Girl’s Day Out in Santa Cruz with Beijos Events

TGIF!!

Us Beijos ladies L O V E when we can take a moment out from our everyday grind and spend some quality girl time together. It doesn’t happen often being far apart from each other, but when it does…. its so much fun!

You might remember our 1st Girl’s Day Out in Newport Beach that was featured on Glitter Guide, check it out here.

Today our Santa Cruz Day Out is being featured over on Style Me Pretty Living! Run on over!

and because we love you all, we are running a giveaway!

to enter the giveaway, follow @beijosevents + @carliestatsky on Instagram and tag your favorite pals 

Photos taken by our main girl in Santa Cruz, Carlie Statsky!

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Our second girls day out took place in Santa Cruz, Ca.  Any girls day out should start with beer tasting, right??! And that’s where we began!

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Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery is a local female owned brewery. All of the organic flagship ales (Wheat, Amber, Brown, Pale Ale, IPA, Porter and Stout) are her original recipes.

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We loved the relaxed vibe of the brewery and had a blast tasting all the different varieties, we especially fell in love with the seasonal lavender brew! we want more…..

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Always a chance of a chill in the air when you head over to Santa Cruz, and we always have our favorite Gunn Swain blankets + Herbivore lip balm (you have to try the blood orange one! its our fav!) on hand to keep us protected from that chill.
These baubles and bangles are what jewelry dreams are made out of…
Our girl Tatum from Love Tatum knows a thing or two about pretty looking gems! You have a chance to win one of these bangles in our giveaway!

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I think we enjoyed the tasting, don’t you think?!?
The owner is currently opening a restaurant and taphouse in Felton,
which we definitely want to check out!
Thank you sweet friends for having us! We love visiting you guys and tasting all the seasonal brews
Right around the corner, is Cameron Marks, one of our favorite shops to visit. Both the brewery and Cameron Marks are located in Santa Cruz in a converted Brussels sprout packing factory.
Cameron Marks has two stores, a women’s shop and a home store, and we could spend all day in both!
We love this Apolis + Cameron Marks Market Bag, perfect tote for any adventure at the beach! and the story behind its is pretty special as well. Get a chance to read it here.
We then headed downtown over to Stripe which has two stores, both women/children and a Men’s shop.  We always love to shop for ourselves and our little ones but it was so refreshing to find such a great store for men!  Each month Stripe redesigns their storefront themselves, and they are always showstoppers!
Obsessed with these Rimanku weavings! so bright and fun to have in your house
Of course no trip to Santa Cruz is complete without a trip to the Penny Creamery, seriously the best Ice Cream and if you haven’t been it is a MUST!  They source everything locally and the flavors they have are beyond yummy…
Our next stop was at Dig Gardens, which is an organic, bohemian, modern style garden shop, and let me tell you we had the hardest time not grabbing everything on site.
 
Ending our day we had a bonfire on the beach with perfect weather, great company, and barely a soul on the beach.  We had the best set up with colorful pillows, beer from the brewery + yummy smores to snack on.  It was an amazing day in a place that is very dear to our hearts and we were lucky enough to explore it with our photographer Carlie Statsky who is a Santa Cruz local, which made it that much more special. 
Your fun in the sun is not complete without your Sun Bum and Kamp & Co beach towel. We always have some in the back of our car for any impromptu beach session.
Barrington Blue Frazada Pillows, HedgeHouse mini throw bed, and a couple Gunn Swain blankets to make one super FUN and bright bonfire setup that all ladies will want to join!
….and no bonfire is complete without local brew (from our tasting earlier that day), aspen summit wooden airplant holders, and to tote it all in is our Of One Sea Canvas tote.
Shop Ban.do drink sleeve, yes please! and you get all three in the giveaway!
and can we talk about this killer wooden tray that Carlie’s awesome hubby Gabe made??!?! Gabe is one talented and sweet dude!
talk about one talented family!!
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Mallows anyone??… Madyson’s Gourmet Mallows are the way to go for any bonfire. We loved how everything was in there ready to go for you, and delicious we might add!!
We had so much fun on our Girls’s Day Out that we want you to have have same!
We have a killer giveaway that you don’t want to miss out on!!
A value of 800.00!
to enter the giveaway, follow @beijosevents + @carliestatsky on Instagram and tag your favorite pals 
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Beijos Wardobe: Novella Royale
Beijos Hair/Makeup: Sarah Nicole Makeup
Beijos Jewerly: Love Tatum

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By on March 20, 2015 in BEIJOS MUST HAVES, GIRLS DAY OUT, LIFESTYLE, SHOPPING, VENDORS WE LOVE

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Healthy Eats – Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

It’s tough trying to find healthy, and appetizing recipies day after day, week after week.  So we thought we would share a perfect option for you to throw into your rotation today.  It’s my corn, avocado, and tomato salad and It’s down right delicious!  It’s super easy to make, and it takes all about 20 minutes total with prep work and chill time.  It’s refreshing on a warm Spring day, and will compliment any meal as an appetizer or side dish.

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Ingredients
2 cups cooked corn, fresh or frozen
1 avocado, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup finely diced red onion

Dressing:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Combine the corn, avocado, tomatoes and onion in a large bowl. Mix together the dressing ingredients in another bowl, pour over the salad, and gently toss to mix.

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Yummmm….Enjoy!

Photos by Megan Welker

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By on March 19, 2015 in FOOD, HEALTHY, LIFESTYLE, RECIPES

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Kiss Me!! – St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Today is St. Patrick’s Day!

Bring out the green and pinch on! hee hee…

See our St. Patrick’s Day style here if you are still stuck on what to wear today.

We wanted to create a fun craft for this fun holiday that you yourself can give out to people in lieu of pinches!

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We partnered with the fabulous Duo Studio and created the “kiss me” sign…

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We love the idea of putting in a green plant for you to give a friend! We especially love this plant as the leaves are in shapes of hearts.

Happy St. Paddy’s day!

 

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By on March 17, 2015 in DIY, FLORALS, GIFTS, HEALTHY

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Going Green – St Patrick’s Day Style

It’s that time of year again when you drink green beer and try your best not to get pinched… That’s right, St. Patrick’s Day is upon us my friends!  And if you aren’t wanting to get pinched like us, but want to do it in style, we have you covered!  Our friends over at Prism Boutique set us up with some cute green ensembles that are in no way cheesy but in fact very stylish and cute!

If you want to be a little understated this holiday and not go all the way green we are loving this cute crop tank by Stela 9, with just the perfect touch of green and it’s relaxed vibe it is high on our list!  Plus for the price you can’t go wrong… meganwelker-beijosgreen-6

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meganwelker-beijosgreen-5 If you are feeling a bit fancier for St. Patty’s you may opt for a dress… Talk about comfortable this dress by Flynn Skye is just that while being incredibly sexy at the same time!  As a new mama I’m not wearing this kind of stuff too much these days, but I would definitely make an exception for this baby…  I don’t think my husband would mind either!

IMG_2180 You would definitely wear this dress again for a hot little date night!  Love the green on it too, looks good on just about any skin tone… We have a love affair for Flynn Skye, definitely one of our favorite brands out there!  Not too many accessories needed with this bad boy, the dress speaks for itself.

meganwelker-beijosgreen-20 meganwelker-beijosgreen-21 Now if you really want to make a statement for this holiday, why not do it with this stunning Spell kimono to the floor?!  Spell makes the most amazing kimonos with the most gorgeous prints and to be honest, we have had our eyes on this one for a while… And what better excuse then a fun holiday to buy it!?

meganwelker-beijosgreen-28 meganwelker-beijosgreen-34 We are huge fans of kimonos and the versatility of them, we each have them on a pretty high rotation in our wardrobes. meganwelker-beijosgreen-33 And why make a statement without a statement necklace!?! We are OBSESSED with this amazing piece by Natalie B, and the color is spot on!!!  The details are amazing on this necklace, it’s a for sure showstopper! meganwelker-beijosgreen-37 We hope we inspired some fun style for your St. Patrick’s day fun, no matter what your plans are, it’s always fun to be festive and to not get pinched!

All Photos by the loveliest Megan Welker

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By on March 13, 2015 in BEIJOS PICKS, FASHION, HOLIDAYS, STYLE

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St. Patty’s Day Looks For The Littles

So when it comes to enjoyable holiday’s like St. Patricks day, the top fixation on our minds is what to wear??  More importantly…what are the littles wearing??  When we started looking on this topic we found a lot of the same old stuff that is sold year after year, which motivated us to find some fresh, playful outfits for the little ones that they could also wear anytime of the year.

Here are our favorite finds for Court James and Edie Lola this year.

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Edie’s fun little jumpsuit is by Peek, which has a subtle green in the paisley print.  Then we paired it with her favorite green Hunter boots for the kill.  You can find the Peek jumpsuit here, and the Hunter boots here.

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Court’s aweome mint green tee is from Tiny Whales.  We love their selection!!  You can find his tee here.

Here are some other options we loved from our other go to brands. With all of these marvelous picks at our disposal no one is sure to be “pinched”!

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1. Zara, 2. Tiny Whales, 3. Zara, 4. Tiny Whales, 5. Jcrew, 6. Jcrew

Photos of Edie and Court by the lovely Megan Welker.

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By on March 12, 2015 in BEIJINHOS, BEIJOS PICKS, FASHION, HOLIDAYS, LIFESTYLE, SHOPPING, STYLE, STYLED BY BEIJOS

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