Our favorite new party accessory is marble and watercolor cookies. They are so beautiful and add the perfect interesting piece of art, and sweetness, to any event. Here are a few of our favorites!
Ricky Mena, aka Spider Man, started Heart of a Hero to bring smiles to kids who are homeless, battling life-threatening illnesses and coping with special needs. He brings encouragement and love to little warriors everywhere by bringing so much joy with his visits, hugs and gifts. Follow along his journey on Instagram and be a part of spreading the love by donating here. Thank you Ricky for all that you do!
This has to be one of the coolest companies we’ve heard about in awhile… Repeat Roses is incredible. They transform event flowers into social good by taking floral arrangements from events and redistributing them to patients in hospice, cancer centers and homeless shelters. Within hours flowers make a positive difference in the community. After that, they return to pick up the floral arrangements for composting. Another plus? It’s a charitable tax donation. This company is a serious triple threat that goes above and beyond helping people and the environment. We’re obsessed! You can request a quote here.
We recently stumbled across this incredible Airbnb after reading about Kourtney Kardashian vacationing here with her boyfriend. This place is insane! Perched on the cliffs in Malibu, it’s peaceful, relaxing and truly serene. The airstream has been redesigned into a large studio with breathtaking views of the Santa Monica mountains and the Pacific ocean. You can relax, surf, stargaze, hike or do whatever you please in your own private escape. Ahhhh!
Marília and Matheus, of São Paulo, Brazil, planned an outdoor wedding; however, it rained so much that day they moved the celebration under a tent. An adorable stray dog took cover under the tent as well.. and the rest is history. “As the ceremony started, to everyone’s surprise, it was the dog who came in when the bridal chorus began to play,” said Marília. Guests tried to usher the dog out of the tent but he wouldn’t budge. Once it came time for Marília and Matheus’ vows, he layed down on top of the bride’s veil! How heartbreakingly sweet! “The dog entered and laid down to sleep on my veil,” Marília said. “It was a very pleasant surprise for me, because I love animals. I liked it very much.” After that, the sweet pup joined the party and a few weeks later the newlyweds officially adopted him, naming him Snoop (after all, he snooped into their wedding). What a sweet happily ever after, times two!
Wedding photos via Felipe Paludetto
The Traveling Photo Bus is your next party must-have! Seriously this thing is so cool, we’re totally dreaming of drinking champagne in it asap. So technically it’s a photo booth inside a ’71 VW bus, but really it’s the life of the party! It’s charming, eclectic, exciting, different.. it literally adds the perfect touch to any event. Mabel (that’s her name) travels from San Diego to San Luis Obispo so if you’re in SoCal check them out.
Southwest Airlines and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue saved 62 pets from Puerto Rico, flying them from their homeless state to a new life. Many pets have been left behind after Hurricane Maria and Southwest was eager to help by taking a plane, staffed with employees who all chose to donate their time, to Puerto Rico last weekend. The plane’s cargo and overhead bins were filled with 14,400 lbs of supplies for Puerto Ricans. Once the volunteers unloaded the supplies in Puerto Rico, 16 cats and 46 dogs were carefully loaded onto the plane. The animal rescuers in Puerto Rico had to say a tough, tearful goodbye to the furry friends they rescued… but they were able to leave with much needed supplies like batteries, tarps, bottled water and towels (more than half are still living without running water and electricity). Once the plane landed with the pets, they were taken to Dogma Bakery where a crowd of adoptive pet parents welcomed them. “When we lose sight of how we treat animals, we tend to lose sight of our humanity,” Lucky Dog Animal Rescue’s founder and Executive Director Mirah Horowitz said of what the trip meant to her. “We can’t forget the pets.”
It’s Giving Tuesday, so what better day to feature our favorite new company that gives back in the coolest way… Sock Problems is literally “socking” the world’s problems with socks. For each pair sold, a percentage is donated (50% today during Giving Tuesday!!) to charity and the cool thing is you get to pick that cause by choosing your style of socks. From autism, breast cancer, climate change, extinction, hate, inequality, racism to prostate cancer, it’s so easy to make a difference just by expressing yourself. So get out there and sock a problem this holiday season (also the perfect stocking stuffer)! Thanks for spreading the love Sock Problems!
Photos via Sock Problems
Calling all volunteers who can knit or crochet! This is the perfect way to give back this Thanksgiving season; the American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation are looking for volunteers to knit or crochet tiny red hats for babies born in February, during American Heart Month. The little red accessories are handed out to babies across the US by “Little Hats, Big Hearts”. Started in Chicago in 2014, the organization raises awareness about congenital heart defects and empowers moms to live heart healthy lives by providing resources to inspire them to take their families heart health seriously. Here’s how you can help.
P&G’s new #LoveOverBias ad is giving us all the feels (and a few tears). Imagine what the world could be if we all saw each other through a mom’s eyes. When the world sees differences, a mom sees boundless potential. Thanks P&G for spreading the love.