On the evening of Thursday July 7th, we teamed up with our specialty cocktail master ladyboss friends at Mint and Mirth, along with our insanely talented friend Annika Bielig-Bussmann to put on a ladies’ night in of self-care by the name of #SipSoakSoul. We also had some delicious, cold-pressed juice provided by Portland Juice Co. Joni of Mint and Mirth whipped up two divine cocktails to serve to guests, Annika helped with all the little things and took the beautiful photos in this post, and we provided our products and our Complexion Clays for the attendees to pamper themselves. Before applying Complexion Clays, we all went around in a circle and shared our favorite ways to take care of ourselves. Gardening, going out into nature where there’s no cell reception, dancing, yoga nidra … the list goes on and on.
Often times, we think of self-care as something that we do by ourselves away from other people. And while there is no doubt that being in solitude is a vital part of self-care, we also love the concept of “social self-care” - the notion that we can take care of ourselves individually while spending time with others. When we allow ourselves to take time to take care of ourselves, we automatically give others the permission to do the same, so when we’re in the company of other beautiful souls who are taking care of themselves, everyone is holding space for everyone else to do nothing but self-care; what a beautiful gift to give to ourselves and others!
Below are some of the little moments of the evening captured by Annika that we hope will inspire you to have your own self-care night in with friends!
In honor of International Women’s Day - and Women’s History Month - we want to celebrate bold, courageous women who have used the transformative power of love that lives inside of them to change the world, those who will always serve as role models and inspirations to women of all generations, ethnicities, backgrounds, and life paths.