Giving Back

Giving Back

So many of you ask me how you can support non-profits, especially when you’re so busy. I get it! Which is why I joined REI.

It’s also a great way to support causes you care about. Every year, the co-op invests in the work of nonprofit partners who help hundreds of organizations improve outdoor access for all. A great way to support a good cause in your spare time, simply
be being a member. Use promotional code MEMPERK2019 to save.

Got a bunch of compliments on this little REI hiking number and travel dress while in Caymans. Perfect for the chillier nights after a day spent in the sun. And now, REI members get 10% back. Enjoy a treat yourself moment every spring with your REI Annual Dividend. A great reason to join (other than their cute clothes!)

Outfit Info:

Rangelands Fleece Crew 

Trailsmith Shorts 

Aoraki Travel Dress 

Join as a member

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California Dreaming

 

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SHOP THE LOOK:

Delizioso Skincare TARA Adorned Blushing Mousse

California Bronzing Mousse

Radiant Glow Body Oil

Glow Creme Luminizer

FASHION:

Bikini: Solid & Striped

Necklace: Native Vibestyle

Braclets: Pura Vida, Padma Design, Lokai, Soul Freedom

Rad 1973 Shirt: Treacherous Minx

Beach Towel: Pop Sugar Fitness 

Shoes: Koolaburra

PHOTOGRAPHY:

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The Laurel Skin Studio Grand Opening

The Laurel Skin Studio Grand Opening

I had the privilege and honor of attending Laurel Skin Studio’s Grand Opening this weekend in San Francisco!

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Laurel Whole Plant Organics – formerly Sequoia Beauty – was one of the first brands I ever blogged about here on The Organic Life. Back when Laurel Whole Plant Organics was Sequoia Beauty and The Organic Life was My Organic Life (ch-ch-ch-changes!) I was falling head over heels with Laurel’s Shaffer’s awesome, potent, gorgeous creations time and time again. Everything I tried, I loved. Everyone I saw, I raved to!

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Laurel is a testament to accomplishing your dreams against all odds. She’s a beam of light and a beautiful business woman who really makes it work. I was super happy with Laurel’s standards and her commitment to her craft and impressed with this spirited chick who grew many of her brands awesome ingredients in her own garden. I continue to be blown away by what Laurel has accomplished in the past few years. Attending the opening of Laurel Skin’s Studio this weekend was like taking a big gulp of friendship Pride.

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When I visited Laurel’s studio a few weeks ago, she was still preparing to open. We chatted a bit about what brands she was going to sell – many of my favorites, including La Bella Figura, Josh Rosebrook, Lurk and more!   We talked about how the place was going to look, but I was absolutely blown away to actually see it finished in all it’s gorgeous glory!

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Left: Melissa of M. Parke Studio, Middle: Laurel of Laurel Whole Plant Organics, Right: Moi of this blizog 🙂

Every single one of Laurel’s team, friends and family were beaming with pride and happiness.

If you’re in the Bay area you MUST stop by!  You can take a look at Laurel’s gorgeous creation process, get a glimpse of the killer view of the Bay or shop the array of totally clean beauty, hair and makeup products, perfume, teas and tinctures Laurel has curated.

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You can get a beautiful facial by Laurel’s new esthecian, my good friend Megan Porchen!

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Megan is a beautiful green beauty expert a well as a total sweetheart. Megan and I got dinner while I was in town and she is so excited to be working with Laurel. I am so thrilled they’ve connected and Megan gets to do her thing in such a beautiful space!

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Me & Cindy of Hello Dollface

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Josh Rosebrook, Laurel of Laurel Whole Plant Organics, Victoria of La Bella Figura

 

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Laurel’s Lip Healing Creation

 

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With Victoria of La Bella Figura

 

If you’re looking for a meditative space to relax, or you’re into your new favorite, friendly local beauty shop making magic potions on the daily, Laurel Skin Studio is the place for you!

There is nothing else like this place in San Francisco.

I am so happy for Laurel and wish her and her team the absolute best.

Christy Organics Extra Discount Code Re-Up + Link Love

Did you miss the coupon I did with Christy Organics last month? You can catch it again all of this month, with code ORGANICLIFE at checkout for an extra 10% off on top of the already reduced (30% off!) price!

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Link roundup…

 

  • Speaking of perfume, the TARA Perfume got it’s first (amazing!) review over here. Woohoo!

 

  • This short from Lina Hanson will have you inspired & teary eyed…

 

 

 

  •  This interview will have you thinking + cleaning up your beauty routine…

With love,

Tara

 

 

 

Rare Form

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One of my favorite hobbies is traveling.  Now that I have the Chevy Volt, I can zip around just about everywhere with little environmental impact, which feels so great!

I absolutely adore this travel bag for these spontaneous trips.  It fits just about everything – from my hunky camera to my crystals, jewels, wallet, essential oils and books!  It’s so wonderfully lightweight and the design and colors are eye-catching and beautiful.

The fact that it’s upcycled and local is a green beauty dream and definite perk!  🙂

In 2012, brothers Alec and Aric Avedissian founded RAREFORM. By intercepting billboards before they reach the landfills, RAREFORM is able to create unique, upcycled bags.  Even better, RAREFORM currently manufactures its products locally in California and has joined Patagonia in donating 1% of its sales to benefit the planet.

RAREFORM is based in Santa Monica, California and manufactures the finest quality backpacks, bags, and accessories.

RAREFORM approaches each day as a learning opportunity, a chance to let good run wild.

This dress From The Yacht Club has been a serious comfortable favorite lately!  Perfect for San Diego’s warm weather and day trips.

Sharkbite Dress: The Yacht Club

Travel Bag: Rareform

Sandals: Native of the Earth

Necklace: One Oak By Sara

Scarf: Tiny Devotions

Photographer: Alex Grey

 

Gypsy D R E A M S  Part II . . .

Gypsy D R E A M S Part II . . .

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Read all about Gypsy D r e a m s Part I  here.

 

Photographer: Alina Mendoza (follow @alinamendoza )

Hair: Walter Kenneth O’Dowd (follow @w_k_o )

Makeup: Kara Roberson ( follow @mystylistkara )

Top: Solid & Striped ( follow @solidandstriped )

Kimono: Gypsan ( follow @gypsan )

Necklace, Earrings & Rings: Leslie Francesca ( follow @lesliefrancesca )

Jamie Bracelet & Silver RingShashi NYC (follow @shashinyc )

With Love,

Tara