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FEMME FRIDAY // Ashley Wood

I first met Ashley a few years ago when she so graciously featured me in the beginning phases of her vegan food and wellness blog. Since then I have watched her generate a prolific amount of content and recipes from her home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her dedication to a plant based lifestyle is inspiring, and from afar she has proven that a vegan pregnancy is most definitely doable.  All of her recipes are delicious, approachable, and beautiful.

Her commitment to a plant based lifestyle is as much about the nutrition as it is about the ethics, which...


WEAR THE MASK // Then take it off.

'Tis the season to consider the mask. The mask we all wear that comes from who knows where. The conditioning, the insecurities, the pressures, the fear - for most of us, the mask makes its way into our lives on many occasions

As best as I can tell we were put here on earth to get past the mask. To break our hearts and minds wide open enough to see past our mask, past the mask of others, and consider the heart. The heart of humanity that on the deepest level truly wants one thing. To be...


FEMME FRIDAY // Sophie Jaffe

With boundless energy and an infectious entrepreneurial spirit that seems to be limitless, Sophie Jaffe defines the mom whose making it happen. She makes motherhood look like a breeze with raising two gorgeous children, running her superfood minded business "Philosophie", a yoga practice, the occasional photo shoot, and any number of other things throughout the day. The girl literally makes it happen in record time, and seems to be able to bounce around LA without pause. I actually don't see how she does it. 

I met Sophie very early on in my LA adventures, and what I was most impressed by was her ability to...


FEMME FRIDAY // Hayley Collins Feldman

Hayley and I were set up on what essentially amounted to a blind date. Both new moms. Both living in Venice. Both from rural South Carolina. Although plenty of synchronicity on the surface, these things would not necessarily guarantee a match.

Fortunately, I could not feel more lucky to have met her. She and her daughter Loulou have quickly become two of our favorite running mates, and we share much more in common than the standard fare. ( And we both apparently use the work décolletage... must be a southern thing.) 

Hayley has a lust for living life beautifully....


FEMME FRIDAY // Susanna McMillan

I met Susanna fairly recently at an event we were  attending at Parachute Home. We were both flying solo and ended up sitting next to one another over a complimentary manicure. As you do...

We started chatting and established that we are both from the south east, both moms (she times two), and both have an online retail business. I was immediately impressed by her knowledge and business savvy.

Susanna is the creator of the Native Wilds Nest® - which is a 100% USA made car seat cover, nursing scarf, and cart cover all in one. The concept...