Before we even began planning our honeymoon, I've always dreamed of visiting the famous volcanic black sand beaches of Iceland. Unlike the shell covered beaches we're used to in the U.S., these unique coastlines are formed from lava and covered in ... you guessed it ... lava rocks. On the last day of our week-long journey, my dreams finally came true.
The official start of summer is just around the corner, which means shorts weather has arrived! This will be our first New York summer, and I couldn't be more excited. Since living in Syracuse, we've somehow managed to always skip town right as the snow finally melts and the flowers begin to bloom. To make up for lost time, my husband and I have been basking in all that summer in the Northeast has to offer — rooftop hangs with friends, weekend exploring, and soaking up some good ol' sunshine.
One of my favorite morning rituals is brewing a fresh pot of coffee while I get ready for the day. Even before taking that first sip, I feel awakened by the aroma that fills our space as the boiling water seeps through the coffee grounds and slowly drips into the glass carafe. Recently, I've started thinking more deeply about what goes into my morning cup of coffee and the impact it has on people and the planet.
The hairpin — it's essential for those hot days where all you want to do is pin your hair back. But there's more to the story of the hairpin, which originated thousands of years ago. I recently had the pleasure of catching up with S A Y A Designs founder, Victoria Jones to learn more about her passion to create unique hairpins inspired by the past with a mission to protect the future of our planet.