Journeys

  • October 22, 2018

EAT SEE DO: Florence, Italy

EAT SEE DO: Florence, Italy

Friend of August, Gwen, took a dream trip to Florence, Italy - home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Below she gives us her rec's on where to eat, what to see, and what to do in this charming and most populous city of Italy's Tuscany region.  EAT: Mangiafoco for an afternoon bite or an after-dinner glass of Barbaresco or Dolcetto. La Giostra is a must and you’ll need a reservation. The quaint restaurant has an authentically magical ambiance with twinkle lights hanging from the ceiling. Take our word on the pear ravioli. Wine bar Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina is another gem. If the weather permits, request a...

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  • September 26, 2018

Spreadsheets to Cocktails

Spreadsheets to Cocktails

We've made dressing for your post-work cocktails and dinner dates easy. Here are styles that will take you from the office to evening. THE CAPRI: The perfect hands-free style for your "9 to 5", it even fits a full-szied iPad! Detach straps to turn this timeless cross-body into a chic pouchette. THE CHELSEA: A wallet that doubles as a wristlet clutch. Hold all your essentials (cards, cash, etc.) in this large wallet and throw it in your work tote during the day. For your evening plans, pull the wallet out and wear it as a clutch.THE SAN REMO: One style that can be worn 4 ways. Style it as a...

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  • September 11, 2018

Fall Style by @kendallovejoy

Fall Style by @kendallovejoy

Time to bring those jackets, sweaters, and boots out from the back of your closet. It's officially fall and we're prepping our fall wardrobe for the colder months to come, with a lot of inspo by our ultimate girl crush @kendallovejoy. See how she styled our favorite fall bags below ..FLORALS IN FALL: Who says florals can't live through fall? Summer has ended, but the floral prints don't have to. Our Floral Python is the perfect transitional print to add to your fall wardrobe. Style it with a neutral outfit for a pop of color and texture.  BLACK & WHITE: Keep it chic with monochromatic prints and...

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EAT SEE DO: Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

North Carolina: scenic beauty, a moderate climate, and a culture rich in history and the arts. Some may say it is the California of the south. Our creative director, Melissa, takes a yearly trip to this landscape filled southeastern state and she's got some pretty amazing recommendations up her sleeve. Read more for her tips on family-friendly (toddler to be specific) restaurants, sights, and activities. EAT: Monuts makes the best donuts, and the Chicken & Pickle Biscuit is absolutely insane. Crooks Corner in Chapel Hill is some of the best southern food around, and the space is very kid-friendly. Don't miss the Hoppin' John...

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Women We Love: Marcy Campos

If you don't already follow Marcy Campos aka 1/2 of @theframe40, get ready for some double-tap worthy content. She is a lifestyle blogger and mother of 3 based in LA. With Canadian roots (Airdrie, Alberta to be exact) and some amazing beauty, lifestyle, and fashion tricks up her sleeve. Read on to find out her best travel experiences, go-to August bags, and more! Best travel experience? The trip to Mexico where I met my husband, it was magical! Now it is seeing the REAL Mexico (think tiny villages, dirt roads, chickens and dogs in the streets, families just being together laughing and eating...

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  • July 24, 2018

MADE IN LA

MADE IN LA

All August bags are made here in Los Angeles. We work closely with artisans at a woman-owned factory to hand- craft our bags and create jobs in the local community.

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EAT SEE DO WEAR: Nice, France

DO: Grab a caffè latte and pain au chocolat at Boulangerie Jeannot and head to the old Nice farmer's market on Cours Saleya. You’ll be impressed by the beautiful display of fresh flowers and hand-made goods by local vendors. Then grab your suit and spend the day sipping rosé and taking in the views of the Mediterranean at Paloma Beach on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.  EAT: If you aren’t staying at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, you must at least grab a cocktail at their terrace bar and walk the grounds before dining at one of their restaurants, such as La Véranda (make sure to include a side of the Creamy Carnaroli Risotto in your order - you...

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  • June 26, 2018

Best Fireworks in LA

How are you spending your Independence day? Whether you're hanging by the pool, having bonfire at the beach, or backyard bbq-ing with friends and family - wrap the celebrations up with a bang! The 4th of July isn't complete without a great firework show. Don't get stuck watching them through your friend's Instagram stories, witness the colorful explosions for yourself! Here are a few of our favorite firework shows in LA. Pasadena Rose bowl Recognized as one of the nation’s largest and longest running 4th of July fireworks shows. Enjoy the kid-friendly, pre-show festivities in the stadium such as inflatable rides, games, and crafts. If you don't want...

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OUT OF OFFICE; Summer Packing

We know you've had that automated "out of office" email saved in your drafts for two weeks now .. Your long-awaited summer vacation is just days away and it's time to start packing! Worry more about the destination and less about the preparation. Make the packing process less painful and keep your suitcase organized with these travel-friendly august bags (yes! travel bags that are pretty and functional).THE PORTOFINO - iPad case by day, chic clutch by night. Our Portofino Pouchette fits a full sized iPad and still has room for your cords and chargers! Carry your iPad in it on the plane and effortlessly slide...

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Bloomin' at the LA Flower Market

Nothing says summer like fresh-cut flowers. We’re stocking up at the LA Flower Market with our Large Colonia bucket bag, perfect for stashing those sweet-smelling blooms.

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