I love the feeling I get when I discover a beautiful new (or new to me) designer for the first time. A wave of excitement washes over me as I admire the cut, construction and fabric. What could possibly make it better? Knowing that the label is ethically made and their brand mission is to give back. It Is Well LA makes wonderfully well made clothing and donates10% of their proceeds to Generosity, an organization that builds clean drinking wells for communities in need. Well that's pretty awesome in my opinion (sorry had to). I fell in love with their flowy fabrics and the ease of their pieces. They are simple but are made with an acute attention to detail, something that makes for a wonderful wardrobe staple.Read More
For the first time since launching These Native Goods I ran off and disconnected as best I could with my family. We spent our days bumming on the beach, exploring and enjoying delicious fresh fruits and seafood. Some of my favorite memoriesRead More
A dear friend recently introduced me to Catzorange after hosting a pop up with them at Maiyet in NYC. Maiyet is known for their high end, ethically crafted pieces, but they also carry a beautiful selection of local artisan goods. Catzorange being among them. The line of bags is handmade in Brooklyn by husband and wife team Johnny and Coco Mannix. Their thoughtful craftsmanship, purposeful designs and gorgeous styles are spot on.
The edge of San Francisco, a place where the cool misty air is filled with the smell of the sea and thickened by salt. Fog nestles around this section of the city, creating a feeling of separation from the hustle and bustle. 48th avenue in the Outer Sunset was home for Jennifer Meyer, when she relocated to Brooklyn she brought along its memory. Her beautifully curated shop 48 & Sea carries the name of the street. As a former long time resident of San Francisco I love that she paid homage to her old stomping grounds. But this is only a small part of why I adore Jennifer and her online store.Read More
Today marks an interesting day of remembrance for my mom and I. Tomorrow is her birthday, but every year she calls me on this day to let me know shes thinking of me and to wish me a happy anniversary. I grew up in the country, typical small towns look huge compared to my town. We have a general store/post office/gas station and a couple of schools. To give you a better idea of just how rural it is; almost everyone lives off grid, it takes 1:30-2 hours to reach the nearest grocery store and my graduating class of 15 students was the largest in the schools history.Read More