5 minutes with Californian style blogger @frankvinyl
October 08, 20192 min read
Francesca wears our ST JUDE pendant on 20" chain in 18kt gold. Shop this medal here.
My name isFrancesca Smith (aka @frankvinyl over in instagram) And I live inSan Diego California And my most favourite thing to do in this areais Roller skate, head to the beach to watch the sunset The first thing I do when I wake up is take the pups out then head to the gym or outdoors to workout and at the end of the day I like to cuddle up with the husband and dogs, drink tea and watch netflix My most favourite thing about my job isthat I get share awesome inspiring brands with everyone. I also love that I get to travel and have my own schedule. If I wasn’t doing my current job I would probably be a travel photographer. It would definitely have to have travel involved either way. Every day Icount my blessings The best thing aboutCalifornia is the beautiful weather, amazing nature and the relaxed happy people. If I wasn’t living in San DiegoI would live in Hawaii or Northern California. Becauseboth these places make me feel so inspired. The nature is just beautiful and for photos they are both epic.
Brands that I am loving right now areLuna & Rose (of course), Reformation and Spell. Loving any brand that is making an effort to make the world a better place. One piece of style advice is never wear anything that doesn't feel like YOU and always make sure you feel confident and happy in what you are wearing. I never leave the house without my quay matted black sunglasses or my cell phone. I am currently listening toShura, Forevher When I’m not listening to this, I’m reading the new Brene Brown book Braving the Wilderness. She’s amazing. The best piece of advice I ever received was "Don’t worry what everyone else is thinking about you. Chances are they are most likely too worried thinking about themselves to even think about you". I think this is just such a relieving piece of advice and always helps me get out of my head when I'm feeling insecure. Helps me realize I should try and make other people feel at peace and happy instead of worrying they won't like me or judging me somehow. It's especially great to think about before entering a room full of strangers by yourself.
Thanks so much Francesca! We love following your travel and beautiful outfits that you put together.... Hope to see you in San Diego super soon! You can check out Francesca and her stye & travel tips over here.
If you're a travel-lover like us (dur - who isn't), then there's a high chance you are already following Brodie from @locationlost over on instagram where she shares her life on the road, living out of her **super stylin** van with her partner Nick & cute pooch Quinn. Based in Western Australia, Brodie & Nick share their incredible adventures, drool-worthy landscapes they get to experience in Aus and share honest conversations about a life lived on the road. It's not all cute shots (and cute outfits)!
Nothing quite beats a delicious Soba Noodle Salad. They're often rare to find out and about but when you find one, with the perfect dressing - Oooh wee it's a jolly good feeling, one you want to bottle up & come back to meal after meal. And so with the emphasis on food & sharing around Christmas, I wanted to do exactly that. Share one of my favourite Soba Noodle Salad recipes so that you too, can relish in these flavours & treat your tastebuds (and others!) this festive season.
Cabbage without Mayo. It's extremely hard to come by but when you find it, oooh weee life is good! If you're one of the 0.2% of the population who also hates Mayonnaise, welcome. If you're still a traditional slaw lover... Stick with me, this delicious, crunchy, fresh Cabbage Salad will have you second guessing how you'll next serve up your crunchy greens!