I'M SO EXCITED TO COLLABORATE with such awesome designers as Lisa of Hackwith Designs. I've made such great lasting relationships out of these collaborations, and I couldn't be more happy about this current one. I have such a hard time finding swimwear that I feel comfortable in-- both fashion-wise and concerning functionality. Lisa and Erin were so understanding about it that they sent me two suits: a one-piece halter and a high-waisted two-piece, and I fell in love with both of them! Definitely check out the new swim line. I think they're flattering for all body types! And you can actually swim in them without worrying about unfortunate slips.
Last Monday, I originally planned to go out to Deep Creek Hot Springs with my new Redlands pal and photographer/creative, Hollin, out past my parents' house near Apple Valley, but I got a bit scared off from the Yelp reviews cautioning a steep 2 mile incline, rattlesnakes, mysterious rashes and fatal illnesses, and crazy druggies harassing women. I still do want to go eventually, but I need to be a bit more prepared. So instead Hollin and I headed out to Sunset Cliffs in San Diego to look for that super cool rock bridge that people dive off of. We didn't find it, but we had a lot of fun exploring the tide pools. I'd describe these little rock craters on the shore as little mermaid beds.
Afterwards, we hit up my Coffee & Tea Collective for some sparkling tea and chai and then stopped by my friend Erwin's shop Gym Standard for a little Gainey pot and pretty ceramic vase. That guy is the coolest and he recommended a place that had one of the best California burritos I've had to date. (A California burrito, by the way, is just a burrito with french fries and guacamole in it. So good.) Then we braved traffic back to the IE. It went so much quicker since we had Amy Poehler reading to us for most of the ride. Like I mentioned in my last post, you MUST get Yes Please on audio. It features guest reading from some great voices, including Seth Meyers, Patrick Stewart, and the husky Kathleen Turner. You won't be sorry.
Photos by Hollin Brodeur (except the photo of Balto the dog, whom we met splashing through the pools)