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The Hawaiian Lifestyle

June 30, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Got a case of the Mondays?  Wash ashore with Pura Vida this summer!

Hawaii, known for their white sand beaches, clear waters, and perfect year-round weather.  There’s no denying, that anyone who is anyone, is spending vacation time on the beach.  From Hawaii, to California, and all the way to Costa Rica, they look great on any wrist!  Check out these photos done by photographer Aaron Nakamura and model Eryn Krouse.

Show off your wrist in style, with our most popular bracelets!!  Platinum Cream, Seafoam Braided, and Seafoam Solid.

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

Inspiration

Hangin’ Around with Photographer Hallie Kathryn

June 16, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Hangin’ around with photographer Hallie Kathryn!!  Her bright and vibrant photos catch the essence of summertime.  We love her work!  Check her out for more inspiration!

“I had SUCH a fun time with these girls the other day!!  They are so cute and decided we wanted to play around town!  Pura Vida Bracelets recently sent me some cute, summery, bracelets to photograph for them… We had FUN!” -Hallie

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

Inspiration

Summer Flare with Photographer Carley Slater

June 9, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Summer Flare Photoshoot with photographer Carley Slater!!

“When I was thinking up this shoot, I knew I wanted sunshine, water and all things summer.  When I think of the Pura Vida brand….the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘living free’.  No restrictions and anything goes.  Anyone can wear the brand in any environment.  I just really wanted to capture that free spirit style that I love and try to show some different setups that might describe that.  Living in the midwest…we don’t have the ocean, but we get the benefit of many lakes and country.  So I wanted to portray that in the shoot as much as I could.  Gorgeous water with trees and fields.  The model I chose is actually my younger sister.  The reason I chose her is because she is the market for Pura Vida.  She is beautiful and real.  I captured her as she is and that’s what I wanted.  A real girl wearing a product that she really loves and uses.  She even snapped a few of me at the end too!  We had so much fun!” – Carley

Recipes

Blueberry Kiwi Spritz

June 5, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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It’s summer time and the livings easy! And now with this blueberry kiwi drink you’ll stay refreshed on those long warm sunny days. Here’s how:

Ingredients:
12 blueberries
1 peeled & sliced kiwi
¼ cup of water
2 cans of lime La Croix
2 teaspoons of agave nectar

First, grab a small sauce pan to heat your water, and add the fruit and agave until it starts to boil. Lightly smash your fruit as the water starts to heat up, this allows all the juices to seep out into the water and creates a juicy syrup. When the liquid turns to a dark pink and starts to boil, remove the pan from the heat and pour over a strainer into a container. Pour a cup of iced La Croix into a glass (you can use any flavored sparkling water), and then fill the cup to the top with the liquid you just made. Add a slice of kiwi on top and viola! You have a not too sweet but mostly refreshing drink perfect for summer. Enjoy!