Thanks for checking in. I'm excited to be back in Northern California, making jewelry and working in my garden yet again. I'm really hoping to expand my reach with Sea to Seed this coming year, eventually making it my full-time job and getting my pieces in a few new stores.
I spent the first couple months of 2018 in Nicaragua, working my third season as a surf coach for Surf with Amigas. Between exploring untouched back roads on a moto with my little brother, working with amazing women from around the world, galloping down the beach on the horseback, hilarious conversations in spanish, desperate hitchhikes to reach the surf before the wind switched, and learning how to make tortillas with my Nicaraguan abuela.. my heart is endlessly grateful. Nicaragua and the people who live there have changed me in ways I couldn't have ever imagined.
I returned to Northern California in early April, coming home to a fiercely chilly Pacific ocean and seemingly endless rain. Jack (my partner) and I quickly got to work on our garden space once the soil began to dry, prepping our beds to be planted with our veggies, herbs, and flowers for the summer. Snap peas, spinach, chamomile, zinnias, and tomatoes are a few of my favorites.
Our goal every summer is to get better at food preservation / cultivation so we can minimize our dependence on the grocery store and reduce our carbon footprint. Luckily, Jack is a fisherman, who supplies us with fresh fish and crab throughout the year. My dream the last several years has always been to become self-sufficient in terms of food, as well as exploring my place in the world of hunting and fishing. It's been a crazy journey and I'm excited to continue exploring down the path of wild foods and foraging throughout the summer. If only we could grow food and walk to the surf from our house! Ha! Hoping to manifest that one in the near future..
A few other highlights from the last few months include cruising down to Do-It-Ourselves Fest in a school bus, meeting my best friends new baby, skinny dipping in the river near our house, baking my first cake with edible flowers, and finally finding the right fin for my longboard.
As I write this, it's already mid-June! The last few weeks I've finally been refining each Sea to Seed piece and shooting with my new camera for the website. My new collection is geared towards higher quality materials (14k gold fill!) and having a core set of simple, beautiful products. I can't express enough how much I love taking my inspiration from what I love most in my life and injecting it into my jewelry, creative content, and my website.
I look forward to your feedback and can't wait to share the new line on the Summer Solstice (JUNE 21!)