WHOA! I don’t usually get too overwhelmed in life. I’m used to working long hours, working every day, doing many projects at once and making sure they are all done well. This last week, though, has most definitely tested me. I must admit it was all my doing. We decided to put our condo up for sale, what we didn’t expect is that it was going to sell within the first 4 days (s/o to our superstar realtor Ana), so on top of moving our stuff out, all the emotional baggage that comes with letting go of a space that holds some pretty special memories, maintaining an immaculate living space for showings, I also took on quite a massive project with Simons, who opened their first store in Calgary this past Thursday. We kept very much up to date with posting IG stories so you could join us live as it all happened but I did fall behind on sharing our most recent pics from LA. To keep with the theme of being completely all over the place, we are now in Poland (!) and I am finally sharing the second set from our shoot with Michi and their Spring 2017 collection.
I have to put this out there but the Griffith Observatory in LA is one of my all time favorite spots for many reasons. It’s a beautiful public space, science discovery centre, an amazing piece of the cities history and architectural marvel. It is the most incredible place to watch one of LA’s famous sunsets and of course the prime viewing spot of the Hollywood Sign, not to mention a great starting point to many great hikes. It has it all. We got to spend a full day at the observatory (literally sunrise till sundown) taking in all it has to offer. It has to be one of my favourite shoots to date. Because of this insanely perfect outfit we were able to shoot AND actually enjoy the day. Not that this is usually a problem, BUT if you spend a good 12 hour day trying to catch the best LA light, which can sometimes prove quite tricky, it is a welcome bonus!
[Griffith Observatory] is a beautiful public space, science discovery centre, an amazing piece of the cities history and architectural marvel. It is the most incredible place to watch one of LA's famous sunsets and of course the prime viewing spot of the Hollywood Sign, not to mention a great starting point to many great hikes.
It’s the perfect time to plan your summer wardrobe and you are also getting a very exclusive teaser of the Michi spring collection. The Marino jacket makes it’s online debut, as do the Flash shorts in the dusty pink color. I’m totally in love with this collection and currently have a few pieces on order already as well. The focus is on athleisure as part of your lifestyle. We couldn’t have thought of a more perfect way to put these looks to the test than playing with them in one of the most active cities we know. The LA lifestyle embodies those on the go, constantly moving, from the gym to the car, to running errands, business meetings and lunches with girlfriends. We are always trying to improve the way we incorporate wellness into our lives. The usual stressors are not always easy on the body, or the mind so to be able to get up and go at any time during the day is a huge advantage. Why not already be dressed for the occasion when the last minute meeting cancellation happens and you have an opportunity to take some time for yourselves and just breathe?
Life HAS been really hectic, but the fun is in the challenge of juggling it all. This has been one of our busiest years so far and it is showing no signs of stopping. We feel so blessed and inspired every day when we start work. That we get to share our stories with you is an honour and privilege and we never want to take it for granted. Taking care of ourselves is a natural extension of that. To share the struggles and let you know that passion requires sacrifice is one thing but to stay mentally and physically ready for anything life has got in store is the reason why we are able to push through. So if you ever feel like you are in way over your head, just remember that there is no elevator to success, you’re gonna have to take the stairs… so you might as well look good doing it! xoxo
wearing: Michi Marino jacket, Flash shorts, Barre tank, PUMA sneakers & Rudsak bag
...if you ever feel like you are in way over your head, just remember that there is no elevator to success, you're gonna have to take the stairs!