Behind the Scenes

Video Editor :  Zach Fernandez

Putting an entire look book together in a couple of weeks isn't something we would usually recommend but, Boera jewelry designer, Teresa Rae, went off on a wild hair and decided to create a new look book in two weeks, with a few of her favorite creative gals. The result of their collaborative efforts? A sleek and edgy, yet soft and feminine look that embodies the effortless style of the Boera wearer.  

Boera is inspired by those who live life creatively and passionately, and is a brand driven by opportunities to collaborate and create outside of the box. It's no surprise that this look book was a total success! 

Photographer & Creative Director, Sarah Fernandez

Photographer & Creative Director, Sarah Fernandez

Wardrobe, provided by Stylist/ Boera Designer, Teresa Rae Chavez, Shoes, provided by Jim Barnier.

Wardrobe, provided by Stylist/ Boera Designer, Teresa Rae Chavez, Shoes, provided by Jim Barnier.

  

Photographer & Creative Director : Sarah Fernandez @learnfern

Creative assistant : Asher Jensen @oneturnkill

Model : Sasha Pico @ocip

Stylist/Designer : Teresa Rae Chavez @liveboera 

Beauty : Laura Mendoza @laura_dmendoza

BTS Video Editor : Zach Fernandez @jesushands

Color Wyld

 

We were invited to join this creative workshop this past Saturday and it was quite the event! Started off with Instagram worthy bites by taste of pace, farm to table catering. In the first 5 seconds of indulging in savory bites & coffee we've already felt we received our moneys worth. 

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Right at 10:30am, We jumped right in, the group was intimate and diverse and we all quickly became friends through a fun drawing project. Everyone was given a chance to introduce themselves. That was followed by a talk about how to sharpen your business concepts and finesse your brand story, social media tips and much more. All professional in their own fields our gracious hosts Bess Wyrick of Celadon Celery, Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon and Annabell Acton of Never Like It Anyway, took turns talking through all the talking points in there respective fields and expertise. 

We broke up into groups and did crafts and had unlimited amounts of time to pick the brains of fellow entrepreneurs. The hosts were also available & encouraged us to ask questions and get advice & even offered to share their secrets and contacts. They held nothing back, they were honest and helpful in everyway. 

 

We took a break had some champagne and lunch. Lunch was a dream of course catered by Pace. Ill let the pictures do the talking!

Finally the day came to a close and we didn't want it to end. We left with a crown on our heads, some new friends, a bouquet of beautiful blooms, a full stomach and fully inspired! Oh and a swag bag for a send off gift, a book and goodies from Kate Somerville

I hope this inspires you to try new things, make to friends and Live BOERA. To learn more about color wyld please visit them at Color Wyld  and follow them on insta @colorwyld 

Cinco De Drinko!!!

It's Cinco De Mayo!!! (insert el grito del Mariachi, aka: Mexican war cry)

Today's post is inspired by our second favorite Cinco De Mayo tradition (first favorite being the food!)....MARGARITAS!!! We'll begin our post with a super cute and easy DIY drink garnish, the Papel Picado Straw and finish with this delicious Jalapeño Mango Mint Margarita recipe!

You'll only need a few supplies for this project and you may even be able to use your left over tissue paper scraps from our previous Cinco De Mayo inspired post!

-Tissue Paper (1.5" x 4" strips) -Straws -Scissors -Glue Stick

-Tissue Paper (1.5" x 4" strips)

-Straws

-Scissors

-Glue Stick

With your glue stick, apply an even layer of glue to one side of your tissue paper. Place your straw in the middle and fold the the paper in half, around the straw, lining up all corners and edges of the paper.

With your glue stick, apply an even layer of glue to one side of your tissue paper. Place your straw in the middle and fold the the paper in half, around the straw, lining up all corners and edges of the paper.

Gently smooth out any wrinkles in the tissue paper to create a tighter seal around the straw.

Gently smooth out any wrinkles in the tissue paper to create a tighter seal around the straw.

Fold your paper flag in half and maybe even in fourths, then cut out your shapes.  It might be easier to use small craft scissors for this job but, as you can see here, our bulky kitchen scissors are working just fine! Another great idea is to use stationary hole punches that come in different shapes and patterns! You can easily purchase them at any local craft/stationary store. 

Fold your paper flag in half and maybe even in fourths, then cut out your shapes. 

It might be easier to use small craft scissors for this job but, as you can see here, our bulky kitchen scissors are working just fine! Another great idea is to use stationary hole punches that come in different shapes and patterns! You can easily purchase them at any local craft/stationary store. 

That's it! You now have a perfect drink garnish for you Jalapeño Mango Mint Margarita! 

That's it! You now have a perfect drink garnish for you Jalapeño Mango Mint Margarita! 

Now, for the best part....THE DRINK RECIPE!!

Ingredients: -1 cup simple sugar -8 to 10 fresh mint leaves -3 lime wedges -2 slices jalapeno (with seeds) -1 1/2 ounces Patron Silver -1 ounce mango nectar (about 2 tablespoons) -about 2 ounces sparkling water -2 cups of ice  

Ingredients:

-1 cup simple sugar

-8 to 10 fresh mint leaves

-3 lime wedges

-2 slices jalapeno (with seeds)

-1 1/2 ounces Patron Silver

-1 ounce mango nectar (about 2 tablespoons)

-about 2 ounces sparkling water

-2 cups of ice
 

Combine Simple Sugar, jalapeno, mint and lime wedges in a cocktail shaker and muddle.

Combine Simple Sugar, jalapeno, mint and lime wedges in a cocktail shaker and muddle.

Fill the shaker with ice, pour in the Patron Silver, mango nectar and give it a little shake!

Fill the shaker with ice, pour in the Patron Silver, mango nectar and give it a little shake!

Pour it all into your glass, top it off with sparkling water, stir, garnish and ENJOY!!!!!

Pour it all into your glass, top it off with sparkling water, stir, garnish and ENJOY!!!!!

CHEERS Borea Babes!!! And, Happy Cinco De Mayo!! xo

CHEERS Borea Babes!!! And, Happy Cinco De Mayo!!

xo