Our story


Meraki  [may-rah-kee]

To do something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be.

– Origin Greek




By Meraki Lifestyle

We are happy to welcome you on our journey into a Meraki Lifestyle. Our mission is to reconnect to our true self and live a happy, healthy, loving, sustainable and a free life

Our Story in short

We share our journey via By Meraki with the goal to inspire as many people as possible to also find their Meraki.

We are from a town called Haarlem in the Netherlands and we were living the full ratrace lifestyle. From searching everything outside of ourselves to looking for validation, working around the clock and living towards the weekends. Although we were living the so-called ‘live’, we didn’t feel complete and went for a deep dive within

Follow our journey, learn from our learnings and see how we go along. With our newest addition to the family; Bodhi, our amazing son (he’s really a cool and mindful dude), we can buckle up and go on with our big adventure!

Let’s (re)connect!

The Meraki lifestyle is all about connecting to your true self, align with it and live a life from love with purpose and guidance. Your heart, your true self, or higher self (just the way you want to call it) lives from unconditional love. Your ego lives from fear and basically falsely ‘protects’ you. If we can align ourselves with our heart we can let go of fear and live a Meraki lifestyle.


May inspiration come to you and feel free to inspire us. If you need anything more then just inspiration, let us know and we’ll be happy to help you.

Love, Vito & Shemara

Vittorio's story

Climbing out of the ratrace, I feel the urge to live a more loving and sustainable lifestyle.

This is not something that happens overnight but since I found the love of my life it started to become a daily practice. From a life with the marines to a wild nightlife into a life following my own unique path. I wanted to turn my life around and find my Meraki, this is my journey and I love to visually capture it.

Do you love photography just as much as I do? Follow my visual journey on Instagram @bymeraki_ or @akadonv for a even better view…

One love Vito

Shemara's story

Vitality is my passion, born from my own lack of it. From abdominal complaints to allergies and other enigmatic symptoms. Unfortunately, Western medicine could not help me much further in that, so I started investigating myself. I finished a natural nutritionist education, changed my lifestyle, started a healthy foodblog: EerlijkerEten and after that I started my own sustainable vegan chocolate company: Ridiculously Good. 

To connect all and dive deeper, I completed the 5 element lifestyle education, RTT practitioner (rapid transformation therapy from Marisa Peer) and Reiki I. With all the knowledge I gained and all the experimenting I did, I healed myself and helped others doing so as well. This is something I want to share with the world. Let’s help each other to heal, grow and enjoy life to it’s fullest.

Love Shemara

Let's connect

Vito & Shemara


Meraki is our passion, let us know what we can do for you