Happy Holidays from FLO

posted on: December 22, 2015

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This time of the year is so magical and dreamy that if you stop to look around for just a minute, you can almost feel the enchantment of the lights, music, and childlike emotions come to life right before your eyes. There is nothing quite like it. It changes people and people experience the spirit to make change. So during this time where snowmen come to life, hot cocoa with marshmallows is the drink of choice, and reflections bring loved ones together, we here at FLO wish you and your families nothing but happiness and blessings for the Holidays. May your days be full of light and love and the spirit of all things beautiful.

Holiday Giving Back Series – Part 4

posted on: December 17, 2015

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To conclude our Holiday Giving Back Series, allow me to shine light on an awesome accessories brand and organization, The Krochet Kids. This non-profit organization based out of our neighboring city of Costa Mesa, CA, started with a humble passion to crochet, a dream to help, and the simple tools of yarn and needles. Three friends who started volunteering in poverty stricken countries throughout college quickly found their calling for what they wanted and needed to do. Today, all product made up of scarves, beanies, bags, etc for Krochet Kids is made entirely by Ugandan and Peruvian women who were once completely dependent upon government camp officials for their every need. Each individual piece that you purchase is signed by the woman who hand made that particular item, adding a very special uniqueness to the experience of support and love put into this mission. What an amazing Holiday gift for someone you love!

For more information, please visit www.krochetkids.org/

Holiday Giving Back Series – Part 3

posted on: December 15, 2015

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Continuing right along in our Holiday Giving Back Series, I am beyond moved to help bring to light the beauty that is Uncvrd. Founded by Jen Bedrossian, Uncvrd is a jewelry company right here in our community of Long Beach, CA that started as a “desire for a creative outlet and a desire to make a difference.” Beyond hand curating beautiful pieces that incorporate gems such as white quartz, pyrite, and turquoise, this activist for human trafficking donates 40% of all sales to the local organization, Gems Uncovered. To help with this horrific reality that so many women fall victim to, Gems Uncovered spends every Friday night on the streets doing what they can to support the survival of these women. Their motto is, “ loving people to life, no matter where they’ve been or what they’ve experienced.” By purchasing pieces from their collection, know that you are giving back in a very real way and a part of light in these women’s lives.

To shop Uncvrd and learn more about how you can help, please visit www.uncvrdjewelry.com

Holiday Giving Back Series – Part 2

posted on: December 8, 2015

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In the second installment of our Holiday Giving Back Series, we are giving a big shout out to FEED, for their vast efforts in fun lifestyle products that help feed the world. I’m sure you have seen their bags and home design pieces while shopping through some popular stores, but have you ever stopped to look at what that item represents? Each piece of merchandise displays how many meals that item will provide to a starving child. All of a sudden, that item you were interested in adding into to your life, became potentially life changing in someone else’s.

To check out and shop the latest holiday inspired collaboration with FEED and West Elm.
Go to www.feedprojects.com/gifts#feed-+-west-elm for more information.

Holiday Giving Back Series – Part 1

posted on: December 1, 2015

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For the first blog in the magical month of December, I very much wanted to explore avenues of bringing to light amazing companies with, not only great product ideas for the holiday season, but companies that also integrated the spirit of helping others. So, to kick off our Holiday Giving Back Series during the month of December, let’s explore the wonderful world of Warby Parker. This dynamic company is an eyewear-based brand whose foundation is pretty simple. “Good eyewear, good outcome.” They put the experience first in everything that they try to do, from creating a fun buying experience for their customers, producing carbon neutral products, to making sure their employees are happy and empowered. But what makes this simple motto so special is that with every purchase of a single pair of eyewear, they match that amount, and donate the money to nonprofit organizations in other countries to source glasses at ultra affordable costs.  They train men and women in these countries to help them make a living, which is pretty incredible. Warby Parker believes that “Our customers, employees, community, and environment are our stakeholders. We consider them in every decision that we make.” Learning about their story has definitely inspired me. I hope reading about their story has, in turn, inspired all of you.

Happy Thanksgiving Season

posted on: November 24, 2015

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Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to reflect and remember all the blessings that we are thankful for. FLO is grateful for being able to express this creativity that runs through its veins and share the passion, soul, and energy with all of you. So, to all of you that have been with us during this journey and to those that continue to join us along the way; thank you. We hope that we can continue to inspire, grow, and implement our ever-evolving FLO with each and every one of you. From our family here to all of you, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday season.

Dtla Welcomes The Broad Museum

posted on: November 17, 2015

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As downtown Los Angeles continues to develop and grow in vast ways, we are excited to see the expansion of art in the current world of social media and technology. The Broad Museum is a brand new shining gem that is and is going to be a foundational draw to what the new downtown has to offer. With over 2,000 forms of contemporary and postwar art to exhibit, this makes The Broad one of the world’s most prominent museums. On top of the impressive art that is displayed, the museum also offers live performances, musical guests, film screenings, and family weekends just to name a few. With the main focus being on the pure love of the arts, The Broad Museum is reinventing how art needs to remain an influence and priority, continuing to instill and grow creative minds of this generation and of those to come. Did I mention the architecture is stunning?!!

Luxe Magazine Feature

posted on: November 11, 2015

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We are so excited to share with you the latest feature of FLO Design Studio in the 10th Anniversary Edition of this month’s Luxe Magazine Los Angeles! It is a complete honor to have collaborated with Luxe on this issue. For full article details, click on the picture above. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us!

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Balmain Nation with H & M

posted on: November 4, 2015

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H & M is at it again, this time predicted to make record breaking sell out’s of Oliver Rousteing’s Balmain collaboration due out this week on November 5th. Known for it’s intricate details with beading and cabling, Balmain is ready to set the ready to wear world on fire with these exclusive accessible pieces for the first time ever! The fashion world, bloggers, and pretty much everyone has been buzzing about this much anticipated collection, and in just a couple of days, we can all own a piece of this historical moment if we are lucky. Good luck to all who hail to be a part of Balmain Nation.

Knit That

posted on: October 27, 2015

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One of my favorite times of the year is when I can curl up in a cozy knit, drink hot coco, and be completely present in the moment. That can be a very hard thing to accomplish sometimes with the busyness of life, but when you have these in your life, it’s so hard not to! Go ahead, do it. Your state of relaxation will thank me.

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