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Pura Vida’s New HQ in La Jolla, CA!

March 19, 2019 — by Kayla Holmes

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Pura Vida’s HQ has moved!

But don’t worry – we’re still in La Jolla! We’ve created a space that’s bigger, better, and the perfect destination for you to visit this summer.

Our brand new headquarters opens up to our new and improved store, where you can shop all of your Pura Vida must-haves, new arrivals, and some unreleased sneak peaks! Not only does the new PV HQ have all the bracelets, jewelry, and clutches that you need, but it’s extremely Insta-worthy due to our incredible Pura Vida mural – designed and painted by our very own graphic designer, Megan Wolfe. Don’t forget to snap a photo and grab yourself an exclusive sticker made of our mural too, which you’ll only find at the Pura Vida HQ!

Step outside of the store and into the work spaces of the creative minds of Pura Vida! You won’t find many concrete walls at the PV HQ – the exterior is strictly windows! Every desk has its own entrance to our wrap around balcony with incredible 180 degree ocean views of La Jolla Cove, Scripps Pier, and Blacks Beach.

Photos from all of our amazing #PuraVidaGoesGlobal adventures taken throughout the years are showcased throughout the office!

In the Pura Vida kitchen, you’ll find kombucha and nitro cold brew on tap to refuel the office during the day. During lunch, the PV team all comes together to hang out in the kitchen and common area to eat lunch, hang out, and challenge one another in a round of ping pong!  We pride ourselves in creating a space where everyone can gather and hang out to take a break from the regular work day.

For anyone having meetings, we have 3 areas for them to use! The Think Tank is our conference room, which is perfect for giving presentations through the TV or bigger meetings. Our 2 quiet rooms are not only beautiful, but well suited for smaller meetings, or when someone from the PV team needs to make a phone call and block out the noise.

Every desk in the office has incredible ocean views, but nothing can top our founders’ offices, with their wrap around sunset viewing and warm ocean breezes.

This is where all the behind the scenes of Pura Vida happens, and we can’t wait to see you here at the new store at our brand new PV HQ!

Inspiration

5 Ways to Have a Good Day

February 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We can all have those bad days where we feel unmotivated and a little down on ourselves. Sometimes there are reasons behind it like stress from school, work or everyday life. Other times, we can’t exactly pinpoint the issue we just know we feel a tad off and need a pick-me-up! Well, we have a 5 step list that is sure to help cheer you up and get you back on your feet!

  1. Go grab a yummy coffee at your favorite coffee shop
  2. Eat a nice healthy and delicious meal
  3. Wear your favorite Pura Vida Bracelets stack
  4. Get outside
  5. Do something kind for someone else

First stop: coffee shop!

  1. Grab a coffee: I love iced chai lattes. They always make me feel better and give me that kickstart that I need. I suggest going to your favorite spot too. It’s familiar to you, so it feels homey and cozy.

2.  Eat a nice healthy delicious meal: Eating well will make you feel good! So, pick something that will make your taste buds happy and your body happy! And we all know that having a good meal helps any mood.

3. Wear your fav Pura Vida Bracelets stack: look good, feel good! That’s our life motto.

4. Get outside: Fresh air can cure all. Trust us! Going near the ocean always helps me. All I need is a little vitamin sea! Or take a nice stroll around a local park. Anything to get you moving and outdoors.

5. Do something kind for someone else: Helping someone benefits us more than you think. You can walk away from a situation knowing you helped someone in need, which ultimately makes you feel good. It will change your whole mood around! Sometimes we get so caught up in our own emotions that it’s good to stop and think about others for a second to help give you a little perspective. Plus, you’ll never regret being kind.

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8 Tips For Self Care

January 28, 2019 — by Kayla Holmes

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With the holidays long behind us, getting out of that vacay mode and back into a school/work routine can add to some unwanted stress and anxiety. So we encourage you to focus a little more on you (and treat yourself!) because sometimes you just need to be selfish and indulge in some self care. Read on to discover some of our favorite self care tips to help you unwind, relax, and let go of any stress.

 

1. Get Moving!

With that new gym membership you just got for the New Year, reap some benefits other than getting that summer bod! Exercising makes you happy through the release of endorphins, while reducing the likelihood of depression. If the gym isn’t for you, we suggest getting outside and paddle boarding, going on a walk, or going for a scenic bike ride. And for those days when exercising is definitely not happening, have a mini dance party in your room! Invite your friends over, blast your favorite songs, and dance the day away!

 

2. Indulge in Some Scent Therapy

Nothing beats coming home after an exhausting day, lighting a candle, and lying down. Really, is there anything better? Okay, maybe indulging in some ice cream, but scent therapy can have some amazing benefits! Lavender is known for calming the body, reducing stress, and easing that pesky anxiety. You can never go wrong with a stress reducing candle, but we always love a good DIY to mix with our store bought candles! If you’re feeling up for it, try out our lavender and rosemary air-freshener DIY to keep your room smelling fresh and help put your mind at ease.

 

3. Technology Detox

Consider destressing with a little technology detox every day. Now we don’t mean to throw out your phone and give it up completely, but try setting aside 30 minutes right when you wake up, after work, or before bed to enjoy life screen free. You’ll likely find yourself releasing some anxiety; you may even become more productive or find yourself connecting more with others.

 

4. Talk About It!

Sometimes the best way to let out all those anxious feelings is simply by opening up and sharing what’s on your mind. Whether you talk with a good friend, a family member, or join an online support group (like the one on the ADAA’s website), it’s so important to vent about your feelings and release all the stress you’ve been piling up. Don’t think your problems don’t matter. You are important and deserve to be heard, so scream it from the rooftops if you need to! Trust us, you’ll feel a lot better.

 

5. Create an at home Spa Day

When it comes to self care, don’t forget to treat yourself! Because let’s be real, it’s been a long week, you need to destress, and the spa sounds like the perfect solution. The only issue is that spas can be expensive, so here’s our solution: invite your girls over and bring the spa to you! Try out some fun DIYs, like our DIY pore strips or DIY sugar scrub (it smells incredible, you’ll want to use it every day). Make sure to set the mood and create a calming environment with your favorite scent, some relaxing spa music, and let your mind unwind and destress with your new spa DIYs.

 

6. Meditate

One of the simplest things you can do to help yourself reduce stress and anxiety is meditation! We understand how crazy life can get, between balancing work, a social life, and exercising (seriously, there’s not enough hours in the day), but we promise you’ll benefit from taking 10 minutes out of your day just to sit and meditate. We suggest using Headspace, an app built for meditation anytime and anywhere – so feel free to destress in the morning, during work, or even before bed.

 

7. Write it Down

Remember being little and writing down every little thing that happened in your diary? Writing and journaling can be a great way to destress and unwind from an anxiety filled day and allow your mind to ease. Whether serious writing or doodling is your forte, letting your mind wander and getting creative can be a great way to let go of built up stress! Even something as simple as writing down a list of to-dos or writing down things that didn’t completely go wrong during your hectic day can help. Draw, doodle, write a novel. Whatever way your mind sways creatively will be perfect for throwing that anxiety away.

 

8. Try Something New

We get so sucked into routines – wake up, go to work, work out, go to bed – sound familiar? Don’t forget to try something new! There’s something enticing about finding a new hobby, reading a brand new book, or discovering a new trail. Finding something that can break up your normal routine can be a new outlet to relieve your stress from the day and be a great coping mechanism from anxiety. You may meet new people or discover a new skill, so go try something new that will allow you to relax and unwind – you never know what may come from it!

 

 

Regardless of how you choose to practice self care remember to check in with yourself throughout the day and practice the self love you may be needing. Shop our brand new Anxiety Awareness Style Pack (below)! For every purchase, we’ll donate 10% back to the ADAA.

Do you have any other ways you like to destress? Comment your favorite ways to relax and unwind below.

Lifestyle

January Monthly Club Pack

January 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The ocean inspired January pack is leaving us with allll the heart eyes. We can’t get enough of the blue hues and salty vibes. This stack is getting us that more excited for the sunny summer days. We took a trip down to the shore to catch the sunset and brought our Monthly Club pack with us! We haven’t taken it off yet. If you haven’t signed up to be part of the Club, what are you waiting for?! Sign up on the website today!

Are you more of a sunrise or sunset kinda person?

We love the golden light at this time of day!

Peace out sunshine! See ya in the morn.

How cute is the wave charm?!

Stay golden!

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NEW Daisy Jewels

January 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Spring can’t come soon enough. We’re so excited that we went ahead and put together some fun spring looks for you with the new daisy charms! From the bracelets, to the dainty necklace, we are loving the flower child vibes that these new pieces bring. Take a peek at some of the stacks and get inspired! What will you be pairing with your daisy jewelry?

The Yellow Daisy charm

The Winterfresh Daisy charm

The Daisy Choker

The Black Daisy charm

Wear them all together!

The Blush Daisy charm

And of course, the Daisy studs

Lifestyle

Central Park Picnic

October 9, 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

DIY

Back to school DIY notebook

August 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have another exciting back to school DIY you are sure to LOVE! This one involves our brand new stickers. Have you ordered your own sticker pack yet? They’re the perfect thing to decorate your school supplies with. Today we took a plain notebook and turned it into anything but boring. With all these fun designs, it was hard to choose! Follow along to see what we did to spice up our journal.

Supplies: 

  1. Notebook
  2. Pura Vida stickers
  3. Glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Decorational paper

We decided to recycle our Monthly Club folder for this craft. However, feel free to use any sort of craft paper or magazine cutouts. We trimmed the flowers out to use them as decoration on our notebook!

Once you have your cutouts, pick which stickers you want to use!

Place all the decorations exactly how you want it first before you stick or glue anything down.

Once you have the right design in your head, stick on the stickers and glue down the cutouts!

Now your notebook is good to go! Which stickers would you use? Tell us in the comments!

 

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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? 😉

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Summer Jewels

July 3, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New season, new jewelry! We have added a whole new look to your summer essentials. Never go a beach day without them! From our cactus set, to the new rings collection we have ya covered. You can never wear too many, so you may as well suit up! Take a peek at how we have styled them this summer. How will you wear yours?

Shop all the jewelry here!

We couldn’t help but wear them all… but who’s counting.

Festival ready with the Cactus earrings!

Have you seen the NEW Rose Gold Wave Ring?!

Cactus necklace!

 

DIY

Aloha Wall Art

May 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have new wall art to give your room a fresh summertime feel. Super simple and adorable! With minimal supplies, you’ll have a new vibe in minutes. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Canvas fabric
  2. Paint pen
  3. Scissors

This DIY is inspired by island vibes and salty air, so naturally we put together a stack that did the same thing.

Directions:

-Folder canvas fabric into four even squares

-Cut the fabric into the four squares

-Take the paint pen and draw what you see below (pineapple, palm tree, aloha and wave)

-Roughen up the sides with a razor blade or a sharp pair of scissors for a distressed look

-Tack or tape up on the wall! Easy peasy

Cheers! You did it, Happy summer!

 

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Here’s to summer!

May 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Surf’s up! Summer is finally here and we are SO excited! Time to book those trips and explore new places. Where is your dream destination? Currently dreaming of the Hawaiian coast. Pack a bag, grab your friends and get going! SO many places to see, and much to experience. Take Pura Vida Bracelets everywhere! Don’t forget to share your adventures and tag us: #puravidabracelets #livefree

Aloha, ocean!

Most importantly, stay hydrated!

Can you do anything but cheese in the summer sun?

Palm tree paradise!! All the heart eyes for these guys.

Can’t travel without your favorite outfits. Essential, amiright?

Lastly, bracelet game on point!! #armcandy is most important. What is your summer stack?

Never quit being curious. Always explore and learn new things!

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!