Most of you know by now how much of a dog person I am. Yes, I am one of those people who will stop you on the street and ask to pet your pup (sorry, not sorry)! I am also very passionate about pet adoption. Both of our little ones were adopted as puppies and they are literally our entire world! That’s why I love partnering with like-minded dog lovers who are as passionate as I am about their furry friends. My amazing business partner and friend, Tricia Meteer of Equinox Photo shares in my dog/animal obsession and owns Equinox Farms. She has several adopted animals including, alpacas and goats!

We both feel very blessed to be doing what we love for a living and know how important is to give back. That’s why we’ve created a very special project called Style for The Paws. We combined our love of style and fashion with our passion for dogs by partnering with our favorite fashion brands while showcasing adorable adoptable dogs from local animal shelters. We recently teamed up with PrAna Manhattan Beach and the LoveJoy Foundation for the month of December to get some of these amazing dogs adopted!


We are also very happy to announce a very special event we will be hosting with our good friend Pamela Robins. She is the author of Meditating with Animals, an incredible book all about the power of healing inside and out with the help of our furry friends. The event is called The Mindful Pup event and will taking place next Saturday, December 17th at the PrAna Manhattan Beach store! Pamela will be there to sign copies of Meditating with Animals and I will be styling guests in the latest PrAna designs, just in time for the holidays! The founder of LoveJoy Foundation will also be there to talk about some amazing dogs who are looking for their forever homes.

All of the event details are listed below, you won’t want to miss it! I look forward to seeing you there!

xo, SM


The Mindful Pup Event

Date: Saturday, December 17th

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: PrAna Manhattan Beach

830 S Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA

Cost: Totally free!

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About the Pup: Meet Tullulah Mae! Tulia’s parents had to move from a home where they had lots of land to a small appartment and couldn’t bring her with them. She is such a SWEETIE PIE! She is about 50lbs and loves to run and play! She would be a perfect addition to a family home with lots of land where she can run free.

Interested in adopting Ms. Tullulah?

Contact Erin at the LoveJoy Foundation at: 310-719-5707

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Fashion Styling: Sophie Mae Style

Photography: Equinox Photo