Berglund in Alaska

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Alaska. I really don't have words to describe its magnificence. Have you ever been? We took a trip with my entire family to celebrate a milestone anniversary for my parents. Being with the people I love while enjoying the most spectacular things I've ever seen was a profoundly moving experience. Often in the hustle of being a young working woman in Los Angeles mixed with the responsibilities of family, home, career and friends, I find myself in a constant state of go-go-go. Being in nature and breathing in the vastness of the place reminded me that I am so small. My life is small, my problems are small, my dreams are small. I don't mean this in any type of dismissive way. I think it's just so easy to become narcissistic and buy the belief that myself, my purpose and my happiness are the most important thing in life. There is something so freeing about remembering, in the face of a giant glacier sounding like thunder as it crashes into the ocean, that I am small. My life is a teeny, tiny part of a bigger picture. If I embrace my smallness I think it's easier to find myself in the greatness of the full story and not obsess over the sentence in the story that's about me.

Since we are from (what currently feels like) one of the hottest places when we travel to places that are cold we usually beg, borrow and buy cold weather clothes. We were so lucky that Sophia Costas, owned by designer Mia Berglund helped us out by letting us enjoy their gorgeous line of scarves. 

Scarves are a staple of the fair trade movement. What I think sets these scarves apart are the unique prints and luxurious materials. You can release your Palm Springs lover with the cotton crane scarf or wrap up in a little piece of luxury in the lightweight wool neon scarf (as seen in photos above).

All Sophia Costas and Berglund products are fair trade, hand made and sustainably produced. Berglund helps and supports women in Nepal who are homeless and come from small villages find a living by supportin a local NGO that trains them at their own pace, helping them often become the sole breadwinner for their children and families.