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We met Jasmine recently while we were in Miami showing our line, Bean Goods, at the fashion trade exhibition, Coast. Jasmine is originally from LA but now resides in Miami & is an avid dog lover & a passionate dog rescue supporter. Jasmine & her rescue Chiweenie, Duchess, hit the Miami streets in their favorite Bean Goods apparel & we loved every bit of it! Jasmine’s blog is dedicated to “looking luxe without breaking the bank,” a perfect match with our Bean Goods Doxie Luxe Tee & trucker hat! Check out what Jasmine had to say about living in Miami and her life with her best friend Duchess in our first hound and human close up interview below. Visit Jasmine’s blog here : www.jasminetoshfashion.com

1/ Tell us a little bit about your background. When did you start modeling? Is this your full time job?

I have been modeling since I was a child in my hometown of Los Angeles, CA. At this point in my life, I still love modeling but I am turning my focus more towards my fashion blog, Jasmine Tosh Fashion. It is my full time job and my goal is to get my name out there so I can travel and work with more fashion brands worldwide.

2/ How do you like living in Miami in comparison to LA?

I think Miami and Los Angeles are like night and day. Living in Miami Beach, feels like I am in a different country where English is usually not the first language. I love the different cultures combined in one place, and the beautiful beaches. I feel like I am actually on vacation sometimes. I do miss Los Angeles everyday though, and it’s faster pace of everyday living.

3/ Do you consider Miami a dog-friendly city? How so?

I think Miami is especially a dog-friendly city because everyone is constantly doing dog-friendly things with their furry friends. You can’t go to a store, outdoor restaurant, beach, or park without seeing a happy dog and their loving owners. I am currently reposting and supporting a group in Miami called Urgent Dogs Of Miami that help find homes for dogs who are on kill lists at the Miami Dade Animal Shelter. It’s really a sad thing to see so many dogs at shelters, I wish more people would adopt.

4/ Tell us about your relationship with Duchess. What role does she play in your life?

Duchess is my daughter and best friend. I would be nothing without her. I rescued her from a Los Angeles shelter when she was two years old, and she is now almost 7 years old. I love her so much and we make each other so happy. She is definitely spoiled and she is the smartest dog I’ve ever met.

5/ What does Duchess do that makes you laugh?

Duchess is like an Olympic champion of dogs. She sleeps in a large padded zipper enclosed dog crib that is about three feet high. So when I give her the command to “Go in her bed” she takes a running head start and then jumps into it from the top. It is the funniest thing ever and it’s on her Instagram @DuchessandLouie If you’d like to see it in slow motion.

6/ What places have you & Duchess traveled together? What adventures have you had together? 

Duchess and I have lived in Los Angeles, Washington D.C, and now Miami together. We’ve driven across the country twice already, so she is definitely the traveling type.

7/ Can Duchess do any special tricks?

Besides the amazing “Go in your bed” leap, she knows the difference between “Drink your water,” and “Eat your food.” She will never get the two commands confused. She is so smart I feel like she is a human child sometimes.

8/ Describe Duchess in one word if you can.

Intelligent.

9/ How do you feel Duchess communicates with you? Does she have different barks for different needs?

She never barks. Duchess is such a loving and smart dog I already know what she wants when she needs something. I am so glad I rescued her from living in a crowded shelter, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.

10/ How has Duchess helped you in facing challenges in your life?

Duchess has taught me patience and how to just enjoy the little things in life. To have an animal love you so much and depend on you is the best thing in the world. Everyone should have a furry best friend to help them smile through life’s challenges.

penn + pooch

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Bean and Van present to you Penn + Pooch, style for a (wo)man’s best friend. I am naturally obsessed with this pup brand brought to my attention a few weeks ago when Courtney, co-owner, contacted me about collaborating. Penn + Pooch prides itself on style, quality, and function. They’ve taken on the responsibility to clothe all dogs in comfort with effortless style and poise. Bean and Van each received their own Penn + Pooch hoodie & tee. They’re favorite features are the easy access harness/leash flap and the tribal accent prints. All steps of Penn + Pooch’s manufacturing process take place under their watch in Los Angeles. We love this brand! We’ll be doing a special Bean Goods / Penn + Pooch giveaway on instagram so tune in if you want to get your paws on some rad doggy wear.

Be sure to check out Penn + Pooch’s e-shop here.

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Mexican Street dogs

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Hola! The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of adventure that kicked off with an epic trip to Sayulita for my birthday. Having spent time in Mexico before I knew that the street dogs would be a highlight for me. They’re full of character and such a friendly pack of pups. It broke my heart to see so many strays but at the same time it seemed that the locals treated them with as much love and respect that they could. There’s not a beach, street, restaurant, or bar that you won’t come across a new furry friend in Sayulita. I can’t wait for another visit!

Weens in Miami

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Just over a year ago my weens and I got to spend a week in Miami Beach. I hadn’t visited these parts since I was about 15 & my outlook completely changed from uninterested to obsessed within a day. I know Bean & Van would agree. We spent the week relaxing on the beach, walking everywhere, & biking around the city with the pups en tow. Randomly the South Beach Dachshund Winterfest was scheduled to happen while we were in town. We mingled with hundreds of doxies & ween enthusiasts in hopes of making some new friends.

The next few weeks are going to be wildly fun & busy! We get to venture back to Miami the first week of March where we will be exhibiting at the Coast trade show. Before that we’re headed to Mexico to celebrate my birthday, sooo excited! Bean & Van had a meet & greet with a family we connected with through Dog Vacay & will be spending the week with them & their Chihuahua, Peep. Cheers pups! 

Spring doggies

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Although half of the country is in the midst of a massive blizzard we’ve been experiencing gorgeous sunny days in Portland and spring is beginning to trickle in. These hound and human pairs are nailing it from head to tail & have got me all excited for shedding the layers & brightening up my wardrobe for spring. My favorite is the modern girl jeans & t-shirt look polished effortlessly by Jayne from Stop it Right Now & Amanda Seyfried. Comfort is everything to me these days! This year I’ll be kick starting the season in Mexico! Next month a bunch of my besties & I will be touching down in Puerto Vallarta & continuing on to Sayulita where we rented a house for my birthday week. The only thing missing will be Bean & Van. Nonetheless I can’t wait to sport short sleeves, bare legs & bikinis! I’m sure there will be plenty of Mexican street pups to fill the void of missing my babies. I’ve just gotta be careful not to fall in love with one & try to pack him in my suitcase back to Portland…Happy early spring dawgs!

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