For someone who loves flowers as much as I do, it feels like a bold statement to say California Poppies are my favourite, but they easily are. I love how they seem to be so many things all at once, and how many of those qualities are contradictory. They are delicate yet wild, cheery and bright while also having calming properties that help reduce anxiety. Actually, whenever I am feeling anxious, my husband tells me, "you're just a poppy in the wind." You might feel like you're loosing control or all over the place but you are rooted and will be just fine. Fittingly enough, when we arrived to the poppy reserve, the winds picked up, the poppies danced and we wandered around the orange fields completely smitten by the sweetest flower.
I recently discovered LLOYD clothing and immediately fell in love with their line. Designed and manufactured in Vancouver, LLOYD's pieces are timeless, beautifully constructed and just feel really nice to wear. My husband and I share their linen T-shirt and it's going to be hard to wear anything else this summer but their white linen set.
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