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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

One of my favorite holidays is right around the corner, Mother’s Day!  It’s the day to show your mama how much you love and appreciate her, and I can’t think of someone who deserves affection more.  Since we are mother’s ourselves we really look forward to this day to focus on family and reflect on what really matters.  I put together this Mother’s Day Gift Guide for you, because it’s never too early to start thinking about what to get her!  Plus, I made it super easy for you to shop these items at the bottom of this post!  So keep scrolling for all the details!

One thing that I always want as a mother myself is some good relaxing time… Some time to myself, even if it is just an hour!  So a massage from my friend Melody at Here & Now Massage is a definite must!  You can read more about her from our post earlier this week, but she is doing an amazing Mother’s Day special… A free upgrade to a 75 minute massage with the purchase of an 1 hour massage gift certificate.  Now that will definitely make Mama happy!!

Continuing with the relaxing trend, our friends at The Little Market have the prettiest and yummiest bath salts.  These are great to give along with the massage and encourage the busy Mom in your life to take a break.  They also have great spa gift sets if you want to really spoil her!  And this pretty robe by Eberjey is simple and sweet, something for relaxing time and something she will use day after day!

Other items for Mom?  Accessories are always a great and easy gift!  I don’t know about you but buying clothes can be tough with sizing and all, so accessories are just a no brainer.  I’m in love with this Mar Y Sol Tulum tote, the perfect Mom bag for Summer to fit all her “stuff”.  I’m a fan of anything blush and these Raen Torrey sunglasses along with the Cleobella Sevigny clutch gave me major heart eyes.

I just got this Brixton Small Plans Fedora and these Vanessa Mooney Astrid earrings myself and can’t recommend them enough!  Every one needs a good Summer hat, and when you’re a busy mom at the park with your kiddos it’s nice to keep the sun out of your eyes and your skin safe.  Plus, it’s super cute!  Statement earrings are big for Spring/Summer and these make a statement with out being obnoxious.  They are pretty, feminine and perfect for Mom.

Last but not least is this amazing book, Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe.  The older I get the more I want to take care of myself, especially my skin.  I’m sure most women feel the same way.  This book details how specific ingredients feed your skin, offering breakdowns of the vitamins and nutrients they provide.  Plus, the pink and rose gold on the cover are real pretty to look at!  Haha!  But seriously, my own Mom is always looking for new recipes to try so I know a gorgeous cookbook would be a great gift for her.

Now don’t forget to spoil that special Mom in your life this year, plan ahead because Mother’s Day will be here before you know it!

xx

Jacquelyn

 

 

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By on April 19, 2017 in FAMILY, GIFTS, MOTHER’S DAY, SHOPPING

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Beijos Best

Happy Easter Sunday!

Sadly, all the cute Easter bunny ideas are coming to an end today, but that just means its time for Cinco de Mayo inspiration! Yay! It will be here in no time. Yesterday I was on Amazon of all places and found so many fun tees to wear on several days leading up to and on Cinco de Mayo. Today is just round one of all the inspiration we have for this fiesta. Stay tuned! Until then, check out all these cute tees. There are so many fun ones; I kinda want to buy all of them. Eek! 

Mate the Label is one of my favorite lines for cool vintage tees. It is a Los Angeles-based company, and they have a collection of vintage inspired graphics that embody the California-cool lifestyle. Pretty sure between Jacquelyn and I we have all of these. Now that I know they are on Amazon, this might be dangerous for the wallet. 

 MATE THE LABEL WOMEN’S ‘NOT YOUR MAMACITA’ TANK TOP

I just wore this one yesterday! My personal favorite one, it goes with anything. Pair it with some denim and a cool kimono, and you are all set. The color combination of blush, denim blue, and white makes for a perfect spring tank. 

MATE THE LABEL KYLE LONG SLEEVE ADIOS PANTALONES OCHRE

This one is currently in my cart. The simplicity of this cozy long sleeve tee that is made with a super soft fabric is perfect for running around town. Pretty sure you will want to live in this vintage tee. 

MATE THE LABEL WOMEN’S ‘MARGARITAS FOR SEÑORITAS’ NECK T-SHIRT

Calling all margarita lovers! This one is for you ladies! The margarita queen herself, Jacquelyn has this tee, and I’m pretty sure she wears it at least a couple of times a month. When you’re a margarita lover, you gotta let people know what’s up! 

MATE THE LABEL WOMEN’S SPICY TANK

This last one is another one that is in my cart. This vintage muscle tee says it perfectly. Spicy! Add a little spice to your life. 

Did I just make you fall in love with Mate the label? Pretty fun tees, and even better you can buy them through AmazonHave to love Amazon; you seriously can find everything on there, and it will be here in no time. Pat yourself on the back for having your Cinco de Mayo outfit already and Easter isn’t even begun for most of us. Hopefully, my little bunnies sleep in a tad bit longer.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter today! Now if you will excuse me, I have some shopping to do while sipping on a mimosa. 

 

xx

Abby

 

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By on April 16, 2017 in BEIJOS BEST, BEIJOS PICKS, FASHION, SHOPPING, STYLE

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Shop Spotlight – Wild Child Party

You may have noticed that we have a major crush on Wild Child Party.  We have done quite a few photo shoots with them lately and can’t get enough.  They are the best when it comes to party goods and more in the Southern California area.  Today we’re sharing a tour of this amazing Long Beach, CA shop and an interview with owner Jolie Dionisio.  

All of the pretty photos are by Megan Welker.

How and when did Wild Child Party come to life?

It was kind of an accident … I knew from throwing my own kids’ parties that sourcing great stuff was so time consuming, but my thinking early on was more a website or etsy store.  An opportunity arose in 2015 to put together a ‘grab and go’ pop up shop in a local boutique.  I saw very quickly the demand was there so I shifted gears and found a space of my own … within one year we outgrew that space which led us to the amazing shop we have now..

What is the best part of owning a party store?

 Wow.  Lots of great things!  I love creating with my team.  It is so much fun to bring a theme or feeling to life for a customer’s event – being apart of these special occasions and sharing in the joy of others is really rewarding.  Everyday when I walk into the shop I feel proud of what our team has accomplished in such a short time.  

Wild Child is our go to shop for party supplies, talk to us about how you have such a well curated store…

 I live for the hunt.  Whether the local flea market or a boutique off the beaten path I am constantly searching for beautiful things.  For the shop I try to be very thoughtful of the products I would want to have at my own party and stock with that mindset.  We don’t have any filler product.  Everything in there we have picked to make our customers events memorable.

You are a fellow Mompreneur, give us some advice on doing it all!

 It was hard early on.  I transitioned overnight from a stay at home mom into a business owner running an event styling service, retail shop and now an event space. Not easy with 3 children.  I found balance in making sure that when I was home to be available and present to the family.   The other lifesaver is finding people you trust to pick up the ball and run when you can’t.  Wild Child is a team effort – I certainly couldn’t do this on my own, or with out the super support of my husband, he had my back so hard and non of this would be possible without him.

What are your favorite events to be a part of?

 We specialize in children’s parties, but any chance where we can create an experience of our own design – thats what gets me excited. A simple idea or feeling can lead me down the rabbit hole of inspiration and next thing I know we have a full blown party. Like I said earlier when we can be a part of bring people joy – well there is nothing better than that.

We obviously love your event space at the shop, give our readers more info on it…

 The 15’x22′ space is adjacent to our retail shop.  It has floor to sealing windows and beautiful daytime light so its very versatile for kids parties, photo shoots or small workshops.  We rent it out for a reasonable hourly rate and on occasion, for some larger events we will shut down the shop.  We recommend no more than 25 guests to keep it comfortable, but it is a great solution for locals looking to host a beautiful event or throw a party for their kids.
What’s next for Wild Child Party?
 
Right now we are just trying to keep our heads down and focus on making the company the best it can be. We have several events leading us into summer… hopefully a beijos event or two – wink wink! Oh! And we have begun to explore other locations and even our own line of goods – which could be a lot of fun!

Thanks so much Jolie!!

We can’t wait to see what you dream up next!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on March 16, 2017 in SHOPPING, SPOTLIGHT, VENDORS WE LOVE

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Beijos Finds The Perfect Flannel

So we are in the thick of it y’all!!  This little thing we like to call Winter…burrrr.  And I know, I know we are spoiled in So Cal….we don’t really get them.  But I have to say this year it’s been cold for us.  Which is so great!!  We are getting a feel of some seasons this year with some brisk wind and some rain, hey we’ll take it!!  Anyway, with that said, we found the perfect flannel for those days we want to feel extra cozy but stylish ya know!?  It really wasn’t hard for us to decide since this company has some great styles…we went with Rails!  The fabric is so soft, the knit literally feels like pajamas!! I mean who wouldn’t want to cozy up in it all day everyday??  So here we are looking as cute as we can in our favorite flannels by Rails

Jacquelyn chose the classic Hunter style in Black Royal you can find here.  It’s an ultra soft button down with  with one chest pocket.

Pictures of Jacquelyn by Megan Welker

You will soon find out we are apparently a black and white crew because… what can we say we love the monochromatic neurtrals!

I went with a dress, because hey they are easy and I LOVE easy dressing!!  The Bianca in Vanilla Indigo you can find here.  It’s an ultra soft long sleeve button down shirtdress with a single chest pocket.

Abby went edgy showing us how to accessorize this bad boy in a couple different ways…one with her beanie and shades and the other wrapping it around her waste.  Super grunge cute!!

Abby also chose the Hunter in Ebony/Ivory Buffalo you can find here.

Pictures of Abby by Julie Cahill

We love Rails because of it’s super relaxed Cali vibe, but also it’s sophistication.  The quality guys, I can’t say enough about it…super legit with the perfect combination of comfort and tailoring!

If you don’t have a rails flannel…you need one, just sayin’ haha! Happy Shopping!!

xx Leah

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By on January 19, 2017 in BEIJOS MUST HAVES, BEIJOS PICKS, FASHION, LIFESTYLE, SHOPPING, STYLE

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Spotlight – Maslo Jewelry

I recently came across Maslo Jewelry and had to share it with you.  It’s a beautiful and modern collection that has a minimal design.  I was first drawn to Maslo Jewelry when I saw their beautiful copper pieces combined with nude and white cords.  Such simple and classic pieces that can be worn with everything but with a very unique style.  Owner Nicole Maslowski creates every piece by hand and lucky us got a Q&A with her you can read below!  Maslo is also giving a special 15% off discount for our readers till 3.1.17 with code beijos15, so get shopping!

Photos of Jacquelyn & Leah by Megan Welker // Photos of Abby by Julie Cahill

Here I am with my Copper New Age Bracelet in Off White

How and when did Maslo begin?

Maslo Jewlery originally started in Charleston, SC, but moved to Richmond, VA in 2007, where it is currently located at her studio space in Scotts Addition.
Maslo began from an interest in what could come from a 20ft. roll of copper tubing. From there, the ideas ran wild, and the Copper Noir et Blanc line began. Starting with hand bent and hand cut pieces in copper, it grew into the desire for further colors and options. I then entered like a kid in a candy store into the amazing world of metal plating and powder coating. The options seem to be endless and that’s what Maslo likes. Giving you something classic and giving it to you in too many options to choose from-but in a good way.

Typically I gravitate towards minimal, organic and simplistic design in all aspects of my life. I searched high and low for jewelry that fit into this criteria and didn’t see anything that knocked my socks off. So what happened when I didn’t see what I wanted? I created it.

Here is Leah with her Copper New Age Bracelet in Sand

We love how you mix materials like metals, wovens and leather, how do
you get inspired with your designs?

My inspiration tends to come from all things minimal, organic and simple. I find myself always veering towards simple shapes and creating pieces that are minimalistic, functional and timeless. I’ve always been drawn to juxtaposition and how opposite materials mix. Hence the industrial organic feel.

And here is Abby wearing her New Standard Necklace in Nude with Sand

What do you consider to be THE must have piece from Maslo?

My best seller has to be the Gold Standard Necklace Off White as well as the Baseline Necklace.

What exciting things does Maslo have coming for 2017?

Great things coming in the next few months! This year will be a mix of silver and gold. Snake chains instead of cord, collars, and large earrings, while still keeping with that classic, minimal, bigger is better feel.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and creativity with us Nicole!!

xx

Jacquelyn

 

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By on January 17, 2017 in FASHION, JEWELRY, SHOPPING, SPOTLIGHT, STYLE

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