One lazy Sunday afternoon (let's be honest, it was probably more a mid-Monday morning I-don't want-to-start-the-week situation) we were 27 profiles deep in the instagram bubble and we discovered this beautiful soul. Ellie Gorgeous Hayden.
With her endless Summer-loving snaps, endless travel and carefree attitude oozing through every photo in her feed, we knew she was one of us. Next minute, we're chatting all things island life from tropical afternoons on Hamilton Island to working the seasons on Rottnest Island - we found our match!
Get your new girl crush fix with our 5 minutes with Ellie Hayden below x
Before we get the good stuff, where do you currently live?
I’m living on a small island 30 minutes off the Coast of Perth in Australia. Rottnest Island! Its a 22km to ride around the whole island (Oh, and there are no cars here so we get around the good old fashioned way).
Best café to hit up on Saturday morning in your neck of the woods?
Being on an island there are very limited choices for breakfast, but The Lane café does the best coffee in the world, hands down!
Followed by your favorite local beach?
Pretty spoilt for choices here with 62 different beaches on the island, but my favorite is about a 15 minute ride from my house called Parker Point, the water is like nothing else I’ve ever seen and there are always Pelicans around.
If you could only take 1 item to the beach, what’s not missing out on the trip?
Easy, Coconut oil.
Speaking of trips, ideal long weekend trip in your area?
Margaret River, down the coast of Western Australia. It has the most stunning beaches surrounded by cliffs, epic surf and soo many wineries to choose from hahah!
My closest group of girlfriends! I wish this was the part where I could say my dog, but sadly she’s back at home in Queensland.
What are you taking?
Multiple bikinis, my surfboard, diving gear, a speaker- and id like to think a towel, but as per usual ill probably forget it and become a crumbed sausage on the beach.
When it’s time to break to routine & escape for a holiday, what’s the raddest holiday destination you have been to?
The Philippines was EPIC! I cant talk highly enough about it. Firstly I went to Oslob, Cebu where I went diving with whale sharks, swimming with millions of sardines, and going canyoneering at the most insane tropical waterfalls. I then flew to Siargao Island, which is known for its surf! We got to hang out with the locals all day long, waking up and having fresh Acai bowls, surfing and island hopping, and then sitting down to a fresh cooked fish wrapped in banana leaves on the beach for sunset. Oh, and the coconuts in the Philippines are unbeatable!
Sunshine, good hearty laughs, sunsets and delicious food is usually enough but what else made it so epic?
Being blissfully sunburnt, surrounded by my closest friends, having just jumped out of the water after catching crayfish for dinner, and obviously Champagne!
Weird question, but we love food and love to find out other peoples go-to’s (It inspires us to branch out!) What’s your favourite snack, the one that breaks your heart when you find out its not in stock?
Smoked salmon is the key to my heart. Seriously, I can and will eat smoked salmon for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, one of my favorite snacks right now is cutting the cheeks from a mango, putting a stick down the middle and freezing it- the most delicious popsicle you’ll ever have!
And there you have it. 5 minutes with your new Summer loving, Island hopping travel babe Ellie Hayden (And her best friend - also called Ellie!)
You can find more of her adventures on instagram. @elliehayden
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Meet our Pal St. Gerard, the patron of expectant mothers! Mr Gerard was born in Italy and lived a short but meaningful life. His prayers today are sought for the children, unborn children, women in childbirth, mothers, expectant mothers & motherhood, hallelujah ladies! (It also helps that this little guy is extremely good looking in all it's round form!)
St Gerard was said to be responsible for a number of miracles throughout his life but his legend lives on for one particular miracle that relates to a woman in labor (Let's be honest... we're all hoping for miracles at that time!)
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I'm sure you have probably already seen our recent launch of our CHARITY T-SHIRTS. Recently our head designer, Rosie designed 4 T-Shirts to unite together and help raise awareness around the Global Plastic Pollution crisis.
We caught up with the lengends behind the Non-profit and asked them a few questions about the work they do, how they are making waves around the awareness of this huge global issue and what we can do to help guide our planet to a better future. Read on & get inspired x
|CHARITY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
It is important to note that different countries have different sizing methods.
Most of the world goes by number sizing which is the easiest and most accurate.
Because we sell our jewellery all over the world, we have decided to stick with number sizing and have put together the below chart to help you out. The most common size for ladies is a size 7 and size 10 for man. If you are unsure of your size you can measure the inner diameter of one of your own rings and refer to the below measurements.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further issues.
Please also note that if you are ordering a wide band ring, its usually a good idea to go up a size.
Size 6 = Ring Sizes L, M, N. Inner Diameter measures 16.5mm
Size 7 = Ring Sizes N, O, P. Inner Diameter measures 17.3mm
Size 8 = Ring Sizes P, Q, R. Inner Diameter measures 18.1mm
Size 9 = Ring Sizes R, S, T. Inner Diameter measures 18.9mm
If you require a ring in a different size in any of the designs offered, please send us an email here and we will see what our clever silversmiths can do for you.
All items in the La Luna Rose shop clearly label the length of the chain used for that design. Unless otherwise stated, all La Luna Rose necklaces are adjustable in length by 2" / 5cm. All necklaces in our Essentials collection have a finer chain and are adjustable y 1"/2.5cm in length.
Beaded Bracelets - La Luna Rose Sundown Sandy beaded bracelets are fastened with an adjustable clasp giving two size options for the 'average' wrist. One sits at a total circumference of approx 16cm and the other at 18.5cm. As all our pieces are individually hand-made, this may vary slightly. If you are concerned about your desired size, please feel free to email us & we can measure one up specifically for you in the design you will be ordering.
La Luna Rose Colour Creator Cuff Bracelets are also fastened with an adjustable clasp giving two size options for the 'average' wrist based on a wider design. One sits at a total circumference of 17.5cm and the other at 19cm. These fit slightly larger than ou As all our pieces are individually hand-made, this may vary slightly. If you are concerned about your desired size, please feel free to email us & we can measure one up specifically for you.
La Luna Rose Sideshow Sally Beaded Bracelets are constructed with a 'loop' system meaning that they do not open up completely but can be adjusted largely in size from a small wrist size measuring 14cm circumference to a larger wrist measuring 19cm circumference. To open them just pull at the end of the beaded section and to close them once on your wrist, pull the tassel heads gently. Again, if you are unsure please feel free to email us here & we can help you work out your size.
Solid Bracelets - Adults Our Solid bracelets are available in 3 sizes and measure 18cm in total circumference for a size SMALL, 19.8cm for a MEDIUM and 21cm for a LARGE. If you would like to check your wrist size, grab a strip of paper, string or tape measure and you can measure your wrist with 3 fingers underneath the string also. If you are still unsure and would like something smaller/bigger made for you, send us an email here and we will see what we can create.
La Luna Rose chain bracelets fit much like the beaded bracelets with an adjustable clasp. Therefore they have two/three size options for you. They sit at a total circumference of approx 17cm, 18cm and 19cm.
*For the Chunky Monkey bracelet we suggest a tighter fit. To be sure of your size here, measure your wrist circumference and use this to order the correct size as shown on the product page.
LA LUNA ROSE ESSENTIALS SIZING
All measurements are on the product pages. Our Essentials necklaces are available in 16" length with an smaller loop at 15" and 18" with an smaller loop at 17".
Our Essentials Bracelets measure 17cm in length with an smaller size loop at 15cm.
Our Essentials Rings are offered in size 6, 7, 8 and 9. We are more than happy to make smaller or larger sizes on request, please just email us here.
LA LUNA ROSE PETITES SIZING
Petites Bracelets - We have a number of options for our bracelets for little girls - they're our top seller and little girls just love them! Our Beaded tassel bracelets have an adjustable sizing system and comfortably fit a little girl from aged 3 - 14. Girls 14 and upwards are recommended to fit our Adults collection however if they have small wrists they will still fit the Petites range. To measure a little girls wrist, please wrap a piece around their wrist with 2 fingers underneath. Mark the paper, and lay flat to measure with a ruler.
Our Petites Sideshow Sally Bracelets are adjustable in length and open up to 18cm in circumference. If you don't have a direct wrist to measure, this bracelet system is almost fail safe and accommodates almost all wrist sizes.
Our Petites Sunday Sandy Bracelets measure 12cm in length with 3 options of length within the clasp system.
Our La Luna Fiesta Bracelets measure 14cm in length/circumference and all have the abiloity to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.
Our Solid silver bracelets for little Petites (To add charms onto) are available in 3 sizes. Baby 4.5cm in diameter (Recommended age 3-5), Small 5cm in diameter (Recommended age 6-10) and Medium 5.5cm diameter (Recommended age 10-15).
Our Petites Chain Bracelets measure 15cm in length with an smaller loop at 12.5cm. If you need larger, feel free to order an adults size.
Petites Rings - Our Petites range also offers rings for little girls. Please measure your childs finger first to ensure you are ordering the correct size. We would recommend a size 3.5 for girls 6-8 and a size 4.5 for girls 8-13 and a size 5-6 for 14-17year olds. However - every finger and body is different! Any questions, just send us and email here and we would be happy to help.
Petites Necklaces - Our La Luna Rose Fine Chain Necklace measure 15" in length with an extra size loop at 14". Our La Luna Fiesta Necklaces measure 34cm in length and all have the ability to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.
If you require any other sizes for any of our items, please just let us know and we will see what we can whip up for you! You can contact us here.