Aug 21, 2014

Collection to Love: Faire Collection F/W 14

Explore. Discover. Escape. I typed those exact words when introducing you all to this fab online store - Faire Collection. All of Faire Collection's products are responsibly sourced from artisans from all over the world - think Vietnam, Switzerland, Peru, Ecuador and the Amazon. Faire's Brooklyn-based design team and CEO, Amanda Judge, travel the globe to collaborate with more than 225 artisans and bring back pieces that reflect the heritage of the country of origin as well as the street style influences of New York City. Faire Collection works hard to reduce poverty in the disadvantaged communities where they work and help push change through their social programs, such as educational scholarships and no interest loans - funded through purchases of their pieces. Faire's Fall / Winter collection, Midnight, the 14th full collection from six year old Fair Collection and the line features jewelry designs crafted from rainforest seeds (such as tagua and acai( and sustainably sourced, up cycled bullhorn. Check out this photo essay from CEO Amanda Judge's first trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon - a beautiful region from where Faire sources seeds native to the area for the Midnight Collection. And now go ahead, get shopping for some beautiful crafts and, to make it even better, a good cause!

Aug 20, 2014

Greek Islands: Packing Part I

Greek Islands: Day Time

I've been thinking a lot about what to pack for our 10 day getaway to Greece in a few weeks. I'm thinking the best way to tackle this packing job is to stick to the basics. Pieces that can easily transition from day to night with a light sweater and that are easy to mix and match. A few Helmut Lang tank tops (my favorites!), a couple pairs of shorts (just got these Joie ones on sale!), a few simple dresses for nighttime, and a couple of teeny weeny polka dot bikinis are on the list. This Calypso light cardi will also be making the cut since I've heard temps drop quite a bit at night. I'll also be carrying around my faithful Catalina weekend bag for our day trips - we have booked a catamaran tour and we're thinking about visiting one or two of the smaller islands for day trips. The only thing left to decide on is shoes. I'm thinking a pair of sandals for touring the islands and for casual evenings and a pair of wedges for when I want to dress up. Anyone been to Greece and have recommendations / packing suggestions? Would love to hear about your trips!