When the wish is bigger than your head 🌳 🕊
Lion’s mane herbal coffee, handmade ceramics and a light morning breeze. I’m in. 🍄 ☕️
This pose scares me more than most others. Something about being upside down, balancing all of your weight on such a small surface, staying focused, but staying out of your head. Just letting it all go. There are so many amazing things about acro that come with the sport. I feel more present than ever, challenged both mentally and physically. While I don’t have a lot of free time to train right now, I still do my best to squeeze in what I can where I can. For those few minutes or hours, you are only one place...right there.
Be still my heart 🌱🌻🌱
Happy #nationalbreastfeedingweek Mamas, what an honor it is to stand with you, gently encouraging a powerful shift in the way breastfeeding is viewed, paving the way for a more supportive outlook on the importance of allowing mothers to nurture and nourish their little ones. Whether you breastfeed or formula feed, whether you’re pumping at work, nursing on your lunch break, or at home raising your family, you are doing the hardest job of all and you deserve support. We have to find an even more compassionate approach for Mamas who are doing their best to take care of their children, whatever their path may be. I remember standing in the middle of a set as a first time Director with Google for Andy’s Song, the pressure was on, and my daughter was 13 weeks old. Not an ideal time to be back on 17 hour days, but you don’t always get to choose when the work begins to flow. I didn’t even have time for a lunch break so naturally neither did she. I strapped on my double pump, tossed a jacket on and kept going. The next bathroom break I had, I would race to my on-set office, toss her on my boob while people came in and out with questions for the next shot. There was no time, so she came with me and I continued directing with a baby tucked in happily nursing away. Everyone did their best to make me feel comfortable and safe, and I am incredibly thankful for that experience, one of my first being out and about in the workplace with my baby. I am so grateful to be on this journey at a time where this global conversation is on the rise, with less shame and more love, but I know there is still a long way to go. Let’s keep the conversations going, continue sharing stories and lifting each other up, until we no longer have to have hashtags that highlight what should simply be the norm. 💕Ps I chose this photo for social media only because as open as we are about breastfeeding, we still keep our family life private on social. Sometimes we cover for shade or if it feels right for us, but I believe women should be able to nurse however it works for them #doyou #fedisbest #nationalbreastfeedingweek
Hi guys happy Sunday! Once a week my social media is given to a different student from our @yearsofliving #PutAPriceOnIt campaign to talk carbon pricing. This Sunday's post comes from Ayessa Mae in New York. “My name is Ayessa Mae and I am one of the Our Climate fellows in New York State. Growing up in a country where clean air and a clean environment was not a priority has definitely shaped my passion for environmental advocacy today. After immigrating to New York, I realized that being able to live in a clean neighborhood is not only a privilege, but also a basic human right. This organizing has provided me a platform and the necessary resources I need to be a leader in climate action in my own community such as rallying, setting up advocacy workshops, and lobbying local elected officials.”
This is two...
When fashion, art and technology intersect, you get an 80’s dance party with @rodarte. Grateful for the incredible @aeranewyork for creating the gorgeous cruelty-free sustainable shoes I was able to wear for the evening, and of course @johannaortizofficial for making all of my jumpsuit dreams come true. Til next time @rodarte !
I know we just met, but I love you forever. Too soon?
Two years of delicious cuddles, smelling every flower, and endless “firsts”. I woke up early this morning to read journal entries from my first few days postpartum. It feels like another lifetime, yet so close I can still close my eyes and remember every sweet squeak, every smell, every tear. Writing can do it that. Reading can do that. Where did two years go?! I’m so happy I wrote down those feelings (my mind was flooded), those questions, those observations. Time moves quickly, those little details so easily forgotten. The little hairs, and tiny toe nails, you forget how new everything is. Mamas remember to be gentle with yourself after giving birth. Reading this again with fresh eyes made me want to jump through those pages to hug myself. You’re fragile, you’re weepy, maybe you’re overjoyed but maybe you’re also scared. Your body is healing and learning how to balance new hormones, a new life. It’s so beautiful and so fleeting, so just know in your heart it’ll all settle. 🦋
Conscious candle making in our #GoodThings space at @1hotels with the wonderful @apothenne . What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. If you have a moment swing by and check out the space. We do our best to bring together local brands that work hard to run a sustainable business in the US. Happy hour is always a nice time to pop in, hear some live music, and learn about the incredible vision and intention behind @1hotels 🖤 @bayouwithlove @earthandelement
The face you make when you desperately want that two year old birthday pic, but they aren’t having it. 😂
Cheers to my girls over at @londrebodywear for showing the world that sustainable is powerful, it is sexy, it is possible. Honored to wear their creations made from recycled fabric derived mostly from castoff plastic bottles, and honored to know such badass ladies. 🌎🌱
Be still my heart. Sustainable alternatives to a plastic heavy kitchen. My. Kinda. Shopping.
Two of my favorite people in the world doing what they do best. What their soul demands of them. Guiding people through the life changing journey of discovering their voice. You don’t have to be a singer to discover your voice. Singing is only one beautiful aspect of something much bigger. This is about finding your authentic self through vocal expression, whatever that means to you. I once read an interesting book about how we develop our voice based on our childhood, our discomforts, our experiences. How we project and WHAT we project all stemming from our formative years before we were even conscious of how that was manifesting. I have never felt comfortable calling myself a singer, yet I love to sing. I sing when I am alone, I write songs in my sleep, but I don’t identify as a singer. These boys took me through a magical experience helping me channel all of that passion, stripping away labels and outcome. I am forever grateful for this and all we will continue to explore together. As I gear up to dive deep with them once again on a new project, one that is about self discovery, I am feeling especially thankful for the gifts they have given me and the world.
Ill be daydreaming about this moment forever. 🌈 📷 by @swrightolsen ( ps babies should always wear life vests! The water is only 8 inches deep here for our family photo, but we put one on once we actually paddled out 🖤)
Thank you for a magical trip full of good laughs and life changing moments. You two inspire us beyond measure and the last ten days have touched our hearts in ways we cannot describe. Also, please do the world a favor and start a parenting podcast. Anyone who has the privilege of knowing you is forever changed by your relationship with your children and your approach to parenting. :) Lastly, Ian and I have been talking a lot about this and we’ve come to the conclusion that we should all move in together. That work for you guys? WE LOVE YOU! @swrightolsen @ericcolsen
Hi guys happy Sunday! Once a week my social media is given to a different student from our @yearsofliving #PutAPriceOnIt campaign to talk carbon pricing. This Sunday's post comes from Bea Burack, an Our Climate Fellow in New Hampshire. Thank you Bea! “Why would a fifteen-year-old downhill skier from New Hampshire with no artistic training spend her Saturday building a 108 ft. mosaic of a Right Whale in front of the Massachusetts statehouse? Climate change is so large and complex that we need all sorts of people from many places collaborating on the solution. So myself and over 1,000 young people decorated cardboard tiles with the things we stand to lose to climate change--mine showed the snowy mountains of NH--and assembled them into the shape of the MA state whale. Like the NH mountains on which I ski, these majestic creatures are disappearing thanks to climate change. As a ski racer, I know that we will only win on climate by accepting the fact that we are already headed down the mountain and committing to skiing our best to avoid catastrophe. Massachusetts is poised to help us make our first critical turn: passing a strong equitable carbon pricing bill. Bold policy like this will steer us toward a greener economy and provide a critical ingredient to a nationwide Green New Deal that will save the whales, my NH mountains and the people that love them both.”
BTS for @nkdmag talking about the @bayouwithlove journey, growing a company, the constant juggle and what fuels our collective desire to help change perception and shift perspective when it comes to operating a sustainable business in the US. @lindseydupuis @toryburch @fabiolamakeup @laurapolko
OG Lost and found
Orange sapphires in this dreamy cluster hand-selected and hand-crafted in our downtown Los Angeles studio using recycled gold. This piece is currently at our Good Things @1hotels location #bayouwithlove
Ok I totally geeked out and watched @jayne_edosalon ‘s online tutorial on how to razor-cut a shag for curly hair… You know the saying don’t try this at home? Well, I did. #whenyoucantgettoasalon #beforethebabywakesup
Oh yes we did. We were so committed. Matching rainbow MOMPERS (hilariously coined by Sarah) made it to the lake. 🌈
Little fingers learning how to dream big🌾
Hi guys happy Monday! Once a week my social media is given to a different student from our @yearsofliving #PutAPriceOnIt campaign to talk carbon pricing. This Sunday's post comes from Emily Radkowski, Our Climate Fellow and rising sophomore at UMass Amherst. We're so excited to share Emily's story from our Massachusetts campaign. “My New England woods have walls. I found one the other day, only a few feet high, made of cobblestones, and overgrown with a mossy coat. I doubt that the farmer who laid these stones anticipated that their actions would echo across centuries, that their handiwork would remind every wayfarer that ax and plow once dramatically transformed this landscape from forest to field. Today, our use of fossil fuels transforms our landscapes in staggering ways. We have chopped off the tops of mountains to access coal seams. Petroleum-derived plastics litter the oceans and choke marine life. Abandoned gas stations sit unused in almost every town and city on soils contaminated from decades of leaking tanks. Yet, when I see saplings and ferns surrounding stonewalls, I am reminded that our present trajectory is not our destiny. Farmlands have become forests once more. Our ecologies are resilient, but they require our assistance. That is why I fight for just and equitable climate policies because we, like the persistent trees and underbrush of my New England woods, can reclaim our landscapes.”
She said we would go, and we went. We drank. We sat in the courtyard and listened to a beautiful voice singing familiar songs. My eyes got weepy and I let them. She said it was sweet. My girl @lindseydupuis
Coming home to the yummiest cuddles. It sure was fun, but nothing beats this. I’ll take kisses over fashion any day🥰
“Since I was little I wanted to be many different things when I grew up: fashion designer, soldier, rockstar, veterinarian. Now, at 17, I still don’t know what I want to be. But no matter what I become, I want to do so in a world that still has mountains. I grew up hiking in the valleys of the White Mountains of New England. From the first time I saw them, the rolling hills and crisp mountain air took my breath away. It’s a feeling that can never be manufactured, that will stay with me for the rest of my life. That’s why we need an equitable price on carbon pollution. I don’t want to lose this place I love, the one place where I had ever felt completely at peace. I am a climate activist because I want my kids to be able to feel the same thing that their mom did when she was a 14-year-old girl in the backseat of her uncle’s car looking wide-eyed out the window.” Hi guys happy Sunday! Once a week my social media is given to a different student from our @yearsofliving + @putapriceonit campaign to talk carbon pricing. This Sunday's post above comes from Rhiannon McIsaac, from Attleboro, MA. Also, we are so happy to share that we WON in New York State! The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act mandates an economy-wide transition to clean energy in NY---and #PutAPriceOnIt leaders from across the state did a lot to contribute to this historic win. Thank you so much for your involvement and for helping to make it possible. 🌎
Making our way to Hemingway’s favorite bar in Paris. A writer I love in a city I love, what could be better? He appreciated a good drink, and I’m told he wasn’t particular about the ambience although this place was nothing short of spectacular. Even with decades of remodeling, the history is felt and the conversations that took place will never leave.
And then I asked him to go steady...💫🍷
What a magnificent way to showcase the beauty of an animal without using fur. Thank you for a new approach to couture Mr @jpgaultierofficial . Incremental change comes from being bold, and you most certainly are.
@armani merci for such a wonderful afternoon. What an honor to spend a moment with one of the most iconic designers in history. Your sorbet palette was simply exquisite and everyone who attended today left with sparkles in their eyes. ✨til next time...
I didn’t think I’d ever refer to a men’s band as sexy, but these new knife edge wedding bands made from recycled gold are 🔥 #bayouwithlove
Picnic with reusable bamboo utensils anyone?
As a woman, entrepreneur and business owner, I’m really excited to share that I’ve teamed up with @MediaplanetUSA to help launch its Women’s Financial Empowerment campaign. In it, I talk about my experience in the business world while growing my company @bayouwithlove, and the importance of working hard while being dedicated to your craft. You can read the campaign in USA Today and explore the online version at FutureofBusinessandTech.com (link in stories)
All about that sage. 🌱Mint colored sapphires are my new obsession, but what I love even more is knowing their story. #bayouwithlove
New blog post is up from the beautiful @travelswithnina on @bayouwithlove . She discusses her approach to mindfulness, her new book, and how travel has influenced her philosophy on living with less waste. Sit back, pour a cup of tea, and let her words move through you. She’s sensational. #bayouwithlove