Favorite Things, Spring Refresh
Thanks to our cold, dark New England winter hibernation, I love how Spring brings the desire to refresh our homes, habits and wardrobes. As we do so, I've pulled together my favorite women-owned small businesses to support and their organic and ethical Spring-ready products.
Despite designing handbags, I tend to only carry two bags: a fall/winter bag and a spring/summer bag. So April becomes the month I always pull out my Canvas Foldover Clutch. What I love about the Canvas Foldover is that it is equally at home in the supermarket, out to lunch with friends, and at the beach. Currently carried from California to Maine, our coast-loving clutch is sewn in Boston to support local manufacturing.
Just as timeless and charming as it's namesake city, you'll love The Charleston Towel for it's versatility. Not just for the beach, throw the towel in your bag as a lightweight scarf, coverup or even picnic blanket. Made from organic Turkish cotton.
The perfect shirt for Spring and Summer! Refresh your wardrobe with the Brynn buttondown from Thom Kelly. Made of lightweight Certified Organic Cotton this shirt will be your new go-to when you want easygoing, yet elevated style. It’s super soft, breathable, and perfect for layering or wearing solo. Made in NYC.
Sometimes the little pieces can make the biggest impact. I love how delicate the Diamond Chip Bracelet is by Massachusetts-base Falk Jewelry. Diamond chips on 14k gold fill adjustable length chain with magnetic clasp, this bracelet is the perfect layering piece on your wrist, and also stands beautifully on its own!
As we walked along the sidelines of my sons' soccer game, I was directly behind someone wearing a No Wake hat. I nearly tapped this stranger's shoulder to ask if I could take his photo to send to Michele, the No Wake founder because I know how great it is to see your products in the wild. What I love about No Wake is the concept behind it is all about being in your Happy Place, positive and drama-free, surrounded by the ones you love. Such a great mindset and mission!
Using the same lightweight organic breathable fabric used to make the Gray Heron blankets, this organic gauze mask with a bendable nosepiece is so comfortable for active adults and children, it has been called a “gentle hug for the face!” The perfect summer mask!
And as we upgrade our masks, I am in love with the Gray Heron Organic blankets. This 8 layer Organic Cotton Muslin Blanket in Summer White is made from 8 Layers of buttery soft fabric and can serve as either a mid-layer or a quilt. Recently, I was photographing this blanket for Bevy & Co and my son kept wrapping himself up in it and stealing it as a cover while he read. His new favorite blanket!
The Acadia Necklace. One of my all time favorites! I treated myself to the Acadia in light paperclip gold-fill and wear it every single day. I honestly never take it off because it goes with absolutely everything. Dress it up or wear it with a sweatshirt and jeans. You know it's a great purchase when people stop you on the street (and in the middle of my mammogram) asking where they can purchase one for themselves.
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