Parima Studio abstract art print

November Giveaways: Parima Studio

Patricia Vargas is the artist behind Parima Studio. I’ve been following Patricia’s work for several years now and am inspired by everything she does. Although she has an art degree, she didn’t always think that painting could actually be her career. In 2013, she opened the doors of her own studio. Her entrepreneurial spirit and bravery inspire me. She believes in loving and laughing abundantly, in living as stress free as possible, in connecting with genuine
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Gap Factory cold weather outerwear

Gearing Up for Winter

I have a vivid memory of Seth and I walking to grocery store from my parent’s house back in 2005 before we could drive. It was raining, we were sharing a headphone set – one in my ear, one in his – listening to Shinedown’s 45. On the way back, we jumped in all the puddles and I remember having so much fun and being so happy. Since then, not much has changed and everything
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Blackbird Dagger beaded fringe earrings

November Giveaways: Blackbird Dagger

I was recently perusing Cameron Mark’s new website (an amazing local boutique here in Santa Cruz) and came across these beaded fringe earrings and was immediately all heart eyes over them. They’re made by Blackbird Dagger, a brand that curates and purveys vintage housewares and handmade goods. I of course looked them up on Instagram and found a feed filled most recently with the coolest beaded earrings! I immediately contacted Nancy, the talented woman behind
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November Giveaways: Meghann Miniello Creative

I’ve always been in awe of people who have natural artistic abilities like drawing, painting, or calligraphy. You’d think that when you become friends with someone like that, you’d get used to it. I still never have. I’ve been friends with Meghann Miniello for 3 years now and when I saw her paint the wall hanging in these photos just a few weeks ago, the awe was still there. It’s like walking to her. It
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