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31 Bits Fashion for Good a Find from KAABOO

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31 Bits is a unique line of jewelry made out of 100% recycled paper by women in Northern Uganda. I found out about them because of their participation at KAABOO.

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Started by 5 college friends who wanted to make a difference in the world, 31 Bits has grown from selling at school events, craft fairs, and home parties to be available to a much larger audience.

I had the opportunity to ask Lisa from 31 Bits some questions.

SF: In the five years that 31 Bits has been around how have the pieces evolved?

Lisa: 31 Bits has grown so much since we first began! We started with the more traditional multi colored beads and single strands (which are still well-loved and part of our classics collection!) and we evolved into incorporating more trends and creating new bead shapes and designs. I am always amazed to see what our women can do with paper!

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SF: I read that each woman who participates in Uganda receive health education, finance training, counseling, and business training. So she’s earning money and an education. How do you do this? Do you have a school set up? Is there an application process for the participants? Is it a program i.e. duration 12 months or ???

Lisa: There is an application for our women and it has become very competitive in Gulu, where we are located. A lady goes through our program for 5 years before graduating. Each year she receives new training and is able to save and set aside money through our banking system. We work with their skill set and train them in jewelry making. To maintain transparency, we negotiate a fair price for each piece, factoring the complexity, materials, and time involved in the making. We purchase a set amount of jewelry from each beneficiary each month so they know exactly how much they will be earning. This monthly wage enables them to provide housing, food, and healthcare for themselves and their families, and even gives them a chance to save for future business endeavors.

Profits generated through jewelry sales are invested back into the company for operations, purchasing more jewelry, and developing programs for the beneficiaries such as English lessons, finance training, and vocational training. For even more information, please visit our website: http://31bits.com/ about/. We are not a non-profit. We operate with a business model that allows us to invest more back into our programs for our women in Uganda.

For information on our graduates, please visit our blog and look up the hashtag #beyondbits.  

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All of our graduates are fully self sustainable and have started their own businesses. We provide follow up support through our community and are always accessible to our graduates.

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click the picture above to go direct to one of the graduates stories

Before 31 Bits, Rose was making money by digging holes. Her family lived in a small hut with no beds – just a mat to sleep on. Since being employed by 31 Bits, Rose has not only purchased land, but constructed a 3 bedroom house for her and her family!

SF: The 31 Bits team – are they all full time? Or is this volunteer work for the team here in the USA?

Lisa: We have 8 full time staff at our U.S. HQ, including our founders, and we work with a group of 3-4 incredible interns each semester and often have volunteers for special projects.

SF: Shopping on-line is available, where else can people find your jewelry? Is it available world-wide?

Lisa: You can definitely find the most selection on our website and we ship internationally! Additionally we partner with over 300 retailers across the U.S. and Canada. We are sold primarily in boutiques, but there are larger stores who carry us too – including Nordstrom’s website! You can find a location near you by providing your zip code here

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SF: What did you like about being at KAABOO? Did you bring your entire collection or favorite pieces? Speaking of favorite pieces what are your 3 favorite and why?

Lisa:  We loved being at Kaaboo! It was such a fun new experience for us and we loved sharing our story with new people! We brought 20 of our favorite styles, including some of our newest Fall collection as well as our most loved Classics.

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My current favorites are the Urban Knot necklace from our fall collection, the Coastal Collar from our summer collection, and the Sunlit Eden bracelet from our summer collection.

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They all make their own statement and are so easy to throw on to complete an outfit. The bracelet has especially become a staple that I wear with my watch everyday!

Thank you so much Lisa.  I’m a skateboarder, fashionista, blogger, and I love to see when people’s passions help others.  Since I started this post there’s been a big announcement:

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Below 31Bits new Charm Collection featuring an 18K gold-plated charm, handmade by Javanese artisans in Bali. And a dainty paper bead made by artisans in Uganda!

From a unicorn to a peacock, each charm has a special meaning!

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This weekend only (10/21-10/23) when you check out 31bits.com you Get 20% off EVERYTHING with the code WELOVEYOU!

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I believe people both learn & are inspired by the stories they hear and then share.

Please share the story of 31Bits and if you’re looking for a fun & fashionable way to shop this holiday season, think about hosting a house party where you share the story of change & empowerment.

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

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KAABOO 2016 with the Skatingfashionista & Friends

What’s KAABOO3 days in Del Mar of Music, Comedy, Art, Food,  & Indulgences.  This was KAABOO‘s second year and in addition to huge musical acts like Fall Out Boy, The Chainsmokers, Aerosmith, and Jack Johnson there were amazing opportunities to just relax and be pampered.

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You know it’s going to be a big event, when you see the signs on the freeway.  I went last year and it was big – this year was bigger.  Saturday single day passes SOLD OUT.  How could it not sell out when Aerosmith & The Chainsmokers were both on stage?

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Let’s see some of the Music highlights.  For me what makes the concerts special is the music & the vibe.  I’m sharing pictures that captured the vibe – which was fun –  dancing & singing along every stage you went to.  And huge shout out to all my fellow festival goers who captured & shared their shots.  I go to tons of events & the crowd at KAABOO was fabulous!!!

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map from the KAABOO guide – nice guide that helped you navigate the 8  stages – see bottom of post for the line ups & the KAABOO app was super helpful & easy to use

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Sugar Ray is captured above by Kelly – that crowd was at 3ish in the afternoon – KAABOO was big & this years weather was perfect!

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Nelson saw Echosmith kill it – and that dress, I love it

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Caylee found Grouplove on Friday

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Above Agustino shares a shot of “Margaritaville”.   KAABOO had Jimmy Buffett on the Sunset Cliffs Stage while Fall Out Boy was on the Grandview Stage.  So many choices at KAABOO & no way to go wrong.  Below a close up of the Jimmy Buffett stage from Rebecca

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Below up close with Jimmy Buffett thanks to the photography of Jenny Martinez

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above my view from Fall Out Boy on Friday – yes the Grandview Stage on Friday went from Sugar Ray to Echosmith to Grouplove to Fall Out Boy = amazing

also amazing on stage with Fall Out Boy – “The Dancing Fire lights it up with Fall Out Boy! Fire, Aerial, & Pyrotechnics!”

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Harry shares the fireworks from Fall Out Boy

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lucky for us, on Friday ISH kept his eye on the Sunset Cliffs stage and saw Hall & Oats then on Saturday ISH had us covered for this shot of Lenny Kravitz

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And Danielle shows us how popular Lenny is

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If a close up shot of Lenny is what you’re looking for – Memo has you!  Before Lenny on the Sunset Cliffs Stage was Third Eye Blind – which Memo also captured beautifully.

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Sophia spent part of Saturday with the Goo Goo Dolls, above at the Trestles Stage, while Hao was at the Grandview Stage first to help Flo Rida celebrate his birthday (picture below) and then

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for the Chainsmokers (picture below) & if you think Hao’s photo is rad you’re not alone the Chainsmokers themselves liked it on IG.

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Hao IG is pretty amazing as he also had time to catch some Lenny Kravitz & Goo Goo Dolls so on Saturday night he was at Sunset Cliffs, Grandview & Trestles stages.

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Before we leave the ChainsmokersAngela above was loving the “100% Crowd Participation”   KAABOO really was such a fun crowd!

below Arturo captured the Chainsmokers set design

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Yes, I think Andrew from the Chainsmokers winked at me so I might have looked for lots of their rad photos.

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Rockin Ryan, who is a published photographer, shares this incredible shot, above of The Struts on Saturday early afternoon on the Sunset Cliffs stage and below Rockin Ryan’s amazing shot of The Shelters

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Frank captured this up close photo of Luke Spiller of The Struts

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Also on Saturday the iconic Aerosmith on the Sunset Cliffs Stage as captured by ISH. 

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Below just one of the amazing shots captured by Micah Wright – photographer with Getty & Lonely Planet

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Saturday late night Steve Aoki enjoyed by Kayte Bataille – love to see the “hands in the air”

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Still more – here comes Sunday . . .

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Jessica captured this incredible shot of The Avett Brothers on Sunday early evening

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while I got a  shot of Cypress Hill on the Grandview Stage above and Cold War Kids on Trestles below

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Sunday – Rebulution with Michelle Burke. 

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Thank you again to all the contributors – there were truly so many shows across so many stages that there’s no way I could have shared highlights of this many shows without everyone’s willingness to share photos.  Takes a village to cover a festival this big!

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and shutting it down with Jack Johnson on Sunday photos by me & then Olivia Doan.

COMEDY

Jenny Martinez Photos captured so many wonderful photos including Dana Carvey and Jeff Ross on Friday

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“Jeff Ross the Roast Master General!  This guy killed it on stage super hilarious!  Must see next time he’s in your town!”  Jenny Martinez

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Anitra from the Non-Profit  Americana Nueva that focuses on GENDER EQUALITY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE in business, family, and beyond captured this shot of Vaness Bayer on Saturday & be following Anitra on IG because soon she’ll be posting more including Sarah Silverman.

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on Sunday ISH laughed with Cheech & Chong – thanks ISH for having awesome pictures all 3 days

ART

There was art done in advance and art done live.  And yes art for sale.  Here are just a few of the amazing works.

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“Leviathan” by Brett Crawford

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“Lucid Dream, Reflections on Ocean” by NC Winters

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“Going Down the Rabbit Hole” by LOLO – click picture for a video

Arbor Skateboards, if you’re reading this KAABOO is a rad place to find artists for future board series.

Oh – there was interactive art too- I’m loving all the pictures I’m seeing of festival goers with Taped Metal Canvas

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as far as walking art, Alex saw Glassman or is it Mr. Glass

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for more art see my post on Art at KAABOO interview with Aaron Glasson, Creative Director PangeaSeed

FOOD

There was a lot of food and I’m not talking “wizard fingers” – you know the hot dogs you might find at other festivals.  KAABOO is about the grab-n-go gourmet.  You could find it at Posh Nosh, on the boulevard, and at the stages – Sunset Cliffs Stage, Trestles Stage, Grandview Stage, Palate Stage & Encore.  Food was abundant & delicious.

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INDULGENCES

A returning favorite for me – Paul Mitchell.  Keeping a festival look going for 3 days can be hard – Paul Mitchell had me & everyone else covered.  Yes get your hair & makeup done or redone right at the festival.

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Above my Step 1 on KAABOO arrival go direct to Paul Mitchell.   For more on the school see my post & their site.

A new favorite Savvi Jewels.  What better place to start wearing your headband & embrace your inner princess than a festival?  I did say start because once you’ve found your inner princess – treasure her & take her out!

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The best find of KAABOO for me was My_Wraps Wraps Wristband Headphones – Anti-Tangle Storage with Superior Sound. #wearyoursound with style. They don’t just look great they sound great too!

When function & fashion unite – Super Powers Activated – I love these headphones & don’t know how I lived without them.

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MEMORIES

The best part of any event to me is the memories with friends.  These are a friendship pictures that I just had to share.

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Murphi Kennedy, resident DJ at the Omnia SD had fun working & with friends – win-win!

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The week after KAABOO, Mark is ready to go back!

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The Real O Marruiz had a blast with his squad

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Erin with her friend Jamie because “Sometimes you need a hand from a bestie!”

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Shaiden came back to San Diego for KAABOO!   I’m from San Diego are but I’d say KAABOO is worth traveling for.

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Donovan with “Da Boyz” & me below with just some of Da Girlz – oh yes we be wearing glitter

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WAIT THERE WAS MORE

Yes, there was more.  A KAABOO Charity Poker Tournament on Friday & Saturday 10:30pm.  You played with pros – Phil Hellmuth, Maria Ho, and Mark Kroon with the YMCA benefiting on Friday and Voices for the Children benefiting Saturday.  Who says you can’t have fun & help others?

KAABOO believes “that local charitable organizations have the ability to affect major change in a community.  With that in mind, we have focused our partnership and giving efforts in the San Diego Area.  One dollar of every pass sold by KAABOO will be distributed among our four title sharity partners through our charitable giving program:  KINDNESS.”

Yup, I read the KAABOO Guide.  See page 31 for all the details on how KAABOO supports San Diego Community.  The 4 charities for 2016:  YMCA – Military Support, San Diego Foundation of Music – music & arts education programs, Voice of the Children – helping foster children, and Surfrider – protecting the environment.

You know what was missing?  Porta Potties & I say hallelujah for flushing potties & bathrooms with mirrors.  Nothing says style like running water.

If you have something to share from KAABOO – share it – one of the many beauties of blog writing – it’s easy to update.  My e-mail is easy to find on my skatingfashionista IG bio.

NOW WHAT ???

Now what – it’s time to get ready for next year – who’s with me???

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Paul Mitchell the School San Diego

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Paul Mitchell (PM) for awhile.  I worked with them at Super Girl 2015 and they supported me at EXPOSURE Skate 2015, and Clash at Clairemont 2016.

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flashback photo to Super Girl 2015 where the Paul Mitchell cape made me believe I could skate vert so I could.  Believing is key to succeeding!

Now I’ve had the opportunity to work with the Paul Mitchell School in San Diego on KAABOO.

It’s KAABOO’s second year and Paul Mitchell School in San Diego was excited to be back.  Last year they did a braid bar and in 2016 they were doing hair and makeup in the Indulgences Lounge.

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When I say they – I mean the students, which PM calls Future Professionals,  under supervision of the instructors.  Which is the same service they offer at their San Diego school location – 410 A Street.

410 A Street is in the Financial District of downtown San Diego and was originally a bank.  It became the school in 2004 and since then has consistently been winning awards and has an impressive list of alumni.

They offer full and part time programs.  Part of Cosmetology is classwork and part is “on the job”.  As a result the school has a salon where the Future Professionals under supervision provide a host of services – including haircuts, styling, color bar, texture, and wash house services.  The bonus is they have long hours – open till 10pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and reduced pricing because it’s at the school.

I had my hair done there and enjoyed it so much that I know I’ll be back.  They wash your hair in the vault because they kept the best parts of the bank.

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As I’ve blogged about before #givingismystyle is part of the Paul Mitchell culture and is shown at the school when the students from teams and take their skills beyond the school walls, doing hair & makeup at fashion shows, charity events, and more.  Our Future Professionals donate their time, talent, and energy to various San Diego County charities through cut-a-thons, fashion shows, and countless other fundraising events and philanthropic activities. We make a difference—and have fun doing it!

As our co-founder John Paul DeJoria has famously said, “Success Unshared is Failure.” That’s why our Future Professionals at Paul Mitchell The School San Diego are proud and excited to give back through local events and our annual three-month FUNraising campaigns. In fact, since 2004, Paul Mitchell Schools throughout the country have raised more than $13.3 million for charities in their communities and around the world.

To find out more about the school – visit the salon &/or attend the school  check them out https://paulmitchell.edu/sandiego/programs/cosmetology 
and to find out how much fun they had had KAABOO be following their Instagram and looking for my  event recap.
And yes be on the look out for the car – you know that help for all your hair style needs is nearby if you see this car!
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Lotus & Luna – Accessories that Empower Women

Lotus & Luna is a company committed to helping women escape the cycle of poverty. 

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Their handcrafted boho accessories provide fair employment to women in Thailand.

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SF:  How and when was Lotus and Luna started? I love that you live in Leucadia, CA right by my home.

Courtney:  Our founder Janelle traveled through Asia after college and fell in love with Thailand and the people who live there. She knew she wanted to create her own brand of accessories but wanted to do it in a way that supported the women who live in villages outside of Chiang Mai. She started visiting Thailand more and more, and eventually made connections and started designing our bracelets with the women who live there. She started our brand in January and it has taken off since then!

SF:  I read each Lotus and Luna accessory is handmade. Can you tell us more about that? And how does Lotus and Luna empower women?

Courtney:  Each time we visit Thailand we meet up with our head artisan, Rung, and start designing bracelets.  Once we decide on our final designs, Rung assigns them to women in her village and the others near by. This is especially great for older women in Thailand, because once they are too old to do manual labor, it becomes really difficult to find a job. So we empower the women by giving them an opportunity to work from home and earn a fair wage.

Below a photo of our artisans & click here to read the Lotus & Luna Mission

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SF:  Where can people shop Lotus and Luna?

Courtney:  The easiest place to shop our entire brand is on our website, www.LotusAndLuna.com.

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We also sell at O’Neill, Tilly’s, and soon we will be at Urban Outfitters too! Plus hundreds of boutiques around the country.

SF:  What’s your favorite piece? It’s so hard to decide – I think mine might be Summer Solstice choker because I always want summer days to be long.

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Courtney:  You’re right, it is sooo hard to decide! I think my favorite right now is the Navajo Spirit Triple wrap- it has turquoise, which provides protection and wisdom, plus a quartz center for high energy
levels.

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All of our bracelets are made with real stone, and you can read about their benefits on our website!

Thank you so much Courtney for sharing about Lotus & Luna.  I hope everyone checks Lotus & Luna out & sees how “girls” working together really can keep it stylish on & off the board.

And thanks to everyone who read this post use the code SKATINGFASHIONISTA20 when you make a purchase through http://www.lotusandluna.com/ and save 20%.

till next time keep it stylish on & off the board & yes this is the perfect jewelry to wear at a festival – like KAABOO

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Above I’m wearing my favorite Lotus & Luna choker.

 

 

 

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Kettle Potato Chips at KAABOO

I love potato chips, so I was excited that Kettle Brand Potato Chips was at KAABOO last year and thrilled they are coming back.

Here’s the inside scoop from Rachel Kravitz’s their Field Manager.

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SF:  Why is Kettle Brand excited to come back?

Rachel:  We love the vibe of the festival – everyone is having fun, enjoying music and art. What better time to enjoy the best tasting natural chip around!

SF:  Where can people find you at KAABOO and after?

During the festival, people can look for the Kettle Brand booth on Kaaboolevard between the “Palate/Artwork” and the “Humor Me” pavilions.

Keep an eye out for people wearing Kettle Brand shirts throughout the venue.

You can also keep an eye on what we’re up to on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KettleBrand, and we also just joined Snapchat, so add us there!

thanks Rachel!

my favorite – Sea Salt – if you see me at KAABOO make sure to tell me yours

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I’m the skatingfashionista and I approve eating Kettle Potato Chips as stylish on & off the board!

 

 

L’Duex a Stylish Accessory On & Off the Skateboard

When you have long hair it’s inevitable that it can get in the way.  My hair has been known to get in my way when I’m skateboarding so I wear a rubber band on my wrist to be prepared.

It’s time to say goodbye to the rubber band.

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The bracelets above double as hair ties.  Vickie Adamson, who worked as a Fashion Designer and Merchandiser saw the need and created L’DUEX.

Girls with long hair on skateboards, at the gym, running errands, doing homework, etc. appreciate being able to make a pony tail and who doesn’t love a bobble?

SF:  Is this your first year at KAABOO?  Can people find you in the Indulgences section?

Vickie:  Yes and Yes

SF:  How many styles do you currently have and will they all be on display at KAABOO?

Vickie:  Currently about 100, but as a designer by nature, always adding new ones!  We will have most of styles…plus a surprise addition!!!

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SF:  When will your on-line shop be open?  Until then how does someone find out the nearest spa L’Duex is sold at?

Vickie:  As we just relaunched our website we will be getting online ASAP.  We can be contacted directly until on line store is ready vickie@lduex.com.

We retail at nearly 200 resort spas internationally (locally Montage & Balboa Bay Club). 

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Thanks Vickie.  I look forward to meeting you at KAABOO so I can  see & try the bands in person.  I love how you saw a need, got creative and now have a beautiful product to sell.   As your IG bio says L’DUEX is a niche line & untapped market of beautiful ARM CANDY BRACELETS that double as HAIR TIES!

Vickie is a Girl Boss!  I hope she inspires all of us to solve our problems with style on & off the board.

Art at KAABOO

KAABOO is 3 days of music, comedy, gourmet cuisine, craft libations, contemporary art, and personal indulgences.

I wanted to know more about the art.  And when I saw that Aaron Glasson one of the contributing artists had just completed a mural in Leucadia – I decided that’s where I’d start.  I live in Cardiff which with Leucadia makes up Encinitas.

Aaron is one of the featured mural & sculpture artists that will be featured at KAABOO.  For a complete list of all artists, exhibiting galleries, & exhibiting artists https://www.kaaboodelmar.com/the-experience/artwork/

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the Fearless Garden by Aaron Glasson

When Aaron did his Instagram takeover for KAABOO he “challenged” readers to mural hunt because many of the artists at KAABOO have murals close by the festival.  I’m accepting that challenge so look for posts on what I find and for sure tag me when you find some.

Before I interviewed Aaron I did some snooping on his web page http://aaronglasson.com/

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So going in I knew he was from New Zealand and now lives in San Diego.   His work is autobiographical, inspired by his life, life encountered and the sometimes inexplicable nature of being. Exploring the coexistence of the unseen and the observed.

Aaron is also the creative director of PangeaSeed, an international organization collaborating with members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities to raise awareness and education surrounding the conservation and preservation threatened marine species and ecosystems. 

SF:  This is KAABOO’s second year – is it also your second year or your first with KAABOO?

AG:  It’s my second year working with KAABOO.

SF:  What excites you about working on KAABOO?  What makes it unique?

AG:  It’s  a very eclectic mix of music, art, and comedy that brings such a diverse crowd which is cool.

Amanda Lynn curates the art and does an amazing job bringing unique art and installations into the festival. I’m excited to see what all the other artists create this year.

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SF:  Above a fun & educational art installation that Aaron did with  Celeste Byers for PangeaSeedSurfrider.  It will be at KAABOO with Sea Walls.  What are Sea Walls?  

AG:  Sea Walls is a project I’ve been working on with PangeaSeed for a few years now. We put together large scale mural projects and public art installations that educate and raise awareness about pressing ocean issues that everyone should know about.

KAABOO has been very supportive of the project the last two years, contributing much needed artists, funding, supplies and ideas. We collaborate a lot, and it’s great! They’ll be three Sea Walls installations this year at KAABOO.

SF:  What’s the best way to get clues on finding those murals in the area?

AG:  Follow your instincts, ask around and stalk the artists instagrams. 

Thank you Aaron for sharing with the blog.  I’m excited to see all the art and hope to skate to the Fearless Garden soon.

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs at KAABOO

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KAABOO is coming up quick so I’m making last minute preparations of what to bring and who to check out.  One of the sponsors Eargasm was new to me – so I had to check them out & this is what I found when I checked in with Ryan from Eargasm.

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SF:  You’re new to KAABOO – what made you want to be a part of it? Perhaps you attended last year?

Ryan:  Yes, this is our first year doing the festival. We wanted to be part of this great event because we wanted to get the word out there that earplugs don’t have to be lame! People often associate wearing earplugs at a concert to be burdensome rather than beneficial, but we are trying to change that perception. 

SF:  Why is ear/sound protection important?   So many think louder is better.  The line up of music for KAABOO:

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Ryan:  When you hear ringing in your ears after a show, that is because sound-sensitive cells in your ear have been damaged. Your ears will usually recover from the ringing in a day or two and you might think that all is back to normal, but that is unfortunately not true. Repeated exposure to loud noise can result in permanent hearing loss and a persistent ringing sound called tinnitus. Our earplugs help reduce the chance of long term hearing damage and also help prevent the ringing you hear immediately after a concert.

SF:  What’s revolutionary about your product?

Ryan:  Normal foam earplugs muffle sound and block so much noise out that it ruins the experience of listening to live music.

Our earplugs use a special attenuation filter that reduce noise evenly while maintaining the full spectrum of sound. It’s as if you have you ability turn the volume knob on noise around you from a 10 down to a 5 or 6. Everything sounds the same as you normally hear it, just at a lower volume!

Additionally, our earplugs are very discreet and for most users they do not stick out of your ear. No one will even know you’re wearing them! However, if someone does happen to catch a glimpse of them, we don’t think you’ll be that embarrassed to show them off since they have a pretty awesome design.

SF:  Where can Eargasm be found at KAABOO & before?

Ryan:  Our booth at KAABOO will be on the KAABOOLEVARD. We will be giving away free snow cones and have our earplugs available for purchase!

On line you can order Eargasm at their website or on Amazon.com

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To check out Eargasm further follow them on IG.  And be looking for my KAABOO wrap up post to read how I liked mine.

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Its KYBOE! Time

Some worried that the Smart Phone would replace the  watch.  After all so many people have Smart Phones why would anyone need a watch to know what time it is?  Well watches are more than time pieces – they’re jewelry.  Keep the love for your Smart Phone but show some love for watches too.

One watch I’m especially loving is KYBOE.  Pronounced “Key-boo” the watches are made in the Netherlands.  Now available in the US at Saks, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay, Amazon and boutique shops, they are worth checking out.  Deciding which one to leave with – that’s the hard part. 

My top 3 picks are the Radiant Rose Gold, Rose Gold Mint, and Rose Gold Dawn

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You can also check them out on their website.

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Or at events like

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KYBOE! watches are bright, bold and beautiful, inspired by the endless flower fields the Netherlands is known for. They represent an active, lighthearted lifestyle. They’re the perfect accessory for living life to the fullest, whether you’re spending the day at the beach or the night at the club … or anything in between.

I’ll be putting my watch to it’s first test at KAABOO & when I skateboard so look for upcoming posts to see if it truly can keep it stylish on & off the board.

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macy’s Shop for a Cause – Shop for Clairemont Skate Park

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Every year macy’s hosts Shop for a Cause.  This year the certificates are good from Friday August 26th – Sunday August 28th.

Good at any macy’s store the certificate gets you  25% on regular, sale & clearance items.

Where can you get yours – well from me I’m selling them to support one of my favorite non-profits Clairemont (Mission Valley YMCA) Skate & Bike Park.

Yes – it’s $5 to get a certificate but the entire $5 goes to the charity.  And you will save much more than $5 if you use it.  It’s like an investment – spending to save plus doing good!!!

I’ll be at the park – 3401 Clairemont Dr – most of the coming week finishing up the video on how the YMCA, skateparks, ramps, and people who share can & do improve our communities.  Not everyone in the community can skateboard but the entire community can benefit from skateboarding.

Since starting the video the park has gone from

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so I totally believe that people working together can build great things.  Plus there’s still more to build – there is always something to build at a skatepark.

As for where I’ll be shopping – Fashion Valley macy’s.  Every fashionista has a favorite macy’s & mine is Fashion Valley.

Plus in time for KAABOO 3 days of music, art, food – means you need to be prepared with outfits that do it all!

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On Monday the 22nd I’ll be there with some of my favorite skater girls – they’re teaching me how to drop in on SkaterCross.

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And later in the week I’ll be with Beaver Fleming – but don’t be expecting me to learn those turns.   Professional fashionista & amateur skateboarder – know & celebrate who you are!

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