After having her first baby, Jo Abellera’s of KKIBO went from designing for big fashion companies in NYC & LA for 10 plus years to summon the courage to launch her own fashion brand of chunky handknit sweaters. Made largely in Los Angeles and her studio in the San Bernardino Mountains.
We love playing dress up with our babes, so naturally, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. And we are huge fans of the easy peasy DIY costume. Sure, you could spend loads of money on something store bought or on fabric to sew up an epic Harry Potter costume. But why not use your babe's current wardrobe as a jumping off point and hand-make something to complete the look? To inspire you, we put together some DIY costume ideas using our wardrobe as the inspiration.
Lucky for me the talented and supportive Julia Wheeler ofGunn and Swain, a shop for the best collection of handmade and curated home goods for beach-loving people lives right here in San Diego. Aside from running Gunn and Swain, Julia is also a mother to her rock and roll babe, Gram and a spunky baby girl, Lizzy. Naturally, I had to get together with Julia in her perfectly styled bohemian home, filled with handmade and vintage treasures, and find out how she is able to make this motherhood and work thing work. Follow along below as we dive deep into the makings of this fabulous mother as well as her favorite places to shop, eat, and hang in San Diego.
Most people know LA duo,Margaux Elliott Wangerand Max Wanger for the amazing weddings they photograph andartwork they create. Margaux helps run these successful businesses all while raising two kiddos and traveling the world. As I write this, they are prepping for a trip to Japan with two kids under 6! The life they lead seems glamorous and yet Margaux is one of the most down to earth and calm people you will meet. So how does she do it all? And how does she seem to do it all with gratitude and grace? With all of these question and family travel hot on my mind I sat down with Margaux to learn more about the woman behind this beautifully crafted life.
As the newborn fog finally lifts, I'm excited to share the essentials from the shop that I ACTUALLY used with my newborn babe. If you are anything like me, you don't want to buy more than you need, which can make creating your baby registry extra overwhelming. The good news is that I LITERALLY just went through all of this and recorded EXACTLY what I used for the first few months and what I think you will ACTUALLY need when your bundle of joy arrives.
We often paint an unrealistic image of who we are supposed to be as a mom. We are forgiving and compassionate with our fellow mothers, however, we hold ourselves to unrealistic standards. Add in some sleep deprivation and loads of hormones and you've got yourself the recipe for depression and anxiety. As someone who struggles with anxiety myself, I wanted to celebrate a mother who I view as the image of a "perfect mom", Nicki Sebastian. In this Interview, Nicki shares her unfiltered thoughts on motherhood and mental health.
Made with a simple tomato and oregano based broth, loads of chunky vegetables, cannellini beans, and barely wilted ribbons of lacinato kale, this family friendly minestrone, is both balanced and nourishing, hearty and divinely cozy. Your family won’t be able to get enough!