Spring is in full bloom and all I can think about is summer. We've gotten in some newness over here at Blowfish that I'm super stoked about. I really need a new beach bag since my old one's a big ragged, so I'm thrilled that we've got in some amazing new bags this year! One of my favorites is the wave. This one looks cute for a day in the sand, and also is the perfect size for a weekend trip! I have a bachellorette party coming up in Phoenix for three days and I know this will be the perfect travel companion. 

My personal style is definitely simple staples jazzed up with some statement pieces. I love a fun scarf or a unique pair of shoes that will make my outfit stand out. Lightweight scarves are hard to come by, but the iconic is perfect- I love the infinity style for layering over necklaces paired with a cute summer dress or maxi skirt. These monaco sandals are one of our best sellers right now, so I've got to get a pair- the tan color matches with everything and the style is super unique so I expect to get a bunch of compliments when I rock these...

What fun spring items are you going to splurge on? Comment below!

Best, 

Lindsey

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 Hey ladies! We thought you'd like to know a little bit about some of the people that work to bring cute shoes to two feet near you. ;) Last week, I introduced you to Leslie, who handles all of our customer service related issues, and she also does a lot to help with coordinating shipments and orders. You can thank her every time your shoes arrive safetly, and when there's ever a problem- she'll take care of it! 

Greg is our operations guy. He pretty much makes sure everyone is doing what they are supposed to and everything is operating smoothly. That's a very simple description from someone who doesn't deal with a whole lot of those kinds of details... but I do know he does a BUNCH to keep Blowfish up and running smoothly. 

He's also a little goofy. We asked him some questions and though he kept his answers brief, we hope you have fun getting to know us a little better!

 

Where did you grow up? 

Oceanside New York 

How long have you been working for Blowfish?

Since the company started, about 6 years ago

What's the best part about your job? 

Getting to be involved in all parts of the business

Describe your personal style.  

I don’t have much personal style.  My son has all the personal style genes on my side of the family.

What's your favorite season?

Fall

What's your favorite food?

Pizza

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Swimming in the Pacific Ocean at sunrise on Wednesday mornings with approximately 150 people

What's your favorite spot in LA and why?

Going outside of my house and looking at the city view.  I get the best of the city while having a sense of privacy which is not an easy thing to do here in LA.

 

Hope you had fun getting to know Greg!

 

Xo, 

Lindsey

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It's about to be summer, which means sandals and bikinis. This time of year, I like to eat lighter fare in preperation for less clothes and more sunshine. Who's with me? 

I had a bunch of veggies I needed to use up last week, so I whipped up this simple salad that doesn't take a whole lot of ingredients and only 15 minutes to whip up. It's perfect for lunch on a hot day! It's surprisingly filling and especially tasty.

 

ingredients:

3 carrots (peeled)

1 bulb of fennel (chopped)

2 spring onions (chopped)

1-2 apples (sliced)

dressing:

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tbsp honey

1 lemon (squeezed)

Salt (to taste)

 

All you need to do is chop up the vegetables, mix up the dressing, add them together and you got yourself an awesome salad. Since there aren't any greens in this one, it keeps for a few days and actually gets better with time as it sits in the dressing. YUM

Xo, 

Lindsey

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another post from our friend, Steve!

Do you ever find yourself yearning to visit a place where nobody else wants to go? Well, as scary as it sounds, you may want to try taking a trip by yourself! It’s the perfect way to meet new people and to see the world. 

I recently spent some time traveling by myself in Switzerland, and here’s what I did (and what you can do!) to make the most out of a solo trip:

 

  1. Do your favorite things – The best part of traveling alone? It’s all about YOU, baby. Treat yourself to foods, activities and experiences that you love. Surprisingly, you’ll get to know yourself better along the way. So take a little time to be selfish. You deserve it.
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  3. Take lots of pictures – The only thing that makes an amazing trip even better is a great set of photos from it to bring back home. Without companions to weigh you down, you won’t have to worry about stopping every five feet to snap a quick photo. Take your time, as these will help you remember your trip for years to come. 
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  5. Don’t compromise – Again, this is YOUR time. If you really want to do something, do it! Even if it is a little out of your comfort zone (like skiing the Swiss Alps in my case!), there’s nothing like a good story to tell your friends at home. Besides, nobody else is there to laugh at you but yourself! Have fun with it. 
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  7. Talk to people – This is probably the best part about traveling alone. There are no two ways about it: you will meet friendly people wherever you go. Try your best to make new friends. Strike up a conversation at a bar or on a tour because you never know just whom you’ll meet!
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  9. Blog about it – Your friends and family will want to share in your fun, too! Keep a blog of your trip. Besure to include who you met, what you saw and funny tidbits about your day. Don’t forget photos, too! Your readers will eat it up while you live it up!

 

And when you come back to all of the places you’ve visited on your own with friends, you’ll be an expert. So take a risk and try traveling solo, you’ll be amazed at how fun it is.

 

Happy Travels!

Steve 

 

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Where did you grow up?

St. Louis, MO

How long have you been working for Blowfish?

Just a little over a year.

What's the best part about your job?

I learn something new everyday!

Describe your personal style.

I don't know if I can give it a name. I like bright colors and patterns. 

What's your favorite season?

Summer, I love the warm weather and BBQ's!

What's your favorite food?

Chinese Food and Mexican food-I love a good plate of messy nachos!

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

My brother and one of my best friends are getting married on July 4th, I'm super excited and literally can't wait for the wedding and to spend the holiday with my family.

What's your favorite spot in LA and why?

Venice Beach! I love the culture there. Street Performers, Art, Food, and the Beach…what else could you ask for?!

Where's your favorite place you've ever traveled?

I went on a cruise a few years back and we visited Honduras and Belize, it was pretty awesome. I would love to go back some day.

Isn't Leslie awesome?! Say hi in a comment!

xo, 

Lindsey

 

 

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