Life + Style / Monday, 29 Oct 2018

Styling your Winter Water Factory for Fall

Perfect Christmas CardHave you seen our collaboration with Winter Water Factory? If not, you need to check it out! Being a new mom, I wanted nothing more than to be able to match with my baby boy, however, I also wanted to make sure that these clothes were perfectly acceptable to wear on their own, whether you have a babe to coordinate with or not. As we head into colder temperatures, it’s oftentimes tricky to figure out the transition so our team got together for our annual Christmas photo shoot (see it here!) and we all donned Winter Water pieces, styled to suit our different tastes. I love how it turned out! Here’s a look at how we each styled our Bugs and Leaves line! How would you wear your Winter Water Factory? I want to see!

Bonus! Today through October 31st, Winter Water Factory is celebrating Hoodieween! Take 30% off all French terry styles with the code BOO at checkout!

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City guides + Life + travel / Friday, 26 Oct 2018

Mexico City Guide

Growing up in Southern California, Mexican food was a staple and Spanish was second nature. I had briefly visited Mexico back when you didn’t need a passport, but I’m embarrassed to say that I really didn’t know much about the thriving culture that is Mexico. I mean, I wasn’t hiding under a rock and I knew and had witnessed many aspects, but until you live it and see it at its best, it’s really tough to comprehend how thriving a culture really is.

Abby Clawson Low, a designer whose work I’ve admired for ages, moved to Mexico City a few years ago and documented her adventures (you can check out her Instagram here and here) and I couldn’t help but gawk at every image. She revealed a side to it that I didn’t knew existed. She brought it to life! She recently released a book about it called This is Mexico City and it inspired me to finally make a visit just in time for her book signing. Along with former Mexico City resident and Utah Valley tamale maker expert, Nadia Coates of Casa Palomi, and my good friends Meta Coleman and Chaunte Vaughn, we hit up Mexico City with two babies and lived to tell about it.

I call our experience an “Ode to Barragan” because the focus of our trip was discovering the work of Luis Barragan. I am forever changed!

Here’s what to see, what to eat, and what to do in Mexico City! Lars approved! Read on →

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christmas + holiday + Life / Thursday, 25 Oct 2018

5 Tips to Creating the Perfect Christmas Card

Perfect Christmas Card

It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about Halloween–It’s Christmas Card season! I’ve come to find that there are two camps: Those who LOVE Christmas Cards, and those who really don’t care. I happen to be a BIG fan of sending and receiving Christmas cards and grew up in a home where it an essential part of the seasonal traditions. I looked forward to opening up the envelopes and taping them up onto the door and seeing how people had changed over the years and what exciting news they had to share! So I’ve tried to keep up the tradition with my own family and also at work. I literally am jittery with excitement as I type this.Perfect Christmas Card

We teamed up with Chatbooks to create some lovely Christmas cards to send out to friends and clients! We posed in front of our new mural and wore items from our clothing collaboration with Winter Water Factory. The cards turned out so cute and I can’t wait to send them off! But I wanted to give you a few tips on how to create the Perfect Christmas Card, since I feel so passionately about the subject 🙂

See my tips and get 20% off your Christmas card order at Chatbooks!

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Book Club + Life + printable / Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018

Dracula Book Club Artwork

Dracula Book Club Artwork

Can you believe it’s halfway through October, readers? Has Bram Stoker’s Dracula put a bit of classic spookiness into your fall season? 🙂 We’ve got a few questions for you below, as well as some other classic creepy stories you might want to add to your list of October reads! This month’s amazing artwork was illustrated by Yas Imamura of Quill & Fox. It’s a little bit dark and spooky and I love it! If you’re unfamiliar with her work, be sure to check her out!

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Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Life / Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018

Illustrator Feature: Yas Imamura

For the month of October, we are interviewing the talented Yas Imamura of Quill & Fox, who is creating our Book Club poster for the month. Chances are you have seen her work before (and yes! She was one of our featured artist’s last year too!). It’s colorful, fresh, quirky, and we’re huge fans! In the interview, we talk all about the pros and cons of social media, how to overcome creative roadblocks and benefits of rest! Hope you enjoy and be sure to take a look at Yas’ amazing work and beautiful products!

Let’s dive into the Interview!

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