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Sustainably Chic: Eco Travel Hacks

Just in time for fall adventures I’ve just shared a few of my favorite eco-friendly travel tips at Bodhi & Birch’s new blog, The Leaf. Head over to the gorgeous journal to check them out and explore Gem Bolton and crew’s musings on body and mind care, ethical makers, and how to recharge this Autumn. More on how to pack light and travel well and a handy festival packing list. Paris photo above is from this trip.  

Olympic National Park and Seattle, Washington

Photo by Caroline Walker Evans After exploring Ocean Shores and Ruby Beach on our recent trip to Washington, we spent a day soaking up city life in downtown Seattle before heading north to Vancouver. And much like Olympic National Park, Seattle instantly felt like home. Here’s a peek into favorite finds throughout the Emerald City. Shopping, eats, and drinks at Melrose Market‘s Glasswing Clothing & Home Goods, Taylor Shellfish Farms, and Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room (Try Gravitas cupping for a coffee connoisseur, Shakerato Bianco for a sweet tooth). Take an in-depth tour and whiskey tasting with the thoughtful folks at Westland Distillery. Rent a canoe at University of Washington‘s Lake Washington docks. Forage for blackberries along the school’s bike path. Scoop up a fresh honey lavender waffle cone at Molly Moon’s Ice Cream. Stop by Batch 206 for Americana vibes and whiskey pickles (yep, whiskey pickles). Pike Place, a rite of passage when in Seattle. I loved Moon Valley Organics, Left Bank Books, and saki cups from the adorable Ting Ceramics. Drop by …

Outdoor Voices at Ruby Beach, Washington

The coast along Washington’s Olympic National Park is both impossibly expansive and remarkably welcoming. At once you feel tiny, humbled, yet also as if you’re coming home, surrounded by a cathedral of ancient trees, rugged bluffs, and icy tidal pools. It’s the sort of place meant for basking in the warm sun, exploring secret caves, and tumbling over driftwood to unearth little sea creatures. To be active but not to be defined by activity itself. The sort of place to use (and wear) your favorite Outdoor Voices.   JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.   Outdoor Voices Steeplechase Sports Bra (wearing a medium) Thrifted Patagonia M Stand Up Short Ray-Ban Classic Aviators CPR’s bandana (similar on Nordstrom) Teva Universal Sandals Save

Sun-Drenched: Ocean Shores, Washington

Ten days in Washington State were one long sweet, surreal day dream. Our first stop at Ocean Shores unexpectedly introduced us to equine friends: Maggie and Milly. After an afternoon on the beach we were off to Olympic National Forest and idyllic Lake Quinalt for the best salmon nachos in the world. More photos soon xx Thrifted Patagonia M Stand Up Short (Also here) Thrifted wide-brim hat (similar on sale at Nordstrom and Amazon) Lou & Grey Heather Grey Sweater (40% off everything Lou & Grey at LOFT’s friends and family sale!) CPR’s bandana (Similar on Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters) Ray-Ban Classic Aviators in grey-green and gold H by Hudson “Horrigan” Booties (Sizing notes) JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.   Save

Dog Days of Summer in North Georgia

“Don’t forget to stop by the garden on the way out,” my dad said last weekend, nodding down to rows and rows of emerald kale, Amish tomatoes, squash blossoms. We’d stopped off at his farm before embarking on the bends and twists of the road that winds around Lake Burton, to Lake Seed, to Lake Rabun. We left with the best cucumbers and tomatoes and greens which were shared all weekend with friends and family and each other as we basked in the Georgia sunshine and bathed in the cool waters of the headwaters of the Soque. It was a heavenly break from the stifling Atlanta heat. It wasn’t until sifting through pictures this morning that I realized the weekend home marked Rose & Fig’s third birthday – and also that this time two years ago, we were just getting acquainted with a timid, tiny, extremely incontinent puppy named Mud Bug. We renamed her Pimms Cup and rehomed her out of a short lifetime of apparent abuse, neglect, and starvation. Ever since her best friend …