Journeys

  • February 27, 2018

Women we love: Marissa Hermer

Women we love: Marissa Hermer

(Marissa taking a walk through the English Countyside)   Meet Marissa Hermer - cookbook author, restauranteur, and mom of three .. triple threat much?! You may know her from Bravo TV's "Ladies of London", but Marissa is a California girl at heart. To sum it up she's a Newport Beach native, former London local, and current Palisades resident .. #lifegoals. Marissa recently took a global voyage, with kids in tow! She shares her tried & true travel tips, experiences, and more with us below.   Best travel experience? Sharing weeks of adventure with our family in new places with no distractions.  Worst travel...

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EAT SEE SHOP: Boulder, Colorado

Embracing winter at its finest, Boulder, Colorado is the perfect town to visit for a taste of nature, farm to table eats, and artisan stores. Just a hop, skip, and a jump from LAX to DIA and a quick drive over to this Rocky Mountain town, and you’ve entered a world of its own. Smiling faces and a jovial energy fill this town, making it the perfect place for exploration. Our intern Lizzy is lucky enough to call this place her hometown. She recently took a weekend trip back, here are her recommendations on where to eat, what to wear, and...

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  • February 13, 2018

The Perfect day in LA

The Perfect day in LA

As a lifetime LA local, August founder/CEO Jenna Jackson, gets asked a lot about what her idea is of "the perfect day in LA". Here, we take you through THE PERFECT DAY IN LA with our Kyoto Mini Crossbody. From hiking to farmer's markets to exploring street art, Jenna gives her comments/suggestions on her fave local spots! MORNING HIKE: I love that LA has access to thousands of miles of hiking trails to get away from the hustle and bustle (and traffic) of the city.  FAVE HIKE: Temescal Canyon for ocean views FARMERS MARKET: LA has a farmers market every day of...

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EAT STAY SEE - Patagonia, Argentina

Patagonia  - If you love the outdoors, stargazing, hiking, amazing food and seeing natural wonders, then read on! EAT: La Posta in El Calafate is a super authentic Argentinian steak house with amazing views of the mountains. Best lamb ever!STAY: Estancia Cristina in El Calafate. Located on the Northwest shore of the Argentine Lake on the far of Cristiana’s arm, Estancia Cristina is located in a unique corner in Los Glaciares National Park. Founded in 1941 by Joseph P. Masters and his wife, the way this stunning place maintains it's essence keeps the history of this family alive. That, with great...

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  • July 11, 2017

BTS: REFLECTION PRINT

BTS: REFLECTION PRINT

INSPIRATION: We were inspired by a trip that founders Jenna and Charley took to Cambodia, and the beautiful imagery they brought back. Especially at Angkor Wat, the thickness of the jungle intertwined with ancient stone monuments was breathtaking, and we wanted to evoke this idea of man-made architecture being blurred into natural forms. Charley had taken a photograph of the 'iconic' view of Angkor Wat reflecting into the water, and as we started to play around with repeating this image a pattern took shape that was reminiscent of sound waves. We love the way the building becomes an acoustic image, a...

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EAT STAY DO - Siem Reap, Cambodia

Our pre-fall collection is inspired by one of our all time favorite adventures in Cambodia. Here's a peek into our adventure. Stay tuned for more on the bag inspiration and our journey to create a photo-print tote soon!  EAT: There are tons of great restaurants options and friendly locals to guide you to some little gems but we loved the experience of walking the down the river at night and hunting down the street food with the longest lines and trying all sorts of yummy & crazy dishes.   STAY: Belmond L'Residence D'Angkor Wat - on the banks of the river running...

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WOMEN WE LOVE: Brooke Danielson

Name: Brooke Ely Danielson Hometown: Pacific Palisades, California by way of Charlottesville, VA Currently Living: New York City  Occupation: Freelance Fashion editor (think: Glamour, Vogue, InStyle - she won't brag but we will!) What's your all time favorite trip? France and Italy one summer with my family. We went wine tasting in the Burgundy region after a quick trip to Paris. We laughed, ate, drank and lived on a barge for a week without a care in the world. We spent our days riding bikes along the water and taking hot air balloon rides over fields of sunflowers. From France we took off...

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EAT SEE SHOP: Downtown LA's Arts District

Before her family of two grew into a family of three, our creative director lived in the cool, urban Art's District of downtown LA. She and her husband recently went back to to visit their old stomping grounds, this time with baby in tow! They spent the day exploring the constantly evolving landscape and came back with some priceless tips for a hip family-friendly day in LA.  EAT: Brunch at Manuela – locally sourced, organic fare with a southern twist. The chilaquiles  are great, and the charred squash is amazing (topped with pomegranate seeds!). A full bar and housemade sodas make a...

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EAT SEE DO: Old Salem, North Carolina

  EAT: Have lunch at Tavern, in the annex next to the actual tavern where George Washington stayed. The menu is based on Moravian fare from the 19th century, and the chicken pie is a must try! Pro tip: the wait can be LONG!! Either go very early or plan to put your name down and walk around for an hour or more before eating. SEE: Everything!  Wander up Main Street and duck into each open building – you’ll find people dressed in period Moravian clothing practicing trades like tanning, joinery, shoemaking and more.  Ask any question you like, the people working...

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The Ultimate Japan Travel Guide by Kimberly Wolf

After A 10-hour, trans-pacific flight, up the California Coast and over Alaska’s magical, snowy Aleutian Islands, we landed at Tokyo’s Narita Airport. We were headed to Tokyo, Lake Kawaguchiko, Kanazawa, Mount Koyasan, & Kyoto. While I had a bunch of the details figured out in advance, I could not have understood ahead of time the wonder of this beautiful, friendly, historically-rich country. If you’re considering a visit, book it. If you’re wondering where to go and how to start planning, here are some tips for the journey.    WHEN TO GO: September to May. If you want to see the...

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