Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide

  Welcome to the gift guide that I have been most excited about!   What have I done here? Well, I’ve rounded up all of my favorite local makers and shops in one easy shopping guide.   But first, why is shopping local so important?   Did you…

Feelin’ Good in Feelgoodz

I was asked to model for Feelgoodz, a local Raleigh-based company that makes ethically-sourced footwear, including sandals and slippers. Feelgoodz products are crafted by artisans in some of the most remote villages in Guatemala, Thailand, Vietnam, and around the world. Feelgoodz has developed relationships with their partners in…

Not quite fall yet

I know it’s the first day of fall, but given that it’s 88 degrees in Chapel Hill right now, I don’t think I’ll be doing the fall wardrobe switch just yet. I pretty much lived in my Cuyana Panama Hat all summer…

Urban Style with Peppertrain

I come from a pretty artsy family. My omi (grandma in Deutsch) paints the most picturesque southern California desert scenes, and my dad has talent in spades for design, color, and texture. Coincidentally, Nathan’s mother, Allyson, is also an artist (see post here). Our house is decorated with…

Staycation Style

Sometimes it’s nice to just stay in, right? With work demands and hectic travel schedules, sometimes staying at home for the weekend is a luxury. I wouldn’t call myself a “home-body”, but there’s something really nice about choosing to hang out…