SUPERBLOOMS IN NATALIE MARTIN

Dear Spring,

I had so much fun spending the day with you. I feel so alive when surrounded in your beauty and I always love our inspiring conversations.

Amongst friends

Amongst friends

This year in Los Angeles the superblooms have been just that…super. I spent the morning in Malibu with Melissa Meyers and photographer Stefanie Marie and we couldn’t stop smiling. Between the daisies and the painted lady butterflies that migrated in from Mexico, it was a joyful day. When spring and summer hit the calendar I pretty much live in Natalie Martin and now these sandals from R0AM Foot Wear have taken over my feet!

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I hope you have a spring in your step and joy in your heart!

Thanks for reading,

xo,

Janet

BIB & SOLA - WATER AND WISDOM

“A stylish way of drinking, an elegant way of giving.”

Bib & Sola - “Drink and Comfort” is a contemporary and stylish glassware that offers a conscious alternative to plastic. “Water is precious for your body and the earth so take the time to nourish yourself and decant your water from an elegant and artistic hand blown vessel. Free the world of plastic in a cool way because your choice changes everything.” 💦

Why not drink your water in style

Why not drink your water in style

A few years back I took a hard look at the amount of plastic that was flowing in and out of our home. After reading article after article, I knew I needed to make a change. Sometimes we forget how every little bit counts, so when I met Kira and she shared Bib & Sola with me I was even more motivated to become part of the solution.

Janet Gunn + The Grateful Gardenia + Bib & Sola

Meet Designer and founder, Kira Heuer; born and raised in sunny southern California where she grew up loving the ocean and thus a deep appreciation for all things water emerged. Now living between London, Los Angeles, and New York, her designs seek to create a strong voice for the relevance that beauty has the power to influence, in a sense, aesthetics for ethics. Heuer is a patron and committee member of The Contemporary Art Society, Women in the Arts UK, Studio Voltaire, and The Tate.

Kira began with the notion to dig deeper when addressing the power of influence, consumerism, fashion, art, beauty and water. Playing on all aspects, Kira has created a world of AESTHETIC ACTIVISM™ for all individuals to enjoy Bib & Sola’s distinctive design and message. The hand blown glass carafe sets are far more than simple glass; each is a “drinkable art vessel,” encouraging everyone to make a connection between the water they drink, the way they drink it, and the impact it has on their lives.

After spending too much time in boardrooms eyeing the little plastic water bottles that create not only a grand expense on the corporation yet also feed the pollution factor, Bib & Sola decided to take some action and came up with the campaign 1 On Every Desk.

Not to mention - it would allow them to immediately eliminate the high level of plastic bottles that are wasted each year!

Kira Created   Bib & Sola   over 4 years ago with a need to look at consumers power to change an issue that effects us all, WATER.

Kira Created Bib & Sola over 4 years ago with a need to look at consumers power to change an issue that effects us all, WATER.

When we fill our vessels from these gorgeous hand-blown vessels, we can derive a sense of comfort from giving back. Also found in Harvey Nichols, Selfridge’s, Maxfield, Bon Marche, MoMA, and The Broad Museum.

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Bottoms up and thank you Kira for reminding us how easy it is to shift our thinking when it comes to drinking responsibly!

Bib & Sola endeavors to replace plastic bottled water with glass in a manner that is both chic and functional and aspires to create a global community where each and every person takes responsibility and action from an inspired position.

USE DISCOUNT CODE GRATEFUL10 AT CHECKOUT

Mother’s Day is around the corner! If you’re looking for a gift that makes a difference. These are beautiful housewarming gifts, and for all occasions. Use Discount Code GRATEFUL10 at checkout and please share Bib & Sola with your friends.

Thank you! #preciouswater

Janet

Janet Gunn + The Grateful Gardenia + Bib & Sola

WHISTLER CANADA - HIT THE SLOPES

Oh Canada… you’re so lovely.

It was our first family ski trip for the season and we decided to try something new, Whistler Canada. We actually picked a perfect weekend for this Whistler wonderland, the locals told us it was some of the best snow conditions they’ve had in years. It was a quick trip and so worth it.

Janet Gunn + The Grateful Gardenia

Welcome to Whistler - Blackcomb / North America’s largest resort and The Westin. “If you can’t find your favorite terrain here, you can’t find it anywhere.” from the editors of Ski Magazine. They make it so easy to rent and return your equipment. Can-Ski Sports is located on the 1st floor of the hotel. Check in - get fitted and walk right out to the gondola that takes you to the top of the mountain in 25 minutes.

We flew from LAX to Vancouver and drove for two hours to Whistler. We had snow for the last hour and we all agreed it was the most gorgeous snowflakes we’ve seen! Canada is equipped for snowy conditions so the drive was actually enjoyable and beautiful.

Base Layers

Base Layers

Most importantly; have the right gear! It was below zero, so bundle up, cuz baby it’s cold outside. This year I purchased after-ski UGGS all-weather boots and my feet were never cold. The overall dress on and off the mountain is casual.

Kjus  /  Canada Goose  / Frauenschuh /  Poc  Helmet

Kjus / Canada Goose / Frauenschuh / Poc Helmet

If you’re someone who likes to be first on the mountain, take the gondola to the top for first runs and breakfast. Gondola leaves at 7:15 and after breakfast you’ll be on the slopes by 8:15.

Lift ticket pricing

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Peak to Peak (not for the faint of heart) is a glass bottom gondola that takes you from Whistler to Blackcomb, where most of the locals ski. This gondola spans the length between the two mountains and the view is breathtaking…literally.

It’s a charming town, all of the hotels are in the middle of the village along with shopping, We found three really good restaurants and a casual wood-burning pizza joint (we ordered in and watched the Oscars with pizza from Caramba.) There are more that 100 dining and drinking options to choose from.

araxi

Il Caminetto

Basalt - Wine & Salumeria

Caramba

Janet Gunn + The Grateful Gardenia

Don’t forget to change your money, Canadian dollars only.

Janet Gunn + The Grateful Gardenia + TopTote

Have you heard about TopTote? Created by Lindsay Albanese this accessory is a necessity when you’re traveling the globe or in your own city. I personally love to wear hats so when Lindsay sent me her new product for my upcoming travels I couldn’t wait to put it into action. It’s so simple and it’s a fabulous idea! I also think it would make a great gift for your fellow traveler.

Janet Gunn + The Grateful Gardenia

If you love to ski and you’re in the mood for an adventure I think you’ll be surprised at the beauty and charm of Whistler. There are 200 trails to choose from and there’s something for everyone. Have a great ski trip if you’re headed to the mountains this season and wear your helmet!

xo,

Janet