Lee Popp - Sunny Bones Vintage
Friend of the brand Lee Popp (Wife of Adam Popp from Popp Planes) is one inspirational lady. We took a trip to her house in East Side Costa Mesa to check out what she's been up to.
A Hawaiian native, Lee has been surfing amazing waves since she was just a little girl. Lee explains "I grew up on the island of Kauai. I'm from Anahola, a small town, fairly isolated, but with a close community. I can assure you that no person has truely lived, unless they have experienced the heart of Anahola." After spending just a few minutes with Lee it is easy to see that the peaceable carefree ways of her youth are engrained in her rad energy.
Lee has started collecting and repurposing fabrics and trinkets and making them into bags and accessories. "My business started organically, making bags for family and friends. Since my bags are made from vintage and upcycled fabrics, my goal is to sell them along side other vintage goods."
We took a walk through her bungalo and snapped a few photos of some of the things she has collected.
Lee Found this piece of driftwood on the beach and her husband painted it for her.
Lee is a stylish surfer and a frequenter of the beaches all along the coast of Southern California. We took a walk down to a local spot and grabbed a couple waves before parting ways.
Follow Lee and her handmade creations: @sunnybonesvintage
Rhea Cortado - The Surftorialist
You know how you go to a website and all the little pop up windows and descriptions are talking to you? That’s Rhea’s day job — the written voice behind brands. She also shops, reads and converses an unreasonable and obsessive amount, and reports on said discovered personalities, culture, and trends in the fashion industry. While traveling to coastal paradises around the globe where watching the sunset is a daily ritual, she was inspired to start her blog, thesurftorialist.com
, as a personal project to share the stories of stylish creators that also schedule their days based on the tides and swell. She lives in Venice Beach, California and doesn’t do winter.
We met up with her a couple weeks back for a hike down to the beach to learn a little more about a day in the life of this sea loving lady.
Photos by Lauren Beitel
Johnie Gall -The Dirtbag Darling
We were lucky enough to get in contact with Johnie Gall, known by her followers as "The Dirtbag Darling." This inspiring lady quit her full time job at a surf magazine to "pursue a more simple sort of life filled with less 'stuff' and more open roads, sleeping under the stars, and writing from coffices (that's coffee shop offices)"
This woman of adventure travels the world by Sprinter Van, "on a continuous search for surf, summits, and stories."
Her blog Dirtbagdarling.com
is filled with stories of her travels, tips for living free, advice on the outdoors and more. Johnie also features other bad ass ladies on her blog that are out there living it. As Johnie puts it "our mission is to redifine the meaning of adventure and inspire more women to get outdoors in the spirit of it, pursuing the things that keep them sweaty, dirty and smiling."
We sent Johnie some gear for her travels and she sent us these photos from one of her latest adventures in Western North Carolina where she "kayaked on Lake Fontana, drove through the Smokey Mountains, and rode the Tail of the Dragon, which is a crazy 11 mile motorcycle road that has 318 curves."