Hello 2018

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Location: Vilanculos, Mozambique

I’m finally back (after a much needed break) and I genuinely hope 2018 is treating you all very well! Mine couldn’t have started better – by the sea. It’s my absolute favorite way to welcome a new year. After two consecutive NYE’s in the inhumane British Winter, God knows how much I wanted and deserved a beach holiday.

The destination was Vilankulo/Vilanculos Bay, which due to guaranteed accommodation is usually my number 1 choice. Although Vilanculos is one of the most beautiful bays, there are many other stunning beaches in Mozambique. Hopefully I will be able to explore those and share it with you guys!


Feels so good to be back to the blogging life. I missed publishing here and visiting you guys’s blogs too, so that’s my plan for today! I also feel utterly inspired. So many ideas overwhelming my brain – I can’t wait to share it all. I just want this to be a good year for all of us dream chasers!  Do it or die trying right?










How are you feeling? Inspired, excited, optimistic? Let me know on the comments!




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Yara Mel

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  • Reply Oreoluwa

    The photos in this post makes me interested in you! Happy 2018 Yara… I will be here often x

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    February 3, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      You’re more than welcome Oreo!! Thank you 🙂

      February 3, 2018 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Catherine X

    Definitely feeling inspired + overwhelmed for the new year! Loved these images, brought me to a different place. 🙂

    Catherine X

    January 31, 2018 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Biki

    Lovely shots hon, makes me miss Lagos…it sounds like you’re totally energized and I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with on here…Christmas vacay in America had me in great spirits and I did come back to Berlin feeling like- LET’S GET THIS SHEEE…’, but it’s been tough keeping up that momentum, ha! ( :

    January 28, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Awww Biki! I am totally energized. I’m glad you’re in this spirit too – that’s what travelling does to us! Make us want to do so much 😀 Yes, keeping the momentum is the eternal channel, but just take one day at a time – do your best everyday. Let’s do itttt!!

      January 28, 2018 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Mercy

    This is so perfect to welcome the New Year, I can see you had so much fun. I love your photos, they are angled so well.

    January 27, 2018 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Mica

    That looks like a beautiful place to be for the new year! Spending time by the beach is so relaxing I find! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! Our weekend started early with a day off yesterday for Australia day. Good way to end the week!

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    January 27, 2018 at 3:42 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      That’s awesome Mica! Hope you had fun 🙂 thank you!!

      January 28, 2018 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Len Parent

    Amazing blog post, Babe! You are so beautiful! Lovely photos!
    Happy Friday!
    Much love, Len

    January 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Caitlin | Beauty & Colour

    I’m feeling excited about 2018 and what it will bring 🙂

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    January 26, 2018 at 6:50 am
  • Reply Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    Great pictures! The destination looks gorgeous. Have a great year.

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    January 25, 2018 at 5:56 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Jen!! xx

      January 25, 2018 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Bea

    Loving your style! You are so chic. Would you like to follow for follow on Bloglovin? 🙂


    January 25, 2018 at 11:55 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Bea! will follow 🙂

      January 25, 2018 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Beatriz Moreno

    Wow!! Yara!!! You look incredible on the pictures!!! They are so beautiful!!!
    Good inspiration for the New Year!

    January 25, 2018 at 10:52 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      I’m glad you like them! Thanks Bea 😀

      January 25, 2018 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Samio

    A getaway can be the best thing for re-inspiring you. I would love a trip away to somewhere warm by a beach right now. However, despite the cold winter UK weather, I’ve actually still been feeling rather inspired and optimistic this January. I feel very determined and focused which is good and I too want this to be a good year for all us dream chasers. I hope you have a fabulous 2018! 🙂

    Samio x

    January 25, 2018 at 8:59 am
  • Reply Emily

    You take really great photos! Loving all the tones. Cheers to 2018!


    January 24, 2018 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply Olga

    I´m falling in love with this place!Amazing pictures:-)

    January 24, 2018 at 5:26 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thank you, Olga! xx

      January 24, 2018 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Ana

    What a gorgeous destination! I’m happy you enjoyed your break and the beach! I hope I can go to the beach soon because my tan is fading!

    January 24, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      I know how it feels! Hope you can get there soon too 😀

      January 24, 2018 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Gemma

    Lovely post and such beautiful pictures. Have a great day!

    Gemma x

    January 24, 2018 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks a lot Gemma! x

      January 24, 2018 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Marisa Cavaleiro

    É um lugar lindo.. e tu fotografaste o muito bem…
    Inspirador o teu post..
    Xoxo from Portugal

    January 24, 2018 at 6:42 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Obrigada Marisa!! 😀

      January 24, 2018 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Vaishali

    Happy New Year Chica. Totally Inspired and waiting for for more cool stuff coming from you. Missing beach time. Soo cold here in TX 🙁

    January 23, 2018 at 7:39 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      I can imagine. Hang in there! Awww thanks for waiting, I won’t disappoint 🙂


      January 24, 2018 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    Happy New Year! I find myself to be more inspired and motivated at the beginning of the year. I wish the best for you in 2018 and more. The pictures are amazing btw.

    January 23, 2018 at 6:35 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      All the best for you too Nancy! Yeii for feeling inspired 🙂

      January 24, 2018 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Gabrielle

    Happy to hear your New Year started by the sea, what a way to start 2018! You look so cheerful and beautiful in these photos; making me want to jet off to a warmer climate from the freezing cold UK right now, that’s for sure haha!

    January 23, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      I understand you completely haha! Hang in there, thanks! xx

      January 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Sarah


    So amazing !


    January 23, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Hello! Thanks Sarah! x

      January 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply monica

    You look amazing! love your pictures!
    Mónica Sors

    January 23, 2018 at 10:11 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Monica! I’m glad 🙂

      January 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Alexandra Udinov

    it’s such a great post.

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    January 23, 2018 at 6:26 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Alex!! x

      January 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Dear you look sooo hot! Love your bikini, cute florals!

    Jessica |

    January 23, 2018 at 4:00 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Awww thanks Jess!! x

      January 24, 2018 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Emily

    You are beautiful and that bathing suit is SO CUTE!
    xx, Emily |

    January 23, 2018 at 2:17 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Aww thanks Emily! xx

      January 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    I think its a 2018 thing. I’m also feeling really inspired, motivated & driven and so are many people i know.

    January 23, 2018 at 1:46 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Same! Everybody I follow is feeling so great and inspired. I love this 😀

      January 24, 2018 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Noelle

    Looks like an amazing trip! Beautiful!

    January 23, 2018 at 12:20 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks dear!! 🙂 xx

      January 24, 2018 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Funmi

    Beautiful images, hun! Your swim suits are gorge too.

    Funmi xx

    January 22, 2018 at 11:07 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Funmi !! xx

      January 22, 2018 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Yiota

    I love your photos!! I wish I was somewhere near the beach, I miss summer so much!


    January 22, 2018 at 8:58 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Soon dear! Thanks 😀

      January 22, 2018 at 11:38 pm
  • Reply Mariann Yip

    I hope you have a wonderful new year! I can’t believe January is over half done!

    January 22, 2018 at 8:32 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      I can’t believe it either! Thanks dear ! x

      January 22, 2018 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Simone

    Your pictures are like a dream come true! Would love to be by the sea, too.

    xx Simone
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    January 22, 2018 at 8:14 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Hope you get there soon! Thanks Simone xx

      January 22, 2018 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Violette

    What a beautiful and perfect place to start the year! I wish I could go there!

    January 22, 2018 at 7:36 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      You definitely can one day! 😀 thanks!

      January 22, 2018 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Olivia Poncelet

    OMG I need holidays! Love these sunny pics!!
    Have a wonderful week 🙂
    Olivia Poncelet <3

    January 22, 2018 at 7:20 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Olivia 😀

      January 22, 2018 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply rachel

    Wow amazing pictures! I really feel like a holiday after seeing pictures of the beach!

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    January 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Rachel! Hope you can get one soon ! xx

      January 22, 2018 at 11:37 pm
  • Reply Michelle Lee

    amazing photos!

    January 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Michelle! x

      January 22, 2018 at 11:37 pm

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