For quite some time now, Cuyana has been one of my favorite shopping destinations. Long before I began this feel good shopping quest, they were one of my favorites not only for the quality of their items, but the story behind them.
Awhile back I was invited to attend a little Mother’s Day get-together at the goop MRKT pop-up shop in San Francisco. It’s located in the Frank Lloyd Wright building, brought back to it’s full glory by Steven Volpe (more of the making here). Isn’t the space magical? Søren and I had a wonderful time shopping and mingling with other mamas and littles, I can’t wait to go back again before it closes and do some more shoppingexploring.
I picked up her newest cookbook, It’s All Easy, and am super excited to try out some of the recipes. I was always scared of her others (I’ve heard stories), but I mean this one has easy in the title, so how hard can it be? I also picked up a couple of swimsuits (I might be addicted), and this awesome yoga mat made from recycled wetsuits. I’ve included some of my other favorite goop picks below!
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, an easy way I’ve found quiet is to head to the water. We took a short drive over to Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge to do some quiet exploring on the water. The day was a little chilly because of the wind, and we may have gotten a little lost, but it made for a nice long walk around the refuge. Steve brought one of his drones to fly and get some beautiful aerials for this post, but it’s prohibited in the park so it became a deadweight workout backpack instead, ha.
Warning: Sorry, not sorry. This post is super image heavy because I love the understated beauty of the wetlands.
I find myself exploring the small town of Los Altos lately, and the weather has felt more like early Spring instead of Spring approaching Summer. Spring in Los Altos has had a few warm days scattered here and there, but for the most part we’ve been a solid average of 70 degrees fahrenheit. I’m not complaining because it’s my favorite kind of weather; mild temperatures mid-day and cool, but not too cool evenings.
I picked up this cape in petite from Cuyana awhile back, along with the monogrammed zipper tote. I can fit everything I want into the tote, including my laptop! I can’t wait to use it for more long-term travel. So far these two have proven to be a couple of my best purchases. The shoes are old favorites from Emerson Fry, and the jeans I’ve worn several times before. I basically live in them, ha! The dual birthstone ring from Ariel Gordon is another favorite of mine. I love that it reminds me of my littles every time I look at it.
I feel like living by the beach, and traveling the world to see them has made me into a pro at packing for a beach trip. Today I’m sharing with you my favorite beach bag essentials, whether you’re just going for the day or are staying on the beach somewhere.