Last Tuesday, Alima Pure was honored to host two visitors from the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Oregon, at our office headquarters in SE Portland. The visitors were members of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), which aims to enhance professional partnerships to link capital, business development and market access among female entrepreneurs worldwide.
Summer is in full-swing! Here at Alima Pure, we thought we'd share some of our favorite ideas and products to brighten up the season.
We are looking forward to summer picnics, road trips and other adventures this season and are bringing the essentials along with us. Here are some of our top picks we're throwing in our bag to ensure a perfect day and delicious summer:
1. Turkish Towel/Picnic Blanket 2. FETCH Reese Sunglasses 3. Claire Vivier Canvas Overnighter 4. Madewell Ex-boyfriend Shirt 5. Mango Nourishing Lip Balm 6. #7 Half Moon Brush 7. Red Saltwater Sandals 8. Delicious Summer Collection 9. My New Roots Travel Snacks 10. Filtered Water Bobble 11. Daring Greatly by Dr. Brene Brown
What will you be packing in your summer bag?
Are you following us on Instagram? Follow us for sneak peaks, surprises, and what's inspiring us around the office. Please share your photos of your Alima Pure goodies and looks with #alimapure. Happy 'graming!
1. J.Crew Panama Hat 2. Hanami Collection 3. Rennes Beach Bag 4. Leigh Luminous Shimmer Blush 5. Rhubarb Nourishing Lipbalm
6. Imogen + Willie Clyde Tunic 7. #23 Kitten Brush 8. Trinidad Bronzer 9. Seaworthy Aster Necklace
When we were children, Mother's Day inspired us to ask when children's day would be celebrated. You know the inevitable response: every day is children's day. We did find that to be wholly unsatisfying though now we see the truth of it (mostly). Whether you are a child or a mother or both we hope you have a wonderful weekend with loved ones!
Doing a little Mother's Day cooking? This looks delicious. Thank you Katie.
Speaking of obsessions - we can't seem to get enough rhubarb these days.
We'll be celebrating the day with brunch at Accanto. A charming little local trattoria with fantastic food, it's worth making a reservation if you find yourself in Portland. When the weather is lovely (yes! it happens!) you can even sit outside.
Get ready for lunar energy - you knew it was only a matter of time. This gismo is beautiful, too.
Natasha Khan (of Bat for Lashes) is just so cool and beautiful.
Daughter's soulful cover has been on repeat all week at our design desk.
Yeah, we think so too.
Lovely Dani muses about philosophy and The Good Life this week. Beautiful.
Join Kristen Arnett Monday April 22nd on the EcoSalon Facebook page from 6-7 PST / 9-10 EST. You'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about green beauty. Kristen will be answering questions, offering tips and advice, and giving away prizes!
We are in awe of Bea Johnson and the beautiful way in which she has evolved her home to be essentially waste free. She offers gracious tips and advice for those who wish to follow in her footsteps in her new book and on her blog.
There are indeed lots of wonderful reasons to enjoy Portland. Let's add Olo to the list - trip to Portland not required.
Speaking of ways to save trees, PaperKarma makes it easy to eliminate unwanted junk mail. Download the free app, take pictures of the offending mail, and request to be unsubscribed. Done.
We hope we can work out as gracefully as Maia when we are 96. And also before.
This blog is just plain beautiful. Truly.
Okay, we admit it. We are kinda proud of being carbon free for 5 years! We couldn't have done it without Carbonfund.org, who have planted 50 trees to mark the occasion.
Happy weekend everyone!