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Lifestyle

Central Park Picnic

October 3, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Started off the Fall season in the best way we knew how! We took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed off to have lunch in Central Park. It doesn’t get any more picture perfect than this! With all of our favorite snacks present and lots of lemonade, we enjoyed the company of one another! Tons of laughs, polaroids taken, and popcorn fights were had. What better way to spend a cool, crisp afternoon in New York City? I think we all agreed that there truly couldn’t have been a dreamier picnic. It was straight out of a story book! We even had other people stop by to take photos of the beautiful spread!

Time spent with friends is never wasted!

What snacks would you bring to your picnic?

Gotta snap a Polaroid or it didn’t happen. amiright?

Take a look at our spread! Name something prettier. I’ll wait…

These pretzels were HUGE! They were made for sharing. And so are laughs! We encourage you to get outside with your family and friends and enjoy the new season. Happy Fall!

photos: Jeff Isy, Bryce Miller + Chelsey Bishoff

In photos: Chelsey Bishoff, Hailey Miller, Stacie Elmer, Jasmin Manzano, Vanessa Skaggs

Travel

New York City

September 27, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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#PVtakesNYC! We were so excited to get the gang together in New York City this Fall season. There are too many things to see and do. The more we explored, the more we fell in love with this iconic city. You know what they say, “A city so nice, they named it twice!” Have you ever been to New York City? Follow along as we make our way around the Manhattan and Brooklyn and check out all the places we went to!

NOTHING beats a good city view! I mean look at those sparkling lights. Are we dreaming?!

We are living for all the rooftop hangs. Check out this view from the top of the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn! Are you joking? All the heart eyes for this city.

Not to mention all the yummy coffee. Because caffiene breaks are essential, am I right?

What’s your go to drink?

Hanging out down under in the Oculus! This is part of One World Trade Center.

Did you even go to NYC if you didn’t walk across the Brooklyn Bridge?! One of our favorite landmarks we visited!

Any FRIENDS fans out there?! We took a stop to check out the apartment featured in the show. It doesn’t get more iconic than this! Everyone say cheeeese!

DUMBO! The classic Brooklyn shot featuring the Manhattan Bridge in the background.

Models: Chelsey Bishoff, Hailey Miller, Stacie Elmer

Photos: Bryce Miller, Jeff Isy, Chelsey Bishoff

DIY

Pencil Holder

August 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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What’s better than a quick and simple craft? One that turns out this cute! We are always looking for new ways to upgrade our desk area. Besides, working in a space that inspires you is most important! Every day we encourage you to bring your A game. With this ‘Slay’ pencil holder, we hope to inspire you to keep going and never give up! Follow along to see just how easy this DIY is.

What you’ll need:

  1. Jar
  2. Gold sharpie
  3. Chalk paint

Grab all your supplies and let’s get started!

Begin by painting the jar. You may need a few coats to ensure a nice, vibrant color.

Once the paint has completely dried, grab your sharpie and write or doodle whatever word or phrase you like!

We went with this because who doesn’t need a little motivation sometimes ūüėČ

Store your pencils, pens, scissors and whatever else in here and place on your desk!

Lifestyle

Farmer’s Market

July 3, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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A favorite summertime tradition of mine is running to my local farmer’s market to pick some fresh fruits and veggies to bake and cook with! It’s something I look forward to every year. As someone who loves the summer heat and all the yummy produce this season provides, what better way to spend my afternoon? Come along while I pick out a few favorites! What is your favorite snack to munch on in the summer?

I can’t resist all the beautiful plants. UGH. Impossible to pick! Do you like gardening?

Fresh cucumbers for my favorite cucumber tomato salad. Get the recipe right here!

Fresh, yummy, sweet peaches. Who else is a fan?!

Do you think I grabbed enough? ūüėČ

Lifestyle

All about the palm

April 17, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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NEW NEW NEW! Obsessing over all our palm patterned new arrivals! We are totally set for any beach day. With this matching clutch and round towel we couldn’t be anymore excited to hit the dunes and take a dip in the ocean. We’re loving how all our beach accessories fit perfectly in the Palm Clutch. Throw in your tanning lotion, sun screen, snacks, and your sunglasses! Not to mention how nicely the round towel rolls up to make it easily accessible when bringing it back and forth, place to place.

Shop the featured items: Palm Round Beach Towel + Palm Clutch

 

Who wouldn’t want to be seen lounging on the beach with this towel?

The orange tassel attached to the zipper is the perfect detail!

Check out the cacti interior detailing–So cute!!

Could the fringe on this thing get any better? All the heart eyes!

 

Recipes

Rice Crispy Treat Pops

March 29, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Rice crispy treats are always a crowd pleaser, but have you ever had bright chocolate covered rice crispy’s?? Look no further. Today, we will teach you how to bring the perfect spring treat to any get-together. Who else can’t stop baking with all these Spring colors to add to the mix? It makes it that much more fun! We can’t wait to share this simple recipe.

What you will need:

  1. Rice crispy cereal
  2. Colorful mini marshmallows + butter
  3. White chocolate melts
  4. Sprinkles + Candy pop sticks

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Step 1: Start by melting 3 cups of marshmallows on the oven in a sauce pan. You will need 3 tablespoons of butter to add with it. Keep on heat until completely melted.

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Step 2: Remove from heat and add 4 1/2 cups of rice crispy cereal. Mix well.

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We added a few more unmelted marshmallows to add to the mix for more color and texture.

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Step 3: Once mixed, add sprinkles. Next, grease down pan and flatten the rice crispy mix inside the pan. Cut into squares. Once you pressed and cut, put in the fridge to cool.

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Step 4: Let the treats cool for 20 minutes. Once cooled, remove from the fridge and stick the candy pop sticks in the bottom to create a rice crispy treat pop!

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Step 5: Now that all the treats are on the pop sticks, melt down the white chocolate melts. Follow the instructions on the back of the bag. Then cover the tops in the chocolate!

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Step 6: Finishing dipping them all in the chocolate then add sprinkles to top it off! Let cool in the fridge until ready to serve.

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Lifestyle

Weekend Getaway

February 19, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Cheers to the weekend!¬†We thought we’d kick off this beautiful, sunny day on the water! What better way to spend a Saturday? Load up the cooler, grab your bestie and hop on the boat. Time to cruise away to an island for awhile!

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All aboard. We took the boat to one of our favorite locations, Masonboro Island. This is where many people come and spend the day with friends and family while enjoying the beachy views.

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Aloha sun rays!

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Ocean air, palms and cold brew… can we ask for much more?¬†We made a pit stop and docked up to grab an iced coffee to accompany us.

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Good vibes all around! Takin’ it easy, living simply down by the shore.

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Don’t forget your pup! Our furry babes like the ocean too, duh!

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Where do you like to escape to on the weekends?

Lifestyle

Beach Yoga Flow

January 30, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Relax and free your mind. Getting started with a new year and new priorities can be a lot to load on your plate and can take a toll on your body and mind. It’s important to set goals, but dont forget to take care of yourself along the way. Did you know most of the stress we endure is brought on by ourselves? We decided to un-fog our mind and let free for a bit during an evening beach yoga session.

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Pay close attention to the air flowing into your lungs and be intentional with your breaths.

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Stay focused. Take in the good + release the bad energy.

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Take moments just to be still and give yourself time take it all in. Feel the breeze, smell the salt.

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At the end of the day, go over what you are grateful for. Make a mental list of all the good thats to come your way and how you will achieve just that. Taking time for yourself is so important, yet we often forget to take a minute and just breathe. We encourage you to get moving this week and stay active, or just take a moment to enjoy the life all around you. Namaste.

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Yogi model: @wolfuntamed

Inspiration

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!

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Fashion

Autumn Apparel

November 1, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Bring on the layers and the chilly nights spent by the fire. We’re trading in our bikinis for sweaters and swopping out bright corals and blues for maroons and oranges! Pura Vida Bracelets match all the seasons. What colors are you wearing this time of year? Comment below! Check out the look we did for this crisp fall day!

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Model: @chelseybishoff

Recipes

Summer Smoothie Bowl

July 25, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Fruit is the ultimate snack in the summer heat and smoothies are even more of a dream on a hot day. Who says that making your own yummy treat should be difficult? We’re all about easy-peasy snacking! Today we are going to share with you one simple way ¬†to make your own smoothie bowl at home! Let’s get started.

Recipe one:  Berry Delicious 

1. One frozen banana

2. A handful of spinach

3. A handful of raspberries

4. A handful of strawberries or blackberries

5. A handful or two of blueberries

6. 1 cup of almond milk, apple juice, or whatever liquid you prefer

7. Enough ice to thicken to your liking

Recipe two: Green Goodness

1. One and a half frozen bananas

2. A handful of spinach

3. A handful of chopped kale

4. 1/2 cup of coconut milk

5. 1/3 cup of orange juice (optional)

6. Chia seeds

7. Enough ice to thicken to your liking

Add ingredients individually into blender and puree until desired consistency.  Pour into your favorite bowl.  Easy enough, right?   Now time for toppings!

Add granola to both smoothie bowls.

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Bananas make the PERFECT topping to any smoothie bowl.

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Make your food beautiful!

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Enjoy!

Fashion

Island Escapes

July 22, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We dream in palms and sea air. This summer is dedicated to livin’ easy and wearing pretty things. Need the perfect accessories for your beachy attire? We have the secret! Get creative and pair up any kind of stack you want. We have a look and color for every style. Do ya thaaang!

 

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Sinking in a sea of shells.

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Toss your hair up…

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Or leave it down and embrace the wind tossed, sandy beach hair!

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Whether in a dreamy island dress or in cut off jean shorts, you can pair your favorite bracelets with them all.

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Rock the look!

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Can we play in the ocean forever? Yes please!

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Take care, mermaids! We want to see how you styled your Pura Vida Bracelets! Tag us on instagram: #puravidabracelets #livefree

 

photographer: @michellebishoff