A couple of weekends ago I was in LA filming.

Since I was in the area, I figured it was a good opportunity to hit up LACMA. The Turrell exhibit was apparently sold out though, so instead I just lurked around the grounds for a while.

I'm not that bummed about it though - I was really just happy to be outside now that California is starting to tease us with Spring weather. Plus, it's a good excuse to just go back to LACMA again real soon.

Anyway, happy Friday. This weekend I'll be working on a pretty cool Festival Style post. So make sure to stay tuned - I'm sure you're on the edge of your seat.

Pants, Zara - Poncho, 16th Colony (duh)- Necklace, Vanessa Mooney



Spring has officially hit, which usually causes major Spring Fever, then resulting to a major desire to shop.

And if you're on a mission to scout out a store with completely different brands to make up your spring wardrobe, then the Laguna Beach boutique Isla is your spot.

Owner Stephanie Schwartz set up Isla as the go-to boutique for all your beach essentials. Which is a pretty appropriate theme, considering she had named it after her favorite vacay destination, the Mexican beachtown Isla De Las Mujeres, meaning 'Island of the Women'. Pretty perfect, right?

Stephanie really does an incredible job making Isla stand out by buying various brands from both well known and also up-and-coming designers. Carried in the store are lines like, Cleobella, Flynn Skye, Kivari, Isla James and Gypsy Hawaii, just to name a few. In fact, they even carry my poncho line, 16th Colony.

Anyway lucky for you, if there's a certain piece you've been gawking over on social media quickly that sold out at Isla, then Stephanie definitely has your back and will make sure to get it ordered especially for you. No more being bummed out when a store is out of stock on that must have item you've been wanting.

You can always count on Stephanie to be super active in the Laguna Beach community. Every month she'll hold a trunk show during Laguna Beach Art Walk with some of the designers that she carries. If you're lucky, you can usually snag a glass of wine while you're shopping your little heart out.

Shop Mascot - Willis

And if for some reason you can't make it to Isla weekly as all their new arrivals come in, then you can definitely stalk their online store . Store manager Brittany Bullard works diligently on designing the site and making sure you're up to date on what's hitting the store floor.

So next time you're down in Laguna, stop by and see these girls.

Isla Boutique - 1330 S Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651



After being in Hawaii for a week, I headed straight to Vegas for ENK.

I landed in LAX at 6AM and got to Sin City by dinner time. Pretty much a whirlwind schedule. Anyway, here are a few flicks from the trip.

Since I only made it to the show for one day, I stuck with scouting out just ENK and POOL. Lots of great stuff obviously, plus I really loved the set-up for ENK. The 'Oasis' spots were decorated so perfectly - such a nice touch.

At Pool, I scoured through all the booths and found a few really great brands. I definitely loved checking out Son of a Sailor - they had some pretty unique jewelry. Also, 'Hello, Friend' and Jakimac stood out from the crowd as well.

I always enjoy checking out the curation of art on display at Pool too.

And finally, what's Vegas without a night out in a fancy dress? I whipped up this polka dot number a few months back.

Anyway, the whole trip was quick but super fun and I'm glad I didn't miss the opportunity to roam the upcoming collections.



Hanauma Bay

Oh hey, it's good to be back. To the blogging game that is, not Hawaii, I actually wouldn't mind being in Hawaii right about now.

Anyway, there was a fair warning that I'd be absent as I finished up the latest 16th Colony collection. The last few weeks I've been stuck in a time warp. It's been seriously hectic and full of sleepless nights but thankfully it all turned out really great. I'm happy with the end product, the photoshoot and the way LA Market played out. Can't wait to show all of you.

In the middle of all of this, I was actually really lucky to hang out in Oahu for a week. I left everything behind and did some major relaxing and was extremely present while enjoying everything Hawaii has to offer.

One of the days, I went snorkeling in this very secluded bay tucked away from the city and main beaches. It's called Hanauma Bay and I can only describe it as 'magical'. It was such a breathtaking and serene place.

It rained a lot while I was there. I probably didn't get out to the sandy beaches as much as I had imagined but it actually worked out for the best. One of my favorite parts of the trip was watching the rain fall down from my hotel balcony. It was a real simple, peaceful afternoon. I sat there until the sun had vanished from behind the clouds and darkness fell all while in the distance, a live band starting playing into the night.

Top, designed by yours truly - Shorts, beach town find



A lot of you may already know that every month I post photos that I take only with my iphone.

I try to share shots that I haven't posted on social media already. I cheated a little bit this month and included a couple photos that I had instagrammed on my brand's account. I'd say if you want to know more about the process and everything I'm working on for 16th Colony, then give it a follow: @16thColony

The Modern, Honolulu HI

Finding the perfect fabric

Hanauma Bay - the most magical place.

The sun came out and asked for a dance with the rain.

North Shore

Pow Wow Hawaii

Vegas - #enk #project #wwdmagic