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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

Wave Cuff

March 16, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Introducing our newest arm candy! We are so excited to finally get these wave cuffs available to you. With summer just around the corner, we know you are sure to make this a go-to accessory! Find it in silver or gold. With it’s adjustable fit, lightweight and daintiness you can wear it with anything and everything. And trust us– we have been! Both colors are available on the website: puravidabracelets.com

Which one will you choose?

Simplicity is never a bad idea– less is more!

OR, stack them with your other island charms!

How cute are all these charms looking combined with the gold wave cuff?

You can even wear them together!

Order one today. Happy shopping! puravidabracelets.com

DIY

Seashell wall hanging

July 18, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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I think by now, you all know how much I love wall hangings. I think it’s so much fun to change up your space just with a few materials. Not to mention how easy it is! Today, I am going to show you how to make this adorable seashell wall hanging– Perfect for the summer time! Hang this in your room or bathroom. This is also a great way to get creative with your seashell collection. I have WAY too many to keep ahold of, so this craft allowed me to show off my favorites!

Here is what you’ll need

  1. Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  2. Seashells
  3. Fishing wire
  4. Twig/stick
  5. Scissors

Begin by spacing out your shells the way you want them to hang. Do this before gluing them onto the fishing wire.

Next, measure how long you will need your fishing wire to be. This part will totally depend on your preference when it comes to how far apart you want your shells to be. Cut them all the same length.

Once the string has been cut, tie one end of each string to the top of the stick. Place two dots of hot glue on the back of the seashells. One dot of glue being at the top, and the other at the bottom of the shell.

Let all the hot glue dry, then you are free to hang it up anywhere! We are LOVING this beachy look.

DIY

Twig Christmas Tree

November 28, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The holidays are coming around rapidly. We have the perfect DIY decor just in time for this dreamy time of year. We have created something that shines bright and brings a little bit of the ocean to your holiday SEAson!

To start you will need the following:

  1. Different size twigs that tear down from small to large in length
  2. Christmas lights
  3. Sea shells and star fish
  4. Glue gun
  5. Twine Jute
  6. Thumb tacks or nails (to hang)Start by laying out the twigs from short to long to mimic the shape of a Christmas tree.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetTake your twine and begin to wrap around the edges of the twigs. Make sure to tie to keep secured.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetOnce the twine is holding the twinge in place, hang on your wall.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetWe used a star fish to be the topper of our twig Christmas tree! We let the star fish sit on the thumb tacks holding the twine.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetBegin to string the lights down the tree in a zig zag motion.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset]We then began to hot glue the shells to use as the ornaments to our twig Christmas tree!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetPlace wherever you like!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetThe final product! We are in love!! Happy Holidays!Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Downloads

Free Download: Our 6 Favorite Beach Quotes

March 23, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Download some free inspiration featuring our 6 favorite quotes about the best place in the world: the beach. Simply hold down on each image and save to your camera roll or drag onto your desktop. Share the love on your social accounts like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram by tagging your posts with #puravidabracelets!

Photos + Design: @katgaskin

 

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

Embracing Your Inner Mermaid

April 1, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Today is the first day of April!  We are one month closer to summertime.  Embrace your inner mermaid this summer with Pura Vida.

Summer is all about soaking up the sun.  We’re all spending every second at the beach.  So, embrace your inner mermaid.  This is easy just follow these simple steps.  Find the perfect bikini.  Plan on spending all day in your bikini.  We love this seafoam colored one by Odina swimwear.  Here at Pura Vida we know the importance of accessories.  We suggest everyone accessorize with bracelets, rings, and necklaces.  We know the styles are perfect to mix and match.  Start with our favorite styles; Save The Dolphins Platinum, Paddle Without Pollution, Flat Braided Pacific Blue, Silver Anchor AquaSeafoam Braided.  Then look for your reasons to explore the coastline.  Finding the perfect beach is key.  All of us want to find one that is beautiful but not too crowded.  Last but not least, spend your time in good company.  Whether it’s getting a group of friends together or becoming one with the sea life.

Inspiration

The Ocean Is Calling

March 31, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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The ocean is calling!  Grab your bikinis, boards, and favorite Pura Vida Bracelets this summer.  Our bracelets are 100% water proof.  They will not rust or tarnish, perfect for all you ocean lovers.  We love these colors paired with this bikini by Odina; Gold Bar Burgundy, Platinum Cream, Flat Braided Burgundy, Silver Feather Strawberry, Burgundy Braided, Flat Braided Salmon, Sandstorm. They give that extra spice to your summer styles.

Have you checked out our fan photos?  Join the movement and show off your favorite Pura Vida collections.  Plus, tag us on Instagram #puravidabracelets and show us how you plan on spending your summer!

Swimwear thanks to Odinasurf.com