Obsession of the moment: Saffron James Designer Kate Growney
Inspired by the exotic flowers of Hawaii, Saffron James
Parfum is one of our favorite fragrance lines. Made from essential oils, Saffron James Parfums
have no parabens or preservatives. Our dear friend and designer, Kate Growney
, is the owner of the lovely fragrance line. Not only is she creative, she also is quite giving, “In honor of the traditions of the Hawaiian people who have always lived in balance and harmony with their environment, Saffron James Parfums donates a dollar off every product back to the cultural and environmental preservations of Hawaii.”Kate shares her obsessions of the moment
and her sense of humor!!!
BB favorite. Saffron James.Punono eau de parfum
1) Camilla Waterfall Lace Caftan $565 :shop here
While on a vacation in Mo’orea Tahiti, I was inspired by a neon pink hat I found in a market and declared with the utmost confidence that from now on, I was going to dress like a rainbow.The humbling vacation pictures attest to my commitment. When I saw this kaftan by my new favorite company Camilla, I once again was reminded there are no bad ideas–success is simply in the execution.
2) Tom Binns Last Laugh Shark Gold Cuff : shop here
After my Aunt took me to the theater to see Jaws when I was nine-years-old I developed Selachophobia. Stranded on the beach, watching all the kids play, my Uncle Tommy asked why I wouldn’t go in the water. I told him in a small whisper, ” the sharks.” He smiled and told me a long story about my amakua (guardian) who was the shark god of the Alenuehaha Channel and how no shark would ever harm me. In honor of them (or a reminder for them) I always wear this bracelet, even at the beach.
3) Pendelton Big Thunder Spa Towel $48: shop here
Everyone is always stealing my beach towels. I’ve been searching for the perfect towel that would dissuade all poachers but be something that I adore. The two things didn’t seem like they could co-exist, like Clark Kent and Superman being in the same place at the same time. Then I found these towels. So chic, yet so identifiable, it’s open challenge to all sticky fingers.
4) Solar Tizo3 Protection SPF 40 $26 :shop here
I have tried every sunscreen on the market. Not just because of my experience in the beauty industry, but a history of skin cancer in the family and hypersensitive skin has turned my into a volunteer medical test-subject. This is the only sunscreen that I can wear everyday that doesn’t irritate my skin, and actually makes me look, well, prettier (thanks to a slight mineral tint).
5) Mikoh Laguna One Piece in Jet Set $194 :shop here
An ex-boyfriend once told me as I was laying by the pool in my new black Eres one-piece, that no one-piece swimsuits were sexy.Um, since then, every time I try to commit to a one-piece his words always come back to haunt me. Then I tried this one-piece by Mikoh and realized instantly, not only was my ex-boyfriend a bad kisser, he didn’t know crap about swimwear.