It all started with a mission to get the family out on a camping excursion this summer. Then one thing lead to another, as things do while searching on the interweb, and before you know it, I was sucked into the world of bell tents. We all know there are services that offer rentals of these pitched canvas tents but what I’m really juiced about is the idea of owning one. With mild California temperatures, there’s really no reason why there shouldn’t be a bell tent pitched in our backyard all year round. How fun would that be?!
Honestly, how adorable is Marysia‘s latest swimwear collection for the littles? The sweet hibiscus print in papaya is reminiscent of a saffron yellow terry cloth bikini I wore as a baby, in Hawaii, captured in a classic family photo. The nostalgia makes it impossible to resist the retro two piece for baby Coco. Need!
It was love at first sight – or rather, first try, after meeting my first pair of Bryr clogs. The gorgeous color palette and uniquely modern styles were enough to make me swoon from afar. But it wasn’t until I actually slipped my foot through the soft, buttery leather and onto the featherweight Linden wood base, at a local boutique, that I fell in love with my first pair of clogs in nearly 15 years. So naturally, I just had to meet the woman behind the shoe and visit her studio. Designer Isobel Schofield‘s light filled workspace, coincidentally housed in a old, former clog factory in San Francisco’s industrial Dogpatch neighborhood, is every bit as detailed and charming as the clogs themselves. And the hands on, customizable experience, for anyone visiting the studio, is just icing on the cake. Clients are encouraged to design their clogs by finding their right size, picking one of two heel heights, choosing from a plethora of leather samples, and then selecting one of several styles – that is, if you can settle on just one. Peep toes, lace ups, slip ons, buckle details, tassels . . . it’s a nearly impossible task. Meanwhile, the clog making process is going underway with Isobel’s small team cutting leather, stapling die-cut patterns to wooden bases, molding leather against lasts and applying hardware. Despite how anxious I am to walk out with with my custom made clogs, witnessing the methodical clog making process makes waiting a few weeks totally bearable. Perfection takes time, after all.
With high waisted indigo tweed trousers that resemble denim, fringed bouclé knits, off the shoulder satin caftans and Ellsworth Kelly inspired patterns in rainbow hues, Rosetta Getty‘s resort collection has us feeling all kinds of groovy over that 70s, Southern California vibe. And to top it all off, the tall straw hats were right on. Just wish I was wearing it to the beach this summer!