Hello, my lovely lil gypsies! I am BEYOND stoked to share this exclusive Q+A with you, and I am not going to downplay it. Pura Vida Bracelets has meant so much to me since I first encountered the brand at Wanderlust in 2014. Initially, it was the bright colors and simple design that caught my eye, but then it was the story that captivated me and made me fall in love. The story is why I’ve kept coming back.
Hello hello! I cannot downplay my excitement – I’ve looked up to Teresa Palmer for years, and it is just the biggest honor to have her on my blog. As you might already know, Tez is an Australian actress (The Choice, Warm Bodies), and one of the founders of the incredible wellness blog Your Zen Life (alongside co-founder Phoebe Tonkin). For those of you who have followed me from the beginning, you’ll remember I got my start writing for Your Zen Life in 2013. I wrote my very first article about Natural Skin Care, where I received over a dozen messages asking for more information about my skincare routine. The engagement I received writing for YZL ultimately inspired me to start my own blog, which brings me to where I am today.
– MEET TARA – Tara is the incredible woman behind the successful lifestyle blog, TheWholeTara. I must start off by saying she is one of the sweetest people I’ve met on this journey – I’ve followed her blog since her SkinnyByTara days, and I’ve watched her transform into a beautiful force of body positivity, travel, and lifestyle inspiration. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Tara a few times on her quick trips to NY from Miami, and each time felt like catching up with an old friend. Vibrant, intelligent and kind, here is Tara:
Hello, lovely people! I had the awesome pleasure of chatting with Alyssa McGarry, founder of Hiptipico. This is a brand you NEED to know (if you don’t already). Hiptipico is a socially-conscious fashion brand based in Panjachel, Guatemala. With my passion for socially-conscious consumerism and love for Spanish culture, it is obvious why this gypsy goddess brand struck a chord with me. BACKGROUND: Hiptipico was founded in 2012 by McGarry with a mission to support the creativity, ingenuity and passion of local Mayan artisans. Hiptipico reinvests profits into women’s cooperatives, family shops and Mayan handicrafts, while reaching global markets and energizing the local economy. From promoting Mayan weaving techniques and embroideries to repurposing discarded fabrics, the authenticity and artisan-level product goes beyond.