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!
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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It’s a New Year! Over the holidays and as 2014 approached I found myself feeling extremely grateful for what the past year has brought me. This time last year I was back east where I had planted myself for an extended stay in my hometown, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. My intent was to sort out & develop my ideas for the coming year & establish a game plan to conquer my goals. Wellfleet is the most tranquil place in the winter and exactly where I needed to be to harvest my brain. The map I created during that time enabled me to achieve a lot last year. The 2 biggies were of course launching W L F H N D & the growth we’ve seen with our doxie inspired clothing & accessories line, Bean. I couldn’t have gotten this far without the love & support from my family, friends, Christopher, business advisors, and most importantly my beloved weenies Bean & Van. With a keen focus & positive energy you can accomplish almost anything you put your mind to. I can’t wait to see where this path leads me this year. Dream big puppies, you’ve got this!
Happy Howlidays ya’ll! This season has been extra weentastic with our Bean business cranking at full speed. Instead of sugar plums I’ve had visions of Wiener Dogs dancing in my head 24-7. It’s been a blast but I’m looking forward to our journey back to New England to spend Christmas on Cape Cod. These photos are from a weekend we spent at the Sou-wester Lodge in Longbeach, Washington where you can reserve various vintage travel trailers to stay in. We stayed in the potato bug, a tiny Airstream & had the best time ever. Wishing you all the best during the most wonderful time of year!
Ummm can we just take a moment & reflect on how freaking freezing it is in Portland right now?! Bean is dying. On one hand he’s lucky to have zero body fat. A fat wiener is never a good look but the poor guy hates the cold! Personally I am throughly enjoying the abnormally frigid temperatures & flurries in the air. Being from New England I am used to this kind of thing. I love a freezing cold wintery day with not a cloud in sight. Time to bundle my bean boy like a burrito & hit the streets for some Christmas shopping! Stay warm little doggies!
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