better life, experience inner freedom and liberation from fears, negative emotions, limiting beliefs and attachements. The more we heal inside- the more LOVE and compassion we are capable of feeling for ourselves and others- it’s a journey, take it one small step at a time ❤️

Luckiest girl to be by your side 🙏❤️ @alexikonn for the last 14+ years ..

the more I know you, the deeper I fall in love with you.

Is it summer yet?! 😂 I normally never would even dare to want to rush time but I’m sure we can all agree this year is rather exceptional, so I have been tempted.

Every time I catch myself wishing and dreaming it was already summer or at least spring 😂 I remind myself that with every challenging situation in life comes a lesson - if we rush the lesson, we don’t get to learn. So, I slow down and bring myself back to the present - Jan 27th, make the best of every moment, stay present and aware, be grateful for all that is. Today is a gift - that’s why they call it Present. 🙏

My daily gratitude practice keeps me grounded and focused on what matters the most 🙏

@fiveminutejournal - quite frankly it keeps me sane 😂 without it I would be in a dark place, it has become even more important in the last 10 months 🙏 with everything happening in the world... The @fiveminutejournal practice encourages you daily to see and focus on all the good in your life, regardless of what your circumstances are... because there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for. How do you keep yourself sane and positive these days, do share 👇🏻

Her expression says it all ❤️ keep dreaming and always believe in magic 🙏❄️❤️

Biggest gift arrived this morning ❤️ We have been dreaming of snow all winter and London didn’t disappoint.

It’s the second time in almost 8 years of living here that I see snow covered London. It’s the most magical experience ever 🙏 ❄️ #londonsnow

Dreaming big with @alexikonn ❤️ working on our vision for the next 5-10 years is so exciting 🙏 the best is yet to come ❤️❤️❤️

Alexa officially takes better pics of me than @alexikonn 😂 Sorry Alex, I still love you ❤️

Before and after ❤️

Our first family selfie this year! We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021! 🙏❤️ @alexikonn

My biggest gift 🎁 today and everyday ❤️

Merry Christmas and happy Holidays from our family to yours.

Sending you all so much love and peace ❤️ - swipe left to see our traditional photos by the Christmas tree every year🎄

Same girls in same jumpers - now and two years ago ❤️

Sweet summer memories ❤️

Found thousands of unshared photos from our trip this summer to Positano in our Lightroom ❤️ and now I’m dreaming of summer again.

Where would you like to go next summer?

So blessed to have each other ❤️🙏 #oursundays @alexikonn

Loving these precious moments 🙏❤️

As the year is slowly coming to an end, I’m reflecting back on all the lessons and the learning from it and boy, oh boy - there have been so many this year...

One of the biggest one has been the ability to love and embrace myself in every way... it happened spontaneously- like most things that happen when we are ready to see and experience them... realising that I’m perfect in my own way and I don’t need to change anything about me... I think parenting makes you realise that - when you look at your child and you love every little thing about them. And then you might look at your self one day through the same eyes of the creator and see you own inner beauty and outer beauty ❤️ this wisdom is transformational. To you reading this - You are so beautiful, exactly as you are. Everything about you is so original and unique. A perfect child then and now 🙏❤️

Best times with my Love ❤️

Hello my beautiful friends! ❤️🌈 What’s been making you happy lately?

For me, it’s walks in the parks - I’m so grateful to experience autumn in London, the weather has been so pleasant lately that it makes it perfect for long walks in the parks. Your turn👇🏻👇🏻

Now and then ❤️ same spot 3 years apart 🙏

Us now and us exactly two years ago in the same spot ❤️ so grateful to see you grow and blossom like a flower in front of my eyes Alexa 🙏❤️

So much fun with Alexa Love ❤️ I started to pull away because I realised the leaves were wet 😂

When you are with your soulmate ❤️ you feel like HOME 🏡

I have dreamt of this moment all my life and yet it took me 34 years to make my dream of planting a tree a reality.

I have planted many trees online “ aka financially supported different tree planting projects around the world” but nothing compares to getting your hands dirty in soil and planting your tree yourself. I found Henry @one_life_one_tree when I was looking for ways to offset our family’s co2 emissions from air travel ( something we do regularly now for every flight we take) and learnt through his research and project that planting and growing one giant sequoia tree can offset your lifetime carbon footprint 🙏 So, we each planted a tree as a family ❤️ Have you ever planted a tree and if yes, what kind? If not, is this something you plan to do? I personally think, it’s the best Christmas gift idea to gift yourself and your loved ones - plant trees as a family together and create a better world for all of us 🙏 🌳 🌲 #notsponsored #notgifted

4 years later in the same spot ❤️

Peace starts within - with every thought you think, and every step you take and every smile you share ❤️🙏

Watched “Life on our Planet” last night by @davidattenborough and still thinking about it today...

the documentary is bitter sweet, sad and yet empowering. It makes you see how we - humans are an intrinsic part of nature and yet most of us, so disconnected from it. If we as humans make the right choices now- the future will be abundant 🙏 Have you seen it yet? If you have, share your thoughts below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

And just like that in a wink of an eye my tiny baby girl turns 4 - I’m so grateful for every moment, every cuddle, every kiss, every ordinary special day we get to spend together.

I love you to the moon and beyond Alexa Love ❤️🙏

And it’s seems like in an instant the autumn has arrived and with it an opportunity to shed all that no longer serves you, to let go of what’s holding you back from a lighter state of being 🙏🍂

So in the last year I have taken 58 days off social media /internet. How did I do it?

I have been practicing social media detox day - or I call it the Present day ( I’ll get to it later) for exactly a year now. Also I took a week off social media in the summer as well. That’s almost two months in the year and guess what? It was the best thing I have ever done for myself. It’s Friday and I’m about to go on my Present day again- I wanted to encourage you to join me- I’ll explain the details below :
Turn off your phone for 24 hours from 8pm on Friday evening until 8pm Saturday evening. Or you can keep it on airplane mode or simply turn off your 4G and/or Wifi so you can still make a phone call or text a friend or family member if you have to. You can even take a few photos or videos if you really want to and then put the phone away. The idea is to use your phone only as a phone or camera, without the use of the internet. Imagine for a day that the internet doesn't exist and enjoy real life. If this sounds daunting, remember that people lived without internet and social media for thousands of years, so you can certainly manage to do it for one day.
Now, you may ask what you’re going to fill your day with if you can’t spend time on your phone. Trust me, there will be plenty to do. A whole life awaits you away from the screen. Read a book, take a nap, go for a hike, write in your journal, plant seeds in your garden, clean your bedroom or the whole house, cook a meal from scratch, paint, go for a walk or a run, put some music on and dance, play with your kids, organise your closet—the list is endless. In fact, my house has never been so organised, as I often spend a few hours of my Present Day tidying our closets or a different section of a kitchen or bathroom cupboard. The time I might have spent on a screen is productively poured into benefiting my life.

The best part of this weekly social media detox is becoming more aware of your overall screen consumption throughout the week and actively reducing it, allowing you to be more present in the moment. The more present you are, the more appreciation you will have for life ❤️ link in bio for my full blog post

Group hugs are the best ❤️ @alexikonn

Spending time in nature has become my daily priority ❤️ Did you know that hugging a tree increases levels of hormone oxytocin.

This hormone is responsible for feeling calm and emotional bonding. When hugging a tree, the hormones serotonin and dopamine make you feel happier. It really does work 🙏 Have you ever hugged a tree? When was the last time? 👇🏻

Always focus on what matters the most ❤️ it’s been about a year since I started taking Friday evening to Saturday evening off social media and Internet.

I get so many DMs about how exactly I do it, so I thought I would share some tips here. Pick a time on a Friday evening ( for me it’s usually around 8:30 and simply disconnect) if you feel tempted to check social media, maybe put your phone on airplane mode or turn WiFi off on your phone. Leave your phone on your bedside table and forget about it. Read a book, journal, listen to music, go for a walk, organise your closet , play with your child, cuddle with your partner or pet, etc. People ask if I still watch TV that day- we don’t have a tv in the house, so that’s not an issue, I never really watch it. This day is for being fully present with myself, with others, with life - it’s my favorite day of the week and I look forward to it every week. It has helped me become calmer and more relaxed - it has also helped me evaluate and decrease the amount of screen time I use for the rest of the week. Now that I have done it for almost a year - I can truly say it’s the best habit I have ever added to my life - it’s been great for my mental and emotional health. I feel balanced and more sure of what I’m here to do and who I am. The less distractions we have to more connected we become to ourselves and the happier we are. I encourage you to join me today and disconnect to connect ❤️ see you in 24 hours 😘❤️🙏 Let me know below if you will join me today and also if you have any questions about this - I will respond tomorrow ❤️

Hold your loved ones close at all time ❤️ love them, kiss them, cuddle with them, speak to them, listen to them, be present with them.

These are the most valuable moments life’s got to offer 🙏 @alexikonn

This is what happens when I try to take a selfie of myself 😂 swipe left 😅 I’m so so grateful for these two ❤️❤️❤️

So many magical memories from Positano this summer 💕🙏

In love with you more than ever before ❤️ @alexikonn 🙏 every new challenge we face or argument we have brings as closer as we understand each other better and grow together as a couple...

looking at Insta relationships we see might seem perfect but none of them are- we are all humans with emotions and opinions. What makes for an effortless relationship is willingness to listen, to open up, to be vulnerable and to love and accept unconditionally your partner exactly as he/she is ❤️

She melts my heart every time ❤️

Most favorite moments ❤️🙏

Cuddles all day everyday ❤️🙏

London, I’m so grateful to call you home ❤️ and share your with a wonderful community of kind and accepting people.

Like any city you have been tested a lot in the past few months and what a joy it’s been to experience true freedom and acceptance living here. A true cosmopolitan city that is full of diversity and trust me - different opinions and yet most living in peace and harmony 🙏

Little dance party with my cutie ❤️ captured by @alexikonn

Oh, the lessons parenting teaches me everyday...

thank you for helping me grow as a human being my Alexa Love ❤️ Always reminding myself to be patient, to slow down, to calm down, to slow down my reaction by taking a deep breath, to Listen ( always listen) instead of lecturing, to always apologise when I feel like I have made a mistake - for example, raised my voice or lost my cool in some way. I always remind myself I’m the parent, and she is the child. She has an excuse to act irrationally- I don’t, I’m the adult 🤣 To always remind her that I love and accept her exactly as she is 🙏❤️ The biggest lesson however is to do my inner work - when I’m kinder, more loving to myself, then it’s easier to be a good, attentive, present and caring parent. It all starts with me ❤️

Life - a mystery in action 💕 what we focus on, we create. What we belive in - we manifest.

What we stand for - we achieve.

That’s how sweet Alexa is - she literally tells me all day everyday that I’m the best mommy in the

whole world and I’m like 😭 I’m the luckiest mommy in the whole world for sure 🙏 I thought she was taking my pics but so grateful she captured this special moment ❤️ I love you Alexa Love - you are pure love ❤️🙏

Blessed to have these two amazing human beings in my life ❤️🙏 #family

Co-creating a new vision together 🙏 what keeps our relationship strong is our shared same values and same vision of the future - in addition to unconditional love and tons of clear daily communication. That’s pretty much a recipe to a happy relationship ❤️ @alexikonn

The purest thing about you is your heart - keep it open wide, ready to love, to live, to feel. 💕

The biggest freedom in life is having the courage to be yourself ❤️

Same spot exactly 4 years ago ❤️ so much to be grateful for 🙏 I love our bond, our love, our friendship and the fun we share together.

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Thank you for all the love my beautiful friends - I appreciate all your dms❤️ yesterday I turned 34

and all I could think of is what privilege it is to see yourself grow up, what a privilege it is to live, to breath, to experience another day and another year ❤️🙏 Eternally grateful 34 year young Mimi 🥳😃

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown.

Instead you relax, and float.” ~ Alan Watts My relationship with water is an interesting one- I didn’t know how to swim until the age of 21 when Alex believed in me and committed himself to teaching me- it only took a few lessons with him and I was able to swim. I still wasn’t able to float on my back or swim in the deep end. Floating on my back is something I have tried since I was a little girl but I just couldn’t let go and trust the water, I would freak myself out and start sinking. Last August, when we were in Portofino, Italy somehow I felt I was ready and I finally let go and floated on my back - I had tears of joy streaming down my eyes. It only took me 33 years to learn that. I’m still working on the deep end 😂... I know I will get there. Wherever you are today in your relationship with water or life for that matter , know that it can all change, nothing is static, all is constantly changing and you are changing with it all. 💓 Have faith and always believe in yourself 🙏❤️

Always holding hands ❤️🙏 #motherdaugther

Everything you put out there in to the world through your energy comes back right at you.

❤️ So, put out love, put out peace, put out kindness and compassion if that’s what you want your experience to be. What are you currently putting out there into the world? Be honest 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Girls in red ❤️ if there is one thing I would like to pass on to Alexa is to always believe in LOVE.

That’s why it’s her middle name... LOVE is the greatest power that exists... it’s why we are all here 🙏 within our heart, there lies a seed of love that we can cultivate and grow beyond ourselves into this world. Love is free, love come from within, love is healing, connecting and transformative ❤️ Love is the answer to all the questions of your mind... Always chooose LOVE and always choose to LOVE 🙏❤️

If you want to make a world a better place - take a look at yourself and make the change - MJ ❤️ Whenever in doubt or overwhelmed, I remind myself of this quote.

I have the power over my own attitude, my decisions, my actions - this makes a world of a difference 🙏

Where it all started 11 years ago ❤️ when Alex proposed to me right here on this beach.

🙏 Who can spot Alexa in this shot 😝

Always choose KINDNESS in any given situation ❤️ especially choose kindness when you become aware of other unproductive and detrimental emotions in yourself towards others - Kindness is good for the body, it’s good for the soul, it’s good for the world. 🙏

Do what you love with people you love ❤️eat what makes you feel good, read and watch what inspires you.

Surround yourself with love, beauty and inspiration.

We took Alexa Love to one of our favorite spots in the world 🙏❤️

Just two gals dancing to the sunset - this is Alexa’s new fave song, we had to listen to it on repeat yesterday 😂

“Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything.

And between the two my life flows”
- Nisargadatta Maharaj

It’s crazy to think that 11 years ago Alex and I danced in this piazza on our first trip to Rome and now we are back here with our daughter Alexa Love and she wanted to dance in the exact same spot we did 😭

July 1st, 2020, 5pm - Roma, Italia. We are all living through a moment in history - what will we make of it?

How will it change us? It’s all up to us... We narrate it all inside of our head. I choose to be kinder to myself and others, I choose to LOVE more every moment and chance I get, I choose to be more present with myself and those around me, I choose to appreciate more all people in my life and the time we get to spend with each other. I choose LOVE over fear in every moment of my life... Wheneve in doubt, I always ask myself, “ Am I guided by fear or love right now? and then consciously choose LOVE❤️🙏

Always feeling so blessed with Alex and Alexa around me ❤️🙏 #family

We love you and appreciate every moment with you Papa today and everyday ❤️ Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there @alexikonn

Hello my beautiful friends❤️ what’s been making you happy lately?

For me it’s Alexa’s cuddles and walks in the parks - nature always makes me calm and grounds me 🙏 your turn 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Learning to love and accept yourself just the way you are is the biggest gift you can give yourself and the world.

All good and positive change in the world comes from that self love. Make it a priority 🙏 it’s the journey to ultimate healing .. we are all ONE ❤️

Her love for dance inspires me everyday ❤️😭🙏

After we read, kiss and cuddle Alex and I take turns standing by Alexa’s door while she falls asleep.

She asked us to do it awhile ago as it makes her feel safe. ❤️ while I’m standing by the door she always tells me the sweetest things as she drifts to sleep... today she felt true gratitude for everything and everyone in her life - I stood there listening to her with tears in my eyes 😭 We have practiced gratitude with Alexa since she was born, she would watch us fill out @fiveminutejournal since she was a month old and requested to have her own before she turned two... it is amazing to observe how even a small child can grasp the concept of gratitude 🙏 it’s never too early or too late to make practising gratitude part of your daily routine - After all, it’s not the people who have more that are wealthy, it’s the people who are grateful for what they have that experience true abundance of life. ❤️ P.S. Llama, poodle, penguin and Angelina are all her stuffed animal friends ❤️

All I know is that I know nothing and so I question everything... ❤️

Now and then ❤️ when she was just tiny, it’s like nothing has changed and yet everything has changed.

I have discovered LOVE on a whole new level😊🙏

Time to reflect, time to be brutally honest with yourself, time to listen and learn.

Time to change and evolve...Time to LOVE ❤️ Blacklivesmatter #blackouttuesday

Now that I have started gardening myself this year, I have so much more appreciation for any flowers, plants, etc I get to see and enjoy in our neighbourhood.

All these flowers and plants require so much love, attention, water, grooming - although all of it looks effortless if not looked after - it quickly dries out and perishes. Similarly, we must remember to take care of ourselves - water, love, attention and sunshine goes a long way 🙏

Today is 10 years since the day we celebrated our love and commitment for each other.

❤️ @alexikonn We have both grown so much and yet, we are the same Alex and Mimi - fun, silly, romantic, optimistic, idealistic, a little crazy and weird and absolutely perfect for each other🙏 the day we got married I understood the meaning of the term “ tears of joy” - literally the whole wedding party were crying emotional tears of joy including Alex and I the whole day - I have yet to experience anything like that ❤️🙏 it felt like pure unconditional love all around. I’m the luckiest woman ever to have found a man to love me and accept me just the way I am 🙏❤️ Our relationship and love for each other is exactly how I have always dreamt of it to be. I always believed it was possible to be in a healthy, respectful, loving, super romantic, equal, fun, unconditional relationship and that’s exactly what I have attracted. What we belive in strongly- we attract ❤️🙏 May you all find love within first and foremost and then someone to share this love with, if you want and wish of course ❤️🙏

Eternal summer in my heart ☀️

You can find me by the flowers 😝😍

How did you get so big my child? ❤️🙏 I love seeing your grow and develop right in front of my eyes - it’s the biggest miracle of life.

Taking this time to reflect, live slow, explore beneath the surface ❤️🙏

I treasure every moment and everyday with these two ❤️🙏 this photo started as me trying to take a selfie and then Alex and Alexa jumping in for a hug - so I went ahead and snapped a family portrait 🙏

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing Mamas out there!

💕 raising healthy, happy, independent, self aware children is the most important work we will ever get to do 👏🙏

You have the purest soul and the kindest heart ❤️ I’m forever grateful to spend every day by your side - happy Birthday my love.

@alexikonn

Tiramisu recipe from chef Alexa ❤️

She keeps telling me that I’m the best mommy in the world ❤️🥺and I keep telling her that I’m the luckiest mommy in the world because she came into my world 🙏 #motherdaughter

I’ll share with you one of my most favorite quotes and you share with me yours below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

The more good you pay attention to and feel/express gratitude for - the more of it will appear in your life ❤️ it’s always there waiting for us to notice...

Your mind is where you spend all your life - make it a beautiful place ❤️

Nature, music and of course LOVE ( self love or from other people) is my healing go to places ❤️ what about you - what do you feel like has the power to heal you?

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Nature in all her glory ❤️🙏

Little happy Friday dance for you ❤️ couldn’t get this one at first but after a few tries - I got it, sort of 😂 #blindinglights #blindinglightschallenge

Were you surprised about any of our answers - let me know below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻😀 @alexikonn

Happy Earth day ❤️ we must remember that earth is the only home we have - if we won’t take care of it, who will?

We have a chance at life, because humans before us didn’t take more than they needed... What future will we leave behind for our children and future generations to come with all the single use plastic we as society use that end in our oceans and streets? What soil will we leave behind with destructive industrial agriculture? What air quality will the world have at the current highest rate of forest deforestation and coral bleaching? The solutions to all of these questions and many more depend on our daily actions of how we treat the earth- Mother Nature, the one that has been our home from our first day here. ❤️

“ I’m not enough” is a deep rooted insecurity in many of us.

It’s often rooted so deep beneath the layers of subconscious mind that we aren’t even aware of it. And yet, it drives our life, it influences our decision making, our purchases, style of work and often poisons and ruins the good that comes into our lives - as we self subbotage. There are so many of these “not enoughs” that are harshly amplified when we browse on social media or traditional media and compare our lives to others - I’m not beautiful enough, skinny enough, tall enough, old enough, young enough, good enough, kind enough, famous enough, talented enough, happy enough, a good parent enough, perfect enough - F&ck! It’s exhausting... and draining... and yet many of us aren’t even aware it’s all happening in the back of our minds. I don’t have a recipe to fix this. Sorry...I’m only aware I also suffer from this “I’m not enough” on occasion. How do I personally deal with it when it arises? 1. I consume very little social media. I never watch tv. I mostly share my content and consume very selectively... 2. I do my best to be kinder to myself - when I catch myself “ not enoughing” myself, I instantly STOP and affirm to myself - I’m enough, I love and accept myself just the way I am...I literally say it out loud or whisper this to myself. 3. I remind myself how important it is to tell my daughter that she is enough and perfect just the way she is all the time. Everything a child hears between the ages of 0-7 becomes their inner dialogue. I affirm to her all that I want her to believe herself to be- that she is kind, loving, intelligent, that she has a good sense of humour. Also, I limit her screen time to 30 minutes a day max ( some days like today zero screen time) and only allow very positive ( non drama ) content. I allow zero social media consumption for her and intend to continue this for as long as possible. All of our issues come from childhood and if I can prevent at least some of it - I will try my best as a parent.
If you have read all of this - I want you to know that I love you and that you are enough and that you are PERFECT just the way you are ❤️

Last year on April 19th in Paris ❤️ oh, I miss Paris so much...

and I miss travelling, I miss being around people - strangers, foreigners- all kinds of people. Oh, how I love people. ❤️ I miss my family and friends, I miss freedom, I miss travel, I miss “normality”, however I’m also appreciative of this time and the awareness I have gained from this experience... the truth is life will never be the same. We are never going to be the same- this experience has changed the world as we know it. I do believe we all have the power to come out of this experience stronger, kinder, more loving, wiser and more grateful 🙏

Fridays are for salsa, actually everyday is 🤣 especially now.

It instantly puts me in a better mood. What’s your fave dance? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

We made this very basic crown from recycled paper and glued it with honey 🤣 Alexa was happy 😆 Give me some ideas my beautiful friends - I did very little craft when I was young - so I’m basically the kid here as well. What can we make with some basic tools? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Me every morning 😂 What Tik Tok should I do next? 😜 #beautymode #beautymodechallenge

A girl and a tree 🌸🌸🌸 sending all of you on the other side of the screen a big warm hug 🤗

Every time I show that I’m baking these amazing Brazilian “cheese” breads, I get hundreds of DMs asking me for the recipe.

So, here it goes - slightly adjusted from @saltedplains ❤️ Ingredients
* 1 cup cooked potato
* 2 cups (236g) tapioca starch
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon onion powder
* 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
* 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
* 1/2 cup boiling water ( or less, depending on the moisture of the potato, sometimes I use all of it and sometimes half of it. The dough should feel like play dough and not stick to your fingers ) * 1/3 cup olive oil
* 3 tablespoons unsweetened plant based milk like oat, coconut, etc
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for about 25-30 minutes and Enjoy 🙏

Finish the sentence... the road that leads to... 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻😝

Super easy make up look that I like to wear on the weekends - it literally takes me 2-3 minutes to apply it 😉 Let me know what other tutorials you would like to see from me below?

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For those of you who don’t have Tik Tok accounts and asked to see this 🤣 it was so hard to keep a straight face, I almost peed my pants 😂 thank you @alexikonn for being silly with me.

I love you ❤️ now if I can only convince him to do some more challenges with me 😂 Which one do you think we should do next? 👇🏻 if I can convince him, that is 😀 Follow me on Tik Tok - @mimiikonnofficial

My favorite flower in the whole world is my Alexa Love ❤️🙏 #motherdaughter #love

What can you see from your window? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 I’ll go first - there is this big white blossoming tree right now.

Every time I pass by and look at it, it makes me happy 🙏❤️

Finish the sentence...

“ when this whole covid thing is over, I’m going to...” 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 I will go first ..When all of this is over - Alex and I have decided to look for some land, start an organic regenerative farm and spend more time in the countryside- who knows maybe even move there full time some day. It’s something we wanted to do when we would be much older but after this whole experience- we asked ourselves - why not NOW? I feel like quarantine time serves as a reset for all of us - to re-evaluate our values, the way we live our lives, the people we spend our days with, the environment we are in - all of it is to be Faced NOW. 🙏Looking forward to to hear about your insights from this whole experience so far.

Keeping our smiles on and our hearts grateful at all times ❤️🙏

Thank you for the world so sweet, thank you for the food we eat.

Thank you world for everything ❤️ Remember to count your blessings today and everyday 🙏🙏🙏

Today I’m grateful for you my beautiful friends ❤️ - yes, you reading this on the other side of the screen.

Thank you for your presence, thank you for your attention, thank you for your support and love. My heart is full of LOVE for you. Although we may be thousands of miles away, we are connected deeply by our shared values and interests. I have been virtual friends with some of you now for 10 years - Over the years I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of you in person all over the world - US, South Africa, Italy, Canada, France, Azerbaijan, Spain, etc and every time after meeting you guys I walk away with the same heart warming feeling - that we are all ONE, that we are all good, that we are all connected on a way deeper level that we can ever logically understand. I love you guys ❤️ Share below what you are grateful for today...👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻make sure to tag three friends for your chance to win a five minute journal. Today is day 7 of my 7 day giveaway and everyday I’m giving away 3 @fiveminutejournal it’s an incredible, life changing tool used by over 500,000 people in the world 🙏🙏🙏 - the simplest way to be happier in 5 minutes a day. Especially in times like now - it’s paramount to keep your mental and emotional hygiene up. Make sure to follow my account, @fiveminutejournal and @intelligentchange The giveaway is open Internationally, you account must be public. The winners will be announced tomorrow on my Insta Stories. ❤️ Good luck! 😘

May we always remember to DREAM like children do and like we used to when we were children ❤️ you are never too young or too old to keep your heart open for possibility of a dream come true 🙏❤️

Today I’m so grateful for having shelter and food - in times like now my appreciation for these basic needs being covered in my life has sky rocketed.

Having a warm cup of tea in a cozy warm room - life has been made 🙏 the most comforting moment and feeling. Share below what you are grateful for today...👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻make sure to tag three friends for your chance to win a five minute journal. Today is day 6 of my 7 day giveaway and everyday I’m giving away 3 @fiveminutejournal it’s an incredible, life changing tool used by over 500,000 people in the world 🙏🙏🙏 - the simplest way to be happier in 5 minutes a day. Especially in times like now - it’s paramount to keep your mental and emotional hygiene up. Make sure to follow my account, @fiveminutejournal and @intelligentchange The giveaway is open Internationally, you account must be public. The winners will be announced tomorrow on my Insta Stories. ❤️ Good luck! 😘

Today I’m grateful for everything I have been through in this lifetime - the great, the good, the bad and all the in between.

It has taught me everything I know and made me the person I am today. The hardships make me resilient and give me character, the good times make me see all the beauty of this world and appreciate life even more. 🙏❤️ Share below what you are grateful for today...👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻make sure to tag three friends for your chance to win a five minute journal. Today is day 5 of my 7 day giveaway and everyday I’m giving away 3 @fiveminutejournal it’s an incredible, life changing tool used by over 500,000 people in the world 🙏🙏🙏 - the simplest way to be happier in 5 minutes a day. Especially in times like now - it’s paramount to keep your mental and emotional hygiene up. Make sure to follow my account, @fiveminutejournal and @intelligentchange The giveaway is open Internationally, you account must be public. The winners will be announced tomorrow on my Insta Stories. ❤️ Good luck! 😘

Today I’m grateful for this kind and loving man in my life @alexikonn Thank you for always being

so positive about everything in life - you are the most positive person I have ever met ( and I’m pretty positive myself). 🤣 You are always so caring towards others and I’m lucky you have chosen me to spend your life with ❤️❤️❤️ #partnersinlife Share below what you are grateful for today...👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻make sure to tag three friends for your chance to win a five minute journal. Today is day 4 of my 7 day giveaway and everyday I’m giving away 3 @fiveminutejournal it’s an incredible, life changing tool used by over 500,000 people in the world 🙏🙏🙏 - the simplest way to be happier in 5 minutes a day. Especially in times like now - it’s paramount to keep your mental and emotional hygiene up. Make sure to follow my account, @fiveminutejournal and @intelligentchange The giveaway is open Internationally, you account must be public. The winners will be announced tomorrow on my Insta Stories. ❤️ Good luck! 😘

Today I’m grateful for Mother Nature ❤️ often times we take her for granted - the air, the wind,

the sun, the rain, the earth, the trees, the fresh water springs, the sees, oceans and ponds, all the beautiful creatures it has housed for millions of years. Thank you for giving us humans - HOME ❤️ Without you - life wouldn’t be possible. Share below what you are grateful for today? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻make sure to tag three friends for your chance to win a five minute journal. Today is day 3 of my 7 day giveaway and everyday I’m giving away 3 @fiveminutejournal it’s an incredible tool used by over 500,000 people in the world 🙏🙏🙏 - the simplest way to be happier in 5 minutes a day. Especially in times like now - it’s paramount to keep your mental and emotional hygiene up. Make sure to follow my account, @fiveminutejournal and @intelligentchange The giveaway is open Internationally, you account must be public. The winners will be announced tomorrow on my Insta Stories. ❤️

Today I’m grateful for Alexa Love - she is one special soul, always bringing light and fun into my life.

❤️ she is truly my dream come true and I cherish every moment we get to spend with each other. Share below what you are grateful for today? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻make sure to tag three friends for your chance to win a five minute journal. Today is day 2 of my 7 day giveaway and everyday I’m giving away 3 @fiveminutejournal it’s an incredible tool used by over 500,000 people in the world 🙏🙏🙏 - the simplest way to be happier in 5 minutes a day. Especially in times like now - it’s paramount to keep your mental and emotional hygiene up. Make sure to follow my account, @fiveminutejournal and @intelligentchange The giveaway is open Internationally, you account must be public. The winners will be announced tomorrow on my Insta Stories. ❤️

Sing with me and even dance- why not? Nobody is watching 😝

Attitude of Gratitude is the biggest gift you can give yourself.

In this video I talk you through how you can cultivate the habit of daily gratitude in your life and also talk about all the benefits that come with it. Also, starting today I’m going to be giving away 3 Five Minute Journals for the next 7 days. The giveaway is open Internationally - all you need to do is leave a comment with what you are grateful for today and tag 3 of your friends - make sure you are following my account and @intelligentchange and @fiveminutejournal. I will announce the winners daily on my stories and contact them directly. ❤️

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas out there. Without you - none of this would be possible.

Thank you for your unconditional love, acceptence and dedication to raising us 🙏 I’m forever grateful for my mom @thehappylala my grandmas who are sadly no longer here with us and @lidiaikonn who has become like my second mother since I met @alexikonn. 🙏🙏🙏

The best legacy we can leave behind is how well we take care of our planet - Our Mother Nature.

The trees we plant, the rivers, seas and oceans we clean up from all the plastic trash we have dumped in there, the animals and insects we preserve, the soil we recover for being able to grow food.
Our children and future generations will not care about how much money we made, our social status, our art or technology - they can only care about any of these things if they have a livable planet. We humans are all an intrinsic part of our natural eco system and when it suffers - we suffer. Let 2020 be a wake up call for all of us, to connect to Mother Nature and take better care of it. #mothernature ❤️

The video cut off but basically I wanted to tell you guys that I love you.

It’s okay to feel overwhelmed right now - sit with that emotion. Like any storm - they all eventually pass. We are all going through challenging times in our own way based on our personal experience - some are concerned about losing jobs, some already lost their jobs, the business owners are concerned about their businesses and how they will continue employing people in such uncertain times - it’s very strange times we are living in because this is a gloabal issue right now. I’m not here to tell you that things are going to magically be alright - they are not. I’m just asking you to be kind to yourself and others, to do your best to just take it one day at a time - because thinking long term just feels way too overwhelming for all of us. Together - as humanity, we WILL get through this. I love you! May you always be happy, may you always be healthy, may you always be peaceful. Xx Mimi

I have been listening to Food Fix on @audible for the past week and I have to say it’s the most important audiobook anyone could listen to right now.

It’s very educational, yet simple to understand- thanks to @drmarkhyman who outlines a sustainable plan for our food system that needs to be changed at the consumer level to improve our health, the health of our communities, economy and our planet. After listening to it, I feel very empowered about everything I have learnt and how I can personally become part of a solution by voting with my fork with what I choose to eat and realising the huge impact it has on society and the environment.
Let me know if you are also interested in this topic? I have personally been fascinated with learning more about regenerative agriculture and how it can save our health and reverse climate change. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Want to listen to this audiobook? I have a special link in my bio for your free trial of @audible —-> http://www.audible.com/mimiikonn 💕 #audible #faveaudiobooks #sponsored

Cheked what I was doing last year this time and we were actually in LA, enjoying family time with my sis, her family and my mom.

Alexa looks so much smaller. How much can change in a year - It also gives me hope for next year this time. ❤️ I’m tagging all of you - share your #lastyearthistime moments and leave a comment if you do- I would love to check it out 😘

Only a week ago most of us took going out of the house freedom for granted and yet, now we are all highly aware of how privileged we are to have such freedom.

That to me already is a huge lesson this whole experience has taught us - to have greater appreciation for the small things in life, because the small things are really the big things. I will share some things I’m grateful for today - I’m grateful I’m alive and healthy, I’m grateful for our cozy home, I’m grateful for my sweet and loving husband who is healthy and my dearest daughter Alexa Love who is healthy and dancing all day long, happy as can be 🙏 I’m grateful for all the grocery stores that are open and provide us with healthy and nutritious food. I’m grateful for the people who work there round the clock, I’m grateful for the farmers who work hard to grow all this food for us to eat. What a privilege! 🙏 I’m grateful for all the hospitals and the NHS system - anyone is welcome, free health care for all. I’m grateful for all the nurses and doctors working hard and often times putting their lives at risk- I will always remember the amazing experience I had when I gave birth to Alexa Love and how hard they work and how well I was treated. 🙏 I’m grateful for electricity - another privilege you only appreciate when it gets taken away. I grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan where we would have regular black outs. Electricity is pure magic... and oh, I’m grateful for water, especially hot water running out of my tap. Being able to take a shower when I want to - I’m grateful for that 🙏 I’m grateful for the internet- it’s connected us all from all parts of the globe. We may have to practice physical distancing at the moment - however we are socially connected more than ever before. You reading this on the other side of the screen - I’m grateful for you. Yes you - you are smiling now 😀 I love you too ❤️ #somuchtobegratefulfor Now, tell me what are you grateful for right now? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

In times like now it’s so important to take care of your emotional hygiene - stay informed but

avoid overconsumption of news, only consume news from very reputable sources, practice gratitude for what you have, focus on all the good that exists in your life, take time off social media and television, spend time with family or reconnect to yourself. Read books, meditate, journal, contemplate on your life and your purpose in it.
Help others - especially if you have elderly friends, neighbours - ask them if you can buy groceries for them or run some errands, as many of them are afraid to go out at the moment. Wash your hands a lot, every time you enter somewhere - wash them again or use hand sanitizer.
Stay calm ( panicking and being paranoid is the worst form of action right now). Avoid social gatherings, avoid sending your kids to school ( if you can), work from home ( if you can). Be mindful and intentional with your actions - it’s more important than ever. We are being tested at the moment and how we react to this experience will determine our future. There is so much we can do right now to raise our global vibrations - send love and kindness to all affected and locked. Love is a powerful energy and can travel virtually far and wide. Love is healing 🙏 Share something positive with yourself and others around you - what we focus on, we create.
May you all be happy and healthy. Love, Mimi

I will be completely honest - It took me awhile to open up to the idea of wearing vintage and/or pre-loved clothing.

After all, I had very little growing up and worked hard all my life to be able to afford to buy anything I wanted - NEW 😀 I am very grateful to say I have been in that place for the last 10 years 🙏 However, In the last few years I have also been learning a lot about the devastating effects Fashion industry ( especially fast fashion industry) has on our environment. I can no longer close my eyes and pretend that I’m not part of the problem- I cannot wait for someone else to solve this issue. I have committed to be part of a Solution. Now I buy a LOT less clothes ( and stuff in general) and only buy the best quality I can afford so that it can last me for years. I have committed to stay away from all Fast Fashion stores like Zara, H&M, ASOS, etc etc... they are the reason clothes have become disposable and we have a culture where most people especially here on Instagram are embarrassed to repeat an outfit and wear everything once. Instead I’m buying and supporting pre-loved and vintage clothes and accessories and it’s been a great journey so far- I’m learning A LOT still about it. Let me know if you’d like me to make a video on my journey so far...
This dress I’m wearing is pre-loved Valentino- looked practically like new when I bought it and for tiny fraction of the price 😉 Have you ever bought anything vintage or pre-loved? Are you open to the idea - do share below👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Have you ever wondered how you make people feel around you?

Whether your family or friends, colleagues at work, schoolmates at your school or strangers that you get to meet daily. Every interaction with others - we send out signals with our body language, eye contact, the words and tone we choose to use and of course the words we choose to speak to others. It all leaves an impact on others whether positive or negative. The beauty is that we have full control of our special power and how we use it daily with intention and awareness. Share this message with those you love ❤️👇🏻

One look - 3 angles 😝 and happy I found a great spot for our huge beloved mirror that we have been carrying around with us for years - it even came with us to London from Canada.

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A new home and a new chapter ❤️ very grateful for it all 🙏 And yes, the photo is taken by @alexaikonn She is getting better and better at it 😝

Kids teach you so many lessons everyday- the biggest one I learn from Alexa is about having fun and being playful.

Since she was a baby - I realised she had a really great sense of humour and as she grows up it shines through her more and more. Thank you for always making me laugh baby girl - I love you to the moon and beyond ❤️ oh, and the photo where she hugs herself is about #selflove and then she walked to me and hugged me too ..I was in a puddle. Yesterday she told me- “ Mama, I love our days together” and I was like - awww... and she said - “ did you heart melt?” 😂 #loveyou #alexalove

When Alexa saw me put on my blazer this morning, she said - “ I want to wear I blazer too 😀” So we

did 👯‍♀️ It’s a great reminder to me as with everything I do as a parent - that she is watching me all the time and wants to model what I do, how I do it, etc. Evey time I have difficult or emotional moment around Alexa, I remind myself that she is watching me and I’m teaching her with my behaviour, my actions and reactions, not what I say to her ❤️ #motherdaughter

Beige and black today ❤️ I have a confession to make - I have had this dress for over a year and wearing it for the first time today ( it still had a tag on until this morning).

How many of your items in your wardrobe still have tags or/are barely worn? 🙋🏽‍♀️👇🏻 my goal this year is to buy less, shop in my own wardrobe first, buy only great quality items ( the best I can afford) , buy vintage and pre-loved, and avoid all synthetic materials such as polyester, etc- essentially it’s plastic and when washed in the washing machine or by hand - tiny little micro plastic is released into the water streams and then our rivers and oceans... The marine life ends up eating it and also all sea plants, corrals , etc are affected by the amount of plastic in our oceans. If you have any polyester clothes - you need to put it into a special bag when washing in the washing machine that will capture this micro plastic or invest in a lint filter for your washing machine , you can then dispose it in the trash. Please share this post if you found it useful ❤️

Girls and their scrunchie ponytails 😝😀 after I lived through the 90’s and wore lots of

scrunchies, I thought I would never wear them again - yet here I go 😂 it was the same with skinny jeans actually and now that’s the one type of jeans I prefer to wear. What’s one thing you thought you would never do or wear as a child and here you are now as an adult? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

So far 2020 has been a transformative year - I feel like everything in my life is currently

changing and all for the better 🙏 there is a lot of inner work going behind scenes and I’m in a constant state of gratitude. This year I have committed to drop all that doesn’t serve me - mainly subconscious self destructive habits. It’s not always about adding more - what’s more important is letting go of what no longer serves me. ❤️ Although- there is lots of work ahead and uncertainties, I’m more excited than ever to roll up the sleeves, do the necessary work and ultimately grow and evolve 🙏 How has your year been so far? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

So grateful that we get work together 🙏❤️ not only I get to do what I love- I get to do it with the person that I love.

People are often surprised how we make it work- but I can’t even imagine it any other way. We were co-workers first - that’s how we met and this romance began 🙏❤️ Would you ever want to work with your partner - yes or? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

My sister from another mister 😝 we just get each other.

Grateful to have you in my life Masha @masha_theone

Happy Sunday ❤️ Instagram vs Reality 😝 #oursundays

When you see the best in yourself - you start seeing the best in others ❤️ it’s a mental habit that has a tremendous power to make the world a better place.

The best thing is that it costs nothing and it’s all within your power. 🙏

So much LOVE for you ❤️

I get so many DMs everyday about how to transition away from plastic.

It’s definitely a journey- I’m still new to it myself and learning something new everyday. I still have lots of plastic around the house from the past and will use every single item until it’s done and finished before replacing with none plastic alternatives. What I can say is that it’s easier than I thought and it feels great. 🙏❤️

“Mama, I never want to let go of you. I love you so much.

You are my bestest, realest friend 😭” - Alexa said this to me before bedtime today and I was like 😭 - you are my biggest gift I could ever wish for Alexa. Becoming a parent has been quite a transition for me - it’s a constant experience of giving, giving, giving - 24/7, unconditionally with everything I have and everything I am. And when I hear this - I know that raising my child is the most important work I will ever get to do as a human being. 🙏💕 #grateful #motherdaughter #love #besties

Being hard on yourself? I know exactly how it feels.

I share how I deal with this destructive habit myself. Let me know if you struggle with this as well below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Also, please share this video with your loved ones if you find it helpful. Love you ❤️

A very special day for the 3 of us because today we officially became British citizens.

🥳 I had a flashback going through a similar ceremony when I officially became a Canadian citizen. I consider myself an extremely lucky human being that both of these amazing counties opened up their doors to me and my family - in return we did our best, we worked hard and created successful businesses, we created opportunities and employed other citizens, payed more money in taxes than we thought we could ever make 😂This is what immigration can bring to a country 🙏 The future of the world is an international world where people of different cultures live together, work together, collaborate on making this world a better place 🌎 Looking forward to creating more opportunities in the United Kingdom as citizens - and all around the world. Give me a 🌈 if you are also an immigrant and let me know where you currently live? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

I get asked all the time how I always stay so positive- so in this video I share with you my point of you on that.

Have a question for me - ask below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Take a little trip with us to Cabo, Mexico - it was such a beautiful experince, lots of special moments shared in this Vlog.

Direct link to watch is in my Insta Bio ❤️

Hello my beautiful friends! ❤️ everyday I’m lucky to get hundreds of DMs from you and I do my best to respond to as many as I can.

Some of them are quite frequently asked - for example - How do I know if he’s the right man for me? Or if this is the right job for me? The right city, country, experience? How do I know what I’m doing is what I should be doing? Here is my answer based on my personal experience. I will be doing these “Ask Mimi” frequently - so if you have a question you would like to aske me, here is your chance - ask below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 If you have enjoyed this video- make sure to tag your loved ones 😘

I have been thinking about this a lot lately...

we need to redefine what SUCCESS means to us as a society, as humanity, individually for every single one of us and also what we teach and model to our children. Does success mean economic growth? Does it mean making more money, so we can buy more stuff, bigger house, another car? At what expense does it all come? Scientists say in order to keep up with the growing demand of human consumption we would need more than 20 planets like Earth. The way most of us live these days is simply put unsustainable. Look at what the old definition of SUCCESS has gotten us? Greed is destroying our beautiful planet and essentially puts the human race at the risk of extinction. Call me an optimist, but I truly belive our world and most humans in it are ready for a different definition of SUCCESS.
For me my personal definition of success has evolved so much in the last few years and the way I have been living my life - it’s all about how well I feel inside - do I feel joyful, peaceful, calm? it’s about meaningful relationship that I have in my life with my family and friends and how much I give back to the world in any ways I can. I no longer stress about the silly metrics at which our society likes to rate us - what matters is how we rate our own definition of success. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this ❤️👇🏻

If you want to make the world a better place - take a look at yourself and make the change - MJ

❤️For me that’s what 2020 is all about - taking responsibility, changing my personal habits to be more environmentally conscious one step at a time , spending more time in nature, being kinder to myself and others. Every single one of us matters - what you and I do can change the world - it all starts with one small step and one small action 🙏

Like mother like daughter - I only realised she crossed her legs like me when I looked at this photo.

Kids model everything from us parents from small things to big things 😀 do you recognise your parents in yourself - some behaviours or habits? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 do share

Here I am scrolling through my photo album, looking at the year that has gone by - it feels like it

was only yesterday that we were all celebrating 2019 and in a blink of an eye here we are again - celebrating an end of a decade. What a blessing it is to be here reflecting on another year and a whole decade. 🙏This year has given me a lot of life lessons, some challenging, some painful - I have gotten new insights and realisations that in a way make me feel like a whole different person... below are my top 3 lessons of the last decade... 1. Let Go - let go of all that no longer serves you. Let go of negative self talk, self detrimental habits, toxic friends or relationships. Mainly, let go of all the fears that are holding you back from fully living your life and being yourself. You only have one chance to live. Life is the biggest gift we have and allowing fear to run your life is a crime. When making every decision now - I ask myself whether that decision is based on Love or Fear. If it’s based on fear, I let go of the fear and make a new decision, based on Love.
2. Take care of yourself - I’m the only responsible person who will take care of myself. I can’t rely on others to know how I’m feeling physically, mentally or emotionally. Therefore, I need to prioritise my overall well being - make time to relax, have fun, dance, laugh, make time to be still and breath. If I’m empty I will have nothing to give to the world - if I’m FULL, my potential is boundless. 🙏
3. Relationships- at the end of the day all that matters is the relationships we have built and nurtured through our lives. Not the financial success, not the material possessions, not the status or the title you have attained. It’s the people in your life who you care about and who truly care about you - that is the most valuable gift in life.
Happy New Year my beautiful friends! May we all see the magic of what already is and feel gratitude for it and may it be a positive transformative year for all of us 🙏❤️ Share this with someone you care about ❤️
What’s your biggest lesson from the past decade? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Being present and having fun is what my parenting style is all about.

I want Alexa to remember all the goofy, silly, fun things we did together and to remain that way well into adulthood. Taking it easy and not taking yourself too seriously is something I had to learn ( still learning 🤣) So, now here is my chance to lead by example... I keep reminding myself, as parents - it’s not what we say that teaches our kids - it’s how we actually are. Kids model the behaviour they see on daily basis 😀 I’m enjoying being a kid again with Alexa at 33 and feeling more comfortable than ever in my skin 🙏 Now, which expression is your favorite, we have excited, sad, surprised 🤣 and well, the model look 😝

I’m listening to this profound audiobook on @audible called Super Attractor - it talks about mindset, daily practises and tools that are required to attract anything into your life that you desire.

It was a great reminder for me as I already consciously have been using some of these tools such as daily gratitude and law of attraction in my life for years - it’s the reason @alexikonn and I are together, it’s the reason we have been able to create multiple successful businesses, it’s the reason I get to live the life of my dreams every day where freedom is one of my top values.
It’s the most perfect audiobook to listen to as we all embark on this new year ahead.
What are you trying to attract in the new year? For me 2020 is going to be all about relationships - I would like to attract more likeminded individuals into my world, create new friendships, provide value and build a strong community of inspiring humans around me.
What are you trying to attract in the new year? Do share 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 I have a special link in my bio for your free trial of @audible —-> http://www.audible.com/mimiikonn 💕 #audible #faveaudiobooks #sponsored

It’s real winter wonderland here in Toronto ❤️❄️ What’s the weather like where you are? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

I’m convinced my sister’s @real_leyla old room has the best light, so had to take a selfie 😝 Who has been with me since the @luxyhair days and remembers Leyla’s room 😀👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Where this love story began more than 13 years ago ❤️🇨🇦 @alexikonn

Some people come into your life to make it brighter and to bring out the best of you ❤️ @alexbirukova Keep them close to your heart ( even if they live a thousand miles away) - thanks to WhatsApp voice memos 😂 Tag your long distance friends below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

I’m the Luckiest Mama in the world ❤️ #motherdaughter Which shot is your fave - couldn’t pick one 😝👇🏻

Flowers grow where you water 💧🌸 always keep that in mind - what you focus on you create more of 🙏

Never knew LA has real autumn 🍂 it’s just much later than most other places in the world, yet just as beautiful 😍

So many questions about this dress from my stories - it’s actually a vintage dress I found on Etsy from the 70’s.

Lately, I have been looking a lot more at vintage clothes as my way of reducing new purchases and there are lots of treasures out there that still look amazing after 50+ years... makes me think how much the fashion industry has changed over the years and how much opportunity there is for brands that create good quality clothes. Have you ever bought anything vintage? What was your experience like?

Life is beautiful ❤️🙏

Grateful and happy for the simplest and smallest things in life like this gorgeous sunset ❤️🙏 Who is with me?

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3 musketeers ❤️

Twirling my way through life ❤️🙏

Last night I was up in bed - trying to fall asleep yet buzzing with this overwhelming awareness of myself and life.

I experience this very intense state of being every few months - sometimes more, sometimes less. Years ago when I first became aware of it - I used to get really scared of it, I would think something was wrong with me, that I’m having an anxiety attack or even worse - dying. I would distract myself by going on my phone and watching or reading something. Then I learnt to meditate and discovered that this experience is completely normal part of being a human being. It’s an experience of awareness rising and passing. This experience carries a lot of insights and wisdom in it - if only we choose to listen and trust it - instead of fear and distraction from it. So, I journaled last night, while Alex peacefully snored next to me - about all the fears I still need to face, about all the work I need to do while I’m here, because we all come with a purpose on this planet, about my vision of what I want to do and experiences I would like to go through and how I want to feel day to day. It all poured out of me very effortlessly and naturally and felt like a relief. I fell asleep right after 🙏 The price we pay for modern day technology is that we are often disconnected from ourselves - we are scared to look deep inside of ourselves. Instead we watch another meaningless show or mindlessly browse through Instagram for hours. What if instead we listen to our heart - that rising awareness? Perhaps, our life would never be the same...❤️ Have you ever experienced what I’m talking about? How do you react to it?

Life is but a dream, it’s what you make it 💫

Second time in this beautiful country and I’m blown away by its beauty 😍🙏🇲🇽 #mexico Who here is from Mexico or is Mexican living abroad?

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I will carry you in my arms as long as I physically can ( which is probably not for much longer 😂😭) ❤️❤️❤️

I’m listening to this amazing audiobook on @audible called “Stillness is the key” by @ryanholiday.

It has been such a great reminder for me to slow down regularly and continue making time to mediate daily, journal, go for walks by myself sometimes when I need to clear my mind. It’s a must listen for anyone who is overwhelmed by the frenetic demands of modern life.
This audiobook entices you to reexamine your life and meditate on what stillness really means, how to use it, and most importantly why you need to make time for it in your daily life. If you wish to live a successful, fulfilling, tranquil life - then making time to be still and present with yourself is a must.
If you aren’t yet on @audible , now is the perfect time to join - I have a special link in my bio for your free trial—-> http://www.audible.com/mimiikonn do you regularly make time to be still in your life? If you do, please share how does it make you feel after? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Do share 💕 #audible #faveaudiobooks #sponsored

People often assume that I’m perfect or that my life is perfect - I usually have a little laugh about it because little do they know I’m the least eligible candidate for the “perfect” title...

below are 5 reasons why... there are definitely more but this is a good start...
1. I never fit back into 95% of my pre- pregnancy jeans. I mean, I could fit into them but it would hurt me to walk or sit - if ya know what I mean 😂 I was the skinniest I have ever been in my life pre pregnancy. So I’m not even going to go there. I packed them away and donated most to charity. I may still have a stash of favourites from the past I need to donate. I decided right away I’m not going to waste my time and energy trying to be what I was pre baby - I made a human in my body. I’m so grateful for this strong and healthy body that carries me... I’m doing my best to take care of it without wasting time and energy on being something I no longer am.
2. I never had laser hair removal - so I need to regularly shave if I want unwanted hair not to be on my body. Most of the time time I don’t care enough to do it - summer is usually an exception, although even through summer time, some days I may expose you with my hairy armpit. You know what, hair is natural and doesn’t bother me a bit. We had all been brainwashed to be grossed out about it on women but what about men and kids? They have hair - okay, maybe not kids so much. But the men for sure do. 😂 Bottom line, half of the time - I’m not shaven and I absolutely accept that about me.
3. Even though I am technically a multilingual as I speak 4 different languages- I don’t speak one completely perfectly without an accent. 🤣 It used to bother me when I was younger, and frankly at some moments it still does - I then remind myself that only 3% of the world can speak 4 languages and it’s something to be grateful for, rather than embarrassed of. If I had a chance to only speak one language perfectly or 4 imperfectly - I would still choose 4 ☺️
Read the other two in my comments, as this caption is too long...

Everything I am today is because I believe in the good of myself and choose to focus on the positive in every single situation.

It’s a daily habit and it’s not always easy- believe me. 😳 I have moments of doubt, moments where I want to give up, moments when I don’t feel good about myself - and it is in those moments when I catch myself and make myself aware that I can make a choice to focus on feeling crap or picking myself up and tying again, believing that things will turn out better the next moment, the next day 🙏 and they always do and I always feel better. Human experience is not about perfection - it’s not about feeling happy all the time, neither it is about constant success. It’s about ups and downs and lessons we get to learn along the bumpy ride. I’m so truly grateful to be alive and have a chance at life 🙏❤️

Once upon a time you wake up and realise that it’s all up to you - your attitude, your mindset,

your thoughts, your reactions, your dreams and of course your actions 🌸💕 and that’s when you can finally utilise the full power of your human experience 🙏❤️ Photo and make up by my talented friend @violetartistry

Will treasure these moments forever ❤️🙏

Every time I ask Alex to take a pic of me - Alexa runs into the shot and wants to be in it with me

❤️🙏 I have been explaining to her what we do - as so many of our subbies have been coming up to us here in LA to hug and chat. She is really curious and is starting to understand that we have so many beautiful friends out there - watching us everyday and looking at our photos. It’s like we have friends everywhere we go - this is the biggest blessing social media has provided me with and I’m grateful for it everyday. Thank you so much for your your attention, presence, love and support all these years... even as I took a little step back from regular YT videos in the last few years as I focused most of my attention on raising Alexa and other work projects. You have all been so patient and understanding with me - like all real friends would. I’m so excited to slowly gain more of my time and freedom and start creating more creative content again - ahhh, so many exciting projects in the making and I’m so looking forward to connect more with you guys 🙏 I want you all to know that I Love you very much and that you can do anything you set your mind to. ❤️ this is what I tell myself everyday and my path is getting more clear and fulfilling everyday 🙏

My failed bay watch moment 😂 who grew up watching the show? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Our little Love capturing our love. ❤️ #grateful #takenbyalexa

Luckiest parents of the sweetest girl ❤️ and my most favorite photographer.

The photos she takes are so much more special - will share them with you later, we were laughing so hard, we fell 😂

Always remember you can start over - it’s never too late to be kinder, healthier, more compassionate, it’s never too late to start caring ❤️🙏

In the past I would have never posted this video.

It’s not the best lighting and you can clearly see the cellulite on my thighs😂 I am constantly changing though and learning to accept and love every inch of my body more and more just the way it is 🙏That’s the truth of social media - we as creators can choose what we post and most of us naturally choose to post the more flattering angles and lighting - let’s all be honest🙋🏽‍♀️ Would you ever post unflattering angle of yourself on social media, your bad angle or a photo/video where your cellulite is clearly visible? Regardless of whether you have a big audience or not...Be brutally honest 😳 What you see on social media is not always lies but it’s definitely not the full picture. Always keep that in mind... Hello, I’m Mimi and I have cellulite. I hope you see it and I hope it makes you accept yours too. This is what most real bodies look like and always have... Say I 🙋🏽‍♀️if your body looks like mine. And I hope this video makes you feel good about your body - it’s the only one you have got. Tag your friend that can relate and feel better from this message. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Those who believe in magic will always find it ✨

Two Dreamers navigating through the journey of life ❤️ so grateful to face life’s ups and down, challenges, facing unknowns, dreaming together and believing in each other.

I love you to the moon and beyond ❤️

Been wearing this dress on repeat. It’s an old one and I love it ❤️It got me thinking how the modern culture shames us for wearing the same outfit more than once.

( especially here on Instagram). It’s up to every single one of us to change that mindset - wear your outfit MANY times, it’s better for your wallet and most of all for our environment 🌎 Give me a ❤️ if you agree 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Beret club ❤️

A very different kind of fall this year 🌸 very grateful for this experience of warm autumn in LA Travel has been the most valuable and priceless life experiences I got to live through.

Part of it will always stay with me in my soul ❤️ Who can relate here? 🙋🏽‍♀️👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Everything I am today is because of the challenges I have faced in my life - so I’m no longer afraid or resistant of them.

I have started to view them as lessons on the path of my life - if I don’t learn from them, they keep coming back in different shapes and forms. The moment I recognise the challenge for what it is - a situation that’s tying to teach me something, I learn the lesson and move on. Once the lesson is learnt - those difficult situations no longer appear on my path. Regardless, there is ALWAYS something new I’m learning - that’s the beauty of life. Life is always fun and interesting - when you switch your mindset to a life long student rather than a victim. ❤️

Can’t believe it’s been a year ❤️ our fall last year vs now 😂

These simple moments are everything ❤️🙏 what we cherish and remember when we look back on our life

is the moments we shared, the people we loved, laughter with friends and family, joy and feeling small yet powerful when being in nature. 🙏 Be mindful of what you do with your time on planet earth - when you look back on your life at the end of this journey. What will you be looking back on?

My favourite thing to do is watch the sunset 🙏 call me a hopeful romantic ☺️❤️🙏

Flower lover 🌸🌸🌸 still amazed at how everything is blossoming in November in LA 😻

Hello from sunny LA 😘☀️ what city are you in today? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Just ocean and I ❤️ I’m always amazed and positively overwhelmed by the energy of the ocean - sometimes it brings tears of joy to my eyes...

who can relate? 🙋🏽‍♀️

Loving all the palm trees 🌴😍one of my fave trees for sure - what’s yours? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Loving the Californian lifestyle 🌴☀️🙏 Who here is from Cali? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Look of the day ❤️

I didn’t even realise she knows the word fabulous as she has never used it before 🤣 and to actually use it in the right context 😍😭🙏 🌸 Couldn’t help but share.

One of the most pivotal audiobooks that I have ever listened to on @audible is Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris.

I’m not sure @alexikonn and I would be here today if it wasn’t for this life changing audiobook. This was around 10 years ago and we knew we wanted to start a business, however we also valued freedom of time and space - prior to listening to this audiobook all the business people who we came across would laugh at our ideas and dreams of entrepreneurship with lifestyle balance. Four Hour workweek proved to us it was possible and that lots of people around the world were already living that lifestyle design dream. Following the steps of these inspiring stories we also managed to create multiple successful businesses that operated on the premises of Four Hour work week. Well at least for the first couple of years - later we decided on a different dream, but that’s a whole different story... if you have a dream of starting your own business, or a side hustle then this audiobook is a must listen! Even for those of you who don’t have such dreams but want to expand your mind and learn how you can create more freedom in your current job - you will find lots of incredible tips. Have you listened to this audiobook yet? What has been the most pivotal audiobook for you? I’d love to know, please share below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #Audible #faveaudiobooks #sponsored

Still amazed at how 2 became 3 ❤️🙏 #family #love

3 different photos taken by 3 different strangers - I’m grateful to all of them ❤️ also swipe right till the end to see us in the same spot when Alexa was 1 ❤️

Alexa Love is officially my photographer 🤣 she tells me she loves me while taking my pics and also gives me directions - HIRED!

❤️ I’m so grateful to have the sweetest daughter 🙏 Tag your photographer below, they can all learn from Alexa - I’m tagging @alexikonn 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

It’s free of gluten and processed sugar - super delicious and comforting.

So early to prepare as it doesn’t require a blender 😊 enjoy and remember to tag me in your recreations😘

Hello ❤️ where are you all from? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 I’m originally from Baku, Azerbaijan, I moved to Toronto, Canada when I was 16 and now living in London, England for the last 6+ years.

What about you? 👇🏻❤️

Went to see orthopaedic today and she confirmed that my toe isn’t broken.

I need to wear the boot for a bit longer while I still have pain and hard time walking but ahh- I know I will heal very soon and I’m so grateful and excited - I just can’t hide it 🤣🙏 we often take basic things for granted like eyesight, hearing, ability to walk and talk - and once in a while life gives us a wake up call to remember - this is all so special. Having good health is enough to be happy and grateful and dancing with joy 🙏 what a gift 🎁 🙏

I love spraying myself with pure rose water throughout the day 🌹 there is something very calming and soothing about it.

Have you ever tried it? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Love you to the moon and beyond ❤️ #motherdaughter

I remember standing in the same spot almost 13 years ago...looking at the magnificent Tower Bridge.

It was my first trip to London and it was love at first sight. I had this feeling of recognition- peace and calm, in this new city I was visiting. I was broke and single at the time - yet I knew with confidence in my heart that I will come back and live here some day. 🙏 Now it’s been 6 and a half years since London has been my home and I am truly, so immensely grateful for this experience of living in one of the most incredible, diverse, beautiful cities in this world. Always believe in your dreams - always go for it 🙏 swipe right to see me in the same spot on that first trip to London 🇬🇧

What I have been doing for the last two days ❤️ #love

My heart is so full right now ❤️🙏 #grateful #cousins #love

My latest fave make up trick is to use the same lipstick ( lip balm, etc) as a blusher.

It creates a cohesive look overall and also you need less items in your make up bag to ahieve this, which is always a win 😊 What’s your fave make up tip? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

It’s sweater weather ❤️

All great relationships require time, commitment, great deal of communication and of course

unconditional love ❤️ The more you put into a particular relationship- for example, such as the one with your child - the more deep, fulfilling intimate relationship you will get. There are no shortcuts when it comes to relationships - you can’t buy them, win them over in a day - it’s a long road with ups and occasional downs, yet it’s the most beatiful path to personal inner growth and the experience of pure meaning of LOVE. ❤️ #relationships

Her little laugh at the end ❤️

Playing with new Instagram filters and they are so amazing and realistic. Have you tried them?

👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻I only realised today that they have added so many more and they are finally actually good. RIP Snapchat ❤️ 🤣

Styled my hair straight today ❤️ it’s such a different experience styling short hair.

Would you like to see a tutorial once I get a hang of it, let me know 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Being your mommy was one of my biggest dreams ❤️ and is now one of my biggest joys 😘🙏 #grateful #love #motherhood #motherdaughter

Stepping into Monday like 🤣

Paris, you always bring something magical into my soul ✨Immensely grateful to have experienced you yet again 🙏🇫🇷

Happy Birthday my dream girl - Alexa Love 💕 Thank you for coming into my life and continuously teaching me how to be a better human being...

I am so looking forward to getting to know you more and more every year as your wise, strong, fun, intense personality shines through you 🙏❤️ I love you more than the words could ever discribe - to the moon and beyond into an enernity. Yours Forever- Mama ❤️ Swipe left to see how much Alexa Love has grown 😮 since her last birthday and the first birthday and when she was just a newborn 👶 🙏 #3yearold #birthdaygirl

Counting my blessings everyday with these two ❤️🙏 @alexikonn @alexaikonn

Bonjour Paris ❤️🇫🇷

Little Mimi around 7 years old ❤️ asked my mom to look for some photos of me with short hair and she found this gem 🙏 I barely have any photos from childhood so grateful for any of them.

New hair - new era 🎈 when was the last time you have cut your hair drastically?

👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 for me it’s definitely been more than 10 years🤣

So, this happened today 😀 and it was extremely liberating 🕊

I wish for you to silly dance today and everyday 😘 by yourself, with your partner or with your family 💃🏽thanks to @alexikonn for capturing these special moment 💕

Today I’m grateful for all that sunshine pouring through the water window❤️ After a few gloomy and rainy days - it’s so good to see the sun ☀️ again 🙏 What are you grateful for today - do share 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Life is made up of moments like these ❤️ #grateful #family

I have been listening to this fascinating and enlightening Audiobook on @audible called FEAR by Tich Nath Hanh and it got me thinking...a LOT...

in fact I have a confession to make. I have been a fearaholic my whole life .. is that even a word? 🤣 Since I can remember myself being a little Mimi - I remember being afraid of one thing or another... the older I got the louder the fears have also gotten in my head, as I have observed and realised with age, there is more attachement to life. My ultimate fear is the fear of the unknown - of what happens on the other side of the reality as we know it. Even though I have been trying to free myself of this unhealthy addiction my whole life - I have now come to the point where I have hit the rock bottom. I refuse to live with it any longer and I will not carry the heavy burden of fears that is not only limiting me from fully living my life but also physically hurts my body. This audiobook came at such a perfect time into my life- it’s provided understanding and guidance on changing my relationship with fears, shining light to them and releasing them. It’s an absolute MUST LISTEN for anyone who struggles with any kind of fears.
If you aren’t yet on @audible , now is the perfect time to join - I have a special link in my bio for your free trial—-> http://www.audible.com/mimiikonn Let’s be a little honest and vulnerable- What’s your biggest fear? 👇🏻👇🏻 Do share 💕 #audible #faveaudiobooks #sponsored

Fall is here 🍂😍 Cozy sweaters - here I come 😝 What’s your favorite thing about fall season?

👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 For me it’s watching all the trees change colours - it’s such a miracle to observe - one of the most beautiful shows the nature puts on every year 😀

One of the things I would like to do more of is ..have more fun ❤️ I remember how much more I used to laugh when I was a kid and silly dance and sing to myself - like all the time.

I want more of that in my life. 🙏 What about you- finish this sentence... One of the things I would like to do more of is ..👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

With my little world ❤️ #love #family

Happy Birthday Mama❤️ @thehappylala So lucky to have spent this day with you.

Thank you for being so loving and caring to me all my life - for raising me and accepting me just the way I am. For always being kind and loving to others and modelling that behaviour to Leyla and I. Thank you for believing in the best of people and life...I want to keep that childlike wonder and innocence as you have today at 60. I love you forever and always ❤️❤️❤️

The secret to having more in life starts with being grateful for what you already have today and now ❤️

Grateful heart ❤️ is a happy heart...I’m so grateful for my family today and being able to spend quality time with them.

🙏 what are you grateful for today? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

To DREAM is to believe in a better you and in a better world.

✨ it’s like the sprinkle of the fairy dust in a mundane life... most of us lose our ability to dream with age- we are told to be logical, to be realistic, to be like everybody else and to forget about that silly thing called “dreaming”. To dream as an adult is to dare... well, I never want to grow up in that case 🤣 I I will keep on daring and I will keep on dreaming. Do you dare to dream still or...👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Just two gals in Mykonos ❤️ #motherdaughter

Always remember that you have the power to choose who you want to be every single day.

You don’t have to follow the habit of who you were yesterday, last month, or your whole life... you can reinvent yourself, think new thoughts, create new beliefs - it’s all up to you ❤️

I always want to remember all the funny things we did together ❤️ and all the funny and cute things you said to me.

You are my biggest blessing, my wisest teacher - I love you to the moon and beyond ❤️ #love #motherdaughter

Whatever you look for in life - you will find. If you look for the positives in life - you will find them - if you look for the negatives in life - you will find them too.

Same when it comes to yourself - if you look for the positive qualities and attributes in yourself - you will find them and if you look for the negative qualities and attributes in yourself - you will surely find them too. 😝 Same in others - you can choose to see the good or the bad in someone. Both exist in all of us. Nothing is perfect and nobody is perfect. This duality of life - dark and light, positive and negative exists in pretty much everything that’s alive. Embrace that in yourself and focus on the light, focus on the positive - when you do that, you will see more of the light and positive in others and life in general. ❤️

True accomplishment is feeling like you are ENOUGH - in a world that’s constantly tying to push you to be more, do more, get more...

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When people meet us without Alexa they think we are just a new couple in love and dating ❤️ then we

tell them we have been married for almost 10 years and have an almost 3 year old and this is their expression 😳 haha I’m so grateful that both of us knew how special what we have was (is) in our early twenties and commited to this relationship that has been truly magical and fortunate in so many ways ❤️🙏 If you find a special person - keep them close to you. They are one in a million.

Inside you - there is everything you are looking for ❤️ all the treasures of the world reside inside of all of us.

If we only make the time to look inside - we are sure to find it 🙏✨

Embrace yourself the way you are, because you are perfect just the way you are ❤️ the biggest value you give to the world is not your looks or possessions- it’s your heart ❤️ We all get lost in the external world sometimes, but it’s the internal one that matters the most.

It was all like a dream ✨ this was one of the most magical beaches I have ever been to 😍 thanks to @alexikonn for discovering it and taking my pics as I clearly enjoyed myself 🤣 What’s the most beautiful beach you have been to? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 I’m taking notes 📝

Always feel so fortunate to have you in my life ❤️ @alexikonn In our relationship we have always been aware of the idea that we aren’t halves of each other.

We are both whole - 100%. When you bring 100% of you - you are independent, you are happy, you are full of love for yourself first - that in return makes your relationship with your partner so much more positive and effortless ❤️ #Love #youarewhole

I love seeing people fall in love - it brings the best out of us all.

True unconditional love has the power to lift us up, to heal us from our scars, to help us grow as human beings. 🙏❤️ Grateful to have celebrated the most magical love story tonight in an unforgettable setting - congrats to @miss.stass @benjaminhiggs 🎉 🎊 Have you found your special person yet? If you haven’t - don’t give up. I always say this to my single friends - there is more than 7 billion people in the world and you just need to meet that 1 🙏 it’s definitely possible if you believe it and open your heart❤️ #officiallyhiggs

Celebrating a beautiful couple and their magical love story in Florence ❤️ @miss.stass

The most beautiful and attractive people are those with kind heart and eyes ❤️ that kind of beauty

is within our power - we can choose to look at the world with kind eyes, even if we have been hurt many times before, we can choose to love again with our heart ❤️ even if it has been broken many times before.

I love life by the sea 🌊 I think that’s where I will end up one day ❤️ maybe because I grew up by the Caspian Sea 🌊 and feel that subconscious need to be close to water.

Do you live by the water or not? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Fave song of the moment - 🎶 Señorita 💃🏽What’s yours? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Girls and their flower crowns 💐 We are so grateful to spend some quality time with Elena @elenasrunway 💕

There is only room for LOVE in my heart ❤️ #Love #alwayschooselove

You will NEVER be good enough for others. Are you good enough for YOURSELF ?

That answer is all that ever matters ❤️

Always choose love and kindness in every single situation.

❤️ Sometimes it’s hard- when we get hurt, we want to take things personally, we want to cry, we want to give up and hide from the world. That is not the answer. The answer is to love and accept your self - your mistakes, your failures, your imperfections- all of you the way you are ❤️

Always accidentally matching - because automatically I end up dressing us the same way 🤣 without realising it until I look in the mirror.

#motherdaughter #twinning #matchingoutfits #london

My prince 🤴❤️ @alexikonn

Life is all about how we react to things that happen to us.

It’s easy to complain, to feel like a victim of our circumstances and give up. It’s in those moments that we must find strength in the depths of our soul to keep on moving forward, moment by moment creating a better version of ourselves, to keep believing in a better future, better vision of ourselves and our world. ❤️

You must succeed ❤️ thanks to @motiversity for creating this highlight.

Be your own best friend and cheerleader 💕 Your life is up to you.

Two things that define your life and how happy and successful you will get to experience it is your mindset and your attitude in day to day life.

These two things should be something you are mindful of every single day, as you are faced with many different life situations - how we react to things, what we choose to believe about the situations we are in, the attitude we choose to embody - that is your life ❤️ Share this if it resonates with you 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Found a wall of flowers on a gloomy day in London 💕

The work you do on yourself benefits everyone - You, your family and friends and the rest of the world.

If you want to make this world a better place - start today and start with yourself. We can only lead by example ❤️

It’s like I blinked and she is a big girl. Anyone else feels like that about their child?

👇🏻❤️I spend pretty much all day with her, everyday and I still see her growing and changing almost everyday - evolution of a human life is truly mind blowing. P.S. the white patch on Alexa’s hand is the mirror that needs to be cleaned from Alexa’s fingerprints 🤣

Favorite things about summer - all the flowers, fruit in season and warm summer evenings ❤️ What are yours?

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Love is the answer to all your questions❤️ It’s the remedy to all problems in the world.

It’s what heals the soul.

In a rose garden with my most favorite rose 🌹 we spent the day at the park with friends - eating fruit and smelling roses.

What are you all up to this Sunday? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #motherdaughter #summer19 #likemotherlikedaughter

I had tears in my eyes filming this because I have been holding her hand on this frame ever since she could walk, while she was stepping from one to another.

Today I encouraged her to do it by herself without my hand and she did it 😭 🙏 I feel so grateful being able to witness her grow and hit milestones first hand. There is nothing more precious and valuable. There is no greater work than work of a parent - a guide, guardian angel, a care giver, a friend and oh, so much more ❤️

And ultimately nothing will change until you do ❤️

All the funny expressions- which one is your favourite😝? 1,2,3?👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #family #familylove

Had such an amazing and fun time hanging out with my friend Kristina @fullyrawkristina - she is such a deep and beautiful soul.

You must listen to her podcast episode with us on @theikonns to hear about her incredible self healing journey. Inspired by her I’m going fully raw and vegan for 10 days starting next Monday - it’s something I have never done before and I’m up for the challenge. Who is going to join me?! 🙋🏽‍♀️👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 I will share more info about it on my stories in the next few days.

I love showing you all of our favorite places ❤️🙏 #motherdaughter

You already have everything you want inside of you ❤️ when we turn the attention inward is when we discover the ultimate truth.

Make the time today and everyday to connect to that part of you. It should be priority - as without it we are living someone else’s life and dreams... #ponderaboutit

3 generations ❤️🙏

Another year has passed and I’m immensely grateful for every moment and every day, for every breath - for an opportunity to grow, be better, do better, evolve as a soul.

This year has been very transformative for me - I have learnt to let go more, care less, love more. Life is a gift and if we treat it as such it will reward us in guidance, provide abundance, send all the right people in our lives when needed. I feel very loved today and everyday - thank you all for supporting me, loving and accepting me just the way I am. ❤️

The very place where this love story blossomed into a partnership for life 💕 it’s hard to believe

it’s already been 10 years since we got engaged here in Positano with @alexikonn I feel like we are still the same kids we were then - grateful for our bond, our friendship and most importantly acceptance of each other and full unconditional love ❤️

All sparkly in this magical town of Positano ❤️ I have been waiting all summer for this trip - it has become our summer tradition 🙏 is there a place you go to every summer?

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With my cutie 💕 are you team yellow or blue? 😝

My little big girl 💕 we have been having so much fun lately talking about everything - she is in a “why” phase at the moment and wants to know the “why” of pretty much everything.

Today we went to the playground and she made friends with two other girls around her age - they ran around, laughed, rolled down the hill - I loved watching them, thinking back to my own childhood. It’s truly the best times 💕

The most beautiful thing is to be hugged by someone who loves every shape of your soul ❤️ @alexikonn

And at the end of the day what will matter is not how many days you have lived but rather how much life you have given to each day ❤️ #dreambig #livebig

Perfect summer weather calls for a little white dress ❤️

New Vlog from South of France ❤️ Come and join us - direct link in my bio.

Brazilian “cheese” bread recipe

If someone tells you love isn’t real - don’t listen to them.

They had their heart 💔 broken and are speaking from only their personal experience. Love is the only thing that is real in our world - hold on to it in your heart, hold on to those you love and remember to share more of the love you already have. It’s only by sharing love that we receive more LOVE from the world. What you give is what you get. So, if you want to find love or have more of it in your life - realise that you have an unlimited ocean of it in your heart - start sharing it and it will All come back to you and more ❤️❤️❤️Share with those you love 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #thoughtsoutloud #love #loveisreal #loveislove #loveyourself

Quinoa mushroom stir fry recipe and talking about going after your dreams on London Real ❤️

Peach popsicle recipe, boat ride and chatting about being imperfect ❤️

Only a week ago in a jungle 😛 somehow when I’m near the sea - I always embrace my natural curls.

When I get back to the city - I always feel like having it more polished. What about you? Do you embrace your natural curls in the city? Or ever or always? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 lovely dress @everythingsode designed by my dear friend Naila @thechiefadventurer ❤️

Taking you to farmer’s market with us - sharing our grocery shopping and then fun times at the pride 🌈

This is what we do for fun on most days with Alexa Love😂 Thank you @alexikonn for capturing these special moments.

Watch till the very end for something super cute 😍 #dancing #motherdaughter #ballet #supercute

#summer19 #love

When you look at the eyes of another human being - you can see your own reflection in it. ❤️ try it!

It’s like when we are looking at them - we are really looking at ourselves. We are all connected on a much deeper level that we can ever understand with our logical brain. Let that reflection be a reminder that we all have much more in common that we sometimes are willing to admit - the good and the bad, the dark and the light - it’s in all of us. Nobody is better than another - fundamentally we are all the same, worth the same, are enough. ❤️ Share this if it touched you 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #weareone #livecompassionately

Our day ❤️

The light is within you, the truth is within you.

There is no other place to look for answers 💕 Others may have a million opinions about you, how you live your life and pass unfair judgements about you - forgive them, for only hurt people - hurt people. Send them love and move on, because at the end of the day it’s not between you and them. It’s always between you and you. #thoughtsoutloud #loveisalwaystheanswer ❤️ Share this if it touched you 😘👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

The girl that stole my heart ❤️ #motherdaughter #love #pink

May you find love that accepts you just the way you are - with all your quirky sides and weird habits, imperfections and all ❤️ true love is love that doesn’t want to change you.

It’s LOVE that loves you just the way you are fully and unconditionally ❤️ @alexikonn

Ladies in white - 1,2,3 - which one is your fave? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #motherdaughter #love #twinning

What if there was a way to be Supernatural? Would you do what it takes?

I’m listening to this amazing audiobook on @audible called Becoming Supernatural by Dr.Joe Dispenza and it’s literally blowing my mind. I have always known just how powerful meditations are because I have got myself out of severe anxiety and depression thanks to practising regular meditations. This book provides so much scientific research and case studies to prove that it does work and answers the questions on how it works. Your mind and body work together to create this reality that you are living and you can be in control if you choose to be. 💕
If you aren’t yet on @audible , now is the perfect time - I have a special link in my bio for your free trial—-> http://www.audible.com/mimiikonn - Enjoy! 😘☺️ If you could be Supernatural - what would you do with your special power? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Do share 💕 #audible #faveaudiobooks #sponsored

Saint Tropez is in my top 3 most romantic towns in the world 😍 - almost every corner looks like this 🌸🌸🌸 What’s the most romantic place you have been to?

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I live for sunsets like this one 😍 at the end of the year when I review my magical moments of the

year - I can remember every single spectacular sunset I have witnessed that year and where I was that day. 💕 What’s the best sunset you have ever witnessed and where were you that day?👇🏻Mine was in Nosara, Costa Rica about 8 years ago when we spent a month in that beautiful country. We spent a few days in a little town - Nosara which is like heaven on earth. Almost every evening the sky turned dramatically bright pink and reflected right into the sea - it was magnificent and left me speechless in complete awe. I also loved that every evening locals and tourists gathered on the beach with their pets and families to watch the sunset together - it’s such a fulfilling and joyful experince. Now your turn? Tell me about your most magical sunset? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

I often tell Alexa that I’m very grateful to her that she picked Alex and I as her parents.

In fact, Iast time I said it to her was earlier today at the beach when we were heading home, I washed her under the beach shower and wrapped her in a blanket and carried her in my arms 💕 at that moment - I realised how these little moments are so special and pure, these moments we are living through now was once just a dream. I always remind myself of that and feel immense gratitude... I often say the same to @alexikonn - out of all the women in the world, you picked me- thank you 🙏❤️ Remember to express your gratitude to your loved ones- taking things for granted is so unattractive. Nothing in life is a given. Letting people know you appreciate that they have chosen to share their life and time with you fills their heart with joy ❤️ And then there is even more love to go around. Is there anyone you are grateful for today? Tag them below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻❤️❤️❤️

So many years together and still feel like we are two kids just starting out ❤️ @alexikonn

3 years in the same fave spot ❤️ swipe right to see how much Alexa has grown and change in the last 3 years 🙏 human development blows my mind everyday 🙏

I look for dresses that are made for twirling 😛

There are parts of me that make me feel not good enough, there are parts of me that make me feel

scared, there are parts of me that make me feel anxious, there are parts of me that make me feel sad and there are parts of me that are dark and negative. When I come across these parts of me - I’m learning to accept, love and embrace them. It’s the most powerful thing we can do that can heal us of those parts. When Alexa is down on the floor - having a meltdown - instead of telling her to stop and behave, I usually come up to her and gently hug her and whisper in her ear - “ I love and accept you just the way you are”. Trust me - it’s not always easy to do this in the moment. By doing so, I acknowledge her pain and overwhelming emotions without resenting them and pushing them away. I willingly accept them and the emotional storm quickly passes. I have started to do the same when I’m faced with my own inner darkness - I literally repeat the same mantra to my own inner child, which can be very challenging in the moment, yet I still do it - “ I love and accept you just the way you are” .. sometimes these very words put me to sleep as I struggle with some overwhelming emotions... I’m sharing this to let you know - you aren’t alone- we are all going through our own personal struggles. Accept, love and then let go all these negative habits and subconscious programs that are no longer serving you ❤️ Can you relate to the above? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Messy hair, no make up, loose floral dresses - summer we are ready for you.

🙏 I may or may not have bought this Zimmerman dress from a kid’s section size 12 last year 🙈🤣 it fits me perfectly - haha What are your plans this summer? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Dreaming of being in our swimsuits again ❤️ it’s been so cold in London lately I don’t even feel like summer has arrived yet ( which I know technically it hasn’t for another day or so) 🤣 does it feel like summer where you are?

This is what happiness looks like ❤️ #love #motherdaughter

Some of my life lessons I would like to pass to Alexa ❤️...

Always find time to stop and smell the flowers, believe in miracles, believe in the good of other people, even and especially if you have been hurt before, believe in yourself, learn to forgive others and especially yourself. You are loved, you are safe, you are here for a reason ❤️🙏

May you always choose happy over miserable, positive over negative, light over dark, love over hate, you over your ego.

Because in life we always make choices - they are within our power and that’s what determines ultimately what happens in our life 😉 share with those that matter 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

All we have is this moment in time, we come to this world and regardless of however long we live -

it’s only a spec of a moment on a scale of TIME that we get to spend here ❤️ What we do we this time, how we spend it, the relationships we build, the work we choose to do - that’s what can make this short moment meaningful 💫 #life #time #spenditwell

Happy Sunday 💕 spent the whole day at home working but couldn’t be happier because I’m about to finish the final touches on my cookbook app - launching very soon.

What are you guys up to today? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Everyday I see more and more - how Alexa observes me all the time and copies a lot of what I do and say.

It reinforces my belief that we teach not by telling others what to do or how to be, but rather by example. Want your kids to eat healthy? Eat healthy in front of them and have no junk food in the house. Want your kids to not be in front of screens all day - you have to model that behaviour first to them. You don’t want them to use certain words - well...where do you think they got them in the first place? 🤔 Every single judgment we pass, every belief we share with them - gets programmed in their subconscious mind and becomes theirs. It’s either the curse or the gift that we pass on to them- the choice is up to us. They don’t get to choose what gets programmed in their subconscious mind between 0-6 years - we do ❤️ And that subconscious mind program will make 95%-99% of all of their decisions for the rest of their lives. Share this if it touched you 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #mindfulparenting #leadbyexample

Be your own hero and motivator - YOU have the power within you to do and achieve anything you set your mind to 💕🙏

These are my favorite moments - cuddling together on the bed, giggling and cracking inside jokes 💕 Alexa has grown so much in the last few months - it’s truly remarkable.

It makes me appreciate every moment I get so spend with her even more 🙏💕 Do you have any children? If yes, how old are they? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

To find someone who cares enough about you to tell you the absolute truth in your face, without the fear of losing you.

That’s true unconditional love ❤️ Do you have someone like that in your life? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

I love how she captures me 💕 #takenbyalexa

How can we expect others to love and accept us the way we are - if often times we ourselves don’t love and accept ourselves the way we are.

True, unconditional love starts within. When you truly love and accept yourself - you are full. ❤️ You are not a half - you are 100% +

We had this little tree swing at our Dacha ( holiday home in Russian).

I spent hours on that swing - day dreaming and singing. It’s one of my favorite childhood memories. What about you? What’s one of your fave childhood memories? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #treeswing #family #love #childhood

Ladies in white ❤️ which one is your fave - couldn’t choose, so posting 4 😂👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

It’s so much easier sometimes if not most times to admire other people - what they have done and

are doing, what they look like, dress like, etc, etc What about making it a daily habit to instead admire yourself - how far you have come, all the risks you have taken to be here , all the hard work you have put into getting here , how hard you work everyday and how you never ever give up. And yes - also how great you look in the mirror, maybe not perfect to your crazy ideal standards but hey- this body carries your through life every single day - and that’s enough reason to admire it ❤️ What is one thing you admire about yourself in this very moment - don’t think too hard, just go 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Always believe in yourself 💕 it’s where it all begins 🙏

We just have way too much fun together 😂 swipe right to see the funny moments 💕

Married for 9 years today and it still feels like a dream 💕💫 I love you more today than I loved

you yesterday- everyday I count my blessings that you have chosen me to be your life partner 💕 I’m so excited to get married to you all over again next year as we renew our vows and celebrate 10 years together and many more to come. In a way it feels like it’s all just beginning and the best is yet to come 🙏❤️💕 #love #anniversary @alexikonn

You know what’s more important than what others think of you?

🤨 It is what you actually think of yourself. Take a moment to think about this - What do you actually think of yourself??? Are you happy with yourself??? Others may admire you or simply can’t stand you, they may have millions of opinions on how you should live your life - but how do you feel about yourself and the way you live your life? You only live inside of your body - so that’s the most important part of the equation to figure out and make peace with. Instead of trying to please others - learn to please yourself. When you are genuinely happy and in love with your life- you will put out the best energy into the world and that’s what the world needs the most right now. Are you happy with who you are being day to day? What are you going to do about that? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

These are the moments I will cherish forever in my soul ❤️ #motherdaughter #love

Having a great relationship means taking time to be with each other one on one.

❤️ We are good at having weekly dates, however ever since Alexa was born Alex @alexikonn was trying to convince me to go away just the two of us - like the old times 😝 It took me 2.5+ years to feel comfortable enough to do it and only for less than a day. We put Alexa to bed and then drove into the sunset - just the two of us. Came back next afternoon to have dinner together and put her to bed. My mom is in town, so we took the opportunity as she is happy to spend time with Alexa. We had such a lovely time in English countryside - talking, gazing into the sky, not rushing anywhere - I’m excited that we can get to do this more and more as Alexa gets older and more independent. I felt zero guilt not taking her with us for this micro getaway. I believe happy parents equals happy family and that’s what children need the most A family that is solid and lasts. Having said that you have to be ready to do it - and only you know when the time is right. I couldn’t have done it a year earlier without the guilt so I waited to be ready. When you feel ready - you skip the guilt part. I’m curious to know - if you guys are parents - have you travelled without your child yet? If yes, how old were they when you did? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 do share - I think this is an interesting discussion 😘

Happiest when wearing dresses ❤️ what about you? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Magical sunset and heart full of gratitude 💕 who is a sunset lover here? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

At what age do you think Alexa will reach my height?

She is already half of me at 2.5 😳 and I’m not even short - I’m 5’6. She definitely takes after @alexikonn 😂 not me ...

How often do you look at someone and think “ I wish I had something he or she has- those legs,

those lips, that skin, her wardrobe, his good looks or succes- then I would be...“ Be honest - I still do it myself sometimes 🙋🏽‍♀️ I have just gotten better at catching myself doing that and bringing awareness to such unproductive thoughts and then letting them go. @alexikonn told me the other day “Comparison is a thief of joy” - read it again and let it sink in. The moment you compare yourself to another - you automatically disqualify who you are and what you are doing. You are in a mindset of scarsity- and nothing good ever comes out of that. Instead every time you catch yourself compare yourself to another - think of something you are grateful for in yourself - maybe it’s your good health, maybe it’s your sense of humour, ability to make friends or enjoy your own company, etc. We are all so special and beautiful in our own way. Always remember that ❤️🌸 Tag someone who needs to hear this 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #gratitude

People often give social media such a bad reputation - and surely if misused it can be extremely damaging to oneself.

( just like most other things in life). I personally believe social media is what you make of it. Thanks to social media - we were able to create and grow all of our businesses and live our dream lifestyle. Thanks to social media I met and made friends with people from all over the world that I would have never met otherwise like this beautiful soul @allthingsvictoria and her little angel Esmae. We met for the first time today yet it felt like we have known each other for years. That’s what social media has the power of doing - bringing us together. We might follow people virtually everyday and slowly they become part of our daily lives, they become our virtual friends and essentially part of us. ❤️ What’s the best thing that social media brought to you? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

When @alexikonn takes my pictures, he usually gives me 5 seconds for my “photo shoot” By the time I think of what I’m doing - he is done 🤣 Whose boyfriend or hubby is the same?

Tag them👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 P.S. I still love you babe @alexikonn ❤️

Alexa’s first proper conversation with her friend Roman @sabbina_00 it’s so heart warming to see this as they have been friends ever since the time both of them were just crawling 😭❤️

Lucky are those who derive their joy from the simple things in life ❤️ for me sunshine and flowers can make most day pretty epic 😝 what about you?

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Take care of yourself and everything else will be taken care of 😉 Something I’m working on this year - Self Care must be prioritised.

If you don’t take care of yourself - who will? Are you good at self care or do you put all others first and yourself last? Be honest 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 I still struggle with putting myself first - I’m still trying to grasp that concept and how to practically do that day to day 🤣🤪- as I don’t believe I have ever done that in my life. It’s not something that comes natural to me... what about you? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Little white dress today 💕

Channeling my inner kitty 🐱 when I was little I would always say to others that I’m a wild cat at heart, because I’m a Leo ♌️ and I was born in a year of a tiger.

🐅 it’s in my blood - I’m very independent by nature and love to be the king of the jungle...haha😝 What about you my beautiful friends - what’s your horoscope and the year of birth? Does it feel accurate?

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas out there 💕 you are doing the most important work there is to do 🙏 #motherdaughter

London girls 🇬🇧 what city are you from? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

As long as you want to be better - you will find a way 💕 the pursuit of a dream life is what makes life so magical and exciting 💫 What does your dream life look like?

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The biggest gift life has given me is to give life and see it grow ❤️ I love you my little angel - Alexa Love 💕

The most beautiful things in life are free - love ❤️, smiles 😊, hugs, sunsets and sunrises...

add more below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Happy Birthday Alex - we love you ❤️ you are an angel on earth - always happy and positive.

Always looking for ways to make this world a better place. I love you 😘 ❤️ @alexikonn

If you want to understand time better - look at a child - this is what 2.5 years of life looks like.

As we get older we often take time for granted - we don’t appreciate what it offers - the remarkable opportunity for growth and expansion. You can literally transform your body and mind in a year or you can do nothing - the choice is yours. And time, well it keeps on moving regardless... #time

Happy Sunday ❤️ #motherdaughter

Shadow and light co-exist within all of us... it’s not good or bad - it just is.

You see the same in our world - look all around you - the shadow and light is all around you too... It’s that ability to accept and love unconditionally these both parts of ourselves, especially the darkness, because we all pretend it doesn’t exist, it’s not there, that make us feel truly happy, calm and at peace with ourselves. ❤️ Love your shadow and your light ❤️

Our recent adventure from Paris is now live on my Youtube Channel.

It’s probably one of my fave vlogs ever - very emotional in a good way ❤️ direct link is in my Insta Bio. https://youtu.be/-otezMtgYMY Comment if you have already watched it 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Alexa Love can’t wait to grow up ❤️😍 Everyday she tells me it’s her birthday and that she is getting older 🤣 quite frankly, I never felt like she was a child - there lives a very old soul in this 2.5 year old‘s body ❤️ #littleangel

I suppose the most exciting thing about life is that as long as you are open - you keep on learning something new everyday and as long as you are aware you keep on expanding your world both internally and externally 💕

As long as we live - there is hope for all of us ❤️ Today you can choose to be kind, instead of being mean and judgmental...to yourself and of course, to others.

Today- you can choose to take care of your body and soul - instead of feeding it with junk food and abusing it. Today you can make a choice to believe in good - rather than the bad. Both do exist in our world - it’s what we give attention to - that grows within ourselves and spreads into our world 🌎 What choice will you make? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

To love yourself is to love the world - the sun, the moon and the stars.

We are after all an intrinsic part of this beautiful, chaotic, mysterious yet magical universe. The sparkle of life itself lives in all of us and that’s what makes us alive ❤️

It’s a #wisteriahysteria season here in London 😍 what seasonal flowers are growing where you are now?

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As the years go by our love only grows stronger and deeper.

I’m grateful that both of us are willing to do the inner work which always reflects in better relationship with your partner and of course the rest of the world❤️ who here is committed to the inner work?🙋🏽‍♀️ #love

Polka dot girls - who here likes polka dots as much as we do? 😝🙋🏽‍♀️ #motherdaughter #twinning

Here we meet again and it’s always like the first time ❤️😍 #eiffeltower

Almost impossible task of getting a shot with 3 of us in it is accomplished 😝😂😀 I want Alexa to have lots of family photos to look back on...

we only had a few from my childhood and I still treasure them and love looking at them. Do you have a lot of childhood family photos? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #parislovers

In my next life I want to be Alexa Love ❤️🤣

You can always feel this special LOVE vibe in Paris.

People are french kissing on the streets, lovers hugging and taking photos. I would say it’s definitely the most romantic city in the world for us ❤️ what was the most romantic place you have been to? I’d love to hear 😘

Bonjour from Paris ❤️ one of my fave places in the world 😍 Have you ever been to Paris?

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For years now I have been very mindful about what information I consume, the audiobooks I listen to on @audible and the mindset I cultivate within myself.

I truly believe the reason I’m here today - living my dream life is due the positive mindset and attitude, rather than some special talent I have. I seek for the company of positive people around me or positive audiobooks to listen to regularly - that’s why I’m so excited to share with you my new fave audiobook - “Abundance, the future is better than you think ” by Peter Diamandis. I freaking love this audiobook and the beautiful positive message and vision of the world the author has presented. It’s a must listen for everyone- because in order to create a better world, we must first believe it’s possible !!! And this audiobook will prove it to you.
If you aren’t yet on @audible , now is the perfect time - I have a special link in my bio for your free trial - Enjoy! 😘☺️ Let me know if you have any other positive audiobooks you would recommend - I love learning from you my beautiful friends👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Do share 💕 #audible #faveaudiobooks #sponsored

She is blossoming into a girl and I’m blossoming into a woman.

🌸 Life is such an interesting journey, because it’s always pushing us to grow, change, expand, evolve into something new and different from the moment we are born until the moment we transition elsewhere 💫

Here is a Spring Lookbook that focuses on Linen Fabric 💕 everything I’m wearing is made of linen, except for accessories and jeans.

I love linen for so many reasons - Linen is one of the most biodegradable fabrics in fashion history, making it a great choice if you want to have less of an environmental impact with your wardrobe. It is also classy and timeless. Which one of the 4 looks is your favorite? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Love these two so much ❤️

She is cheeky but oh, so cute 💕 every day steals my heart a little more and more. #twinning

All of her silly and funny expressions make me so happy 💕 she is such a big girl and even I who

spend every day and hour with her have to pinch myself to believe that she is a little lady now - no longer a toddler. 💕 swipe right to see all her funny faces 😂 and watch my stories for more fun .. #alexalove #2yearsold

There is something very magical and special inside of you that only you know about. 🌸⁣

It’s a gift that you have - maybe you have already started sharing it with the world and maybe you are afraid to...⁣
“ What if people laugh at me? What if they won’t understand? What if they make fun of me?” - you ask yourself. These are all legitimate questions we all can have in our mind before we put ourselves and our work out there... and so most of us never do for the fear of judgement and rejection.⁣

What else is left in life to do? To hide and wait for it all to end some day? It sounds so grim and yet it’s true - you know it in your heart. Those gifts you have inside of you just want to be unlocked. The only one who has a key is you my dear friend - brave up, perk up, get up today and start the path anew. ⁣
⁣ P.S. I love you my beautiful friend 💕 share with someone who needs to hear this 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

She has been saying this for months now and I try to explain what marriage really is and how it works 😂 and then sometimes I just go along with it because it’s super cute and sweet.

@alexikonn and I are actually planning to do a vow renewal for our 10 year wedding anniversary ( which will be next summer). We haven’t told Alexa yet about it- something tells me she is going to think it’s her wedding and she is getting married to us 😂

Our relationship keeps growing and evolving every single day - there are mostly ups but we

definitely have downs as well like any other healthy couple - When that happens we sit for hours and just talk and talk and talk for hours through things until we are both clear, until we are both heard, until we are both understood ❤️All issues in any relationship need to be brought to light 💡 and talked about - hiding only makes it worse and creates resentment, anger and can potentially destroy a relationship. Talking through issues makes relationship stronger, deeper - more meaningful and real. Tag someone who needs to hear this today 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Our favourite barista in our neighbourhood coffee shop took this photo of us when she saw us

kissing and hugging - which we do all the time, because I believe you must give your loved ones millions of kisses a day. My mom used to say when I was little I would be so attached to her constantly giving her hugs and kisses and sometimes it was even too much 😂 I’m glad Alexa seems to be like me. What about you my beautiful friends - have you been raised in an affectionate family where hugs and kisses all day everyday was the norm or not? Are you an affectionate- physical touch is very important kind of person?

This right here was once a dream 🌸⁣

I often remind myself of this...

to keep my perspective clear when challenging moments arise and to keep my mind grateful at all times. ⁣

Challenges are there to help us grow and expand- make us stronger. Look at your life now and think of all these things you have either become or get to do, relationships you are in, maybe the job you have - that was just a dream not so long ago or maybe a while ago. ⁣

Remind yourself of this as often as you can- you have come a long way friend... 💕 What’s one of your dreams that has come true?⁣ 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Do share 😘⁣

P.S. Check out Alexa’s expression on the second photo 😍 #Love #dreamscometrue #family

Being positive is not a given - it’s a daily choice.

Choice of attitude when faced with difficulties times - choice to believe in the good, rather than the bad. Choice to follow the light, rather than hide in the darkness. It’s a choice you get to make every single moment of your life ⭐️ #choosejoy #staypositive

We are smiling ear to ear because Alexa Love took these photos of us.

💕 Human development is truly mind blowing - it feels like just a few days ago she was a little baby and now already a part time photographer 😝📸

May we always have so much fun together and have so much appreciation for each other 🙏💕 #happymothersday

Don’t wait for someone to come into your life and save you.

Take full responsibility of your life and take charge of creating solution for your problems or challenges. You are fully capable of saving yourslef, growing yourself and blossoming yourself into a better YOU! 🌸🌸🌸 tag someone who needs to hear this 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Before I became a parent I hardly thought about what my parents had to do to raise me- how much

time and love they invested everyday to help me grow and blossom as a human being 🌸 Most of it isn’t perfect and it’s a long journey...and even as the kids get older - I see the parents still care as much ❤️❤️❤️ Tag your Mama and Papa below to let them know you appreciate them 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 @thehappylala @naghizsg

We are so happy Spring is officially here ❤️🙏🌸🌸🌸 bring on the flowers please 😝

Had such a lovely time interviewing Aggie @travel_inhershoes with @alexikonn for our Ikonns podcast.

If you like travelling like we do - you will definitely love this episode and getting to know Aggie’s fascinating story. Direct link is in my Insta Bio. Have you listened to our podcast yet??? Who do you think we should interview next? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Made some special memories in LA ❤️ It was our first time there with Alexa.

She loved it so much - we are excited to come back in the near future 🙏

I don’t think I will ever stop wondering how 2 become 3 ❤️ It’s perhaps the biggest miracle of being alive - to witness new life being created and develop right in front of your eyes.

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Just two gals in bikinis ❤️

New audiobook Recommendation @audible .. Once I had a child, my curiosity for learning about the brain, it’s development and how it works had increased drastically.

I wanted to understand what Alexa is going through, so I can have realistic expectations- more compassions and also appropriate support for her as her parent and her rock ❤️ We as parents often forget that the brain of a child works completely different hence we can’t expect them to react and behave to everyday life events the way we do. I’m so grateful I listened to The Whole Brain Child on @audible this month - it gave me a completely new perspective on the brain, not just Alexa’s but also my own brain 🧠 The information in this audiobook is fascinating and eye opening on so many levels. I recommend it to any of you who are parents but also anyone who just wants to learn more about how their own brain developed to have better understanding of self. It’s a must listen!!! If you aren’t yet on @audible now is the perfect time - I have a special link in my bio for your free trial - Enjoy! 😘☺️
What are your favourite parenting audiobooks? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Do share 💕 #audible #faveaudiobooks #sponsored

Sometimes you are blessed with a sister, sometimes with a cousin, and sometimes a friend who is like a sister.

Hold them close to you, because a special bond like that is the most precious thing in life ❤️ Looking at these cuties reminds me of that every time. Tag your special person 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Self acceptance is the first step to self love. The more you accept who you are - the more freedom you give to yourself to just be - yourself.

There is nothing more attractive than someone being fully authentic and happy in their own skin 💗

What a blessing to have spent the last week together with my sister @real_leyla 💕 and her family.

Always hard to say goodbye 😭 but we will see them soon again 🙏

When you find pink flower wall that matches your dress perfectly 😝🌸

Love like no other 💕🙏

It’s cappuccino/babyccino time with my little girl 💕

One of my fave things about LA is the ability to go hiking - even though you are in a big city, the nature is close by for you to immerse in 😍❤️ Do you go hiking in your city or when you go travelling? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Feeling right at home in LA ❤️ So grateful to be here.

Shall we do a meet up with @alexikonn 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

I’m always so amazed and grateful to be able to fly - to see our planet from this whole other prespective, makes me feel small, yet powerful.

Looking down on nature, some tiny town in the middle of nowhere, oceans or big cities - makes me realise and feel deep down in my heart - we are all ONE, all that is and all that exists. ❤️

Off we go ✈️ guess where we are headed 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻😝

Happy International Women’s day! 💕 True peace in the world will only be possible when women regain their power and take charge and control in all areas of life.

I am so grateful to have been born a woman and to have given birth to one, especially at a time when women are increasingly becoming aware of their own power and are no longer afraid to use it. We - women are superhuman. We give birth to men, so... who runs the world?! 😝👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

My little world ❤️

Observe the seasons of nature - Spring always comes around, every single year and brings and opportunity for rebirth and new chapter of life to begin...start a new chapter today, regardless of what season it is - allow for Spring of your life to enter and create a new YOU ❤️

I often am so hard on myself - it’s something I have struggled with most of my life.

I have this ensatiable desire to accomplish, do, build and grow. Having a child has forced me to slow down, and prioritise what’s most important to me at the moment. It has and is teaching me the most valuable lessons in life - to be PRESENT and to be GRATEFUL every single day and every single moment. To be present is to be here and now - enjoying what is rather than letting my mind wonder to past or future and it goes hand in hand with being grateful for what is in this very moment. Being grateful actually allows me to be more present as I realise HERE and NOW is the only thing that ever exists. Here and Now is the most special place of our existence ❤️ ( also, a very non staged moment of us snuggling after her bath - I got wet in the process too 😂, snapped my @alexikonn )

I had such a lovely time connecting with this gorgeous, strong and inspiring woman @valerialipovetsky over this past weekend while she was in London.

💕 We chatted about life, self love, building a successful career, parenting and much more. Look out for a new podcast episode with her very soon on the Ikonn Podcast and our collaboration videos on youtube. I’m so excited to share all of the content we have created together 👯‍♀️

L O V E ❤️ Being a parent has already taught me so much about unconditional LOVE and I feel like the process of learning will continue for as long as we are here...

One thing that I like to repeat to Alexa all the time - especially after she has a meltdown or tantrum - instead of scolding her, I repeat to her over and over again - “ I love and accept you - just the way you are. I love and accept you just the way you are❤️...” They say- how we talk to our kids becomes their inner dialogue and I truly believe that. I pray that will be her inner dialogue as she learns to accept and love herself for all of that she is ❤️

I love celebrating LOVE💕 with you every single day.

Which one is your favourite outfit? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Love speaks different languages ❤️ I’m currently listening to an incredible audiobook on @audible called The 5 Love Languages.

It’s so insightful and thought provoking... one of the best relationship audiobooks I have ever listened to. It has helped me better understand and communicate with @alexikonn. I Would recommend it to anybody in a relationship that wants to have better understanding of their partner and improve overall communication, as well as take the relationship to the whole next level. The best part about this audiobook is that once you understand the concept of 5 love languages - you can apply it in all of your relationships ( work, family, friends) and let the magic work. 🌟Also, it’s a pretty short audiobook, only about 5 hours - so no excuses not to listen to it 😝
If you aren’t yet on @audible now is the perfect time - I have a special link in my bio for your free trial - Enjoy! 😘☺️ Are you familiar with the concept of the 5 Love Languages? If yes, what’s your Love Language? Mine is quality time and physical touch ❤️
#audible #faveaudiobooks #sponsored

Instagram vs Reality ❤️ swipe right to see 😀 which one is your fave 😝👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

I love you, you love me - we are happy family ❤️ - finish the rest of the song 🎶 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #love #family #london

Which one is your favourite? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #fashion #fashionlooks #howto #scarf

As women we are constantly pressured to fit into some sort of a stereotype - MODESTY being one of them.



Sometimes I get comments from other women - shaming me that I’m not modest ( this is in regards to me being comfortable in my own skin) and sometimes exposing it on a photo or video. Here it goes ladies - I’m NOT modest- in fact the word “ modesty” never attracted me. It repulsed me. Being originally from Baku, Azerbaijan- I grew up around women who were oppressed and expected to be MODEST - dress a certain way, act a certain way, live a certain way. I swore to myself when I was a little girl- I will not allow this to happen to me. I’m too bold and self confident to ever fit into a box of modesty. I’m very comfortable in my own skin and won’t EVER allow anyone to telI me what I can or can’t do, wear, etc. And you shouldn’t either... ⁣ ⁣

Choose your own path - there is no wrong or right way to live life. Only your way...If you want to be modest - be modest all you want. Please don’t shame or force others to be modest. If people who aren’t modest are making you uncomfortable- follow those who are “modest” and make you feel comfortable. Basically, if you want to have a dog - get a dog. Don’t follow a cat- expecting it to be a dog. ⁣

Live your life the way you want to ❤️ and always stand up for your rights. ⁣
I’m grateful for other strong, courageous women who lived before me- they fought for our rights. Those women weren’t “modest” by any definition. If it wasn’t for them - we would all still be locked up at home, unable to work, vote and live our lives in the way that many of us have privilege to do now. ⁣
Love and peace to all 🙏⁣

Spring is definitely in London already 😍🌸 What’s the weather like where you are? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

The only power we have in our life is our attitude and that makes all the difference ❤️

My life story - deep, raw and real now LIVE on our new podcast episode.

Direct link to listen to it is in my Insta Bio. Leave me a comment once you have had a chance to listen to it 😘👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

My little sunshine ☀️🙏

Sundays are for quality time with the loved ones ❤️❤️❤️ What are you up to my beautiful friends?

👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #family

Here are five ways you can wear your little black dress! Which one is your favourite look?

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Giving life to a human being is the biggest privilege in life.

Raising a human being is the most important mission and responsibility we have as parents. Our children need our presence not our presents. Our love and attention is the biggest gift we can give them ❤️ #motherdaughter #love #parenting

May you first find it in your heart to love yourself the way you deserve to and then find yourself a partner who loves and accepts you just the way you are - fully and unconditionally.

That’s the biggest gift LOVE can provide to us 💕 #happyloveday #valentines #valentines2019

My little world ❤️ #family

I had a bit of a teary and emotional morning today 😢 on the journey of self growth - there are

moments where you become aware that as hard as you are and have been working on bettering yourself - there is still so much more work to do... I’m committed to always be learning and growing on this journey - LIFE. To always be open for feedback from others and know that no matter where I am today - I can create a better future for myself internally and externally. It’s all up to me- to do the inner and outer work 🙏❤️ Then came to the office - put some music on and turned those tears into smiles ❤️ Thank you @alexikonn for always being there for me - dancing and being silly with me 🙏
Wherever you are today - know that you are in charge of creating your reality. Believe you can do and be better 🙏 Tag someone who needs to hear this 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Cappuccino + Babyccino time with my little sunshine ☀️ #motherdaughter ❤️

Always be unapologetically- YOU⁣

Other people will never know what it’s like to be ( insert your name) and you should never have to explain or justify yourself.

You know why? Because it’s still not going to make other people that are judging you - happy. You will only end up as a victim of more ridicule and judgements. ⁣

Stand up for yourself - your choices and decisions. Maybe they are funny, maybe they are stupid or naive- but they are yours. It’s your journey after all - your life ( not theirs) and it’s doesn’t have to be PERFECT. ⁣

Being a human being is a very complex situation - the more we know, the more we realise we don’t know. 🤪 On top of that- we are all constantly changing and evolving. Yes, it’s a bit scary but also, that’s the beauty of being a human being. We don’t have to stay the same way all of our lives - we have the opportunity to change, we can grow, we can evolve. The personal evolution is only our journey - it’s naive to expect everyone else will understand, accept or encourage it. ⁣

On this path of life- understand that you have to become your own best cheerleader 📣 and if you find others who will cheer for you- then consider it a blessing and yourself very lucky🙏🍀 ⁣

Who always cheers for you on this journey of life? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻⁣

I often think about how much we- women obsess about our appearance. It’s an epidemic 😷 ⁣

I’m not immune to that of course, I spent most of my teenage years dreaming of being a skinny girl, which almost resulted in me getting anorexia but gladly my mom caught it early and had a very serious and open conversation with me asking me if one day I wanted to have children? Which I knew I did. And telling me about all the risks I could be facing if I continue skipping my meals. I already lost my period at that point. It was a great wake up call and I almost instantly went back to eating well and got my health back to normal. ⁣

I’m grateful to admit that with age I have also learnt to accept and even love my small boobs, big thighs, smile lines around my mouth and all the other so called “ imperfections” on my body and face. ⁣

You know why? Because being perfect - doesn’t bring you more happiness! It also doesn’t improve your relationships - especially the one you have with yourself. You know what brings you more happiness and joy? Learning to see beyond the superficial layers of yourself - looking deeper into yourself and seeing your true gifts that lie there in the depth of your soul. Focus all your energy and attention on that - not on obsessing over the size of your waist, size of your nose, gap in your thighs, size of your breasts, etc, etc, etc. ⁣

You can pretty much change anything nowadays about your body - do whatever you desire of course. Just keep in mind - at the end of your day. This soul that lives inside of your body is the only real thing that there is, that will pass on with you to some next adventure... the rest will parish. ⁣

Put your focus on what matters the most ❤️ The true state of your inner world can and will always reflect in the genuinity of your smile and the sparkle in your eyes. ⁣

Share with someone who needs to hear this today 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻⁣



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Define - LOVE ❤️ 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Bringing Latin dancing back to our house 😀💃🏽 I’m seriously thinking to start taking some dance classes ( Alexa definitely inspires me everyday) I’m torn between ballet and salsa/bachata What do you guys think? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #salsa #dancingsalsa #motherdaughter

What happens when you get Alex and Mimi together on the same Podcast?

You get The Ikonn Experience- our new podcast together where we talk about Creating and Living Your Dream Life. Let me know if you have listened to it already and what you think? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 if you haven’t - the direct link to it is in my insta bio bit.ly/ikonnexperience Please rate and leave a review after you listen to it 😘 Thank you and we are SO excited to connect with you my beautiful friends on this whole different level. 🙏 #ikonnexperience

Another gem from @alexikonn ‘s phone 😂 Anyone who is a parent will relate to this video on a

whole different level 😭 Alexa waking up with no fever after 7 days of having it so high, (she was down with no energy, which never happened since she was born ) and eating oatmeal all by herself ( again, after not eating much for days 😭). Alex and I just looked at each other and bawled 😭 with joy and gratitude for that moment 🙏

It’s the little things that we must remind ourselves to be grateful for on daily basis. What are you grateful for today? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Found another gem from our time in Cape Town on @alexikonn ‘s phone😝 Thank you Alex for taking photos of us , as we almost never manage to with the kids around.

We miss them so much already 😭💔 Who here lives away from their sibling(s)? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #sisters #motherdaughter #4sisters

Are you one of those people that complains about the weather?!

👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻🙊 I’m doing my best to be mindful of my complaints lately, even those that are internal 😂 and just dress warmer or do whatever needs to be done in any given situation. Ain’t complaining ever solved anything.

Be You - there is nobody out there quite like you ❤️ it’s your special power. 💫

She sings all day long, yet I have such a a tricky time catching it on camera.

Finally convinced her to sing with me 😂 #mylittlestar #twinkletwinklelittlestar #2yearsold #alexalove #motherdaughter

I have shared on my IG stories about 3 different audiobooks I’m listening to at the moment on @audible.

They are all so different, yet so valuable in their own way - 1. Alchemist - my all time favourite on following ones dreams. 2. How to talk so little kids will listen - Ultimage guide for patents on improving their relationship with their kids , but really I say a guide for anyone for improving their communication skills and improving relationships with people in their life. 3. Untethered Soul - a self growth guide on becoming more mindful, happy version of yourself. See more on my stories.
What are you listening to at the moment and what is it about? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Also, if you aren’t yet on @audible now is the perfect time - I have a special link in my bio for your free trial - Enjoy! 😘☺️ #sponsored #audible #faveaudiobooks

Discovered this photo on Alex’s @alexikonn phone today and couldn’t be more grateful.

It’s tricky to get a photo of four girls all looking into the camera 😂 Almost an impossible task - who gets me?! 😝🙋🏽‍♀️👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #sisterhood #sisterlove #foursisters

How did you grow to be so big already? ❤️ my sunshine - your endless energy, enthusiasm for life and fun personality inspires me every day 🙏 #motherdaughter #2yearsold

There isn’t a day where I don’t feel immensely grateful for your presence in my life - my earth

angel, my life partner, my dance partner, my one and only sweetheart and my otter ( because we fall asleep holding hands every night like otters, google it - the cutest thing ever 😍😂) I love you 😘 @alexikonn Tag the one you love and are grateful for below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

How many days till Spring? 😝 I do try to embrace winter - I promise 😀😂

Travelling brings my soul alive.

I can stay in the same place for a long time and we have definitely cut down so much on travel since having Alexa, to give her healthy routine and consistent physical home most of the year. I do have to admit though, I’m looking forward to travelling a lot more and seeing more of the world as she grows up - there is nothing that challenges, yet inspires me more than TRAVEL 🧭 Do you feel the same about travelling or are you one of those people who couldn’t care less about travel? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Being in a an honest and open communication relationship is the ultimate way to self growth - your partner is like a mirror that reflects back to you when you are on a right or wrong path.

You can’t avoid or deny it - it’s right there, staring right at you. All you can do is face whatever it is that you need to work on and leap to the next level of your evolution as a human being 🙏 who is that person in your life? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻For me it’s @alexikonn 💕

We all get a little lost from time to time - in pursuit of happiness, success, love, etc...

it’s part of being human beings- we are all imperfect, it’s normal part of the process of growing up and discovering oneself... Staying true to yourself and making time to even figure out what that means is the most important thing in your life - everything else will come and go. When was the last time you got lost in an area of your life and how did your navigate yourself out of it? Do share👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Although our trip to Cape Town didn’t quite unfold as we thought it would ( Alexa was down with

some virus and very high fever most of the trip - so we were home taking care of her ❤️) - we were all so happy and grateful to see Alexa recover the last few days of the trip - be her happy self again and even run on the beach the last day of our trip which was my dream to see 🙏 I was reminded that in life we can’t control what happens to us but we can always control our attitude and reaction to what happens. Also, finding something to be #grateful for in every situation can always get you out of any dark hole. #staypositive #staygrateful #allisgood

You have the power to turn your life around - to be who you want to be and create a life you have been dreaming of living.

Trust the process and go in the direction of your dreams ❤️🙏

How beautiful is our world 🙏 standing on the edge of the cliff gives me exciting butterflies - I love heights 😍 what about you guys- do you love heights or are you terrified?

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Sister Love is like no other love - the compassion and understanding of each other is a true blessing 🙏 @real_leyla 💕 Tag your sister 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Dreamy sunset and a grateful heart ❤️🙏 Where are you watching the sunset today in the world ?

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Spot the difference(s) 😝- haha, in 10 years 😂 2009 vs 2019 on the right...

I had a fun time going through my old photos yesterday- which made me realise, that even though so much time has gone by, deep inside we are still the same Alex and Mimi - big dreamers and romantics ❤️ #10yearschallenge #10yearchallenge