I remember my first trip to Southeast Asia when I feverishly scooped up every wonderfully exotic tapestry that caught my eye in the endless open-air markets. I stuffed my suitcase full of pillow covers, skirts and dresses that brought me fleeting moments of joy and have since found a home in other’s hands. Elise Vaughn sells her wares under the label, the Brass Razoo, defined as “a non-existent coin of trivial value.” Her goods remind me of the cool, vibrant, hippie mash-up of textures and patterns that one would find in a far-away land. She makes jewelry, leather goods and children’s clothing using reclaimed materials, pieces that otherwise would have been disregarded. She tells us, “each piece is to be a reminder that we all possess potential, value, worth, beauty, and are perfectly unique.” Shop her children’s collection here.
We may live in a tropical paradise but it doesn’t mean I can’t long for chilly days to bundle up in cozy knits. We’re planning a trip to the snow this winter which means tiny cardigans, stockings and booties for miss Lorea. Misha and Puff is a line of knitwear hand picked from around New England. I adore every single piece.
We believe in making beautiful, functional pieces to last forever. Every day, we create the world we want our children to live in. Everything counts. This is one way we contribute to that world.
Opening images by Aurélie Lécuyer
Free People titled their January catalogue Girls on Bikes and I think its my favorite yet. Photographed in the streets of Amsterdam by Guy Aroch.
Weddings aren’t all frill and cheesy glitz. Stone Fox Bride is a vintage-inspired and custom-designed wedding gown company in NYC and Molly Guy is the girl behind it all. She is a fellow cultural omnivore of all things (books, movies, fashion, politics, etc.), yogi, mom to a little girl Sunny Starling Shalom Rosen Guy, magazine writer and lover of untraditional, super personal weddings. Here, Tales of Endearment goes into her space in Park Slope Brooklyn and checks out the serenly bohemian wedding shop.
via Tales of Endearment
All the pretty dreamers have passed through Maui at one time or another. Chloe and Tami are the girls behind Sugarhigh + Lovestoned, the fashion label they started on the island and have since taken on the road. They are total free loving babes. We hit up their teepee trunk show, hosted alongside some awesome local designers (Pandeia, Medicine Collective, Gypsy feet Gems) under the Haiku moon. Kelsi of Pandeia crafted the tie-dyed teepees out of bamboo from scratch! I got my hands on Sugarhigh + Lovestoned’s Desert Drugs tee and sipped whiskey around the fire pit. Thanks for the perfect evening, dreamers.
Photos via my Instagram
We made it to the west coast and it feels good! Our friends Jordan and Casey recently moved from their apartment in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley to a quaint little block in Oakland. I’m stoked to stay with them and explore the East Bay a bit. My first stop was College Avenue for some window shopping. I discovered one of my new favorite outposts, Atomic Garden. The shop is rad! Housewares, paper ephemera, delicious candles, body products and natural baby stuff.
We bought Lorea a maplewood teether for her incoming baby teeth! They come in awesome shapes— we went for the skull. Hit up Bittersweet Chocolate Cafe down the block for some strong coffee and cocoa. *middle image via Remodelista