LA for a few days

hope everyone is having a good wednesday! i am in the final push until spring break, while jane is already on her way to tokyo (more on that soon)!

i visited my sister in LA last weekend and ran into some cool stuff:

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a sprinkles cupcake atm right on usc’s campus!
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we ran into a cool art exhibit in the arts district

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enjoyed some smaller designer sales in beautiful art district buildings! check out that ceiling in the reflection of the mirror. 
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some happy balloons over a farmers market
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i fell in love with poketo!
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i mean seriously, this is too cool

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gotta love this funky place

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shirt is an old urban crop top and forever 21 jean skirt (here is it in the lighter wash)
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can’t beat that brick

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thank you, bella for having us and abby for being my travel buddy!

style feature: mckenna

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Mckenna. Age 17. 

What is you go-to outfit?

Black jeans and a t-shirt. Or anything with stars because I’m really into them right now.

How does your style reflect who you are?

I just wear what makes me happy. For example, this pin [Scotland flag pin on jean jacket] is from Scotland and it reminds me of my trip there and that makes me happy.

What is one article of clothing you couldn’t live without?

Hats.

What is your favorite piece of clothing that you own?

My yellow baseball hat.

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thank you, mckenna.

rooftop view

although it was freezing up there, nothing beats an up close and personal view of downtown mpls! here’s some photos taken from the foshay tower observatory.vsco_123016-1

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the jean guide

hey, friends! hope everyone is having a very merry holidays. we have both been enjoying some time off to hang out with family and friends.

we wanted to share with you different pairs of jeans from around the web that we think are great!

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the going out jean
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the saturday jean 
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the everyday jean
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the vacation jean
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the sports game jean
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the casual lunch jean
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the relaxed sunday jean

 

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the destroyed jean
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the festival goer jean

artifact uprising

these days it seems that everyone has every picture on their phones.  artifact uprising‘s motto is “inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible” and we totally agree with the beauty of the tangible. their super easy to use app and website connect right to your saved pictures, vsco, and instagram making uploading and printing your favorite pictures so simple.  since they partnered with vsco, we have enjoyed printing our favorite pictures out to hang them around our house or give to friends.

today, we are sharing our latest prints.

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this post is in partnership with artifact uprising. all opinions are our own. 

thank you to artifact uprising for the prints set.

clean the camera roll

here are the explanations and stories behind jane’s recent pictures. (@janeck on vsco)

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my winter break started with some last minute christmas shopping and visits to the mall.
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i discovered my new favorite coffee shop (urban bean in uptown  mpls) and have managed to get a mint tea many times in just two weeks.
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downtown mpls. a late night decision to take the scenic route home.
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the low fog made for an even more scenic drive than i expected.
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whole foods had the prettiest display of oranges.
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i set aside a day to visit the walker art museum in mpls to see their new exhibit “hippie modernism: the struggle for utopia.”
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while there, i also found two other exhibits that i really enjoyed. one was the andrea büttner gallery pictured in both of the above photos.
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and what’s a trip to the walker without visiting chuck close’s “big self portrait.”
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for nye, i headed up north and celebrated 2016 with skating, sledding, tubing, and snow.
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nisswa, mn.

catch ya later.

artifact uprising

a few weeks ago vsco (our favorite editing app) had a deal with artifact uprising to receive 25 free prints.  we have mentioned artifact uprising once or twice before but today we want to show you what we’ve done with our prints!

laura:

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i actually got two orders of them because my first one had some issues
i actually got two orders of them because my first one had some issues- more for me !!

jane:

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we love the simplicity of artifact uprising (check out the app, too!). with the holidays coming around, consider giving a calendar or photo book as a thoughtful, personalized gift!

clean the camera roll (four)

again! but this time all the pictures are jane’s and can be found on her vsco.

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on my last day of working as a nanny this summer, i planned an adventure to the sculpture garden and the walker art center.  the plan was to just walk through quickly…. until we discovered eight floors of fascinating, capturing art.
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so, two hours later, we finally headed home with nice memories and some really cool pictures.
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another outing that found it’s way into my end-of-summer agenda was a trip to the minnesota zoo. it exceeded my expectations and was great for the many different aged kids and adults that joined me.
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the minnesota state fair! for all our non locals, the minnesota state fair is known for it’s unique, delicious, deep fried food, usually found on a stick, (with an exception to this delicious corn) and it happens to be the largest state fair by daily attendance. yum!
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this was my favorite picture of the whole summer. ( i mean just look at the colors!) recently, i got to spend the day with my little brother and sister, and, of course, i embraced my inner nine year old by enjoying all the rides at como zoo (i guess i like zoos ha), like this one: the frog hopper.
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and another fair/ride picture!
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with school starting and fall just around the corner, girls tennis season is in full swing! my days are booked with sunny matches and i could  not be happier.
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melting snow cones under a hot sun, flip flops, and sun bleached hair… if that’s not summer, i don’t know what is.
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as i looked through my chipotle cultivate festival album again, i found this awesome shot that i somehow missed before! I think this really captures the day: fun friends (hey greta!) and big smiles.

thanks for being a special part of our summer and following along. we love capturing memories both in the moment and through the camera lens because we believe pictures can speak a thousand words. so, here’s to endless fun times, pictures, and memories.

happy september.

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clean the camera roll

today we are introducing to you our newest little segment called clean the camera roll! here we will post some pictures just of our lives lately- no specific reason or event, just for fun! laura:

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presents from my birthday last weekend 🙂

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super good salad from agra culture
asian steak salad from agra culture
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minnesota twins game
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stone arch bridge
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enjoying bike rides around lake harriet

can’t stay away from cali

we are back in california again! this time, jane spent a weekend in san francisco and absolutely loved it. she enjoyed biking along the beach, picture ops at the golden gate bridge, the gorgeous houses, the one and only lombard street, and even made a day trip to sausalito. here are some of her many photos from the weekend.

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beach view
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cute houses on lombard street
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sausalito
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chinatown art
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beach bike ride
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golden gate bridge

(all pictures were edited with vsco.co app and make sure to follow us @janekolar and @laurs10 for more photography)