Even in the midst of the summer, some of us (San Franciscans) are still wearing turtlenecks and planning our last-minute vacations. Curating the perfect wardrobe isn’t easy. I’ve always been a fan of dresses that can be worn all year round, regardless of the season. A lightweight dress can be paired with stylish flat shoes in the summer, or it can be accessorized with tights and a sweater in the fall and winter. This saves time, and it saves space in your carry-on. You can be pretty and prudent when you pack. Travel is complicated; style shouldn’t be.
The big question of where and how to travel is already a frequent dilemma: solo or with friends? But what if all your friends are busy or married? Olivia June Poole and Jen Aprahamian co- founded the Hey! VINA app that allows women to find new friends without leaving home (perfect for traveling). We met with SF based founders and asked about friendship, summer and travel.
Olivia June Poole and Jen Aprahamian both wearing Kamila Dmowska Black T-Shirt Dress & Caroline Dress. Photographed by Jeffry Raposas.
An Engineer by degree and a dynamic leader in the finance world. She’s held executive roles in product and marketing management for some of the most prominent global investment banks. Ronak is currently a manager at one of Wall Street’s top firms, advising start ups and successful entrepreneurs on all aspects of asset management with a focus on Impact Investing.
Ronak on work, travel and summer. Photographed by Shan Lee, wearing Kamila Dmowska Francesca Black Dress.
No doubt you’re busy living the glamorous life this summer, and we’re doing our part to make that possible. Our manufacturers are busy producing new pieces to make your sultry summer days and nights even hotter. Take a special behind the scenes peak at what will soon be available for purchase. Yes, they’re as fabulous as you think they are.
This weekend marks the “real” start of summer (June 21st). Make sure you travel in style. We can’t wait to share our latest adventures with you! Have a wonderful summer.
– Work, Travel, Explore and Love
As the countdown to summer begins, we checked in with one of California’s best yoga studios. San Francisco’s Body Temp Yoga, in the Marina District, is a mecca for hot yoga lovers. With power yoga, weights and targeted moves to sculpt your body, it’s no wonder that the women who walk in and out of the studio boast some of the city’s best bodies—after just one session, you won’t wonder why.
Brenna Barry is one of the studio’s top instructors, and she showed us three poses you can use to look great while traveling this summer. Between hectic schedules, a calendar filling up with trips, and nursing the aftereffects of margaritas and jet lag, Brenna’s literally got the moves to get you feeling balanced and beautiful.