July 29, 2015

The Washout














Here at the washout the coast is quiet. The waves roar away, but the shore is calm and cool. Wirey old trees, weathered by storms, hang around amidst tangled up palms. Morning Glory flowers weave across the sand. Off in the distance the light house stands tall. There's something so peaceful in the air here, carried by the breeze, fluttering through my hair and flowing all around me. A perfect stage to inspire my creative instincts, collecting shells and driftwood, hanging my jewels on waterlogged branches and posing for the occasional picture. What a beautiful place to call home!

I'm wearing:
Dylana Necklace + Sundial Necklace + Mountain Mama Necklace by SoulMakes
All Bracelets by SoulMakes
Vintage Concho Belt
Crochet Top from Urban Outfitters
Skirt from Raga

Love,
MacK Mars

July 27, 2015

Endless Summer + New SoulMakes Collection





















Lot's of lovely new items just hit the shop! You've probably heard by now that SoulMakes has a new home town, beach side in the Carolinas. Inspired by our new surroundings, our latest collection brings together a bit of everything we love about coastal life. Beautifully worn wood beads, shells and tumbled crystals. Bring the beach vibes home with natural elements from mother earth herself. Beautiful sea shells collected on the east coast make great table top decor and catch all dishes for all your treasures. Check out our House and Home section for some endless summer style decor!

Hit the waves with perfectly worn, washed out jewels featuring all our favorite beachy ingredients. Super soft leather, gems, sun bleached wood beads and shells! We have some gorgeous new jewels to adorn your bronze skin, just add sunshine! This collection is filled with statement pieces that embody just the right mix of boho meets beach babe. Be sure to stop by and see what's new in our jewelry section!

Love,
MacK Mars

June 29, 2015

Farmgirl Flowers














Meet Farmgirl Flowers! A florist out of California, they are changing the way flowers are purchased in the US! They make stunning floral arrangements, with the freshest stems grown in the US, allowing them to support local farmers and business. They make just ONE stunning bouquet a day, using seasonal blooms, minimizing waste, it's the Farmgirl way - buy and use what's fresh that day, and let the flowers enjoy time with you instead of the garbage man. 

Here at SoulMakes we love all flowers! You may have heard that SoulMakes has a brand new home town, Charleston SC. Amidst all the chaos that comes with moving, we received a breathtaking arrangement of peonies, lisianthus, roses and more! All tucked perfectly into a hand tied burlap wrap, it sure made the new studio feel cozy! Opening the box from Farmgirl to reveal this gorgeous collection of stems gave me a huge dose of gratitude and instantly made our new place feel a little more like home! I could definitely feel the love that went into designing this bouquet, not to mention, they looked perfect sitting in the studio with some SoulMakes Rock Salt Candles and Rose Quartz Crystals! 

Be sure to check out Farmgirl on instagram @farmgirlflowers and stop by their website to order a fresh bouquet for yourself!

Have a gorgeous day!
MacK Mars

June 4, 2015

Chucktown













































A few weekends ago Trevor and I drove down south to Charleston, South Carolina. The city immediately greets you with a towering skyline of old church steeples, each one with it's own jungle of a garden behind beautiful iron gates. Old gravestones mingle with tropical greens and cobble stone streets. There's a bit of french influence in the architecture and design of down town's streets. The buildings are gorgeous, painted in various pastel shades of pink and green. Oak trees climb over top your pathway, growing in every directions, limbs drizzling with Spanish moss. The plant life is absolutely amazing. There's palmetto trees every where you look, and if you're lucky enough to get lost on some sandy trail you might find yourself inside what feels like a small glimpse of a rain forest or jungle. Even the azalea bushes, which litter the town, appear to be a more tropical version of themselves. Locals grow cactus and hibiscus plants, the sweltering heat and humidity make it a perfect place to get creative with your garden. Most of the time you're surrounded by water on pseudo islands. Lakes, rivers and ocean hug the shore from every angle. The beaches are gorgeous and covered with shells and fossils for miles. What a perfect place!

We fell in love instantly with the calm energy of chucktown and it's people. It's a bright, vibrant place while also remaining somewhat quiet and secluded. Personally, I love the heat. Humid heat is my favorite kind of weather. I've always dreamed of exploring thick swamp lands and living by the beach. My dreams are coming true! In a few days we'll be relocating to this little paradise down south! We are so excited for our next great adventure and so inspired by our future surroundings. It's going to be a wonderful place to call home for us and for SoulMakes!

Love,
MacK Mars