California

California

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We visited California last week. We explored L.A for a few days and then ventured out to the desert. The sun and new scenery was just what we needed. It feels good to be back but always nice to visit a place so different from your own. Now that we are home it seems like there are little bits of spring all around! Feeling very happy spring is just around the corner! Happy March all! 

Winter Sale!

 
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Hello All! I hope your settling into the new year! I wanted to say "thanks" to all you who still open my sporadic newsletters and for following along with this little brand I have created many years ago! Your support means the world to me!

Though it has been quite on this space I am still plugging away on my work! I have had quite a year but feeling very excited for the months ahead! I will be releasing a small collection this spring with a mix of new and old favorites! In the mean time I am having a small winter sale over at the online shop! 15-25% off select bags! Head over to the shop to see more about the bags on sale! Happy days ahead! I hope to be back soon! 

P.s during this long winter nights I have been listening to a lot of podcasts while working! I recently listened to this episode from Ted Radio Hour and really enjoyed it! If you have any podcast recommendations and feel like sending them my way, I'd love it! 

x Lissa 

 

Winter

Winter

 
 

A few images from a trip Owynn and I took with my brothers last week. We headed over to the east side of the Cascade mountains. It snowed the day we arrived, so everything was covered in a thick blanket of snow. It was so incredibly beautiful. I forget each year how much I love the snow. The silence it brings to the forest, the way it covers up everything outside and leaves the unwanted items hidden, the way the trees change shape and almost come alive and of course the skiing, sliding and sledding! It was one of my favorite adventures of the 2017!

As this year is coming to a close I am feeling a ton of gratitude but also feeling relived it is coming to an end. I will be spending these next couple days dreaming and planning for the months ahead. Setting intentions and reflecting on all this year has brought me.

 

I came across this sweet poem tonight which seemed fitting for this time of year. Just another gentle reminder to slow down. 

 

Sending warm wishes your way into the new year! 

xx Lissa 

November

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November has come and gone... a beautiful month here on the islands! Now as we enter in to the last month of the year I am trying to take a moment in all the business to slow down. Reflect on this wild last year and dream for the future. This time of year on the islands can be hard as the nights have grown very long and the bright sun seems lost almost like a distant memory. But every now and then it comes back and it truly is the best feeling in the world having the fall/winter sun beat down on your face. I am trying to savor these beautiful Fall days and on the rainy days I am trying to be grateful for the rain. Taking in the sound, smells and feelings it brings. It is easy to just feel down about the gray days. But a trip outside even in the rain can really uplift my mood!  

Each day seems to be a little different from the next. I am trying to notice the small things and not let every moment of the day just rush by. Wintertime brings on ritual and routine more then other times of the year. For me each morning I try to stretch, write a list for the day, make a warm lemon water and try enjoy the weather whatever it may be!

Just a little note about the shop... December 5th will the the last day to order most items for a Christmas arrival. I will have a small batch of in-stock items that can be ordered later but for the made-to-order items please order by December 5th if a holiday gift! I have lots of zippered pouches in stock! Always a sweet gift to easily fill with extra goodies! 

Happy December to you all! 

xx Lissa 

in the studio...

in the studio... 

Happy mid summer! A couple shots from last week in the studio. The light this time of year in my workspace is always so beautiful! A new batch of leather arrived and a batch of the natural canvas totes on their way to being shipped off!

Hope you are finding space this summer to take in the warmth and sweet moments this time of year brings! A good time to savor and enjoy the air outside before the seasons change! 

Warm wishes, Lissa  

the moon

the moon

 
 

     Summer nights are my favorite. Dinners are enjoyed later, meals are light and often quick. We have winter for planned meals and drawn out dinners. Late evening walks, bike rides at sunset, beers shared on the beach, sun kissed checks fill these days.  I might miss warm summer nights that I have experienced elsewhere but there is nothing more magical then sitting on my porch wrapped up in my wool sweater watching the sun set in a haze of muted pinks and then turning to the other side of our field and watching the bright moon rise.

     The full moon was feeling extra powerful this month and I think at various points in my life I am more attuned to the moon cycle and its power. I always enjoy reading from here and here on where the moons at each month and it often leads to more clarity on why I feel like I am or sometimes just leads to more confusion but thats okay! Life is a wild ride and sometimes just best to sit with it and try to not control it.

    I have been feeling a serious lack of motivation in the studio this past spring and summer and it scares me. I have a jumble of new ideas but executing them from an idea into a real object has been challenging. This is my life now and learning slowly to be with it and know it will all become more clear and soon will flow into a new form. Inspiration will come back. It always ebbs and flows!  

Happy July to you all! Thanks for reading and for your support! I hope this note finds you well! 

xx Lissa 

Summer + A new bag!

Summer + A new bag! 

Happy Summer Solstice! I hope these long days and short nights have been treating you well! I am happy to share a new bag with you! I have to admit work has been a bit on the back burner this past spring but i'm looking forward to getting into the studio on a more regualr basis and putting out some new designs soon! So in the meantime I created a perfect summer bag! I love the color and simplicity! Excellent for packing up all your days items and heading out on an adventure! Click here to view more details and happy summer exploring!

x Lissa 

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Photos above were taken during a photoshoot for my friend Ana's new clothing line. Check her out on instagram to watch for the release of her new linen clothing line! All photos were taken by Demetria Provatas who did an amazing job as always! It was a beautiful evening on the beach and as always so enjoyable to work with friends!  

Late Spring

Late Spring

Hello all! Its been awhile since I have signed onto this space... its been a wild spring so far! So much good in the air but been busy for sure! The feeling of summer has arrived and I think we all cant wait for that deep summer feeling but for now I am soaking in these beautiful spring mornings and long bright evenings. The plants have been extra happy this year with all the luscious rain we have received. The wilds roses are smelling more divine then ever. I hope you are enjoying your spring and a shop update should be happening later this month! 

Warm wishes to all! 

x Lissa 

( pictured above is the large waxed canvas shoulder bag / click here to view more details )

Spring is here!

Spring has finally arrived! Everything is so green and finally blossoming! The light was incredible tonight so decided to share this shot of the bright green grass and soft spring light. 

Happy week ahead!

grey days + a playlist

GREY DAYS + A PLAYLIST

Hey all, happy weekend ahead! Its been a busy week in the studio! Thanks for all who placed orders this last week! I hope to have most items shipping out next week. Also there still is a few "one of a kind" small leather items left so stop by and take a look if you have not already! 

A playlist below for anyone looking for some new good tunes! Pretty mellow but seemed fitting for all this grey and rain we have been having!  

Take care, Lissa 

Shop Restock + One of a Kind Sale

Shop Restock + One of a Kind Sale

Starting today (March 30th) the shop will slowly begin getting restocked! Also, i'll be adding a batch of "One of a Kind" small leather goods. Some are discounted as I am slowly cleaning out the studio this spring and it's time to clear away "One of a Kind" inventory.  

So stop by the shop to view some unique goods and the shop re-stock. Thanks for your support and feel free to send a note with any questions you might have regarding bag availability. Some bags are available for pre-order, others are in stock and the rest should be stocked later this month! 

Hope you are having a good week so far! 

xx Lissa