Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Hello Spring

What is it about a little bit of good weather that makes people think it is entirely acceptable to strip down to the bare minimum and parade their winter flesh for all to see?  I even had to queue behind a bare chested male at the supermarket today and he had back hair.  

On the upside, the continuing sunshine means that my favourite season of the year has arrived early- the picnic season.  I love nothing more than dining al fresco style, eating and drinking far too much whilst whiling away an afternoon with a group of friends.  Truly bliss.

Boho it

Neutralise it

Basket it

Colour it

Beach it

Boot it

Trunk it

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Friday, 2 March 2012

¡Feliz viernes!

Now I am no surfer chick (although I have definitely had moments when I tried really hard) so the brand Reef has never really made it on to my radar before. However, whilst doing a bit on online browsing on a slow Friday afternoon, I came across their Bella Costas shoes.

Not only do they look cool but it turns out they are part of a great cause called the ‘We Heart Guatemala’ project which Reef set up to support the ancient traditions of the Mayan highlands of Guatemala. In conjunction with Nest, the nonprofit organisation, they work with a network of existing artisanal workshops, globally, to alleviate poverty, empower women and promote peace. 
 Having travelled through and fallen in love with Guatemala, I am thrilled that Guatemalan tradition and handicraft is getting its moment to shine on the world stage.  Plus I can totally shop guilt free as this will be a purely selfless buy to support a great cause.  It has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that I can't imagine my summer feet in anything else.

Feeling inspired by all things Latin American? Me too, but instead of spontaneously booking a flight (I have been known to), get your fix by diving into a world of Ikat, Kilim and Tribal inspired goodies.

Bella Costas shoes can be found on Reef's website

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