Yesterday I went to Abbot Kinney to pick up a new pair of Birkenstocks (got the cognac) and also stopped by the new Christy Dawn store. The store is so charming, spacious (compared to the Lincoln space), and beautifully merchandized. It’s stocked with sustainable dresses, tops, and denim. Check out my highlights from yesterday’s store visit below.
I am just returning from an amazing week on the Big Island of Hawaii. This was our first time going to the Big Island as a family. We stayed at the newly renovated Auberge Mauna Lani Hotel. They did a beautiful job with the renovation. The hotel has an open airy feel surrounded by lush greenery, modern decor, and beautiful Hawaiian wall art. They have three pools, a beautiful beach, and stunning grounds to walk around. The hotel only has 330 rooms so it doesn’t feel as big of some of the other resorts on the Island. The food and drinks were excellent, and having a tennis center was a major bonus for me. We had dinner at the CanoeHouse the food was amazing along with the stunning setting! Other restaurants we loved on the island were Pueo’s Osteria (mushroom truffle pizza!!), Moa Kitchen, Izakaya Shiono (casual sushi in Kona), and Seiji Sushi (nothing fancy but it was delicious sushi prepared by a husband and wife team who we loved). For a sweet treat we enjoyed ice cream at Anuenue (the Volcano and Lily Koi Cheesecake were out of this world), and Acai bowls at Yoga Barre. It was so nice to see the hotel bustling and tourism coming back to the Island. The staff at the Mauna Lani couldn’t have been nicer and more accommodating we can’t wait to go back!
Basil Dress Christy Dawn, $298. My favorite Christy Dawn silhouette in 100% cotton. I have been waiting for them to release another cotton version of this dress and they finally did! Above picture.
Shearling Arizona Birkenstock Nude Zappos, $150. I haven’t taken these off they make my feet so happy! I had several of you ask where you can find the Nude (Nordstrom was low in stock) and Zappos has a full size run.
Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Top Race Length Lululemon, $78 & Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve Top Race Length Lululemon, $68. The Swift Tech top runs long, so I was happy when they came out with the race length.
Organic Cotton Waffle Tee Everlane, $32 & Waffle Henley Everlane, $38. Everlane has great basic wardrobe staples that are affordable check out all their new arrivals here.
Free People Movement Tie Dye Sweats Nordstrom, $78. I posted these last week and they arrived on Monday, so comfy!
Madewell has collaborated on some limited-edition styles with sustainable designer Christy Dawn, who sews vintage-inspired collections exclusively from recycled fabrics in her Los Angeles factory. Click here to see the whole collab.