Weekend Nook: Cafe Aquatica

Every weekend, my Love and I try and get up with the sunrise on Sunday morning… jump on the bike (if weather permits) or in the VW bus… and find a little nook in a coffee shop. A nook where we can read the paper (I know… people do, in fact, still do this by hand), sip on a hot drink, play a game of chess or dominoes, and watch the sun greet the day. We live in Sonoma, where little nooks are everywhere, but none quite like Aquatica. Café Aquatica sits on the cliffs of Highway 1 in Jenner, California. A small tiny town (population: 136… yes, as in one hundred thirty-six) that will pass by if you dare blink (most great things do… don’t they?). Read More

Inspiring Couple: Billy and Mai

Billy and Mai. Two strong, beautiful individuals; people that make you feel at home, welcomed, and in the end… not wanting to leave, no goodbyes, please.  While incredibly connected and obviously completely in love, they haven’t lost themselves, not one bit… something to admire in devoted, loving couples. Read More

Faces of the Alameda Flea Market: Street Style

There are only two occasions where waking up before dawn is really exciting – if I’m getting on a plane to a far away tropical oasis… or…driving to a flea market to fight with the best of them (the other hunters) for things I probably don’t need. Read More

West Coast Craft in San Francisco

This past weekend, San Francisco residents were graced with quite a gift. West Coast Craft premiered its first year at the Fort Mason center both Saturday and Sunday. Over 150 handpicked beautifully curated vendors displayed their highly skilled craft mediums; perfumers, soap makers, textile artists, home goods and furniture designers, artisan candy crafters… well, you get the gist. Every corner of handmade-craftdom was covered. Artists came from Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco and all points in between. Walking the rows of this event, you felt the proud representation of the West Coast and all of its talented artistic pioneers. Read More

Meet Amy, Our West Coast Writer!

Today I am beyond excited to introduce you all to our new west coast writer, Amy! If you’re a longtime reader of this blog you’ll recognize her from previous features here on the blog, and we are thrilled to officially welcome her into the Free People family.  With our headquarters located on the east coast, we are so excited to bring on a west coast writer to cover all of the amazing things going on out west, from fashion to travel and everything in between. In the time I’ve known Amy she has quickly become someone who greatly inspires me through her writing, outlook on life, and creative vision, and we can’t wait for her to inspire you all as well. Read on to learn a bit more about her and join me in welcoming her to the BLDG 25 Blog! Read More