Something Beachy

BY KELSEY WHITE

Lifestyle

Korakia, Palm Springs

Lifestyle, Outfit, TravelLindsey Cavanaugh1 Comment

A quick getaway with bebe and Foray Collective. 

A couple weeks ago, I was able to escape for a dreamy Palm Springs getaway hosted by Foray Collective and bebe. @blankitinerary @pamhetlinger @walkinwonderland @sophieelkus were there too which was great. PS has always been a favored impromptu destination of mine, and I love getting to know new girls from the industry—especially when they are extremely cool and smart.

We stayed at the Korakia Pensione which felt like a Moroccan paradise and had cute, intimate bungalow cottages. The whole space was unique and gorgeous—even the hotel’s fountain had rose petals floating in it. Everything was sooo peaceful and quiet. Since I manage Influencer Marketing at Foray, I actually coordinated the trip and luckily it turned out really well!

Day one I wore my favorite bebe outfit of the weekend, this off-the-shoulder black top. We relaxed at the pool all day and followed that up with in-room massages. Heaven! Happy hour was spent sipping champagne in the hotel’s courtyard where I finally got to meet (the super sweet) Pam and Sheryl. After HH, we headed to Workshop for a three-hour communal dinner with endless laughs...and drinks. Post dinner all the girls headed back to the pool for a night swim + more wine. So much fun!

Before leaving the next day, we attended the bebe brunch at the courtyard and had the BEST avocado toast (even better than what I’ve had in LA). It was farm-to-table food and you could really taste the freshness.

I could do this weekend over and over again. ‘Til next time, Palm Springs!

Shop the looks from bebe HERE:

off the shoulder black top

lace moto jacket

green cut out dress

red mini dress

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Pasea Hotel, Huntington Beach

Lifestyle, TravelLindsey Cavanaugh1 Comment

Huntington Beach just got a revamp. 

I recently got to have a girls staycation at the new Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach along with one of my best friends Kaitlynn Carter. We loved everything about the hotel, from the Gray Malin prints to the ocean-facing Penthouse Suite we were lucky enough to stay in. The Pasea is the most beautiful mix of California cool + modern chic and it brings sophistication to the sleepy beach town. We fell in love with the place and had the best time.

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We started our Saturday morning with a private yoga session on the hotel’s lawn overlooking the ocean. There’s not a better way to wake up than a peaceful workout overlooking the Pacific, and it set the tone for the whole weekend. We then had the most amazing spa experience with a massage followed by a saltwater hot tub. Yoga + spa time was much needed and it was the most relaxed I’ve been in months.

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For dinner, we went to the hotel’s restaurant Tanner’s and were able to try just about everything thanks to the chef. The whole menu was incredible but the curry risotto was my absolute favorite. We obviously had to follow dinner up with drinks at the rum bar on the rooftop deck. The roof was stunning, and it was the most perfect day.

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We heard there was shopping close to the hotel, so we knew we wanted to check that out before heading home Sunday. We found a brand new shopping center adjacent to the hotel with unique, charming restaurants and shops. We made our way to the champagne bar, then to Petals + Pop where you can make your own flower bouquets which was so fun and cute. I also noticed The Bungalow, a great beachside bar—like the popular one Santa Monica—that’ll open in August.

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We left feeling so refreshed and I’ll definitely be coming back to this little slice of heaven on the California coast.

San Francisco, CA

Lifestyle, Outfit, TravelLindsey Cavanaugh1 Comment

An memorable adventure to San Francisco with bebe and Foray Collective. 

Another #FORAYgetaway for the books! This past weekend I traveled to San Francisco for the first time with some of my favorite ladies for a branded content trip with bebe. Kaitlynn Carter, Jill Wallace, Jessi Malay, Cara Santana, Racquel Natasha, and the creative team from Bebe all joined in for the festivities. Friday

we flew to SF and checked into our beautiful rooms at

The Clift Hotel

. We explored the city and went to the iconic Painted Ladies houses (where Full House was shot).   When happy hour arrived, the girls gathered for drinks and appetizers in The Redwood Room at The Clift Hotel.  Fun fact - the entire room is created from of a single redwood tree!  Afterwards, we made our way to

The Dorian

for a beautifully set up welcome dinner with the team. The night continued on with drinks, photo ops, dancing, and more drinks. :)

The next day, we found our way to the ocean and explored Sausalito. Sausalito feels like a mixture of Newport Beach and Santa Barbara. The town had bicyclists zipping up and down the streets, cute boutique shops, and locals trotting along the oceanside boardwalk. We shot some photos around the area and took a mini detour to the Golden Gate Bridge which was awesome to see. On Sunday, Foray and bebe hosted a #backtobebe brunch at Marlowe. The brunch was held in a quaint, private room in the back of restaurant. The table placement cards were fashion sketches of each girl - so cute!  Cara Santana suggested we play a game to REALLY get to know one another that was so much fun.  She asked us questions below as we went around the table.  At the end, she told us what the answers revealed about ourselves:

1. If you were an animal, what would you be and why? 

This describes how you see yourself.

2. What is your dream car to drive? 

This is how you see your life partner. 

3. How would you landscape your dream home? 

This describes the type of friendships you value. 

4. What body of water would you be? 

This describes your sex style. 

Needless to say, the weekend was memorable not only because of the experiences, but the girls involved. I am so lucky to know such a driven, smart, and beautiful group of ladies working in the fashion industry.  It really makes me proud to be in this business.  Til' the next #FORAYgetaway!

Shop all outfits by bebe here:

Off Shoulder Sweater Top

Bag Waist Palazzo Pants

Front Cross Strap Bodysuit

Tie Wrap Trench Coat

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Oahu, HI 2016

Lifestyle, TravelLindsey Cavanaugh1 Comment

With Foray Collective and The Salty Blonde. Andddd I'm back! This past week I flew to Hawaii alongside Foray Collective for a #FORAYgetaway with Halley Elefante aka The Salty Blonde - my beach babe Insta crush. Halley and I shot around the The North Shore and worked with some awesome emerging brands: Sea of Candi Swim, XIX Palms, and SWF Boutique.

This time we REALLY saw everything when we took a private helicopter tour over the island. Having a bird's eye view was definitely worth the motion sickness!

We shacked up at The Modern Honolulu (my fav hotel in Hawaii) and explored some local hubs. XIX Palms designer Allie mentioned that we MUST got to Koko Head Cafe - a culinary goldmine from Lee Anne Wong who was a contestant on Top Chef! And woah, the food did not disappoint.

The beautiful scenery and culture of Hawaii never fades. Hoping I am lucky enough to come back again soon! Until the next adventure...

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Designer Diaries: Amber Farr of Flynn Skye

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A local legend making waves with her first brick and mortar store in Venice, CA.

If you didn't know already, Amber Farr is the Queen of Venice - and now she has a store to prove it.

Amber and I go way back. We first connected in 2009 on a photo shoot she was styling for Planet Blue when I was modeling at the time. She has such a raw, cool girl attitude and she is honestly one of the most humble people I have met. You easily can tell from her overwhelming social media support from influencers on her Instagram @flynnskye (she always has the best captions).

Flynn Skye's sleek, beach ready boutique is the perfect shopping destination for the California babe to pick up maxis, rompers, and jumpsuits. Think beach to bar, perfected. Be sure to stop by and say hello! Also, don't forget the insta-worthy mirror photo opp in front of the "stay weird" sign.

Scroll below to read the full Flynn Skye Designer Diaries interview. 

1803 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Mon - Sat 11am - 7pm, Sun 12pm - 6pm

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I sat down with Amber to get some more insight behind the brand:

Designer Diaries: Something Beachy x Flynn Skye

Who is the Flynn Skye girl?

FS: Hmmm good question. The Flynn Skye girl has a sense of self and confidence. I love the girl that will throw on a dress with some sneaks and a beat up motto jacket and go. Is it weird that I see everyone in Flynn ha ha.

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Where do you look for inspiration before designing each collection?

FS: My inspiration comes from the craziest places. I mean it comes from everywhere. A couple holding hands. A cool girl walking down the street. A vintage dress. I definitely do things my own way. I don't plan or do mood boards. I probably should but for me I just log it in my brain  and when design season comes it all pours out.

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The first design you ever made was:

FS: My first design was a dress called the Summer Lovin at Planet Blue. I am pretty sure they still sell it!

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You're all about girl power and self confidence, I love that. What advice would you give to women in today's world of industry competition and social media comparison?

FS: I believe the beauty about social media is that we are power by numbers. Supporting one another is a platform for growth. There is no more if you succeed I fail thinking. Well at least not for me. I have only given and received love which is fucking awesome if you ask me.

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You're a true Venice local. What are your favorite hubs in Venice?

FS: I love Oscars for dinner and anything that involves Gjelina. Both run by locals. Can't beat that.  If I want  a family vibe I go to Amelia's for breakfast. Venice is full of amazing places!

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Your ah-hah moment:

FS: I mean I have them every day but I had this massive brand contact me about working with me. I was like how do you know about me!!! Also, getting nominated for best brand at Project.

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Who is your dream girl to see in Flynn Skye?

FS: My dream girl happens every day. I really must sound redundant and boring but when I see all of the posts on social media I get so excited. Again it is like wow you know about the brand? Pinch me!! Celebrities give me a different high because you know they have so much sent to them for free so if they are wearing it then you have arrived.

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Your daughter Flynn is a style star. What does she aspire to be when she grows up?

FS: Fabulous. She will be fabulous at whatever it is. At the moment it is a make up artist. I believe she will be some kind of performer which probably means she will be a school teacher.

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Your life motto is:

FS: Be a good person. Period.

Boohoo x festival & LA Pop Up Shop

Lifestyle, Outfit, TravelLindsey CavanaughComment

From UK to LA, Boohoo festival. #YUSSS. One of my favorite UK retailers is coming to LA! Boohoo is always my go to shop for everyday basics and bodysuits (seriously I have like 20 from them). The store is located at 925 Westwood Blvd; open from April 1 – April 14. Stop by the boohoo.com LA pop-up shop to get ready for festival season! I'll definitely be popping in to snatch up a few last minute accessories ;)

Embellished Jacket, Bodysuit, Belt, Sandals: Boohoo

Shorts: Similar HERE

Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere

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Wild, Wild Fest: Nasty Gal

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Ready for festival in Nasty Gal's 70's Festival Collection. Coachella season is by far my favorite time of the year. Warm weather, great music, wild (and questionable) memories, and good vibes with the people I love.

This year, I'm heading to the desert with the ladies of Foray Collective: Kaitlynn Carter, Jill Wallace, Paola Alberdi, Racquel Natasha, Rachel Barnes, Sophie Elkus, Alden Steimle, Jessi Malay, Alana Greszata, Cara Santana, and Evelina.

The west has always been a core part of my style inspiration since my mom is from Texas. The new Nasty Gal 70's Festival Collection represents all of that with a modern twist. Shop their entire festival collection HERE.

Nasty Gal Shorts

Nasty Gal Top 

Cleobella Bag

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Mar Adentro Los Cabos, Mexico

Lifestyle, TravelLindsey Cavanaugh2 Comments
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Mar Adentro Los Cabos. Mar Adentros Los Cabos is a modern Mexico dream!! This hidden gem had a soft opening in December and fully opens later this year. The architecture + design is luxurious and innovative - we had the best time staying there.

The hotel is set to have 5 restaurants. The rooms have a spa like feeling, sliding glass doors with ocean views, and bathtubs on every balcony! Mar Adentro is away from all of the Cabo madness which I appreciated since we were visiting during the same time as college spring break. It was nice to get away to zen out and relax with girlfriends.

We escaped on Saturday to explore Flora Farm - an Ojai feeling shopping center in San Jose Del Cabo. The center included Flora Farms restaurant (AMAZING food & vibe), a gourmet ice cream stand (so cute), novelty shops, a wine lounge, and James Perse.

Definitely looking to book another trip asap! Here are some highlights...

Stay: Mar Adentro Los Cabos

Day Trip: Flora Farms

Dinner: Pedregal, Agua at Palmilla 

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Park City, UT

Lifestyle, TravelLindsey CavanaughComment

An escape to Park City, Utah.  WHAT A TRIP!!! Foray Collective teamed up with some of their favorite influencers and brands for a getaway to Park City and it was EPIC. Snow tubing, Spice Girl slumber parties, movie nights, massages, bar hopping, show stopping, and most of all - making unforgettable friendships. Here are some of my favorite moments from the trip... xx

Brands: Unreal Fur, Daydreamer, Gooseberry Intimates, Saltwater Luxe, 360 Cashmere, Amuse Society 

Babes: @littleblackboots, @kaitlynn_carter, @jessimalay, @alana_greszata, @raquel_natasha, @sophieelkus,  @evelina

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Varley London

LifestyleLindsey Cavanaugh1 Comment

Making waves in new activewear. A new 2016 means getting your ass in shape - right?!! Well cute workout clothes always seem to motivate me to move a little more. I recently discovered Varley, a contemporary lifestyle active brand based out of London and Los Angeles. I am obsessed with their Sofia Double Zipper Leggings that come in multiple colors and can easily transition from your workout through the remainder of the day.

You can view the lookbook HERE and you can shop the collection either on their site or on cult favorites like Revolve and Asos. x

Photography: Chelsea Leogrande

Sakara Life

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A 5 day organic meal delivery that changes the game.  gift_card_silo_grande_2d386ec1-6cd5-47f3-8faf-1952d830b30c_large

I was recently connected with masterminds behind the NY based brand, Sakara Life, Major babes & nutrition geniuses Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle developed an all organic, plant based meal delivery system with the option of 1, 5, or 20 days delivered fresh to your doorstep.

I have been a vegetarian for 4 years now due to both my mom and grandmother being diagnosed cancer. My grandmother practices a holistic, vegetarian diet and has helped me to understand the importance of nutrition and what we put in our bodies.

Once I heard about Sakara, it seemed like a no brainer for me to hop on and try the 5 day meal cleanse. I know what you're thinking, what is it? Salads and steamed vegetables everyday? NOT even close. Sakara had some of the most delicious meals I have ever had, seriously. Bold, flavorful chili with cornbread, caramelized onion sweet potato pizza, and delicious roasted pear pancakes with cinnamon banana butter just to name a few!

Meals arrive in an insulated Sakara tote in three deliveries over the course of five days. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, came packaged and numbered, so it was seamless to follow the meal plan. I was actually so excited to try my next meal everyday!

If you're not 100% committed to try the meal plan, Sakara also has a Clean Boutique where you can purchase popular items such as their night water, superfood salad dressingssuperfood granola, and beauty bars. You can also read up on helpful health articles, recipes, and holistic lifestyle over at the S-Life Mag.

Check out some of my favorite Sakara meals below. I seriously wish I could eat the Sakara way every day! YES, Sakara YUSSSS!!

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