The Species of the Southwest: Desert Life Inspired Designs

From prickly towering cacti and resilient wild blooms, to crawling critters, the scenic Southwest is home to all kinds of desert wildlife. Come along as we explore across the sandy desert floors, through spiraling canyons and atop lone mesas, and keep your eyes out for earthy friends along the way! We’ll show you where to spot some of our favorite Southwestern species.

Ready? Let’s get tracking!

This Mother’s Day, Take a Mom Moment

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Mothers are truly remarkable. Day in and day out they pour their hearts into caring for others. And while being a mom is one of the single most rewarding responsibilities in the world, it’s no secret that it’s tough work.

As a mom, it’s important to find the time to pause and take a moment for yourself. So this Mother’s Day, we’re doing something a little different. We’re not asking you to share photos of your littles or what you love most about motherhood, or even talk about your best mom hacks—in fact, we want you to put all of those thoughts aside.

Instead, we want to celebrate the quiet moments in between. Whether it’s the 30 minute drive into work each morning tuned into your favorite podcast, the weekly yoga class you look forward to, your monthly date night with the girls, or a relaxing bath just because, what does restoration look like for you?

We asked the moms of Tea to share what ‘me’ time looks like for them, and we’re inviting you to share your own inspiration.

Now through May 13th, share the ways you like to take a moment for yourself. Tag your ‘grams with #momentousmom for a chance to win a fabulous pampering prize pack.

Southwest Summer Stylin’

Summer is here, and we’ve got our sights set on the Southwestern states. The Southwest US is a vast canvas filled with shimmering stretches of desert, rusty red rock forms, desolate grasslands and clear, sunny skies that seem to have no stopping point. Some may think it a lonely, barren landscape, but look closely and you’ll see there’s so much beauty among the quietude.

Mexican Motifs: Oaxacan Florals

Mexico is a country rich in incredible culture, tradition and creative expression. Toward the southern tip lies Oaxaca, a state particularly famous for its fascinating mix of colonial buildings, colorful cuisine and strong indigenous influence (more than half of the nation’s indigenous Mesoamerican speakers call this rugged region home). A collector’s dream, it is the place to go for the best folk art finds.

Foreign Correspondent: Gaines Family Goes to Key West

Gaines Family

Meet Lauren Gaines of Heart of Deborah. As a Tea Foreign Correspondent, Lauren and her family traveled to Key West and returned with a suitcase full of sunny memories. Follow along as she shares their recent adventures!

Be Great, Skate! Tea x Skate Rising Carve it Up in San Diego

Tea Collection x Skate Rising Event

Last weekend, the Tea team packed their bags (and their Vans) and headed to sunny San Diego to co-host a very special event with Skate Rising. Run by Exposure Skate, Skate Rising is an Encinitas based all-girl youth program dedicated to teaching compassion and empowerment through skateboarding. Calli Kelsay, the brainchild behind this awesome program, happens to be a long-time Tea customer. So we leaped at the opportunity to team up and sponsor one of their events.

A Taste of Aloha: Polynesian Inspired Prints

Polynesian Prints

Tourists from all over the world are drawn to the Hawaiian Islands for their paradise charm. And while the surreal white-sand beaches, lush jungles and mesmerizing sunsets make for an incredibly relaxing escape, there’s so much fascinating culture to experience as well.

Hawaii’s rich native culture has its origins in the Polynesians who, over 1,000 years ago, voyaged from the Marquesas Islands in handmade canoes. Today, Polynesian influence can be seen everywhere from art and dance, to traditional delicacies. See how some of these traditions made their way onto our latest designs.