We recently welcomed Natalie to the Lunacita ambassador programme. We wanted to find out a little more about her and your lifestyle, where she's from and all that jazz! So here goes, say hello to the lovely Natalie Zacek...
Where about’s did you grow up Natalie?
I grew up in a small town outside of Raleigh, NC called Angier!
What was the coolest thing about your hometown?
In my opinion, it was my ability to have the most fun childhood; from swimming in creeks, playing in the woods, four wheeling, and other fun outdoor activities!
You spend a bunch of time at the beach! What was your favourite beach growing up?
In North Carolina I have always loved The Outer Banks and Topsail!
Where do you live at the moment and what bought you there?
I live in Lakeland, Florida while I am in college.
Whats the best beach in your area now and what makes it so awesome?
Anna Maria Island because have you seen the water on the gulf side of Florida?! Heart eyes!!
Can you tell us a little bit about what you get up to with your Monday – Friday?
Duties: School, my job in the admissions office at school, and lots of studying. For fun: date nights, volleyball games, coffee dates with friends, and styling outfits.
And what keeps you busy on the weekends?
I head to the beach nearly every weekend! While I am there I can sit on the beach all day or I like to go to cafes and thrift. Every Sunday I go to church.
What is your favourite Café / Restaurant in your area?
Hillcrest coffee shop in Lakeland is my favorite. They literally have the best coffee I’ve ever tasted and I get it at least once a week.
Where is the coolest place you have ever travelled? And what made it so rad?
Thailand is my favorite so far. Not only is it so beautiful with beaches AND mountains; but the culture there is so amazing. It felt like I was in a different world.
Who are you currently listening to?
Drakes new album of course! And my “In my feelz” playlist is played in my car at least once a day; bonus if it’s raining and at night lol.
“Stuff you should know” on Spotify. Or sermons from pastors I like!
What would you like to do when you grow up? :P
I would love to work with people, fashion, and travel. And maybe coffee! I am not exactly sure how that would look yet...
Who inspires you?
My parents, my friends, my boyfriend, Kristen Johns from youtube, Sadie Robertson.. honestly I get inspired really easily and by anyone who is motivated, encouraging, and passionate.
If there were no boundaries, or financial barriers, what would you love to do for the rest of your time here on planet Earth?
Learn everything I can’t find on google. Read books that make me feel something. Hear inspiring stories. Make art. Do something significant for others. Help people. Find Jesus more. Writing this is making me want to start; why wait for the money to do important things?
And lastly, let’s find out who you really are! Ready? 1 minute lets go!
Sunrise or Sunset?Sunrise-something so beautiful about beginnings.
Summer or Winter?Summer 100%
Pasta or Pizza?Too hard! Pizza I guess :p
Sweet or Savoury? SAVOURY
Beach day or Snow session?Beach day but snow session sounds so fun.
New Dress or Plane ticket?Plane ticket all the way.
Necklace or Rings?RINGS!!
Ocean or Lake?Ocean.
Palm Tree or Monstera Leaves?Palm trees are a staple.
East Coast or West Coast?Never been to the West Coast :/
NZ or Australia!?Australia
Candy or Chocolate?Neither :P
Milk or Water?WATER!
Wine or Beer?I am 18 hehe :p
Travel by Boat or Plane?Ooo boat?
Breakfast date or Dinner date?dinnaaa
Planned trip or Wing it?I love plans.
Ice Cream or Coconut?Coconut.
Margharita or Mojito?18 :p
Taco’s or Nacho’s?Tacos!
Bali or Mexico?Bali.
Overheating or too cold?HEAT!
Cats or Dogs?Doggies.
Island or City?Island.
Thanks a bunch Natalie, we're so stoked to have you part of the team!
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