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Giving Back

Adopt Don’t Shop – The Barking Lot, San Diego

April 23, 2019 — by Kayla Holmes

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When you mix incredible Spring weather with happy pups, what could be better?! This past weekend, the Pura Vida Team enjoyed a beautiful Sunday in San Diego walking some adorable rescue dogs that are available for adoption from The Barking Lot!

We teamed up with The Barking Lot, a volunteer-run non-profit that rescues dogs from euthanasia and helps find their forever homes. Since 2016, they’ve also been rescuing dogs from the illegal meat trade in Thailand with their partner, the Soi Dog Foundation. To say we were excited to get outdoors and spend some time walking these dogs was an understatement. The weather in San Diego finally started to warm up, so it was the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning.

It was such an incredible experience to grow special bonds in just an hour with these pups, and one of our team members even put in an application for her the puppy she walked (we’re crossing our fingers for her)! We learned some of the heartbreaking stories behind our dogs, and a few of us were able to spend our time with dogs that were saved from the illegal dog meat trade. Despite their past, all of the dogs were so excited, happy, well behaved, and definitely made us happy for the hour we got to spend with them.

I think we made them just as happy as well!

If you live in southern California, check out The Barking Lot when searching for a furry friend to add to your family. You can also show your support for other cats and dogs in need of a forever home by purchasing our Karma Cat + Zen Dog bracelet! For every bracelet purchased, we’ll donate 10% of net sales to the organization to further their efforts in rescuing homeless animals.

Adopt, don’t shop.

Lifestyle

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!

Giving Back

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 21, 2019 — by Kayla Holmes

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Pura Vida Team came together to participate in a Day of Service hosted by the Human Rights Campaign San Diego. Inspired by MLK’s words and a shared commitment to our community and equality, we helped assemble 700 (!!!) backpacks of toiletries, snacks, and other essentials for San Diego’s homeless youth, of which more than 20% are LGBTQ.

Our team, along with over 100 other volunteers, created an assembly line to put together the backpacks! Items included shampoo, conditioner, combs, granola bars, and so many more essentials we use every day.



It was such an amazing opportunity to join the San Diego community and do something good in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. None of this would have been possible without our amazing Charity Coordinator, Kristy!

We highly encourage you to grab your friends, family, or coworkers, and get out to do something good in your community to celebrate as well!

 

If you want to learn more about the Human Rights Campaign, you can read about them here and be sure to check out any upcoming events they’re hosting in your community.

“The time is always right to do what is right.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Travel

Pura Vida x CRSSD Fest

February 24, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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We linked up with our friends at Brightside to curate three massive playlists to get you prepped and ready for CRSSD Fest. San Diego, stand up, because a handful of the biggest names in house, techno, disco, and indie-electronic music will be gracing the Waterfront Park on March 14 & 15.

Ocean View Live Stage

This bad boy will be home to all of your live shows over the weekend. I personally can’t imagine a more perfect world, where acts like Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, and Lido all share the same stage. This one’s prepped to bring the house down, so get acquainted with some of the tracks you’re likely to hear played out.

The Palms Stage

Get all of your house, future and tropical vibes from The Palms stage. With heavy hitters like Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones going up to bat with newcomers like SNBRN and Thomas Jack, this stage will be going bananas (and pineapples) all weekend long.

City Steps Stage

All things techno and hard-hitting house come to play at the City Steps stage. Legends such as Maceo Plex, Pete Tong, a few Dirtybirds and a blistering bunch of dancefloor killers will be putting four to the floor for 48-hours. If you’re a sunglass-wearing, low-light lurking techno junkie, we probably won’t see you at any other stage all weekend.

We hope you enjoy — maybe learn a thing or two — from these playlists brought to you by Brightside and Pura Vida. Hope to see you all at CRSSD Fest, grab your tickets below.

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Inspiration

Beach Daze

September 24, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Whether summer is beginning or ending, Pura Vida can always bring friends together for an adventure as you chase waves and sunsets. Photographer Nicole Jannesari drew inspiration from the bright colors of Torrey Pines Beach and the greens and browns in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve to create these amazing shots.
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Inspiration

First Day of Spring

March 10, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Spring is one of our four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and proceeding summer.  We are so excited to jumpstart our first days of spring by the beach.  Spring brings the warm sunshine, salty breeze, and bright colors.

Some of our favorite bracelets shown above are, Flat Braided Black, Platinum Ice Blue, Gold Feather Fuchsia, Gold Cross Fuchsia, Princess Peach Braided, Silver Circle Fuchsia, Legendary Lagoon