Category Archives: Life in Pictures

Life in Pictures | Carmel Getaway . . .

One of many beautiful views on the drive up . . .

Fell in love with the orange details @ Carmel Valley Ranch . . .

Re-discovered the absolute necessity of self care @ Spa Aiyana . . . The Hydra Facial was AH-MAZING

Carmel has so many beautiful nooks + crannies . . .

Our birthday get away was postponed, but the wait was definitely worth it!

Enjoyed a mid day sip of wine with Charlie . . .

Found my new favorite pen behind this yellow door . . .

Isn’t she pretty? The rose gold Quadro has 4 ink colors + pencil lead! . . . Perfection!

Found my new favorite blush @ Cos Bar . . .

Il Fornaio for dinner . . .

Back to the hotel for brainstorming + a meeting of the minds in pj’s . . .

Last weekend Lori and I finally met up for our belated birthday weekend getaway. We usually meet in November, the actual month of our birthdays, but life happened, so we decided to meet up in February in Carmel. Let me tell you, it really was worth the wait. We stayed at Carmel Valley Ranch, a beautifully serene resort that was absolute perfection, and just what the Doctor ordered. When Lori and I get together, we cant help but talk shop, all the while encouraging and brainstorming ideas for each other’s businesses. It comes naturally, and it’s always fun.  I left there with a healthy To Do List, and a recharged mind and priorities. I look forward to implementing some of my goals immediately. I will share here with you that God has been putting it on my heart to become more visible in my  brand. It’s definitely something I struggle with, being the hardcore-introvert-behind-the-scenes-gal that I am. I’ve been working on ways to do it in a way that feels authentic to me. So be on the look out for more glimpses  of me *cringe.*  And if you see me around social media, coming out of my shell, be sure to say hi! The part that makes it worth it is getting to know you guys!

xo,

Life in Pictures 11/27 to 12/8

Field Trip Pre-orders shipped this week!

A quiet moment @ The Commissary . . .

Been working on a few new prototypes . . .

Date night: Chris Rock @ the Dolby Theater . . . the BEST!!!!

Been carrying my butter-soft Field Trip Tote non-stop . . .

Styled a photo shoot earlier this week. So fun!

Love the juxtaposition of these buildings . . .

There’s been so much going on in the world. So many things to pray for. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. x

Love + Blessings

Life in Pictures:: Week of 10.2.16

My friend D came to visit me @ the studio and we snuck off to enjoy a happy hour treat in celebration of our latest accomplishments!

Last week my friend D came to visit me @ the studio and we snuck off to enjoy a happy hour treat in celebration of our latest accomplishments!

Participated in a super fun photo shoot for the launch of a friend's wonderful new business on Tuesday. Can't wait to share!

Participated in a super fun photo shoot for the launch of a friend’s wonderful new business on Tuesday. Check out these gold boots I wore for the shoot!! Too fabulous!

After the shoot I was treated to my veryfirs (definitely not the last) Umami Burger... so. freakin. good.

After the shoot I was treated to my very first (definitely not the last) Umami Burger… so. freakin. good.

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On Friday, my friend Diana + I explored the Arts District Co Op, where I became an awkward angel and once again exerted my dis-ease in front of the camera . . .

Here is the interior of the Arts District Co Op . . . such a beautiful creative space with lots of goodies to spend your $$ on . . .

Here is the interior of the Arts District Co Op . . . such a beautiful creative space with lots of goodies to spend your $$ on . . .

My love affairs with doors + exteriors continues . . . and downtown LA is full of inspiration and photo worthy imagery . . .

My love affairs with doors + exteriors continues . . . and downtown LA is full of inspiration and photo worthy imagery . . .

The studio is coming along nicely. I have to put decorating on hold while I focus on production. As badly as I want to finish fixing it up, I've found it's much more productive to actually have products to sell LOL!

The studio is coming along nicely. However, I have to put decorating on hold while I focus on production. As badly as I want to finish fixing it up, I’ve found it’s much more productive to actually have products to sell LOL!

How was your week? Did you see or do anything  interesting or do anything out of your comfort zone this week? :)
xx,

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Life in Pictures . . . Abbot Kinney

Last week I hooked up with my girl, and fellow designer, Diana of DeZe Star and headed out to Abbot Kinney for a little inspiration and designer talk. I love this area of Venice for it’s chill vibe and aesthetic. It’s come a long way from the sleepy street I remember growing up. Honestly, I could do without some of the faux LA Hipster vibe that permeates the area, but Abbot Kinney never ceases to inspire my creative juices in some way shape or form.

Wabi Sabi Solana . . . the interior was just as good as the sushi.

Wabi Sabi Solana . . . the interior was just as good as the sushi.

We were starving when we got there, and spotted Wabi Sabi while looking for parking. I had never eaten here before, but it was such a treat, both aesthetically, and edibly! There’s a beautiful bar in the front that you pass through to get to the restaurant area. I didn’t partake of any libations on this trip, but I will definitely be back.

I snapped a pic before they brought the crispy spicy tuna . . .

I’ve been using my Bee Keyper fringe as a tassel for my handbag. An option that will be available to you guys soon!

Look at this fabulous wallpaper... I mean how could one pass up an opportunity to snap a selfie??

Look at this fabulous wallpaper… I mean how could one pass up an opportunity to snap a selfie??

I'm always inspired by bright white interiors + natural light . . .

I’m always inspired by bright white interiors + natural light . . .

Loved the little back room at _______ and the Antik Batik handbags were my fav.

Loved the little back room at The Piece Collective . . . and of course the Antik Batik handbags were my fav.

stalking the black and white tile floors @ Velvet . . .

stalking the black and white tile floors @ Velvet . . .

I just love a beautifully tiled wall . . .

a beautifully tiled wall gets me everytime. . .

Rag & Bone had their own bike rentals and a great outdoor lounge space . . .

Rag & Bone had their own bike rentals and a great outdoor lounge space out back . . .

the addiction to brick walls continues . . .

the addiction to brick walls + foliage continues . . .

I love this plaster relief artwork by artist Alexandre Farto . . .

I love this plaster relief artwork by artist Alexandre Farto . . .

Wishing you a fabulous week. Stay inspired or be inspiring!
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Life in Pictures | Week of 11/1 | The Food Edition

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Spent Friday afternoon in beautiful Palos Verdes + scouted out this cove for a shoot (not for my bags though :)

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Discovered this gem of a restaurant called The Yellow Vase. The food was wonderful + they even had gluten free breads + baked goods!

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Enjoyed happy hour at the Yardhouse with one of my besties on Wednesday. I love their chicken nachos.

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Caught in the act of devouring the best tomato bisque on the west coast . . .

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Bottomless mimosas + lots of laughter ensued @ brunch on Saturday . . .

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Love the old town vibe of Temecula . . .

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Finished out the week with another fabulous brunch @ Marston’s in Pasadena on Sunday. The wait was long, but worth it.

Have a fabulous week!

xx,

Bee

Life in Pictures | 9/12 – 9/19

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It’s been a pretty hectic week! Lots of work to be done and I’m finding it hard to keep things in order. I used to consider myself a really neat, and organized person . . . looking back, I realize that those words described my life pre kids, husband, family and home based business. Learning to just go with it . . .
Gracias_madre_gates_restaurant_outdoor_patio Did a drive by on one of my favorite restaurants, Gracias Madre in WeHo. I love the food and the atmosphere of this place. It even looks great when it’s closed, lol.
birthday_girl_celebration_gift_bag The celebration continued for our new little 9 year old. We took the train to Santa Barbara for the day at her request and spent the day with my brother and his family. We had lunch at my fav SB restaurant, Carlitos. If you ever visit, try the shrimp empanadas. Ah-mazing.
rain_window_raindrops_rainy_day Believe it or not we had a full day of rain last week!!! I loved it and can’t wait until we are blessed with more. This was the view from my window as I worked at my desk and sipped tea. (too bad it was iced tea, even with the rain it was still 80 degrees out).
ayanna_listenbee_collection_shooter_tote Took my Shooter Tote on the train ride. It holds everything and never lets me down for travel ♡
LA_county_fair_the_lookbook_philosophy Rob took the day off on Thursday and we were both chaperones for our kids classes to the LA County Fair. It was a fun and tiring day. Some good friends of ours did the same so the parents had a playdate and so did the kids. It was a great day.

Have a great weekend. Hope you are spending time with the ones you love, or doing something you really want to do!

xx

Life in Pictures | Week of 7/24-7/31

A snapshot of my week in images . . .

I love my new BGBgeneration Sandals!

I love my new BGBgeneration Sandals! Snagged them @ Marshalls in Austin for a steal!

Don't you just love it when your fortune cookie is on point? :)

Don’t you just love it when your fortune cookie is on point? :)

It felt good to get more orders shipped out this week. So thankful for all of my customers.

It felt good to get more orders shipped out this week. So thankful for all my customers ♥.

Spotted this beautiful wall in Austin last week . . .

Spotted this beautiful wall in Austin last week and couldn’t walk by without snapping a shot. . .

FINALLY got my braces off!! Corn on the cob, here I come!!!!

FINALLY got my braces off!! Corn on the cob, here I come!!!!

Have you ever just felt really excited and happy about the future? That’s how I feel right now. This has been a really great week and I almost can’t believe it is Friday already! I hope you have some fun things planned for the weekend . . . and by fun I mean, at least one thing that you really want to do, and that could even be nothing! As long as it’s something you want to do . . .

xx

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Life in Pictures | Week of 6.21.15

a stylized shot from the ClosetPIECE shoot . . . .

a stylized shot from the ClosetPIECE shoot  w/ Loreta Washington. . . .

a beautiful wooded street in Crestline, CA . . .

a beautiful wooded street in Crestline, CA . . .

love this display @ Olive in La Jolla, CA . . .

love this display @ Olive in La Jolla, CA . . .

on the shores of Lake Gregory . . .

on the shores of Lake Gregory . . .

Riding Dirty with a vintage Ayanna Listenbee . . .

Riding “dirty” with a vintage Ayanna Listenbee . . .

Have a fab weekend!

xx

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Life in Pictures | Week of 5. 23.15

What a week! Had to drive into the city for a bag delivery this week. Sometimes I really miss LA . . .

What a week! Had to drive into the city for meetings this week. Sometimes I really miss LA . . .

have had this teal polish for a while now and finally decided to give it a try . .  i love the freshness of it with white . . .

Have had this teal polish for a while now and finally decided to give it a try . . i love the freshness of it with white . . .

I'm embarking on a serious challenge to give up coffee . . . you guys know how much I love it right?  #prayforme

I’m embarking on a serious challenge to give up coffee . . . you guys know how much I love it right? #prayforme

tried a little pattern mixing this week . . . I think the bright yellow pop helped me to not take it so seriously . . .

Tried a little pattern mixing this week . . . I think the bright yellow pop helped me to not take it so seriously . . .

a behind the scenes look at  my next project . . .

a behind the scenes look at my next project . . . ♥

I am soooo glad the weekend is here! I hope you all had a great week, and are poised to have an even greater weekend!

Be safe and daring!
xx

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