Summer Essentials

Summer has officially shown up to Los Angeles, gone are the days of pants and my leather jacket, walking the dogs now include shorts and baseball tee's. To kick off the summer on the right note I've complied a list of what I consider essentials for a good summer, even it's being squeezed in around our crazy work hours. 

Fresh Ground Coffee, they recently put a Whole Foods 365 into our Silverlake neighborhood and I am loving the morning brew by them

Since cutting my hair and rocking my idea of a modern flapper style everyday I am in love with the idea of glitter roots and I've even made a little how to one how to do your own!

Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Don't even get me started on all the benefits and why we should wear it. But we should! It keeps us from aging, burning and protects us from skin cancer so just do yourself a favor already and just wear it. SuperGoop makes a sunscreen setting spray with rosemary which works wonderfully and feels refreshing. Recently I participated in Wanderlust's 108 triathlon and used this all day and didn't burn anywhere. 

A giant tote bag is a must in California with so much to do all summer. Having the glitter straw tote I picked up in Morocco is a blessing. It's perfect for tossing in blankets and snacks for a fun Friday night at the outdoor movie events or I can toss clothes and toiletries in and instantly hit the road on an impromptu road trip.

Some sort of instant camera, need we say more? We have the Fujifilm Instax Mini but might also pick up the Polaroid because really a pink and blue camera?? Make sure you get the fun film too. 

Summer to me is playing the greatest hits of the Beach Boys with the windows down, so this year I treated myself to Beach Boys Endless summer on vinyl so I can still enjoy summer while I work from home. 

You can't go wrong with a great pair of sunnies, and I find if you invest in one great pair that you are in love with then they never disappear and last forever. I am loving what Alessandro Michele is doing over at Gucci and when I saw these glitter hot pink frames I knew they were THE PAIR for summer. 

Get outside and explore. Pack up the car and drive. There's only so much we can absorb and learn from our computers. We need vitamin d and the dirt beneath our feet to ground ourselves, to grow and to speak to our soul. Pick up a best of road trips, pack up that tote and hit the road. I'm using Lonely Planet's California's Best Trips to get out this summer and they make other great ones for other parts of the country and world. So no excuses! Get out, take pictures and make sure to tag us! #vvwildsummer

Stay balanced and be able to carry all your crystals with you. I picked up a crystal holder necklace pendant at House of Intuition in Silverlake and now I can just select a crystal for the day, pop it in and be vibing all day long. 

Let the good times roll!

xoxo

Vivian Vette

Vivian Vette