Archives: May 2010


All of us at Jedidiah have been big fans of SURFING THE NATIONS for quite some time now.  Surfing the Nations is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to humanitarian action, locally and internationally. Surfing the Nations is dedicated to preventing substance abuse in Hawaii, and also sends groups of volunteer surfers to developing countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, China, Egypt, and Israel in order to promote the sport of surfing as a healthy alternative for youth.

Surfing the Nations believes that surfers are an untapped resource to serve our local and outer island communities. Their message is to influence the upcoming generation of surfers to “give back” by serving and meeting the needs of local communities.

Just a few weeks ago they held the 4th Annual Freedom Surf Contest.  This is an annual surf contest sponsored by Jedidiah in Queens, Waikiki, held mother’s day weekend. It is a two-day event, promoting “A Drug Free Hawaii”. In having this contest Surfing The Nations goal is to raise awareness of substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation issues in order to reverse the devastating affect that drug and alcohol abuse is having on the people of Hawaii.  Every year I have had the opportunity to design the contest t-shirt and (this year) poster for them. Surfing the Nations is an inspiration to me and a motivation to get out into my own community and give back. We all have something to offer.  See the video below to get a glimpse of the event!


Freedom Surf Contest- A drug Free Hawaii from Surfing The Nations on Vimeo.


Surfing the Nations has done a lot of work in Bangladesh over the years.  Gum for my boat is an alluring documentary that touches on the redemptive power of surfing and the work that Surfing the Nations is doing in Bangladesh. This short feature tells the story of how a group of underprivileged kids are making a difference in their community, and how the surf club they started is the catalyst for this change. This film was produced by the incredibly talented Russell Brownley and stars our very own Kahana Kalama :)

Gum For My Boat: Surfing In Bangladesh Trailer from Jedidiah Clothing on Vimeo.

For more information and ways you can help visit SURFINGTHENATIONS.COM


We Love Creativity and Syrah Wine Parlor joined forces on Thursday, May 20th to present BLOOM, An Exhibit of Art & Photography.  The night was a huge success.  It was the first time I had been to Syrah and the place blew me away.  Take the virtual tour of the venue online! You’ll see what I mean!  It’s always fun for me when I get to show with my husband.  We make a good little team although Sam always ends up lugging all my stuff back to the car at the end of the night. (I guess that’s what husbands are for right!?)  Thanks to Brookes who put put it all together.  Stay tuned for his new poster project that is in the works!

Artists and Photographers: Kelli Murray, James Tull, Brooks Sterling, Pablo Aguilar, Matty Davis, Eric Wixon, Bob Hoste, Sam Larson, ManRabbit, Crystal Powell and, Stephen Forrester.

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I think I have realized that innately I end up drawing myself every time I am not doing a commissioned illustration.  I honestly don’t intend to do this…it sort of just happens! haha. So I suppose than rather trying to come up with different characters for my lookbook (like Ella in my last post)…I might as well stick with me for the time being!  Maybe later I will branch out to illustrating some of YOU and your favorite looks and where to find them!

Well the weather here is finally warming up.  The turn from Spring to Summer is always my favorite.  My husband is a Winter guy, but I am a Summer girl through and through.  I think the sunshine makes me happier…and the anticipation for beach days, BBQ’s, bike rides, and otter pops! …remember those!?  I used to live off those and lucky charms! (what a healthy kid!)  This “little look” would be perfect for a day at coachella (road trip!…maybe next year!?) or to an outdoor street fair. I love those.

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Where to find it:

1. earrings made by my dear friend Natalia – she is amazing.

2.  Loeffler Randall Bustier Jumper in Harvest silk linen

3.  Friis & Company Boston Headband

4.  Wendy Nichol – Black Diamond Devils Eye Cuff

5.  Secret Garden Collage by Lillianna Pereira

6.  Matiko Ankle Wrap Tie Sandal

7.  Piet Ring by Anthropologie

8.  Deena & Ozzy Chain Tote


Helena from A DIARY OF LOVELY was sweet enough to feature me on her blog!  It is a weekly series she has called “My Stuff”. It’s really just the inside scoop on everything I love! I thought i’d post the feature here on my blog as well. Thanks again Helena! You’re blog is inspiring!


Favorite Discovery:  Recently : Using a laser beam as an exercise program for my cat! Seriously try it.  It’s hilarious.
Favorite Place in the World: I have to say that home (Encinitas, CA) is honestly my favorite place to be. But a few of my favorite places to travel include Tokyo, San Francisco and New York.
Style Icons: Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Zooey Deschanel, Alexa Chung
Favorite Designer:  Monique Lhuillier / Miu Miu / Marc Jacobs
Favorite Movie: I could watch Princess Bride a thousand times and never get sick of it.  A few runners up would be Dirty Dancing, Away We Go and 500 Days of Summer.




Jeans: Silence and Noise
Underwear: Hanky Panky
Watch: Nixon. I have far too many of them (my husband works there) Today i am wearing the all gold kensington.
Day dress and day bag: Free People dress / Vintage Chanel bag
Evening Dress: Sarah Seven / Alice + Olivia
Shoes:  Rosegold / Jeffrey Campbell




Inspiration: I am a blog-a-holic.  Coco+Kelley / Decor8 / Bloesem
Favorite Art: Ghostpatrol / Amy Sol / Thomas Campbell
Bedding: Anthrolpologie! (I have the cirrus collection)
Stationery:  Precious Moments was my first love.  I remember when I was in elementary school trying to re-create the characters. I guess you could say it was my first art inspiration.  I had dreams of becoming a greeting card designer…and actually still do!
Coffee table books: The Satorialist, Flee Market Style by Emily Chalmers,  BLK/MRKT Two
Flowers: peonies





Perfume: Daisy by Marc Jacobs
Moisturizer: Laura Mercier
Mascara: Loreal Volume Shocking
Shampoo:  Paul Mitchell
Soap: St.Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter