Fili et Esse, Latin for thread and be, is more than just a concept for Chloë-Lynn, it is a way of life – a way of being. It is the foundation for what it means to show up and be present.
To be is not to know all the right answers, but rather to live in the moment, moving towards a vision, while being aware of your surroundings and open to the possibility of the change that may come with it.
With a New York ethic and Westward leaning, Fili et Esse is the frame of mind and space that is captured on this site and explored through the aesthetic of photography, travel, philosophy, and lifestyle to inspire and empower others to take that leap, find their greatness, turn dreams into visions and, in turn, into legends, and be the reason that someone smiles.
And, of course, to keep showing up as no great thing of value is created suddenly.
ANY WORDS YOU LIVE BY?
Yes. I have come to learn that no one is defined by anything but by what they choose to define themselves—freely defining your freedom of thought.
From colleagues and friends, I’ve been asked this time and again. I actually want to make my mark as a lawyer. My experiences as a research analyst on clean energy policies coupled with exposures to social inequalities have forged in me a genuine desire to effectuate meaningful and sustainable social change.
WHY DON’T YOU SHOW YOUR FACE IN PHOTOS?
Too often, blogs become about the model and the narrator—and I’m not a model. I don’t even like taking selfies. What I do like are thoughts with substance, the mountains + islands and great travel, and that’s where I want my readers to focus. (With the help of my trademark sunnies and a strong attempt at “good” photography.)
And if you do want to know about me—and my unhidden face—feel free to follow on Instagram.