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Happy Birthday Mathapelo

Isabell Bernal

Today we are celebrating Mathapelo's birthday.

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She's outgoing, joyous, funny, and loves to entertain everyone she meets.  She's also brilliant. After a couple months of working in the studio with her, I realized that Mathapelo has a photographic memory. She's extremely smart, hardworking, and loved by all.  Today I'm excited to be sending her some birthday love.

Guide to Weekend Bags

Isabell Bernal

We may be sold out at the moment, but here’s my personal weekend bag shopping list to try to make up for it.

Woven Bucket Bag

For a weekend in town full of brunch and other cute stuff where you need a bag as Insta worthy as they come. Made in Rwanda by Indego Africa, this bag makes me want to wear a sundress and spend Saturday at a flower market and sip lemonade from a paper straw.

Classic Mint Trunk

Am I planning a road trip up and down the coast of California in a vintage convertible? I wasn’t until I saw this. Made by empowered artisans in India, this mini trunk is the only excuse I need to take off for the weekend.

Tropical Pouch

For a low key weekend full of errands (because that’s what I honestly do on weekends). This large pouch is perfect for throwing in a tote bag or for ditching the big purse and using this clutch to carry your phone, keys, and cards. Made by refugees in my own city of Dallas, Gaia, is always a go to shopping spot for me.