Gifting a Unique Wood Watch ♡

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This blog post is very exciting to me because I am doing my very first ever giveaway!! I have been waiting for this exciting moment. FOREVER!!

I was so excited whenJord Wood Watchesreached out to me to collaborate. When companies reach out to me, my number one priority is that I have to genuinely like what I am blogging and sharing.

These watches caught my eye because they were very unique. They’re made from sustainable resources, make for timeless gift options, and offer an element of unique style to anyone that wears them. This also means that no time pieces will be exactly the same.

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I was able to gift Felipe a watch from their Hyde Series, this watch is called Ebony & Iron. You can also gift a beautiful watch to a significant other, a friend, a family member or even to yourself!

They have unique men’s and women’s watches, that you can also check out because one of you will be winning a $100 gift card to Jord Wood Watches. Woohoo. If you sign up for the giveaway —-> here <—  The giveaway will close 03/11/2018 at 11:59pm.

Click here to check out: men’s watches

Click here to check out: women’s watches

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The watch arrives in a beautiful wooden box just like this. So pretty, I love the detail of this wooden box.

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Thank you so much to Jord Wood Watches, sending lots of love to you!

Sign up for the giveawayhere

All photos edited by the fabulous Remi David for inquiries check out her portfoliohere 

with so much love,

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Wooden Wrist Watch
In collaboration with Jord Wood Watches

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Yokohama, Japan ♡

Kimono ♡

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During my time in Japan, we went to Yokohama (a city an hour away from Tokyo) to visit my grandma’s friend of 55 years and her husband.

My grandmother’s friend Atsue handmakes kimono’s and she handmade me two kimonos.

They are so beautiful, one of the kimono’s is a yukata (which is a casual summer kimono) and the other kimono is a lot thicker with many layers and is used for formal purposes.

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This is the kimono used for formal purposes, look how beautiful this is!

This was handmade. Kimono’s are an art.

So beautiful, it makes me feel so proud of my heritage.

Kimonos are worn for many occasions, even during weddings, they have been around since the Heian Period in Japan which is from the year 794.

 

When wearing kimonos, their are specific ways you need to put on each layer. The kimono has to be wrapped onto your body a certain way.

(This is Atsue San, my grandma’s friend of 55 years and the lady that handmade me these kimonos)

Like I mentioned before there are many many many layers. haha

To the point where you feel stiff when walking around or sitting down.

This process takes a while, more than you would really think!

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Then finally ta-da!

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The Obi (the belt of the kimono) can be wrapped and tied in many ways.

This is how Atsue San folded my obi, this is very very difficult to do!

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This is Hirofumi San, Atsue San’s husband.

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My brother Andre and I.

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Hirofumi San, Atsue San and I.

Aren’t they so cute?! I call them my Yokohama Ojiichan and Obaachan (grandpa and grandma).

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Then, I tried the yukata (as mentioned before, the casual kimonos worn during summer).

This time my obi was yellow and folded in a bow, so cute right?!

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My family with Hirofumi San and Atsue San.

I cannot begin to thing how blessed I am to have been able to receive two handmade kimonos and to experience my Japanese culture in an even more traditional sense.

ありがとうHirofumi San and Atsue San ♡

 

Akarenga (Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse)♡

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Akarenga also known as the Yokohama Red Brick House, is a place I have been going for several years because of family friends that have taken me.

Look how cute and festive it was for Christmas!!

Fun Facts:

  • Akarenga is a warehouse near the Yokohama port.
  • There are two brick houses, One is a museum and the other is filled with small shops and restaurants.
  • In 1911 the first Brick House was built and then later in 1913 the second Brick House was built.

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Taking selfies outside haha

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We went inside and did a little shopping ♡

and later had lunch inside the brick house, there are many restaurants in the brick house.  We ate at the food court.

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This was my yummy lunch, I had sashimi donburi (donburi which literally means bowl in Japanese) and miso soup.

yummy.

Cup Noodle Museum ♡

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We went to the Cup Noodle Museum and we got to make our own cup ramens!!!

 

Andre and I were so excited!!!

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To the left is Andre’s and to the right is mine 🙂 I put little narutos that had cute birds on them 🙂 (naruto is a cured fish).

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After making our cup noodles we got to put them in bags, so that’s me showing off the cup noodle I made, loud and proud 🙂 haha

Then on later floors they had the history of how the first cup ramen was made and it was actually a very educational and inspiring experience!

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I would recommend for you to go if you ever have time to visit Yokohama:)

Thank you Yokohama ♡

Yokohama is a city I have grown to love very much.

またね Yokohama ♡(see you)

With so much love,

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SunChildSoul ♡

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A lovely friend of mine Bella Christopherson and her sister Eva Christopherson  make handmade jewelry and they recently opened a store on Etsy called SunChildSoul. When I saw their products I instantly fell in love. After closely looking at the products I realized that each stone and crystal carried a different meaning/energy to them.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from their store!

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This necklace is called the Citrine Point Necklace with Malachite & Blue Laced Agate Chips. The Citrine crystal brings success, and personal power. The Citrine crystal is also known for its power of eliminating negative energy.

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Blue Howlite Tumbled Crystal Necklace, Howlite is a stone that brings spiritual wisdom and awareness. Howlite is related to the crown chakra, it stills the mind which is great for meditation.

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Goldstone Necklace, it is said that the Goldstone helps attain goals. It can also be used as an energy generator and can steer away unwanted energies.

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Angel Aura Quartz Crystal Necklace, The Angel Aura helps with meditation. It is said that this crystal helps bring peace and tranquility.

For more products check out their store with the link I have provided below. You can also use the code “spring123” for a 10% discount for any purchase of $15 or more (this code is valid until March 31st)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SunChildSoul

All photos were taken by Felipe Maldonado

Let me know if you guys purchase any!

With so much love,

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Hottiewood ♡

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Never would I have ever imagined I would be able to bathe in confetti and stuff my face with  cupcakes and doughnuts all in the same hour… You’d think that it would be something in an imaginary world… right?!

 

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I had the opportunity to model for an up and coming clothing line called Hottiewood. They are everything bright, girly, and fun.

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They have an exclusive pre order offer just for people  who subscribe to there mailing list.

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You can subscribe here- http://shophottiewood.com/pages/subscribeform

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Hottiewood was created by a group girls, they are literally the sweetest and the most creative people ever!

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I was so honored to be a part of Hottiewood! So excited for their future and for whats to come!

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Do yourself a favor this winter break and check them out  shophottiewood.com 

 

with so much love,

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Pretty Vacant ♡

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I had a very exciting opportunity to model for a leather jacket company!! ahh its so crazy… I never thought I would have the opportunity to do something like this and I am so very thankful for it.

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Pretty Vacant is a high quality leather jacket company. The fit and touch of the leather jacket is something that I have never experienced before. Their work is beautiful. Trust me you will not find a product like this so easily.

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They currently have one woman’s jacket that is available for pre order which is the one I am wearing in these photos… BUT they have several very cool mens jackets!

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If you’re looking for something light, soft, and warm to wear and for more info about them check them out here-  http://www.prettyvacant.us/

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Thank you so much Pretty Vacant team for letting me be a part of this!!

with so much love,

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Boston Fashion Week ♡

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I was invited to attend my very first fashion show at Boston Fashion week. SO UNREAL!!!!

For those of you who watch Project Runway might recognize the name of the designer’s show I attended- Jonathan Joseph Peters. Peters was on Project Runway Season 7.

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The  show was held at an empty warehouse, decorated with minimalistic artwork.

Which I loved so very much!!

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I fell in love with many of the pieces that were presented from that night.

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This ensemble right here was by far my favorite! I fell in love with the back of this outfit. Look how gorgeous the head piece also looks!!!

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We sat front row with my friend Sam and Boston Blogger Jenna- who runs the Boston Chic Party Blog.. She is so sweet! You can check her blog out here- http://bostonchicparty.com/

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The show was very theatrical, beautiful, and so inspiring!

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Sam and I spontaneously were invited to attend the En Vogue Fashion. Which was held at a catholic church.

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There were many designers that were presenting at this specific show but the mens suit line was by far my favorite!

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I had a beautiful night, I will remember this night forever.

Thank you Boston Fashion Week and Jonathan Joseph Peters for the invitation.

With so much love,

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