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STORIES OF A SOMEDAY with Ariane Dutzi

Ariane was born and raised in Germany. She also lived for a time in Paris where she worked as a foreign correspondent in Fashion, Art & Design, a move to NYC followed and this would be her next stop for another four years. She then had a mid life crisis or sudden epiphany as we creatives do at some point in our lives (speaking from my own experience) She needed a break from her fast paced life in the big cities, so she took off for the Yucatan. This is where her alter ego life would flourish and Dutzi Design would be founded. I've admired Dutzi Desgin for quite some time and I love that she followed her heart and a dream. The bags are impeccably made and the design esthetic is gorgeous and so unique. I am so lucky to carry her bags in the shop. The handmade process helps an entire community of women in a near by village. The women are paid per bag which encourages productivity. They go to the studio and pick up all of the supplies so they can work from home.  Dutzi employs over 20 mayan artisans in the this indigenous community. I was so honored to visit and meet these lovely women. Dutzi was formed out of a change of life and direction so the company had to be different , something to reflect her beliefs in sustainability, quality and making a statement through this design concept. The materials used are eco- friendly with most of the bags being made from recycled burlap sourced from all over Mexico. Each bag is handcrafted, one of a kind and most importantly changes the landscape of these women's lives and their families and communities.

Ariane Dutzi of DUTZI DESIGN


1. What other ethical companies inspire you?
Maiyet, who works in collaboration with Nest. I love their esthetics.

2. Style Icon?
Audrey Hepburn. Love her timeless elegance.

3. Zen moments?
Tulum in the low season. I love being on the beach. My favorites are meditation, walks on the beach with my dogs, swimming in the Caribbean.  Life in the Yucatan couldn't get any better!

4. Dream getaway?
I would love to visit more of Latin America. Brasil and Punta del Este are definitely on the bucket list.
But my all time favorite is Europe. I love Paris and I love to spend summers in Croatia and Sarajevo. Last year I went to Laguna Beach & Los Angeles in CA and and loved both places. As you can see, there are so many inspirational places so It's hard to choose a favorite . 

5. Favorite Yucatan town/s?
Merida and Izamal. Izamal, the yellow town is just gorgeous and so peaceful. Merida is hopping these days. Every time I go there, they've  opened a new restaurant or a new art gallery. I love the combination of the old and the new. The food in Merida is also a highlight.

6. If you hadn't made that life decision to drop everything and move~where do you think you would be now and where?
Hard to tell, maybe still in NY working as a foreign correspondent. Or I might have moved back to Paris.

7. What prompted the trip to Mexico and how did you discover and then ultimately settle in Valladolid?
Friends of friends  opened a hotel in Tulum. It was called Las Ranitas. At the time Tulum was an off the radar destination, there were only four hotels. I was in desperate need of a break from my NY life. I took a sabbatical and went to Tulum. I didn’t know much about it. But I saw pictures of the beach and said, that's where I need to be. It was in the middle of January in NY and freezing so I decided to take three months off. I loved Tulum the the moment I arrived. And yes, it was exactly what I needed. Three months became a year and then another 6 months and so on. First I helped my friends with the hotel, then I met Nicolas Malleville (a famous argentinean model aka known as the founder of Coqui Coqui perfumes and hotels) who was embarking on his dream to design and develop  hotels in the Yucatan. After doing this for awhile, I decided that maybe it was time to go back to NY. At the time  I was ready again for a little bit more action and a better social life.  I moved back to NY, but spent part time in Tulum. I got a job to running a Vintage show room in NYC, created by the former Vintage buyer of Ralph Lauren. Eventually I missed my Tulum life too much so what was meant to be a three month sabbatical turned into a long term affair.  I decided to buy a house in Valladolid and renovate it. Valladolid is a beautiful old colonial city which is only 1 1/2 hours from Tulum. I just didn’t see myself living alone as a single woman on the beach of Tulum with no electricity and no hot water. I am not good with generators and the rustic life. I love the peacefulness of Valladolid, loved the culture and the architecture. The town is nearly 500 years old. I bought a colonial house, which I restored and started my company here. There are also more artisans in and around Valladolid. Tulum is a rather new place and new town.  Valladolid  is a perfect home base. We are only 1 1/2 from Tulum, Cancun and from Merida. From here you can explore the beaches of Holbox, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, etc. and the culture of Merida with their surrounding haciendas.

8. Where to you find the most inspiration..color, nature or?
I travel a lot. Most of my inspiration comes from nature. It could be walks in the jungle or Upstate NY (I still spend a lot of time in NYC and Upstate NY). Colors of Valladolid? Yes, I definitively love the colors of Valladolid and in general the colors of Mexico. This is one thing, I am so attracted to in this country.

9. Did you know Spanish or did you to learn Spanish?
Yes, absolutely. I am also thinking about finally learning Maya. It’s something I wanted to learn for a long time. But restoring my house and starting my company didn’t leave me with much free time.  I love the mayan language and most of my artisans speak maya and not Spanish.

10. How did you decide to use Jute as your material choice?
I was looking for a material, which is used nearly all over the world. For me jute is symbolic. I truly believe, that we are all connected. My grandparents had a farm in Germany. That’s where I grew up. I was always close to Mother Nature. The smell of the Earth is one of my first memories. I wanted to work with a material, which leads us back to Mother Earth. That’s why the jute sacks were perfect. You transport from seeds to a finished product like coffee in them. So for me they are the homage to Mother Earth and to my grandparents and their life on the farm. I also love the prints and the fonds on them. They are like a piece of art for me. It couldn’t be better.

11. Any Mayan beauty secrets to share?
Drink a lime juice first thing in the morning. It cleanses your body, which gives you clean and radiant skin. If you can drink one lime first thing in the morning without diluting it...it will have the most benefit. 

12. Favorite Mexican artist?
Francisco Toledo and Guillermo Olguin

13. Advice for anyone that wants to quit the day job and start a new life?
Find YOUR place first. Get inside yourself,  travel and  find your passion. Nothing is easy in life, that’s why you need to have passion for it.  Passion and love for something will will make it easier to overcome the difficult times.

~Photos below from my studio tour in Valladolid.

~Also check out our Instagram for more images of our lovely visit to this beautiful colonial town. someday_boutique

 

 

 

 

WHERE YOU'LL FIND THE COOL KIDS~MONTANA AVENUE

Someday Boutique has a brick-and-mortar and we’re happy to call Montana Avenue home! Part of the fun of being on Montana Avenue is exploring other small businesses, from 7th to 17th, we put together some of our favorite shops and restaurants, in honor of Small Business Saturday. Hope you enjoy!

Primo Passo Coffee Co. ~http://primopassocoffee.com
7th & Montana
Magnificent coffee, lofty atmosphere with a refined and rustic feel. The Masala Chai Latte is the best chai we’ve had since India. For the discerning coffee lover, We recommend your regular cup of choice.

Ele Keats - https://www.elekeats.com
11th & Montana Avenue
B.R.E.A.T.H. Walking into Ele Keats jewelry is like getting a spiritual cleanse. Pretty things everywhere ~ the staff is warm and caring. Each piece of Ele Keats jewelry embodies a tranquil, caring vibe. Imagine caring a bit of that peaceful feeling with you all the time. We recommend any piece that suits you.

Olive & June - http://www.olivejune.com
15th & Montana Avenue
The feeling of relaxation hits you the moment you walk through the door. Sophisticated and sleek, Olive and June only uses the top of the line products  Block out a morning or afternoon - you won’t regret it. We recommend THE OLIVE ~ luxe service includes nail shaping, cuticle care, exfoliation, and extended massage. Finish with polish nourishing treatment, or a specialty top coat of your choice.

Beaming Cafe - http://www.livebeaming.com
14th/15th and Montanan Ave
Pure. Organic. Joy. We fell for Beaming right away; the desserts, salads, smoothies are all created with energizing ingredients and totally guilt free. It's a great way to start our work day. The Pitaya bowl is simply gorgeous and so satisfying. In a hurry..grab a smoothie to go.

Kye’s - http://www.kyesmontana.com
15th & Montana
Creative, quality food that's super delicious and makes you feel real good! We recommend the Avomacro ~ Avocado, Macro Pressed Vegetables, Wasabi Dressing, Sliced Almonds, Hemp Seeds, Black Sesame Seeds, Brown Rice Blend, Wrapped in Nori. The owners are super cool too~

Forma - http://www.formarestaurant.com
16th and Montana Ave
Modern Italian. In a 1950’s, modern atmosphere. We recommend the gluten free spaghetti (stay with us here) mixed with sun-dried tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and lentils, the gluten free spaghetti is divine. Paired with a glass of wine. Mmm mmm. This is one of our favorite ways to end a day a the shop. Rose at Happy Hour..yes please! Salute.

Jenny Wax ~http://jennywax.com
17th & Montana Ave
All smiles and sunshine! The ladies of Jenny Wax will brighten your day. Professional and perfectionism. We recommend any and all of their services! The BEST!

Hyperspace - https://citymaps.com/v/us/ca/santa-monica/hyperspace-personal-training-studio/33270293-279c-4ec0-80ec-587da09432ac
16th & Montana Ave
Tucked behind a beautiful Art Deco building on Montana Avenue. Hyperspace personal training studio resides in a space that was originally built as a carriage house. Hyperspace offers the best one-on-one training you can get. Supportive and firm in a private gym setting. We recommend giving Hyperspace a 2 workout tryout. We love those guys!

Sweet Lady Jane Bakery - http://www.sweetladyjane.com
17th & Montana Avenue
Reminds us of a European bakery. Mmm... banana & cream cake, triple berry, brownies. Should we go on? You can’t go wrong. Classic desserts to perfection. We recommend the Sea Salt Caramel Brownie!

Someday Boutique - https://somedayboutique.com
16th / 17th Montana Ave
And... then our hidden gem of course! Carefully selected goods from local artists to fair trade vendors around the world. Natural skin care, kids clothes, handbags, jewelry, home goods and more - there is a little something for everyone. Tucked behind Shopaholic in a turquoise historical building on Montana Avenue. We're like the poster child for small business...we are super small but our nook is worth the trip Look forward to seeing you soon!

Feel free to stop by and share some of your favorite Montana Avenue spots with us!
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Be Cool
Shop Fair
Shop Small

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Glowing skin~From the inside out

We all know (by now) that one of the most important remedies for good skin is what we put into our mouths...right?? Eye cream and SPF are essential but glowing from the inside out is key to beautiful skin. I am always saving smoothie recipes and then forgetting about them so I've compiled some favorites all in one place~

Your skin will Thank you!

Well & Good offers up 9 amazing good for your skin remedies here:

http://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/9-smoothies-for-healthy-glowing-skin/

Kimberly Snyder~This smoothie is world famous 

http://kimberlysnyder.com/blog/ggs/

The Glowing Green Smoothie® Recipe

Author: Kimberly Snyder
Serves: 60 oz
Ingredients
7 cups chopped spinach (about a medium bunch)
6 cups chopped romaine lettuce (about 1 small head)
2 cups cold filtered water
1½ cups chopped celery (about 2 medium stalks)
1 medium apple, cored and coarsely chopped
1 medium pear, cored and coarsely chopped
1 medium banana, peeled and cut in thirds
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1⁄2 cup minced fresh cilantro (stems are okay)(optional)
1⁄2 cup minced fresh parsley (stems are okay)(optional)
Instructions
Combine the spinach, romaine and water in a blender and begin processing on low. Gradually move to higher speeds and blend until smooth.
Next, add the celery, apple, and pear, and the cilantro and parsley (if using). Lastly, add the banana, lemon juice and ice (if using), and blend until smooth. Serve at once or refrigerate, covered, for up to 2½- 3 days.

The Joyful belly For an Ayurvedic approach ~Banana smoothie with lime & cardamom~

http://www.joyfulbelly.com/Ayurveda/recipe/Banana-Smoothie-with-Lime-and-Cardamom/3031

Elle Macpherson shares her green smoothie with the Super Elixir https://wellecoblog.com

RECIPE
Pineapple
Banana
Ginger
Spinach
Mint
Super cold coconut water (the way Elle likes it)
2 tsps THE SUPER ELIXIR
Blend, pour and go!

Courtesy of Refinery29 via Gwyneth Paltrow

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/03/105218/gwyneth-paltrow-smoothie-recipe

Gwyneth Paltrow's Morning Smoothie
Creates one smoothie
Ingredients
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp coconut oil
2 tbsp vanilla mushroom protein powder
1 tsp maca
1 tsp ashwagandha
1 tsp he shou wu
1 tsp cordyceps
1 tsp Moon Dust of choice
1 pinch Hamalayan sea salt
1 pinch vanilla powder (optional)

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blitz.

Good luck and Happy Smoothie making!!

AXEL & ASH~On bucket lists, travel tips, shopping & Wanderlust

AXEL & ASH~It's a lovely bonus when business turns into friendship. These 2 amazing Aussie girls (one by way of Sweden) made their daydreams come true with their wonderful books WANDERLUST & BUCKET LIST (in stock)  We share the same style, aesthetic, passion and a mutual girl crush. We got to meet in California to collaborate,  hangout, share stories, Instagram obsess and rollerskate at the beach...so I share with you 2 of my new best friends~

1. YOUR ULTIMATE BUCKET LIST TRIP?

Axel: Oh the one we just finished - road trip across the states to find all the coolest stores to house our books. It was two months on the road in 7 different cars, from Mustangs and luxury hotels to an RV we lived in for 2.5 weeks. We explored and experienced so much of the country, made wonderful new friends, ticked off a bunch of our own bucketlist items (Pick an avocado straight from a tree, dance at a roof top party in New York, and cross the golden gate bridge on a bicycle) and had an absolute blast!

Ash: Ahhhh there are so many amazing ones! I have absolutely loved every single item I have ticked off my Bucketlist. Definitely starting a business with a friend has been the  longest, wildest and the most amazing journey….Although, I think one of the biggest solo adventures I did was when I walked The Camino to Santiago De Compestella. The trek took me a month to do. I started from the Pyreenees in South of France and walked all the way across Spain to the tip of the ocean, ending in Finisterra. I walked 960km over 30 days finishing on my birthday. France & Spain were so beautiful, you see all types of terrain and I met so many amazing people from all walks of life. I really loved the journey and not knowing what tomorrow would bring. The excitement of reaching the ultimate destination after working so hard physically  was one of the biggest & proudest accomplishments of my life. 

2. YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?
Axel: Early morning, a long boardwalk, sun, friends and rollerskates!
Ash: When you’re free as a bird, doing what you love everyday, surrounded by the people you love and who inspire you to be your best self.

3. ROADTRIP MUSIC/SONG?
Axel: All time fave was 'Roadtrippin' - Red Hot chilli Peppers, Johnny Cash and Coldplay but after only having radio for 2 weeks in our RV, I fell massively for Taylor Swift - Wildest dreams starting.. 'let's get out of this town, drive out of the city, away from the crowd.  

Ash: I love indie rock, but really anything that makes feel like dancing does it for me. However, ‘Wildest Dreams’ by Taylor Swift, captures my heart as my fav song. We listened to that on repeat (on our road trip) and never once got sick of it.                                                                                                       

4. YOUR INSTAGRAM APPROACH?

Axel: Haha - you know this one :)  I'm always inspired by a clean, fresh feed and being an ocean baby, I try to mirror that as much as possible. We love lots of whites and blues and try to follow that but it's hard when you are in big cities where everything tends to be more brownish! 
Ash: I am a big believer in posting what inspires you, what you love or creating/doing. People are attracted to your brand because something has inspired them and because they really like following your journey and adventures. Therefore, I think it’s important to stay true to that.

5. CAMERA OF CHOICE?                                                                                         Axel: Canon 7D! I love my Canon, however it died on our last trip and I reverted to iPhone - missing the pretty pics but it certainly saves energy not lugging a big camera around!
Ash: I am a big fan of Nikon cameras, but recently I changed to a Fuji… I’m still adjusting to it, but loving my wifi connection where I can send pictures from my camera directly to my phone without any computer or cords!

6. INFLIGHT BEAUTY ESSENTIALS?
Axel: Egyptian Magic or Rose Balm by RL LINDEN (at Someday) both worked wonders on my 16 hr. flight from LA to Sydney! And I always clean my face and leave it just slightly wet 2-3 times during the flight. Feels like it refreshes me somehow.

Ash: Water! Water & Water! Staying hydrated is key to not  feel dehydrated or lethargic when arriving to my destination. .

7. LUGGAGE BRAND?
Axel: If I was only that sophisticated! :) Whatever works as long as it has four wheels and an outside pocket.
Ash: I really like American Tourister luggage.

8. FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD? (so far)
Axel: I really like the Andaz hotel chain! They are just fun & fresh and the staff is so chilled and extremely helpful. i don't like the typical stiff hotel staff.
Ash: W Retreat & Spa Bali. A really funky & very cool hotel. I love the creative design and modern art that is splashing out everywhere.. It really caters for the modern traveller of today. Their attention to detail is immaculate, you’re really wowed by everything. From the amazing restaurants, private apartments, indulging spa, bars and the beautiful beach & sunsets that set over the horizon… the perfect place to holiday in style..

9. FAVORITE U.S DESTINATION? (so far)
Axel: Anything California - but I must say Abbot Kinney road and the boardwalks of Venice Beach in L.A as I am obsessed by roller skating at the moment.
Ash: Too many! Hawaii, San Francisco, LA, all the Californian beaches, New Orleans, Austin & New York! Favourites for all different reasons :)

10. ANY AMERICAN HABITS, LINGO, STYLE, OBSESSIONS YOU WENT HOME WITH?
Axel: 'Oh That's Fun!' I feel like I'm in a high school Hollywood movie everytime I hear it (which is like all the time!) And we are obsessed with the Poke in Hawaii - one cuisine that has not yet been copied in Sydney. #yum! 
Ash: Hahaha I love the word ‘y’all’… makes me laugh so much, especially with the Southern accents! Also, Wholefoods… was slightly obsessed with that chain and wish we could take all the stores back with us to Australia. I also loved all the clothing and style in the LA boutiques!

11. WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Axel: Too many people! I just love hearing stories about people, what they do, what they dream of and what they aspire to. Everybody I meet who is really pushing and working to reach a dream ( work wise, personal, artistic, etc.) it all inspires me!
Ash: Ahhh I get inspired by so many different things. From meeting new people, listening to a friend achieve something amazing, doing yoga by the sea, watching an athlete run a marathon, reading a great magazine article, watching a documentary or looking at a phenomenal piece of art! I really feel the world throws out inspiration everywhere and everyday which is what makes it so magical.

12. WHAT WAS THE PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR QUITTING THE DAY JOBS?
Axel: Ash has been pushing this for years, I love my job and want to keep a foot in both ends, but after working double jobs (full time job and full time business on the side) for years it has taken it's toll. We actually get a little jealous when our friends say they are bored.. I haven't been bored for as long as I can remember but I think it is needed for the brain and well being to have a rest. We decided that our US road trip would be the big break we needed from our everyday lives so that we could put all of our time and energy into our business. It was great to have the time to move forward and  fulfill all of our wildest dreams and ideas.
Ash: As Hanna said,we were working so much and not having a balanced life. We both worked full-time jobs + full-time on the business for 3 years in order to support our dream. We didn’t ever give up and always strived to be working full-time on what we loved.  When we work on Axel & Ash it doesn’t feel like work, the hours fly by and we absolutely love every minute of it. Everyday is so different and we’re always learning new things. All of our hard work has paid off and now I work full time on Axel & Ash.

13. BEST TRAVEL TIP ?
Axel: I really don't care about tourist attractions. I like to feel the real pulse of a city, befriend the locals and be part of the everyday life wherever I am.  My absolute favourite part of travelling is meeting so many random & interesting people. I often end up being invited to their home for dinner, a party or a family excursion. I've made lifelong friends this way and there is something so magical in the meeting between people and cultures.... those are always my highlights!
Ash: Don’t be scared of the unknown. Going to any new place can be out of your comfort zone, but don’t stress and just let the destination take you with it to truly live every single moment. I also love grabbing the Hop on & off bus. It’s my way to capture the cities blue print in my mind and hear the history behind it before I go exploring. I really like to get my bearings of any new city and to learn as much as I can. The bus allows me to watch the city from above and take it all in. 

14. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR 20 YEAR OLD SELF?
Axel: You might think you need more experience to pursue your dream but you don't so DO IT sooner rather than later!
Ash: Believe in yourself and follow your dreams from the get go!

15. WHERE HAVE YOU LEFT YOUR HEART? 
Axel: Too many places. I've lived and worked in 4 of the 6 continents (Thailand, Spain, Sweden, Norway, US & Australia) and with that comes leaving beautiful places and wonderful friends. I have left pieces of my heart scattered all over the world!
Ash: Paris & New York.

16. BEST SHOPPING DESTINATION YOU HAVE FOUND IN THE WORLD?
Axel: I fell in love with the rad shopfronts and palm tree lined Abbot Kinney in Venice. And of course Sweden (my hometown) - never fail to fill my suitcase up with new goodies when I'm home.
Ash: Bleecker Street, Manhattan (NYC). Finding items that aren’t everywhere is my favourite thing to do. There are so many cool and funky independent designers. I always find so many items to take back with me

17. BEST ADVICE YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN? (for business)
Axel: Actually I haven't received much but one that sticks is 'Fail fast' by Lisa Messenger! It's so true. If something doesn't work - dont dwell on it. Just realize, learn and move on!
Ash: Don’t be afraid to go for it, ask for help or approach people. So many people are hesitant and worry what others will think. Just believe in yourself and go for it, follow your dream and don’t look back. Talk to strangers and tell them all about your goals… the universe will then open all the doors!

18. WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF FREEDOM?
Axel: Open roads ahead of me. I never feel as free as when I am on a road trip, sleeping in a car, stopping wherever & wherever my heart desires. With good company and time on my hands and no stress.. That's freedom.
Ash: Doing what you love everyday!

19. WHAT QUOTE DO YOU LIVE BY?
Axel: 'You only live once - but if you do it right, once is enough!" by Mae West
Ash: ‘Believe you can, and you will’

20. WHAT WAS YOUR PROFESSION BEFORE AXEL & ASH?
Axel: I am a studio News Director - a very random job! A studio director is the person in the control room who speaks in the ear of the presenter, camera guys etc. calls the shots, and simply directs the whole control room and program - Live on air. You have to be very focused and in the moment - If I do anything wrong it's already too late.. It will go straight out on air. I love it! Once it was my dream job and I still do it on the side. I love coming back into the studio but I also love that I have the freedom to pursue another path and I have to pinch myself that I get to live my dream.

Ash: I was an Associate Financial Planner. I really loved the finance industry and learnt so much about business and economics. However, my true passion is for writing and creating.

21. MOST COVETED PRODUCT AT SOMEDAY BESIDES YOUR OWN BOOKS?
Axel: RL LINDEN ROSE BALM OR ANCHOR BALM
Ash: The BLUMA PROJECT~weekender !

22. WHAT'S IN YOUR SUITCASE?
Axel: Waaay to much - every time! But in the end I can't live without a pair of jeans shorts or black coated jeans and a white tee! A pair of heels and a pair of thongs and a white flowy dress and I'm set!
Ash: Camera, laptop, converse, jeans, white top & my swimmers!

23. STYLE CRUSH?
Axel:
All the cute summer girls in Bondi!
Ash:
Cara Delevinge

24. WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF WANDERLUST?
Axel: When you just feel inside you that you want to get away, have freedom, no time constraints, no plans. Just go and let the world take you!
Ash: Where all you want to do is set out and take flight. You want to explore, adventure, live in the moment and experience new things. Travelling is the most beautiful thing that allows you to do all that.

ALL THINGS AXEL & ASH~BUCKET LIST & WANDERLUST BOOKS IN STOCK HERE AT SOMEDAY (find in Wander the lust)

                              Instagram~ AXELANDASH  Twitter~@axelandash

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KATIE LOWES actress~On bonfires, The Bachelor & Hamilton

KATIE LOWES~You know her from SCANDAL as Quinn Perkins but you may not know what an incredible human she is!! I've spent the last 5 years doing her makeup on SCANDAL and I always look forward to hanging with her. We bonded at moment one and even when it's 5 am (on a Monday) we manage to make each other laugh. Katie and her mom have been huge fans and supporters of my boutique and I am so grateful. Here Katie shares her obsessions, inspirations and fear of waves.

1. WHO INSPIRES YOU?
    Kerry Washington. Duh.

2. BEST BEAUTY TIP YOU HAVE PICKED UP FROM A MAKEUP ARTIST? ALWAYS wash your makeup off before bed..no matter how many drinks you have had!            

3. BEAUTY/ STYLE MUSE?
Drew Barrymore and Sienna Miller

4. YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY?
Lollipop Theatre Network is a charity near and dear to my heart.
It brings movies to kids who are too ill to leave the hospital.

5. FAVORITE SOMEDAY BOUTIQUE SPLURGE? 
EVERYTHING from BLUMA PROJECT (find in BeFair BeCause) and WILD WELL CANDLES in all scents.  http://somedayboutique.com/products/wild-well-supply-candle-1

I also got the gold dipped heart necklace, it's simple and so cute (found in wear the love) Katie's mom stocks up on HORTENSE WISH ME LUCK BRACELETS   http://somedayboutique.com/products/wish-me-luck-bracelet-1                                                   

6. ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Go on a gorilla trek in Rwanda.

7. SCENT MEMORY?
Bonfire mixed with evergreen trees! Reminds me of camping back east 

8. ZEN ZONE?
My couch. In front of the Bachelor or Bachelorette!

9. ROAD TRIP MUSIC?
Right now. Hamilton the Musical. All day all night. Rinse and repeat

10. BOOKSHELF?
Just finished Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes. Brilliant, beautiful, a must
read.

11. FUN FACT MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I'm so scared of the ocean. Mostly waves. Waaaaay too much.                                     Like I can't. No.                             

12. WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST INDULGENCE?
Vacations :) I love to travel. Near and far. Every chance
I get. And while there, I love to splurge on hotels and excursions and local
cuisine.

13. WHAT'S IN YOUR BEAUTY CABINET?
I try to use natural & organic products whenever possible. A few items you might find in my cabinet ~Bag balm, kiehl's, Caudalie and RL linden & Co from SOMEDAY.                                                                       

14.WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?
An actress.

15. WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF FREEDOM?
Being where I want to be, when I want to be, with who I want to be
with, speaking whatever I want.

16. WHO WOULD YOU INVITE TO YOUR DREAM DINNER PARTY?
Lin Manuel Miranda. Obsessed with him right now. He wrote the
music and book to Hamilton and plays Alexander Hamilton too.

17. QUOTE TO LIVE BY?
"No day but today." Rent

18. DAILY PERSONAL STYLE?
Sweatpants!!!!

19. FITNESS CRUSH?
Soul cycle, Pilates and any cardio booty shaking dance class I can find.

20. SECRETLY OBSESSED WITH?
Not so secretly: Bachelor Nation

21. GULITY PLEASURE?
Um... Bachelor Nation

22. ALWAYS ON THE TO DO LIST?
Call my mom.

23. WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL?
After a good nights sleep.

24. IF YOU WEREN'T AN ACTOR~WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A therapist.

25. WHAT PLACE HAS YOUR HEART? 
Peru!!! Forever and ever.

www.somedayboutique.com

DEBRA FERULLO makeup artist~ On birkenstocks, family & beauty staples

DEBRA FERULLO~CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST
Debra is the epitome of bohemian cool. She is incredibly down to earth, a lovely friend and an amazing makeup artist. 
HER CLIENT LIST INCLUDES ~DREW BARRYMORE, KATHERINE HEIGL, GWYNETH PALTROW, KELLY MACDONALD, CINDY CRAWFORD, HEIDI KLUM AND THAT IS JUST THE SHORT LIST. Here she shares a few makeup tips, her one obsession and her lack of a bucket list.

1. STYLE OR BEAUTY ICON? I don't really have one. I just love beauty in all its shapes and form. You can find inspiration anywhere and who knows why or what triggers that in oneself.

2. CURRENT OBSESSIONS?  I'm currently OBSESSED, and have been for the past 7 years, with my son!! He's the bee's knees!!!

3. MOST COVETED PRODUCTS FROM SOMEDAY? I love the Bluma Project pouches. I have bought a few for gifts. I am also fond of the Honeycomb Apothecary jars.

 http://somedayboutique.com/products/porcelain-apothecary-bottle-1

4. STRANDED ON DESERT ISLAND DESIRES? I'd probably just die.

5. SKINCARE ROUTINE/BEAUTY STAPLES?  It's funny in my twenties and thirties when I didn't really need makeup I wore it every day.  Now that I'm in my 40's, I only where it when I'm working,.I will add a little concealer where needed, two coats of mascara and a lip moisturizer....no color. However, I am all about skin care and sunblock. I love love  La Mer's Lifting and Firming mask. It's the only thing that I think makes a difference!!  I ALWAYS use a sunblock and my go to product is Christine Chin's sunscreen.

6. ROAD TRIP?   I'm not a big traveler (except for work) but I would love to do Montana and Alaska in the summer. I've spent a winter there on a movie, but never a summer and I'd love to see it then!

7. ZEN ZONE? I love going to the movies by myself. Always have!

8. YOUR DREAM HABITAT?  Anywhere as long as my family is there!

9. MAKEUP ARTIST BEAUTY TRICK?
Skin. Get it right and the rest is easy. I'm also a big fan of cream contours. I think they look so much more natural, but you can still create great angles and depth or you can even just warm up the skin tone with them. Beauty trick~use a darker foundation stick (Makeup-forever has great ones) as a contour instead of powder. Choose a color deeper than your normal foundation and contour where needed.

10. FASHION STATEMENT? Birkenstocks!! But way before the current obsession. I went to the University of Maine where the tag line was "The school that goes crunch". There was no way around not owning a pair of Birkenstocks. To this day I haven't been able to give them up! I also wear no color~just black, white or grey

11. BUCKET LIST~I don't have one...is that weird?

www.somedayboutique.com

SOAP~THE REAL DEAL by Moon Rivers Naturals

 

I wanted to share this post from Moon Rivers website for 3 reasons~I have a huge crush on their soaps (in stock now), I love supporting this little family of makers and the below info is a good read on the truth of the generic soap industry.

THE REAL DEAL BY MOON RIVERS

Ok let me be honest: I know you can go to the grocery store and buy a couple bars of soap for what one bar of soap cost at Moon Rivers Naturals. When I first started making soap I was losing money trying to keep the cost of my soap around the same as the nicer generic brands. We wanted to share our product with the world, but not lose the farm doing it. So, we did some soul searching (and Google searching), and what we found about the commercial soap industry was disquieting.
What are we paying for when it comes to commercial soap? Where do all those fluffy white bubbles and steamy shower scenes come from in the Big Soap ads? Let's look at the production and quality of a commercially produced bar of soap. What's in it?
Below is from wikipedia. Just a few things that I found interesting.
"The Ivory soap bar (classic) contained: sodium tallowate, sodium cocoate or sodium palm kernelate, water, sodium chloride, sodium silicate, magnesium sulfate, and fragrance. The soap bar had a determined pH value: 9.5.[6]
The drawback to the soap was its drying effect on the skin, as it had easily dissolved natural oils.
New varieties of Ivory soap contain altered ingredients, such as in "Simply Ivory" (or "simplement ivory"): sodium tallowate and/or sodium palmate, water, sodium cocoate or sodium palm kernelate, glycerin, sodium chloride,fragrance, one or more of the following: coconut acid, palm kernel acid, tallow acid or palmitic acid, and tetrasodium EDTA. The additional ingredients primarily are to reduce the harshness of the soap, since additional glycerin and fatty acids are typically used for that. Tetrasodium EDTA is primarily to reduce soap scum formation. Bars of Ivory now come without the words "soap" or "float" on the packaging, and they are made with the latter formula."
Above is a bunch of crap. Cheap crap that people put on their skin, which it dries them out, and it takes away your valuable natural body oils. What in the world would people buy this junk?? Well, lets look at the price tag. You can buy a 10 pack of ivory soap for $3. $3!!! How can they afford to sell a 10 pack of soap for $3? Well, my guess is from the amount of air and broken promises they whip in a 4oz bar of soap, but mostly all the inexpensive synthetic ingredients, the most common of which is sodium tallowate.
Sodium tallowate is not a new ingredient to soap. It is a derivative of animal fat, which has been rendered and made into soap way before Brad Pitt was raiding the liposuction clinics in Fight Club, but now that we have options, do you really want to rub your face with the fat of some scared, malnourished cow? Well, as Mr. Pitt discovered, the byproduct of our cattle industry is CHEAP, in his case free, and as the main fat used in most of the commercial soaps, that's how they can afford to sell you a 1,000 pack of soap for $3. If you even want to call it soap. We call it Bessie...
Now I know $7-$10 for a bar of soap seems a little steep when you compare it to your above option but let's look at what you get in our soap.
Lye. What is lye, or sodium hydroxide (or historically potassium hydroxide)? It is extracted from the ash of trees. All soap must have lye to be considered soap, and it has been a part of the process since the beginning Chemical reactions happen when combined with water and oils- saponification- and it becomes neutral.
Ok, so what's next? Our oils: organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, non-GMO safflower oil, organic shea butter, organic, Fair Trade, non-GMO palm oil. Next is the additives if you want to call them that. Additives in a sense of Clays, Organic herbs, Himalayan Salts, Dead Sea Salts, Organic Flowers, etc. All used to cleanse the skin and moisturize it and not to dry it out.
Next is our Essential Oils. NO FRAGRANCE OILS EVER. Essential oils. Pure, beautiful, smell good essential oils distilled from the actual plant. And since we aren't pumping our soaps full of fake crap, this is where the extra cost may come in. Essential oils can be expensive, organic oils can be expensive but we care about pure, raw, organic ingredients. This is our skin we're talking about. We need to treat it with the utmost respect. Why do we want to dry it out and take away our natural oils?

So, this is why are soaps are a little more expensive. It's because the ingredients in them are precious, nurturing, loving ingredients that take care of your skin and treat it kindly. Not damage it and dry it out.

Thank you  Moon Rivers for sharing this post. Support small business and buy some amazing soap made with love and all kinds of yummy ingredients. I personally love chai spice and I have in stock CEDAR SHAVE soap for the guys or girls.

www.somedayboutique.com

 

CAROLINE DHAVERNAS actress~ On skincare, road trips & wanderlust

CAROLINE DHAVERNAS~I recently interviewed my lovely friend Caroline. She can currently be seen in Hannibal (CBS) We have had lots of adventures together..she is one of my girl crushes. Her interview makes me laugh...and reminds me of why she is one of my favorite treasures I have collected along the way. Caroline was my guinea pig for a lot of the beauty products in my shop. We spread the samples out on the office floor and proceeded to get sensory overload like two kids in a candy store!! Here she shares some of her current obsessions and Island desires.

1. CURRENT OBSESSIONS?

How beautiful a cloud of smoke looks..

2. MOST COVETED PRODUCTS FROM SOMEDAY?

RL LINDEN FLORAL TONER~ Trust me..once you take a sniff of this you will want to live in that bottle

3. DESERT ISLAND DESIRES?
A live Cuban band made of hot salsa dancing Cubans.

4. HAIR DO?
The ocean air is the best tool! Nothing to be done! Kind of perfect for the day when I will be stuck on the desert island with the hot Cubans, cause you know, no electricity and all...
Of course if the ocean isn't in your front yard then try Olivine Love & Salt beach spray (currently sold out)

5. SKINCARE ROUTINE? 

Hot pink lips for hiking days with Denise

6. FOODIE FAVE? 
East Coast (represent!) oysters. Apparently my mother craved them when she was pregnant with me. That's probably when the love story started. I could eat oysters every day and never get bored with them.

7. SCENT MEMORY? 
As a kid, I loved to draw with a purple violet scented crayon and whenever I smell that flower in a perfume or cosmetics, it takes me straight back to those blissful moments where nothing else existed in the world but you, the paper and the exciting possibilities of color. Scent is the most intriguing and mysterious sense.

8. DREAM JOB/ROLE?
Professional champagne drinker.

9. ROAD TRIP? 
Driving from Montreal to the Magdalen Islands (Îles de la Madeleine). I'm usually not big on road trips since sitting still drives me bonkers, but this drive is so beautiful and includes ferries from which you can see whales, so what the heck, a little madness never killed anyone. There is a saying in French, an image is worth a thousand words : https://www.google.ca/search?q=magdalen+islands&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=-XpsVfCMK_C1sATwsoGIAQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg&biw=1320&bih=783

10. BUCKET LIST? 
French kissing with an amazing kisser. When that chemistry lights up, holy smokes, that's what life is about.

11. ZEN ZONE?
Thinking about surfing.

12. COLOR INSPIRATION? 
Periwinkle blue and burgundy, side by side, makes the hairs on my arms stand up like an encore.

www.somedayboutique.com

RACHELLE LEFEVRE actress~On beauty, life & french fries

 

I sat down with Rachelle for few questions on beauty & life....

RACHELLE LEFEVRE~actress (currently on Under the Dome) animal lover, beautiful inside & out, food blogger and all around extraordinary friend to have in my life. Rachelle & I love to wander aimlessly down Abbott Kinney in Venice, ponder life, share thoughts on our entrepreneurial daydreams and share our LOVE for delicious eats along the way.

1. BEAUTY ICON?
Lauren Hutton & Charlotte Rampling. I love women who don't take themselves too seriously, aren't afraid to age and always seem to wear their spirit on their face. Knowing who you are and accepting who you aren't- when that comes through, nothing is more beautiful.

2. CURRENT OBSESSIONS?
Indie magazines like "oh comely," "Darling," "Sweet Paul" and of course, "Kinfolk." I love the originality and uniqueness of content and the photos & illustrations are always amazing.

3. FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Best Friends Animal Society. They rescue animals, run a sanctuary, lobby for animal protection laws and also work to make shelters "no kill" so homeless animals don't get euthanized. I've been a spokesperson for them since 2009 and I couldn't be prouder of the work they do.

4. MOST COVETED PRODUCTS FROM SOMEDAY? 
The Aquarian Souls floral smudge wand~it just looks so pretty and I like the idea of being the lady who dances through her house barefoot in a flowing dress burning her smudge wand..I also really want to try the Roots Rose Radish face exfoliator & cleanser.

5. DESERT ISLAND DESIRES?
My fiancé Chris, my dogs, See's Candies.

6. HAIR DO?
I don't know how I lived before Kerastase Cleansing Balm and Oscar Blandi Brilliant Glossing Cream.

7. SKINCARE ROUTINE?
Wake up, wash face, Clé de Peau SPF 50 (without fail!), and Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. My current "can't get enough" skin care product is the  RLlinden & Co. Hydrating floral toner- I have one in my purse and I also take a travel size spritzer of it on the plane- I always end up passing it around to other passengers!

8. FOODIE FAVE?
I live for Poutine (French fries, cheese curds and gravy) but it has to come from my hometown, Montreal, it just never tastes the same anywhere else. For a healthy fave I feel like everyone in LA always says "green juices" but I actually love them. They're also a great way to wash away the guilt, I mean, wash down an apple fritter.

9.SCENT MEMORY?
Calvin Klein's Escape reminds me of every cute boy I crushed on in high school. They must have passed it around in the locker room or something because they ALL wore it.

10. CURRENTLY READING? 

 Tina Fey's "Bossypants" and back issues of The New York Times Sunday Magazine                                                                                                           

11. DREAM JOB?
I love being an actor but I've been feeling a pull towards creating events that encourage more community & support among women for a while now. Not sure how that will play out- I'm in the brainstorming phase of, "How do I make this passion less abstract and into an actual dream I can pursue?"

12. LISTENING NOW?
Zac Brown Band's "Homegrown" on repeat.

13. BEAUTY STAPLES?
Caudalie Divine Body Oil, Hourglass "The Nudes" lipstick in #5, RL Linden & Co floral toner, Butter Elixir lip balm.

14. ROAD TRIP?
For years I've had this dream of renting an Airstream trailer, driving from LA to Austin and just bunking down until I feel like driving home again.

15. BUCKET LIST?
Living in the countryside, eating at The Fat Duck, tasting the Yamazaki Whiskey 25 year, writing a book, owning a bakery/library cafe, finally accepting my upper arms.

16. ZEN ZONE?
Waking up in my bed at home- such a rarity- with Chris, the dogs and a version of bulletproof coffee I make myself with Tava organic vanilla bean ghee.

17. COLOR INSPIRATION:
Black, white, blue denim.

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HELLO BLOGGING WORLD~beauty makeovers & daydreams

HELLO BLOGGING WORLD~

I guess no one ever said following your DAYDREAMS would be easy! I am in the process of giving the site a little beauty makeover. Working full time as a makeup artist on a TV show and opening a store has been crazy...a good crazy but nevertheless CRAZY!!  I do intend on blogging, sharing tips on beauty, guest blogs with my makeup artist friends and interviews with the faces behind the brands ....so stay tuned. My favorite part of this whole experience has been getting to know the girls (it's mostly chicks) from all of the brands I am carrying. It's so inspirational to hear their stories and be part of a movement of following your daydream. I have found myself wanting to be best friends with some of the women and so excited to be part of this huge support group. I am adding product constantly and have a ton of ideas brewing so keep checking back. Thanks to all of my friends for their love & support and for all of the lovely words below....
Writing about yourself can be difficult so I asked a few friends to share their thoughts for an ABOUT ME page. I got so many responses that I decided to dedicate this first blog to the love extended my way and then write a completely different ABOUT ME page!!
Reading through these kind words has given me so much inspiration & encouragement to keep going. I look forward to having the summer free for photo shoots, shopping, traveling, blogging and everything I imagined SOMEDAY to be.
So A few words from a few lovely friends...

FROM ANGELA FRANCINE BULLOCK~co founder of 100 cameras charity
This gave me so much joy to write. Denise is one of those souls that feels like a sister right from the start. From planning a 100 cameras gallery event to enjoying farm-to-table dinner on the Malibu pier, her heart is a joy to be around in all elements.
Denise's individual style and creative eye are inspiring and unique. Some of my favorite conversations are when she begins to dream about an adventure or journey to be had. I know as soon as i hear her say it out loud that someday it will be a reality. One dream of which includes this very passion to create a storefront for fellow hearts to embrace style and creativity.
I am thrilled that SOMEDAY is not just a dream anymore...

KATIE LOWES~ACTRESS
Denise and I spend a lot of time together in the makeup chair. We have spent many hours getting up close and personal which means I have heard a lot about this little daydream for awhile. Whenever Denise gets a 5 second break, she can be found surfing the internet for goods and dreaming of her store. I want everything in her boutique...no joke. Her taste is classy, unique, creative and all around beautiful. She has never shown me a purse, lotion, candle or scarf that I have not immediately fallen in love with. I am a big supporter and shopper!!
I admire her for wanting to support small brands, products made by cool artisans, indie brands embarking on their dreams and whenever possible fair-trade.
Now Go shopping....you will not only help her with her dream but you will not be disappointed with all the amazing goods you will find.

CAROLINE DHAVERNAS~ACTRESS
I had the pleasure of meeting Denise on the set of a TV show filmed in Hawaii. We bonded in a heartbeat over our travels to Australia, our mutual love for Hawaii and love affairs that may have happened along the way.
We have since traveled to New Zealand and beyond. I have had the pleasure of watching her on the hunt for uncommon goods found in other lands. I have also witnessed her obsessions for collecting and exploring. Denise is a great travel companion for several reasons including her relentless search for the best surf lessons, an obscure apothecary, Maori healers, funky restaurants, cool cafes or beautiful artwork .
"SOMEDAY I'll have my own store", she would say while discovering the most amazing cream or cleanser. I feel privileged to have been part of the hunt for some of these goods. We discovered the amazing skincare brand CAROL PRIEST while traveling NZ. They have a crush worthy orange blossom cream.(in stock) I love the approach to natural skincare that SOMEDAY has taken and since I have trusted Denise with my face, i trust her picks for all of the beautiful skincare she has collected in her research and travels. I have been a guinea pig for many of the products in her apothecary and I must say that I am impressed.
A dream has landed....SOMEDAY is here!!

ATARANGI MARU~Maori healer
Denise is an incredibly infectious person and what a way to fulfill a dream....SOMEDAY!! Here she is ready for the world at large (and small) sharing her dream and passion with those who happen to find her SOMEDAY along the way. Here's knowing (not hoping) that it will be a successful venture and continue to grow. Aroha (love) Nui (big)..Atarangi...

SOPHIE FOULKES TAYLOR~Mahina Boutique Manager (Maui)
Simply put Denise has a zest for life and a thirst for travel. She is inspired by the beach lifestyle, is a lover of beauty and has appreciation for art and cool finds. Denise is also a romantic, a dreamer and a doer!! I can't wait to enjoy her SOMEDAY boutique.

AND SOME LOVE FOR THESE GUYS~
Special thanks my friend Anton Watts~photographer extraordinaire
for helping me design my front page with his photo shop genius....just gorgeous!!
Special thanks to SEED/CMS for rescuing my website after failed attempts by other web designers. Sanjay was so amazing, so professional and very patient!!