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What’s in my beach bag?

May 23, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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If you are anything like me, you are a total beach bum. I get out in the sun to play in the waves as many chances as I can get! I mean, who wouldn’t in a little beach town? It’s only my most favorite thing to do–duh! Being prepared to spend the day near the shore is important though. And has a mermaid myself, (wink wink) I thought I would show you what I bring along with me! Let’s get started.

First off, having a happy tummy is always important! I make sure to bring along my all time favorite snack. I like to fuel up with smoothie bowls. They are a fresh, light snack perfect for a hot summers day. Now, I walk to the beach so it’s easy for me to grab and go. However, feel free to pour a smoothie in a to-go thermos and bring it along!

Besides bringing along my favorite wrist stack, here are the essentials to a successful beach day!

-My Shibori round towel (Shop it on the website)

-I keep all my little items such as: my favorite pair of sun glasses, tanning lotion to keep my skin hydrated, chap stick and beach accessories in my Ocean Child Clutch! (Coming to the website SOON!)

I always infuse my water with a few frozen berries! This is a must on a hot beach day.

Who else is exited for all the new summer clutches? How cute is my Ocean Child Clutch??

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New Round Beach Towel

May 22, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Have you heard?? Your new favorite beach accessory is here! We are ooh’ing and ah’ing over these things! Get ready to up your beach game. I don’t go anywhere without my towel. It’s always the first thing packed in my beach bag. And this is only one style! Pick from all three! Get the perfect one that goes with your personality.

Here I have my total beach babe Shibori Round Beach Towel.

Pick between these two other styles as well:

Beach Mandala Round Towel

Geometric Round Towel

Which one will you choose!?

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The Perfect Beach Stacks

May 2, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Ah, summer is back and live in action! We can’t wait to hit the beaches and bask in the summer sun! Who else is ready for school to be officially over? Relaxing in the sand is something I never get tired of. I am always, always wearing a beachy wrist and I am here today to share a few of my FAVORITE stacks and bracelets. Follow along as I guide you with the perfect beach wrists.

Firstly, what better bracelet to wear than the wave? This one is my all time favorite especially for this time of year. Wear it alone, together or stack with others.

Here are a few other bracelets and charms that I LOVE pairing with the wave bracelets.

Moving right along, the mini anchors are always a classic pick! Nothing says “beach babe” more than this super cute charm! My favorite color it comes in is the seafoam green.

Okay, so maybe I wear too much blue? But who doesn’t in the summer months? Here, I’m wearing my favorite original bracelet.

Last but not least! You guys always ask what my favorite bracelets are. Well here you have it! The Gold Hammered Flat Bar Cream + the Seed Bead Blush.

Find them in the Coco Ho Pack!

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Mood Boards

January 21, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Needing a little inspiration? Get creative with a mood board! Not only will it brighten up your space, but mood boards feed your creative vibes and keep you happily daydreaming.

What You’ll Need:
1) A magazine or any images that you love
2) Scissors
3) Paint
4) Paint brush
5) Tape
6) Anything else that inspires you

img_4457Step 1: Find a magazine you loveimg_4501Step 2: Cut the magazine upimg_4454

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img_4487Step 5: Enjoy!img_4477What would your mood board look like!?

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2017 Happy Jar

January 6, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New year, new memories! We wanted to get 2017 started the right way. Today, we made a “Happy Jar.” The purpose of this jar is to basically document the positives in your year by writing something good that happened at the end of each day. It could be anything. We want to dedicate this year to positivity and happiness! You will write your happy moment on a little piece of paper and place it in the jar.

Supplies:

-recycled jar

-paper, scissors, glue

-metallic pen

-ribbon and jute, metallic string confetti

Let’s get started!

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetWe stuffed the metallic string confetti in the bottom for an extra little layer for looks.Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetFor this next step you can get totally creative. We glued the ribbon around the rim of the jar. With the same ribbon you can make a bow to put on the front. We then added a layer of the jute and made a tassel for an extra little detail. Feel free to do whatevaaa ya like!Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetNow, cut some pieces of paper to have on hand as the days go by to write your happy moments on!Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetWrite down your positive moment, and get ready to fold it up and put it in the jar!Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

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Stacking Guide

November 29, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Having trouble matching the season with your Pura Vida Bracelets? Sometimes it can seem tricky to match your PV arm candy away from the beachy air. Do not be fooled. Although your bracelets totally rep the summer vibes, you can find all sorts of ways to wear them even in the chiller days ahead. We have put a few stacks together to help guide and inspire you in styling your Fall stacks.Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetWarm reds and burgundies are the perfect color to rock this time of year.Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetHere’s a closer look at the pretty bracelets we selected to stack all together.img_1803A few highlights from this stack:

The Solid Coral bracelet

solid-solid-coral-1The Seed Bead Daydreamer braceletseedbeaddaydreamerWe have put together one of our favorite stacks that pairs too well with this go-to Fall day look.Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetWe have mixed a few Seed Bead bracelets in with a flat braided bracelet, along with some platinum beaded bracelets. Not to mention the cute charms thrown in to complete the look.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetThis dainty Seed Bead bracelet can be paired with almost any color scheme thanks to it’s neutral color.

Lastly, we have a vibrant, yet cooler toned stack. Wear this combination out any time, any place. Perfect for the sunny day out on the town.Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetSolid Pacific Blue is so dreamy! We love how the color pops in this stack. Pair any charms of your choice. We selected the cactus and arrowheads! What are your favorite stacks? Snap a pic and tag us on instagram!solid-solid-pacific-blue-1

 

 

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Good Morning Yoga!

November 4, 2016 — by Griffin Thall

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Good Morning Yoga! Yoga has so many health benefits!  We believe it’s super important to start your morning off right. So today we wanted to show you some of the best Yoga stretches to start your day off feeling inspired, refreshed, rejuvenated,  and ready to take on your day. These moves will help wake you up, get your blood flowing, and help your stay mind alert. As the remainder of 2016 winds down, taking these practices into the new year can help us create healthy new habits.

img_0900Childs Pose — regular or wide legged. Start with widening your knees and lowering your bottom down between or resting on your feet.  Extend your torso and your arms forward, and rest your forehead on the bed. Hold this pose for 30-60 seconds and breathe.

*This pose can relieve lower back and neck pain. It gently stretches your hips and thighs, ankles, all while normalizing circulation throughout your body.

img_0902Cat Pose — Put your hands and knees on the bed, and make your wrists in-line with your shoulders, and your knees under your hips. Take a deep inhale, and as you exhale, slowly round your back, allow your chin to drop to your chest. This warms up your spine and neck. When you exhale, face your head to the ceiling, rounding your back. Repeat.

img_0904Happy Baby Pose — Start by lying on your back, bring your knees into your chest, and grab the edges of your feet making sure your ankles stretch over your knees. Breath and hold for one minute.

*This pose opens up your hips, inner thighs, and groin. Stretches your hamstrings, all while releasing lower back tension.

img_0911Fish pose — To start this pose, begin by lying on your back with your legs together and your arms close to your side. Bend your elbows in and lift your palms to the ceiling. Keep a consistent breathe, exhale, push into your elbows, and bend your head back down to the bed. Keep your legs active and squeeze your shoulder blades as you continue to breath, Hold for 30 seconds.

*This pose stretches the front of your body, parts such as abdominal, throat, chest, upper back muscles, neck and also improves spine flexibility and posture.

img_0918Spine twist — Lie on your back, and bring your left knee into your chest and gently lower it over the left side of your body. Gaze to the opposite side. Hold 5-10 deep breathes.

*Benefits of this pose include: Stretches back muscles and glutes. Massages back and hip muscles, lengthens, relaxes, and realigns the spine.

img_0912Repeat on the other side now using your right knee, and gazing to your left side.

img_0915Seated forward fold — From a seated position, extend your legs forward in front of you and flex your feet toward the ceiling. Lift your arms up and reach for your feet or ankles. Whatever gives you the best stretch. Breath and bend forward as much as you can, keeping a flat back and relaxed shoulders. Hold 30- 60 seconds.

*Benefits: Stretches hips, hamstrings and calves.  Relieves tension. Calms the mind and soothes your nerves.

img_0907Thanks for checking out this post! Be sure to practice these every day to maintain healthy muscles and relieve tension!

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Stack Stylin’!

October 27, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Our favorite part about Pura Vida Bracelets? The endless stacks that you can create, of course! Get creative and play around with your favorites. We are going to show you a few of the bracelet combos we put together on our shoot. Wear them to the beach, out on the town with your friends, or travel with them! And the best part is, you can’t go wrong! Wear your Pura Vida Bracelets any way you like.

img_5862 Neutrals are always a safe bet!

Some highlights from these stacks:

-Black Mini Anchor Vanilla

-Gold Track Bead in Black and White

Greens, black and white. We added the moon rings to this look as well!

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Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetAdd the White Sands Mala beads to this stack for more texture!

Black it out!

Highlights from this stack:

-Black and White Braided bracelet

-Black Lotus Black

-Seed Bead Zebra

Combine different charms for an awesome look!

Here we have the Silver Dolphin Grey Bay, Silver Arrowhead Silver and  Silver Mini Anchor Coral.

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Photographer: @michellebishoff

Model: @chelseybishoff

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Autumn Air

October 7, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Ah, crisp air, colorful pumpkins and hot coffee! All the essentials for the perfect Autumn day. What are your favorite Fall festivities? Tag us in your instagram photos wearing your go-to stack while adventuring the season! Follow our blogger, @chelseybishoff as she enjoys the day!

Hmmm, which one…

You can never go wrong with dainty white blossoms!

Don’t forget warm coffee in your favorite mug to keep ya nice and toasty.

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Photographer: @michellebishoff, @chelseybishoff

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Looking Lunar

October 5, 2016 — by Cheyenne Joyner

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Our Crescent Moon Ring launch has everyone at Pura Vida really excited. The moon and the ocean have a strange and beautiful connection. The moon grows and recedes in the sky just like the tides on the beaches we love so much.

We picked the Crescent moon growth phase for our ring because it is symbolic for creating, growing, and thriving—  a mantra we aim to live our lives by everyday.

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The Crescent moon is a symbol for new beginnings, so the day that the new Crescent moon rises is supposed to be the best time to begin something new.

We see this as the perfect opportunity to grow and become the person you’ve always wanted to be. Plant something physically, internalize a new mantra mentally, or commit yourself to practicing a healthier lifestyle. Whichever you choose to do, practice it until the next full moon to make it a habit!

Here are a few ways to make the most out of the next new crescent moon.

Make it Your Mantra

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Some people think of a personal quality that that they want to work on. Do you want to be a kinder, braver, or more creative person? Pick one trait and intentionally practice it each day until the full moon. Use this trait as a your new mental mantra.

When it’s over look back on how much you’ve grown since the beginning.

Plant Something Physically

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The day of the rising Crescent moon is the best day to plant something physically, too. It’s the perfect day to start that succulent project you’ve been wanting to.  Planting something will make a positive impact on the environment, and can also positively impact you. Taking care of this new plant (or garden if you go big) will help you practice discipline and commitment.

Watching something grow physically can be a great reminder that you are growing internally during this time as well! As you watch your new plant grow let it be a reminder of the positive change you’re bringing about.

Create New Beginnings

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Creating healthy habits is hard, use the new Crescent moon to give you the inspiration you need to get on track. Is there a difficult yoga pose you’ve been trying to perfect or a list of hiking trails you’d like to conquer? Maybe you’ve been wanting to be more intentional about the food you’re eating.

If you’ve been wanting to commit to making a positive change in your body, start on the day of the next Crescent moon and try to keep it going until the full moon.

What’s something you want to work on this Crescent moon? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Fun free or insanly inexpensive date Ideas

September 26, 2016 — by Griffin Thall

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Grab your best friend, or that special guy / girl in your life and make it a point to do something fun with them this week! If you find yourself stumped on something to do, try some of the ideas we have gathered for you.

Go on a Picnic! Grab a picnic basket, snack foods, fruit, your favorite lunch, and a few drinks.
Don’t forget a blanket to sit on.

img_0915Go out for acai bowls. This delicious superfruit treat is great to enjoy with your best friend or significant other anytime of the day!

yum-36Find a cool new spot outdoors and go on a hike! The best part: the great outdoors are FREE!

img_5656Ice cream date! Hot or cold outside, ice-cream is always a good idea.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetGo scout out a local coffee shop that you haven’t tried yet. The specialty coffee shops usually have chill vibes, great seating to enjoy some face to face conversation, and a delicious cup of coffee!

img_1714Grab your best friends and go on a shopping date! With school just started up again, it’s nice to have some new clothes for your wardrobe! They can help you with what looks good, and what doesn’t look so good. Don’t forget to match your new outfits with some Pura Vida Bracelets!

img_6479Junk food date. Go to your local gas station or grocery store and grab some junk food you’ve been craving. Rent a movie or two and have a chill evening in. Grab your friends, significant other and some junk food!

img_4014Go pick some fresh flowers together. Flowers can light up someones day, or bring happiness to a room.

2016-03-20-23-48-03DOUGHNUT TIME! Grab some doughnuts from your favorite doughnut shop and have an early morning date.

img_4053Go catch a drive in movie. Pack some snacks, popcorn, blankets and pillows. Check out our blog on TIPS TO PREPARE for the best drive in movie date!

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Following Your Life’s Calling

September 15, 2016 — by Griffin Thall

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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony” ­ Gandhi.

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People are very curious about my story. Just the title of this blog sounds a little cliche, but the truth of the matter is, that after 30 years, I’ve finally understood Gandhi’s quote on happiness.

I was born in Bolivia but I have lived all around, literally. Chile, Mexico, France, India, Japan, the US, you name it. Sounds exotic and really exciting, which it is, however because of this, I feel I have never truly belonged to one place. Nature has always been my companion… No matter where I would be, the appreciation and relationship with nature and animals has been there since I was very young.

Last year I was living in Paris, France, getting my MBA on Global Communications. Prior to that, I lived in Miami and worked 7 years for CNN. I had a beautiful life in Miami. A great job, amazing friends and pretty much lived in paradise. Still, there was always something missing…

In 2010, after watching the Oscar winning documentary, The Cove, I decided I needed to travel to Japan and get involved with the organization Dolphin Project to work as a Cove Monitor Volunteer. That trip changed my life forever. I’ve been involved with the organization ever since, assisting Ric O’Barry, most famous dolphin activist in the world, with his schedule as well as assisting with social media for Spanish speaking audiences.

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Earlier this year I went to India and lived two months in Auroville, one of the few conscious cities in the world. The following month I traveled most of Asia by myself and finally came to the realization that no matter where I went, my heart would always want the same thing: work with and for the animals; to become their voice and to share as much awareness on environmental and animal issues with the world.

I want to inspire others to live the life they always dreamed of. To truly become the change they wish to see in the world. I have always considered myself to be the voice for the voiceless. To be a “rebel” you might say, and help those who can’t speak or fight for themselves.

For many years my friends and family always wondered why I had never shared my experiences and the work I do as a volunteer. I have always been a very social and outgoing person, but when it comes to volunteer work, I would rather keep a low profile, not because I would be ashamed or embarrassed of my work, but because telling people the little good you do would sound just too pretentious.

Believe me, this never stopped me from asking someone if they know where their fur coat came from, standing up for my beliefs or having to fight for those who don’t have a voice.

We have all seen how social media has the potential to become extremely vain and shallow, however, it also has tremendously powerful potential to reach audiences and inspire change.

After receiving several messages and questions about my lifestyle, travels, affiliation to organizations and events that I have participated in, I realized that more than ever, people want to explore the world, but want to do it consciously. People want to be part of the movement of change. They want to travel, but they are also interested to volunteer for a day or two at wildlife sanctuary. They are interested in the next local demonstration against captivity at Seaworld, and in adapting a more conscious lifestyle overall.

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This is magic. This is the reason I decided to share my stories as I continue to create them every day. It’s already been 6 months since I started this journey.

A get so many questions as far as how do I make a living doing what I do. The truth is guys, I’m still trying to figure it out.

I quit my job exactly 2 years ago from CNN. I’m currently enrolled in my last course of my Masters Degree, and it is through my traveling photography, content creation and hopefully continuous contributions to magazines/newspapers, that my dream is starting to become a reality.

If you believe in your dreams and act on them, they will become reality. I hope my story helps or inspires you in some way to follow your heart and truly do what makes you happy. If I’m doing it, so can you.

Let’s explore, inspire and impact our world together !

xx Dani Moreno

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