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A Family Trip to Yosemite with Gunn & Swain x Beijos

When my friend and talented photographer Alison Bernier told me her and her family were headed to Yosemite I told her she had to bring our newest Gunn & Swain X Beijos blankets.  As a matter of fact, they are the best travel companions, especially for camping!   Also, she was heading out during a colder time and I knew they would keep her family extra cozy.

Traveling with your little ones can be daunting.  Of course we all want to do it, but actually doing it is another story!  Especially a road trip!  I asked Alison a little bit about her trip and for any tips she has.

Photos by Alison Bernier 

Why did you decide to take a family trip to Yosemite?

Yosemite is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places. This was our second trip there. The beauty of it is also that you only have to step outside of your tent and you’re presented with gorgeous views and scenery.

What are some essentials to going on a camping trip with little ones?

Lots of snacks and activities for the car ride to keep everyone sane. Coloring books and crayons are also great for entertaining at the camp site while you’re trying to cook or start the fire.  I also highly recommend a clip on high chair if you have little ones. It’s so nice to have a safe secure spot to put them in when you need a spare hand. 

Last but not least our Gunn and Swain blankets! We use them in the car for naps, as picnic blankets, by the river on the sand and also of course around the fire while we’re cooking s’mores. They are so soft and cozy but easily washed in the machine when we get home.

Where are some of your favorite spots you saw on the trip?

We stay in the tent cabins in the valley and really anywhere along the river around the campsite is beautiful you don’t have to go far.  Mirror Lake is also a lovely spot for an adventure and in warm weather you can swim there with little kids.

What were the kids favorite activities along the way?

We try to stop and buy take out sandwiches and eat at a park to let the kids run around before getting in the car again. The Gunn & Swain blankets are great for that.

How did you deal with the car ride and keeping everyone entertained and cozy?

 Eating! Snacks are always a great entertainer. 

I also pack each kid a bag of small toys they haven’t seen in a while. Coloring books are great for my five year old and of course the iPad! The Moana soundtrack may also be on repeat in our car!  We use the Gunn & Swain blankets for naps too!

What is the most rewarding part about traveling with your kids?

 I love watching them play and turn nature into one big playground.  We hired bikes and rode around the park and  discovered new things at every stop.  Impromptu swims in the river in their clothes and getting dirty looking for the best marshmallow roasting stick is all part of the fun. 

Thank you for sharing Alison!!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on January 9, 2018 in BEIJOS X GUNN & SWAIN, FAMILY, KIDS, TRAVEL

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Beijos x Gunn & Swain – Summer Collection

We’re at it again, teaming up with our favorite Gunn & Swain and another fun Beijos x Gunn & Swain mexican blanket collection!!  This collection is perfect for all your summer adventures, from road trips, to camping to the beach!

You can shop this pretty collection here, but hurry!  Like our last collection these are limited edition and will go fast…

Photos by Megan Welker

First let’s check out the Bolsa Chica, we love the  mint & grey combo here and it’s named after one of the great Orange County beaches…

meganwelker-gunnandswain-9 meganwelker-dinos-29 meganwelker-giveawaythings-67 meganwelker-gunnandswain-10 The other amazing blanket we have for you is the Capitola, named after one of our favorite beaches in Northern California that we still love to visit today!  We loved the pink color, it reminded us of another favorite… Bougainvillea!

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Hope you like them!!  We are pretty smitten!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on June 28, 2016 in BEIJOS MUST HAVES, BEIJOS PICKS, BEIJOS X GUNN & SWAIN, COLLABORATION, GIFTS, SHOPPING, VENDORS WE LOVE

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Festival Ready with Chaser

Us Beijos Ladies love a good t-shirt, and most of our favorites are from Chaser… We love the fit, how soft and light weight they are, but also how fashionable and on trend each tee is.  They always have the best catch phrases and graphics on them and you can dress them up or down, which we love!!  Whether you are running to the market and don’t want to look like a hot mess, or you want to dress one up for a date night, they are always a good move…

meganwelker-dinos-39 We each recently sported our favorite tees from their latest collection, and we are sharing the images with you today… Along with a little giveaway to have you festival ready!  With Coachella coming up and all the other music festivals ahead, we wanted to get you ready with a mini giveaway with some of our other favorite brands, check it out at the end of this post…

meganwelker-dinos-8 meganwelker-dinos-11 Leah chose the patriotic America tee, Abby was all about love with the Free Love tank and Jacquelyn went for the party with the Beer. Lime. & Sunshine tee….

meganwelker-dinos-40 Now to get you ready for festival season, we teamed up with Chaser, Gunn & Swain and St Eve Jewelry for a little mini giveaway that will add those extra little details to have you ready for some good sunshine, good music and good times…

We’ve got the Free Love tank by Chaser, the Suede Bolo Tie from St Eve Jewelry and from our next collaboration with Gunn & Swain, the mint Bolsa Chica blanket…

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Festival Ready with Beijos Events, Chaser, Gunn & Swain and St. Eve Jewelry

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By on April 12, 2016 in BEIJOS X GUNN & SWAIN, FASHION, GIVEAWAY, STYLE, VENDORS WE LOVE

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Beijos x Gunn & Swain – Palm Springs Collection

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We are so excited to announce our latest project and share it with you today!!  We teamed up with our pal and favorite friend Gunn & Swain on a fun and exclusive collaboration for the best Mexican blankets for Spring and Summer!

We were inspired by our recent getaway to Palm Springs and had to use these fun and bright colors… They reminded us of some rad pool time hangs, lounging in the desert heat, and even late night beach bon fires.

You can shop them all here!!  But hurry, these are a limited collection and will sell out fast!!

Photos by Megan Welker

First off is the pretty in pink Las Palmas...

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And the bright and sunny Caliente Tropics

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We honestly can’t choose a favorite, we love them all!!!  Make sure you pick one up, they are the best Summer accessory around… Beijos approved!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on April 7, 2016 in BEIJOS MUST HAVES, BEIJOS PICKS, BEIJOS X GUNN & SWAIN, COLLABORATION, SHOP BEIJOS, SUMMER

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