Boy Meets Girl Now at Macys

I’ve been wearing Boy Meets Girl for years!

fall 2017

fall 2014

I’ve also blogged about them before, like my interview with their founder & creative force Stacy Igel.  Now I’m happy to share that they’re available at Macys!

Here’s the scoop on what to expect from Boy Meets Girl at Macys.

Select styles are available online & at various Macys stores throughout the US.

These styles are available online


One of the Macys in Southern California carrying the Boy Meets Girl Line is Mission Viejo.  I checked them out this past Sunday 10/22/17.

embroidered-logo bomber jacket

Live to Inspire cropped sweatshirt

hoodie sweatshirt

You can find Boy Meets Girl in the Impulse section on the second floor at Mission Viejo.

I love the imagery of Boy Meets Girl because I believe in the importance of boys and girls looking each other in the eye.

We all benefit when we see each other as equals; not looking down at each other or away from one another.  We also benefit when we see that someone is different and we still want to see them and get to know them.

Boy Meets Girl is fashion with a message so I hope you check them out at Macys and on their blog where they are currently running a series on Real Stories.



Rastaclat #bandingtogether with Keep a Breast

I’ve blogged before about how my Rastaclat bracelets remind me to #seekthepostive because believe me there are days when you need a reminder. I’ve also blogged before about Rastaclat giving back – bracelets created to raise awareness and funds for causes.

I’ve loved their miniclat awareness bracelet which donates 100% of proceeds to Keep a Breast Foundation for awhile and now there’s even more bracelets to support the fight against breast cancer.

how Pushing for Pink bracelet came to be & look at Pushing for Pink event

There’s the Pushing for PinkI Love Boobies White, the I Love Boobies Red, and I Love Boobies Black bracelets.

Rastaclat is a proud supporter of the ‘Pushing For Pink’ skate events and ’The Keep A Breast Foundation’ (KAB). Their mission is to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support. $1 from the sale of each bracelet will be directly donated to KAB.

Positivity grows exponentially when we work together.  That’s why I find everything about this collaboration inspiring.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month but every month should be the month we stay aware. Your Rastaclat bracelet can be a reminder to yourself and others that see it to find out more about ways to prevent and detect breast cancer early.

Click above or below to find out more about Keep a Breast, their app and how to #checkyourselfie.

There’s still one more Pushing for Pink event coming up.  If you can make it out and if not be there in spirit.

Till next time keep it stylish on & off the board!




Skate Rising October 2017

Skate Rising’s October theme was “The Gift of You”.  The girls who attended heard examples of how their talents can be of service to the world and then had an opportunity to say what their talents were and how they share them.

Angela volunteering

Bryce Wettstein and Angela Strong shared how their talent of skateboarding allows them to be of service to others through teaching and encouraging.

I shared how my talent of writing allows me to be of service by connecting people throughout the world and Calli, Skate Rising’s founder & organizer reminded the girls that compassion is a talent that serves the world.

Next up was this month’s service project. The girls donated new teddy bears for Carol’s House, a local shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Each bear received a heartfelt message of encouragement.

Then it was time to skate.

Neal Mims & staff were on hand to help & encourage

Calli demonstrating the “gift” of a hand hold

The morning ended with a raffle.  This month’s raffle was extra special because the girls found out that Skate Rising will be a part of Girls’ Week at Woodward.  To celebrate one lucky girl won a ticket to the week and every girl can receive a $200 discount plus a $50 donation will be made to Skate Rising if they sign up now through EXPOSURE Skate.

Alexis – on her way to Woodward Girls Week Summer 2017!

Next month’s Skate Rising will be the first weekend of the month because it will be at EXPOSURE Skate!  Contact Calli at if you have any questions or want to be involved.

If you’re in the Phoenix, Arizona area you can check out Skate Rising Phoenix on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 91 West Skate Park.

Below as a reminder of the Anti-Bullying the contracts the girls signed in August and celebration of October being National Bullying Prevention Month the girls received No Place for Hate pins.

Till next time keep it stylish on & off the board by sharing your talents & encouraging others to do the same.

Smiling is Your Choice

Marta Mary captioned this photo

My ugly crushed face from the helmet pads doesn’t stop me from smiling at #Belajoyride and sayin hello to @duckvader01 taking snaps 🤗🤗

Of course she’s not ugly & she absolutely has the right attitude – you can choose to smile through anything.

She’s an amazing skater.  Above she was skating in Bad Eisenkappel. (Austria)

Below she won first place in Pomezia. (Italy)

Where are you having fun skating?  And where are you choosing to smile.  Hope you are smiling on & off the board daily.


Happy Birthday Tara

October is the birthday month of Tara, who over the years has inspired me both on & off the board.

One reason Tara inspires me is she’s always smiling with a positive can do attitude.  Even when she has fears she faces them head on.

Another reason she inspires me is that she doesn’t give up.

Tara had a serious skating accident several years ago involving a car.  Many would have given up.  Not Tara, she recovered is back skating and even shares about her accident and recovery.

Public speaking can be terrifying, but Tara does it because she’s always willing to share her life lessons.

Tara also inspires me by how much she does to promote girls skateboarding:  she encourages girls to try skating and girls who already skate to build communities.

Tara started & organizes all the Arbor Girls Push 2 Progress events!

Happy Birthday Tara – hope you are enjoying your world adventures and that this is another awesome year for you!


Eating Happy at Mendocino Farms

I recently had the pleasure of finding Mendocino Farms, a farm fresh restaurant, down in Carmel Valley right near one of my favorite skateparks.

There are locations all over California.  This location just opened in August 2017.

At Mendocino Farms they are focused on creating the best meal possible. They have seasonal menus with a wide selection of sandwiches, soups and salads.

My personal favorite is the MODERN TUNA “ALMOST MELT”.

I love this place because the ingredients are good for you and you know where they come from. All the food used is specially chosen from local farmers.

The whole idea began way back when in 2003, when husband & wife duo (Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen) wanted something more than the typical meal.

As the sign says you’ll be happy!

Through drive and grit their dream became real (something I just so happen to be big on).

This was without a doubt one of my favorite meals and just another reason to look forward to hanging out in Carmel Valley!

above the Carmel Valley Skatepark

Plus huge thank you to Mendocino Farms for supporting schools – like my own.





Patineta Pa’Rato

Check out Patineta Pa’Rato’s on IG.  They’re Venezuelan skater girls supporting each other and skater girls across the world.  Above they were in Columbia for a Pan American Skate Contest.

They encourage and support girls of all ages and all types of risk takers.

How are you encouraging others to have fun skateboarding?  Hope you share soon.


Skateboard Girl Army

Did you know there’s a Skateboard Girl Army?

I didn’t until I saw this video of President Brook at Brook Run Skatepark in Atlanta, GA.

I love finding out about girls like this who are having fun skateboarding & encouraging each other.

Do you skate with a strong group of girls like this?  Please share because more girls skate when they see girls having fun skating and knowing where to meet up with fun skater girls is the best.

What Do You Do with Your 20 Year Old Skateboards

What do you do with your 20 year old skateboards?  Well you can still use them to skate or

as Maren shows us in these videos, you can share the fun of skateboarding with your nieces.

#girlscanskate and because of girls like Maren there’s more & more #skatergirlsnorway

Where are you having fun skateboarding?  And how are you helping to share the fun?

Success unshared is failure.

That’s a quote from John Paul DeJoria and I think it’s so true and that when people believe it they share their talents and we all have more fun!