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Inspiration

Sweet Summer Treats

June 18, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Enjoying some sweet summer treats with photographer Hallie Kathryn!

“This was the first time I had seen my best friend, Juliette, since winter break!  We tried the new crepe spot in town and then got ice cream from the best place!!  This was Juliette’s first day of summer vacation, and even though it wasn’t very sunny, we wanted to make it feel like a fun summer afternoon!” -Hallie

Travel

Wanderlust Wednesday : Melbourne

June 18, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Dreaming of this vibrant city and all the excitement it holds. Located in the south-east corner of Australia, this thriving city is filled with quaint coffee shops, unique restaurants, chic fashion, and of course beautiful beaches. While it’s still a fairly young city, there’s loads of potential for exciting new neighborhoods and eclectic nightlife and oh boy, is it growing!

Inspiration

A Summer’s Day with Photographer Patrick Gray

June 12, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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A Summer’s Day with photographer Patrick Gray!!!

“I chose my models Jillian and Marissa because they are the cutest pair of friends you will ever see.  They have the absolute best time whenever I shoot them together.  I was mostly thinking about getting the right kinds of shots, that would show off the bracelets vibrant colors to the fullest.  Also, I wanted to capture images that made people want to purchase the product rather than just focusing on the quality of the picture.  I wanted a warmth to the shoot that focused on having a great time with your friend, while also adding in great summer vibes everyone is craving.  If I would have to name the shoot it would be something along the lines of, “A Summer’s Day”.  The shoot was nothing glamorous, but instead a casual yet cute take on an average summer day with your best friend.  I’ve always loved this backyard because of the large space and variety of places there are to shoot.  From the rose garden, to the copper tiled pool, there are bright colors everywhere that scream summer and good times.” -Patrick

Travel

Wanderlust Wednesday: Festivals of the World

June 4, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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A festival is more than just live music and a good time; it’s a celebration of life. Almost every country has their signature celebration and when that time of year comes around, they go big. We were ecstatic to kick off festival season with Coachella but little did we know there’s so many more! Kicking off the new year in China and ending with a Santa Run in Wales. There’s a few that are a bit odd and others that I’m adding to my bucket list right now. Side note: the dates are when the festivals begin in 2015, so start planning now!

January

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival, China (January 5th)

February

Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (February 13th)

March

Pingxi Lantern Festival, Taiwan (March 5th)

April

Songkran Water Festival, Thailand (April 13th)

May

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival, England (May 26th)

June

White Nights Festival / Scarlet Sales, Russia (June 23rd)

July

San Fermin Festiva, Spain (July 6th)

August

Burning Man, Nevada, USA (August 29th)

September

Oktoberfest, Germany (September 19th)

October

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico, USA (October 2nd)

November

Dia de los Muertos, Mexico (November 2nd)

December

Santa Run, Wales (December 7th)

Travel

Wanderlust Wednesday: Life In Color

May 28, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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This weeks Wanderlust Wednesday is inspired by our Life In Color Original, not so much the concert but the cities that are brought to life by the color they manifest. There’s so much beauty in color, besides the different hues, but that it brings anything it touches to life and it’s universal. Let’s agree that we always need a little more color in our life, the more color the better! Hopefully these colorful neighborhoods will inspire you to bring more color into your home.

1. Cinque Terre, Italy

2. Caminito, Buenos Aires

3. Wroclaw, Poland

4. Santa Maria, Rio De Janeiro

5. San Francisco, California

Inspiration

Sunset Glider Port Adventures; La Jolla, California

May 23, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Adventure in style this summer with Pura Vida.  We love our solid and original styles mixed together.  They look great with just about every style imaginable.  The color options are endless!  They also look perfect in combination with our beanie collection.  Pura Vida beanies come in many different colors, to match perfectly with all your outfits.  We are obsessing over the Teal Beanie paired with jeans and a basic tee.  It’s simple, yet adds a pop of color to the whole look!  We also love the Heather Blue Beanie matched with jeans and a flannel.  It’s just right for those colder evenings.  The look is stunning mixed with pinks, purples, and blues.

Check out some of our favorite collections before they sell out!! Pura Vida Beanies, Original Collection, Solid Collection.

Travel

Wanderlust Wednesday: South America

May 21, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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South America can often times be overlooked when considering a place for travel. But it reality, it’s one continent that has yet to be touched. While it does have huge metropolitan cities like Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, it is also home to the largest rainforest, largest waterfall, and largest salt flats. It’s enriched with history and beauty in every corner. This is only a small introduction list to the many wonders of South America.

1. Machu Picchu, Peru

These ruins are over 550 years old and rest almost 8,000 feet above sea level. It’s about a two day trip up to the Lost City of the Incas, so make sure you’re in shape before you embark on your journey.

2. Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

At over 4,000 square miles, makes this the worlds largest salt flat. It’s hard to depict where the salt flat ends and the sky begins because the salt acts like a mirror. It’s crazy to believe that this is the result of a prehistoric lake transformed between periods of time.

3. Iguazu Falls, Between Argentina & Brazil

One of the largest waterfalls in the world, with 300 different individual waterfalls all varying in size. There’s catwalks so that you can walk along the top of the falls and peep down at the massive fall. If you do find yourself here, make sure to take the boat ride which brings you up close and personal to the splash zone of these natural wonders.

4. Baños, Ecuador

Zip lining, cliff jumping, hot springs, and swinging at the edge of the world; this is the spot for the adventurer. With so much to offer, this city is a hot tourist spot with something for everyone to enjoy.

5. Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

If you travel here during the summer you will get the chance to see a chunk of ice break off, but if you go during the colder months you’ll have the chance to trek along the ice. Whichever journey you choose, you’ll be amazed by the view.

Lifestyle

Live Free With Pura Vida

April 29, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Live free with Pura Vida!  What makes you happy?  Happiness is key to living a healthy lifestyle.  Here are 5 ways to live free and happy this summer-

1. Enjoy the outdoors- Get out and get moving!  Try taking an early morning stroll along the beach.  Or explore your local farmers market.  Anything to get out and enjoy the sunshine.

2. Eat healthy- Eating healthy can be both fun and rewarding.  Fruit is the perfect snack for those hot summer days.  Slice up a watermelon and bring it along on the go.

3. Be creative- Do something creative!!  Try a new DIY project.  Pinterest is a great source and is home to thousands of DIY projects.  Painting is also a great creative outlet.  Try breaking out those watercolors you’ve had stashed away.

4. Become one with your surroundings- Slow down your pace and enjoy the flowers you pass by everyday.  It’s amazing what we miss while in a hurry.

5. Good company- Spend your time in good company.  What’s better then having your good friends by your side?

Happiness is contagious and happy people radiate.  Show us what makes you happy and tag us on Instagram #puravidabracelets

 

Lifestyle

Happy Earth Day

April 22, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Happy Earth day!!!  Today is the perfect excuse to unstrap your sandals, throw on a crop top, and accessorize with our beautiful bracelets.  What are you doing on this sunny day?  Earth day is all about conserving energy and living a natural lifestyle.  There are many ways to live a natural lifestyle.  Get a group of friends together and plant some wildflowers.  You could also conserve energy by turning off all unnecessary lights.  Helping our environment can be both fun and rewarding.

Check out this colorful stack; Silver Feather Fuchsia, Solid Pacific Blue, Flat Braided Periwinkle Blue, Platinum Light Purple, Indigo Braided.  This stack is awesome for those laid back beach days!

Inspiration

We’ve Got The Blues

April 16, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Break away from your weekday blues with this awesome stack.  Perfect for all you mermaids and ocean lovers.  We love this color scheme paired with crop tops, shorts, and boho dresses.  They look stunning stacked with other jewelry and accessories too.  This stack includes; Solid Pacific Blue, Solid Marine Blue, Silver Bar Seafoam, Save The Dolphins, and Seafoam Braided.

Every purchase of a charity bracelet supports a good cause.  We love the Save The Dolphins bracelet and style pack.  The colors were chosen strategically by our team to represent “The Cove” campaign.  The blues represent the ocean the dolphins call home.  The sand tie string represents the shores the ocean washes up on.  The red dot represents the slaughtering of the dolphins in Taiji, Japan.  Get yours today and help save the dolphins!

Lifestyle

Summer Is Right Around The Corner

March 24, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Summer is right around the corner.  This means beach parties, bonfires, and spending your days in good company.  Spend your summer days right wearing Pura Vida.  Our Stroke Awareness charity bracelets are perfect for those evenings spent on the beach.  We can’t get enough of them in combination with other summer colors.  Besides being super cute and stylish, each purchase goes to an great cause.  Two dollars are donated to the National Stroke Association with every purchase.

Fashion

The Yoga Girl

March 20, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Created with you in mind, the Yoga Girl Pack is the perfect pack for all you yoga lovers.  Show off your wrist in style with our custom style pack.  Wear them all together or mix and match with your favorite colors.  The pack includes; the Gold Feather Strawberry, the Flat Braided Pacific Blue, the Seafoam Braided, and the Beach Life from the original collection. This pack is the perfect compliment to your everyday yoga style.