hand-picked clean beauty at Follain

hand-picked clean beauty at Follain. natural skincare, makeup, haircare products. a new store in Seattle. #naturalskincare #naturalbeauty #cleanbeauty #nontoxic @shopfollain

You guys… I am so excited about Seattle’s newest store, Follain. It opened last Friday in U Village and I got a somewhat private tour thanks to my poor calendar management skills (apparently the press preview was Thursday and I showed up on Friday… OOPS.). Thankfully, the founder, Tara Foley, was there and walked me through how she started the brand, the mission of Follain, and all of her favorite products. Oh, and she’s just plain lovely! Not only is the store gorgeous, but it also features a thoughtful curation of clean beauty, skincare, and haircare products unlike any store already here. As I replace more and more of my products with natural, clean alternatives, I am sure that Follain will be an incredible resource going forward.

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summer sailing adventures with our dogs + Stella & Chewy’s

summer sailing adventures with our wiener dogs. find out more on jojotastic.com! #ad #akibbleabove #stellaandchewys

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These days our adventures are a bit limited because of my leg, but there’s one outdoor activity that I can still do: sailing! We especially love to go out on the boat with the dogs during the summer to catch the sunset over the Olympics. When Stella & Chewy’s reached out to share how we go above and beyond for our pups, I knew exactly the stories I wanted to share with you guys.

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Seattle like a Local // Miroja

I feel like it’s been a hot minute since I shared some of my favorite spots here in Seattle. Miroja the sweetest plant and home decor shop, or as I refer to it, the best serotonin boost you can ask for. I’m lucky in that this gorgeous shop is on the ground level of my new studio space, so I can pop downstairs whenever I’m feeling blue or lacking inspiration. Usually this means I end up bringing home a few leafy friends, too.

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style // PNW style essentials + gift giving with G. H Bass & Co.

PNW style essentials + gift giving with @GHbass — shop these American heritage staples for women and men + get more cozy, winter fashion inspiration on Jojotastic.com #ghbass #adventureawaits #ad

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Winter style means one thing to me: layers upon layers. Very often, these essential layers tend to be well-made quality basics that I can break up and wear with other key wardrobe pieces. The goal is to stay as warm as possible, especially in the cold, wet winter months in Seattle. If you walk the streets of my neighborhood, you’ll find that there are some style essentials that could qualify as a PNW uniform: a chambray button up, waterproof boots, and a sturdy, water resistant coat with a hood. The look is a little bit preppy, very heritage Americana, and very laid back. G. H Bass & Co. sent over a few of their new winter styles and I loved them so much that I added them to my holiday gift shopping list, too!

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gift guide // Shop Small Saturday, Seattle edition

I'm celebrating Shop Small Saturday by sharing my ultimate gift guide for local Seattle shops! Click through to find the perfect Christmas or holiday gift for everyone on your list or go to Jojotastic.com for locally made, handmade, artisanal gifts in the PNW

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fun, I still make sure to shop small whenever I can. I love supporting local businesses here in Seattle and wanted to share a list with you guys. Most have online shops, too, so even if you’re not a Seattle-based reader, you still just might find the perfect gift! Here are some of my most favorite local shops where you can find the perfect gift during Shop Small Saturday:

Ballard:

  • NW Crystals — this is the ultimate one-stop-shop for your boho friend who love crystals!
  • Prism — super cute, design-y items + great gifts for men!
  • Miroja — this shop is like plant therapy. It will pull you out of a bad mood and brighten your day in a big way.
  • Hapertas & Company — the ultimate source for gifts for the dapper man in your life!
  • Silver + Salt — minimalist, handmade jewelry.
  • Second Ascent — a gear shop for the adventurer in your life.
  • Lucca — my favorite source for candles and scented soaps. Seriously, everything in this shop smells so good.

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