It’s no secret I’ve been a fan of Sézane for quite some time now. We have had the pleasure of working closely with the brand over the course of the last year and just when I think they can’t get any better, they release a new collection that is innovative yet still somehow retains their classic feel and nod to years past. Their bags and shoes are some of the most well made pieces in my closet and I was thrilled to visit their librairie while we were in Paris.
March 25, 2017 |
March 18, 2017 |
Back in the spring of 2011, we were spending a few days in south Florida visiting some family. The two of us spent an afternoon downtown having lunch and then spontaneously decided to catch a movie. We had no idea what was playing, nor did we really care too much. It was one of those days where going to the movies was all we wanted to do. We have those days quite a bit actually, but there is just something about watching a story unfold, eating popcorn and snacks, tuning out the real world, and getting sucked in to a good film. We looked at the list of movies playing, and the title Midnight in Paris caught our eye. We had recalled seeing the trailer a bit before our trip and have loved Woody Allen for years, so it felt like the perfect afternoon date.
March 11, 2017 |
Bonjour! We arrived in Paris two days ago and couldn’t be more excited to be here. Our flight arrived early Thursday morning and we completely embraced the light rain that welcomed us in. It was cloudy and cozy and pretty perfect. On our way to our Airbnb we watched through our cab’s window, as we peeked in on the city’s morning commute…watching children walk to school clutching to their parents’ side and business men and women rush to the subway with a coffee in hand and headphones in. Even in our sleep deprived state, we immediately felt lucky to be here and experience their culture for a few days. READ MORE
February 17, 2017 |
With a new year, comes a new perspective. Something we both decided we really wanted to be conscious of this year is sharing more of those “in-between” moments here on the blog. We chatted a bit about it as far as our home renovation and projects go, but the same goes for fashion and our everyday outfits. Here’s a look at an outfit I wore yesterday for meetings in the city and then lunch and shopping with friends. It was sooo much colder than I remembered NY winters to be, but a few layers kept me warm while running in and out of cabs. READ MORE
December 28, 2016 |
Our trip to Joshua Tree was just what the doctor ordered. We just went through a pretty long, thorough, house buying process, it’s the holiday season, and we’ve been working our butts off lately. A trip to the Joshua Tree Casita with our friends Tim & Merrill was the perfect retreat. If you haven’t been to Joshua Tree, we highly recommend it. We’re not sure why it took us so long to visit. There is just enough to do there to not feel like you’re the last man on earth, and there is so much open desert and sky to just turn off that ol’ brain of yours and get to relaxing.
November 22, 2016 |
Not too long ago we packed up our sweaters and jackets and spent a four day weekend in Grand Rapids. We hadn’t been there since last fall for ArtPrize, so we were excited to visit again this time of year and see what was making the city buzz. We found it at the Grand Rapids’ Art Museum (GRAM) with Iris van Herpen’s Transforming Fashion exhibit, which was our first stop while we were in town.
If you follow along with us on snapchat, you might have seen a bit of our museum tour, featuring Iris van Herpen’s work. It was the first fashion exhibit for the museum, which was really exciting because the pieces have such an incredible range with architectural elements. The collections range from 2008 to 2015, made up metal gauze, faux leather, foil, cotton, and various 3-D printed materials. The museum highlighted 18 pieces from van Herpen’s most recent lines, along with some of her shoe designs, and 27 pieces from a solo exhibition she did in the Netherlands. Each piece was truly remarkable to see in person. The amount of detail that went into each look blew us away. The way she pulls inspiration from her surrounding environment and plays with soft vs hard elements really drew us in. Urban Outfitters sweater | Yellow 108 hat
Can you believe the piece above was made from the ribs of children’s umbrellas and industrial boat yarns?! The museum has a hands-on “touch material” section where visitors are able explore to some of the more untraditional materials she used in her work. We really loved this addition of the exhibit because we felt like kids in a candy shop while walking through each collection. Every piece is so visually appealing, intricate, and pleasantly unusual that you can’t help but want to get up close and touch each dress, to further experience her craft. During our visit we learned that the exhibit would be making it’s way to Phoenix pretty soon. We can’t wait!
Urban Outfitters shirt | Bridge and Burn jacket | ONA bagJ.Crew trenchcoat | Madewell bag | Everlane scarf | Shwood sunglassesUrban Outfitters jacket and shirt | ASOS jeans | Nisolo boots | Timex watch Zara coat (similar) | Free People overalls | Forever 21 turtleneck | Sézane bag (similar)
We of course made some time to stop into some favorite coffee shops: Madcap and Rowster Coffee. We spent a few good hours at Rowster one afternoon, catching up some work and people watching out the window. It was the perfect cozy afternoon, with leaves swirling around outside the coffeeshop, warm drinks, and a few sweet treats. We were befriended by a sweet old man who shared with us how he only uses Facebook to spred positivity, and does so by sharing pictures of burgers and Russian roses on his feed. He happily showed us a few. 😉
We were so glad we were able to grab a bite with Tieka from Selective Potential, and her husband Eric one night at Donkey Taqueria. It was so nice meeting in person after following each other on social media for quite some time and what better way to get to know each other than over guacamole and quesadillas?! 😉 They were both so sweet and we’re always down for hanging with another married couple! We can’t wait to show them around Phoenix one of these days!
Dinner at Sovengard our last night in town was simply incredible! If you ever find yourself in Grand Rapids definitely check it out. It is such a beautiful place with as equally well-crafted food. We spent the whole dinner “oohing and ahhing” over the decor and flatware, in between declaring our love for their tempura fried squash and apple butter. So good! We caught a movie after dinner and then headed back to the hotel for a quiet evening. It was nice taking it easy for a few days, just the two of us. Now we’re back home and ready for the holidays! Well, sort of. 😉
…`till next time!
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November 18, 2016 |
On our last day in Portland we woke up early, grabbed breakfast at the beautiful and delicious Maurice café, and strolled through the colorful leaf lined streets before heading to the airport. We really wish we had more time there with all the amazing people we met, but it just gives us another reason to visit again real soon. Take a peek below at the video we made from our time there with all the awesome makers. We also managed to snag a few clips of our friend Vincent, who is usually behind the camera. 😉 We love creating these videos to look back on and to share with you all — let us know what you’d like to see more of in the comments and be sure to subscribe to see what’s next!
Don’t forget to enter a huge PDX giveaway with all the local makers featured in the video, here.
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November 16, 2016 |
A few years ago, when we were moving from our first apartment here in Phoenix to our second, we put on our matching “Burn” tees and moved our life from one place to another. Shortly after that move, we decided to make our blog a full time commitment and left our traditional jobs for full time photography and marketing. “Burning bridges” is about moving forward, taking chances, and doing something on your own. We made that decision together and now in 2016, we had the opportunity to visit Portland, OR with the brand that celebrates “bridge burners” and inspires us to make bold moves. Bridge & Burn have been friends and partners of ours for years. They make beautifully designed, detailed, and fitted apparel for men and woman. Erik Prowell started the brand in 2010, opened up the Bridge & Burn Flagship store in 2013, and is a great friend and inspiring human being. If you are lucky enough to live in Portland, you definitely need to stop in and say hello to the team at B&B. We were extremely grateful to have the opportunity to visit the store a few weeks ago, tour the city with some of Portland’s finest and get a chance to see the amazing work that these people are doing. Our trip started at the ACE Hotel where we stayed for a few nights. It’s in a great location with access to some of the best shopping and eating in town. We were definitely spotted walking across the street to have brunch at Maurice’s a couple times in our short stay there. It’s that good! The Bridge & Burn team surprised us with the sweetest gift basket upon arrival with some other great local brands, such as Wood&Faulk, Jacobsen Salt, Minoux Jewelry, and Shwood Eyewear. Everything is locally made, plus the teams behind these brands are equally as kind as they are talented, which made us fall in love with their work and craftsmanship even more. We’ll be giving away a similar gift basket at the end of the post, so don’t forget to enter below. 🙂 Welcome to one of the prettiest workshops and design spaces in Portland: the home of Wood&Faulk and Minoux Jewelry. Matt and Kristen share the bright and open place in PDX, where they create beautiful leather goods and handcrafted jewelry. We loved learning about their stories and how each of them got started in the industry: Matt being a DIY blogger turned designer and manufacture, and Kristen who has a passion for using recycled metals to create environmentally friendly jewelry. It was crazy to see so much creativity under one roof. We stopped at the Shwood workshop and got a peek at what happens behind the scenes there with Eric, the founder and designer of the company. He started Shwood Eyewear with a single pair of sunglasses he hand-carved out of a piece of wood, along with lenses he found from a second-hand shop in town. It was really incredible getting a look at the various natural materials they now use in their designs, while still managing to keep a hint of the original design elements. We also had the pleasure of working on a fun little project together: a hatchet, which came in handy for chopping wood for the fire pit at the coast later that night. Thinking we’ll definitely be stealing a few design tips from Prince Coffee Shop. We loved the rustic style with brass accents. Dinner on the coast with everyone was truly magical. We couldn’t have thought of a better way to end off the night. Big thanks to Jacobsen Salt and Karl Holl from Let Um Eat for the delicious spread. Tuna tacos and the tastiest toast with pickled onions and hazelnuts definitely hit the spot.
GIVEAWAY time! So, what’s in the box?
Lovingly Gift Wrapped by Parcel Portland
A new wardrobe from Bridge & Burn
$300 Gift card to use on www.bridgeandburn.com
Limited edition Outsider Wool 5-panel Cap – ($48)
Wool Watch Cap (handcrafted in Nepal for Bridge & Burn) – ($58)
Ragg Wool Fingerless gloves – ($22)
One of a kind handcrafted jewelry from Minoux
Turquoise Dot Gold Ring – ($178) Special Edition Gold Bracelet
Sunglasses crafted from nature from Shwood Eyewear
Classic Canby Wooden Sunglasses – ($149)
A little bit of everything! Infused Salt, Local Bee Honey, Salty Sweets, Seasoning- ($75)
Big thanks to our friend Vincent Carabeo for capturing all these moments on our trip. You’re one talented son of a gun. 🙂
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October 26, 2016 |
A few weeks back we had the pleasure of partnering with Jaguar on a fun shoot up North, in celebration of their new XE model. We made our way up the winding Arizona state route 89A, through Sedona up to Flagstaff for a day trip where we were surrounded by lush greenery and towering red rocks. We had such a fun time putting our own spin on their cheeky and not too serious approach to style.
Take a peek below!
Photos by Natalie Allen.
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