When I first launched La Luna Rose all those sunsets ago, I came across Goldfish Kiss through my good pal and fellow Kiwi Danny from Salt Gypsy. They were working on a super rad collab and I instantly fell in love with Bek's beautiful tropical feed. She was always out surfing, capturing an insane amount of sunsets, painting the most beautiful watercolours and not to mention her nail art! A few months later Bek and I launched our first ever collab, these super cool fruity beaded bracelets that sold out in a matter of weeks. Fast forward 3 years and we're back at it. Bek recently designed these insanely cool tropical-vibes-forever necklaces that are now available online. Made entirely from recycled sterling silver, you can wear your new necklaces knowing you're shopping with a sustainable and ethical store.
We know you want to find out more about this super rad lady-boss so we took 5 to hear more about her life & where she gets inspired... Read on my fellow salty friends x
Before we get the good stuff…
Sunset or sunrise? Sunset
Sweet or Savoury? Savoury
Breakfast or Dinner? BREAKFAST!!!!
Run or a Surf? Run to the beach and surf
Jeans or Exercise kit? Jeans
Theme Park or Festival? Festival
Apples or Oranges? Oranges
The last meal you ate? This southwestern slow cooker chicken stew I made with black beans and corn tortillas.
The last gift you gave someone? My husband’s birthday gift - A large framed pic of him and my 2 year old son “surfing” together.
Favourite 90’s Jam? Bust a move by Young MC.
Nice! So Bek, It’s pretty clear to say that I’m a massive fan of your beautiful watercolour paintings and endless tropical-infused inspiration that you feed me on instagram (!!). When did your love of the ocean/beach lifestyle come about?
Aw shucks. Thank you! It’s funny, I grew up totally landlocked in Colorado, but started traveling to the beach at an early age, and the older I got the more and more drawn to the ocean I felt. So I guess salt water was in my soul and it took a few decades, and finally moving to the beach to have it all come to fruition. If you ask my mom she’d confirm that I was a water baby from the start too. Then, growing up with two older brothers I’ve always been an outdoors loving, adventurous gal. So the ocean/beach lifestyle just has been a natural fit.
How did ‘Goldfish Kiss’ come to fruit and what inspired you?
I basically started it one Friday night in a coffee shop, I switched over posts from my graphic design portfolio blog (which I realized was all about beach stuff, health, beauty tips and bikinis) and Have just been posting pretty consistently ever since.I don't know if I was ever really inspired, I just felt like starting a blog and sharing my tips, things I like, and having a creative outlet.
You’re watercolours are beautiful, I can’t wait to own some for myself when I finally stop moving around!
Thank you so much - I’ve been painting all my life so it’s been awesome to finally have a platform and audience to share it with. It’s surreal actually. Ok, stop moving and buy a print, or in the meantime I have notecards too.
Where abouts are you currently living?
We just moved Navarre, Florida. It’s a small beach town up in northwest Florida. We moved here without ever setting foot in this region, and it’s been pretty sweet.
Have you always lived on the Coast?
Nope! I grew up in Colorado, went to College in Iowa, Lived In Arizona and Minnesota before finally moving to the West Coast (LA), then Hawaii ( still y all time favorite place to live), then Seattle, Then LA again, then The Bay Area, Then back to Minnesota…and now back to the coast.
What’s the raddest thing to do in your neck of the woods on the weekends? Go to the beach with as much gear/boards/beach stuff as possible then post up for the day.
If we came to visit you and we could only eat at one restaurant for the week, where would you take us?
TC’s Front porch. Just has a cool Country vibe, southern cooking, cold beer and is a laid back place.
We know you love a good holiday, often centred around epic beaches too! What’s your most favourite beach you have ever been to?
Such a hard question…but I’d have to say Hanalei Bay.
What made it so epic?
The lighting, the scenery, the air, the water…everything about that place is magical.
Speaking of travel, ideal long weekend away in Florida? For me it’ would be Driving down the coast and having a vacation rental somewhere in 30A. OR heading over to the Atlantic somewhere around Jacksonville for some surf.
Who’s coming with & what are you taking?
My Husband, my sion, Levi, and our put Kili.
And what are you listening to on the way outta town?
My husband’s Island Radio Pandora Station: The Green, Katchafire, Landon MacNamera, J Boog, etc . He has that station dialed in.
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?
Trader Joes (My favorite Grocery store) Has this cheddar bacon popcorn. It’s unreal.
Yum I want in! Last but not least, what is one piece of advice that you live by or hold close to your heart?
Get rich each day in ways that don't count at the bank. ( Quote by Gerry Lopez) It so damn try. And so relevant nowadays when we are constantly bombarded with message that more things and more wealthy is the goal. Man I want more quiet mornings, belly laughs from my son, fun waves, road trips with my husband and sunsets. Ok, and cheddar bacon popcorn from Trader joes.
Thanks so much for your time – You’re a legend! As are YOU! Thank you!
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One of the first things we learnt in our fashion school lab (Yes, we wore lab coats & studied in ‘textile labs’!) was how to tell the difference between a fabric that is derived from nature and one that is man made. To make it really simple and fast forward a few lab tests & goggle selfies I will cut to the chase. Fabrics are either made from Plants (Natural ie Cotton, Linen, Ramie, Wool), Made from plastics (Man made ie Nylon, Polyester), or are a blend of both of these two.
Who better to let you in on the hot spots and must do's in a new area than a resident local? While I've visited Florida many many moons ago, I would say my time there resonated more with.... ah hem.... drinking too many mojito's and long sandy nights partying. And while South Beach is 100% the spot to drink, party, get up to mischief and nude midnight swims, I'm dying to go back and explore more of Florida (And see more in the daylight). For those of us ready to explore this State, we asked our lunacita Natalie Zacek what her top five MUST visit spots in Florida are. Here goes!
|CHARITY & SALLY 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.