Posts from August 2015


August 31, 2015

San Sebastian Bikini | Poolside Ring | Bohemian Bardot | My Heart’s Infinity |  Imaginary set | Black sands set | Azure set | Belly Chain

Rings – Turquoise Vibe | Tara midi | Aquila | Crossed Arrows | Cosmology | Elephant 

Rings – Om | Avante Garde | Tara midi | Large Om | Rose Quartz double point | Snake | Andromeda | Nishka Leg Chain

Bikini | Dainty Drop Layer Necklace | Cuffs + rings

PhotographyBobby Bense & Helen Janneson Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

LocationYosemite National Park, California


Outfit Details

Sun Warrior Romper

Wanderlust tee + Woodstock Shorts

London Slip Dress

San Sebastian Bikini

Vegas beaded top + Tribal Chevron Wash Shorts

Ophelia Lace Blouse | Shorts | Crochet Halter

Zanzibar bikini + Love Denim Child Shorts

White Sands Halter + Memory Lane Trashed Shorts


Jewelry + Accessories

Rings – Poolside Ring | Bohemian Bardot | My Heart’s Infinity |  Imaginary set | Black sands set | Azure set | Belly Chain

Rings – Turquoise Vibe | Tara midi | Aquila | Crossed Arrows | Cosmology | Elephant 

Rings – Om | Avante Garde | Tara midi | Large Om | Rose Quartz double point | Snake | Andromeda | Nishka Leg Chain

Custom Generator necklace

Gold/Blue Mirror Aviators

Hydrus Arm Cuff

{MUST HAVE} Travel Hat


Some places are just too spectacular for words. This is one of those places. A space so out of this world, so grand, so majestic, sacred. I can see why people say god lives there. You can literally feel the energy and heartbeat of the land. These breathtaking views kept me in a continual state of awe and reverence, which is a beautiful way to be.

This was my second visit to Yosemite and I must say I’m itching to go back again. There is so much more to explore and I feel like each time I only scratch the surface. The first time I camped within the park at Curry Village. This time we stayed just outside the park at Tenaya lodge. Even though this is close to the park’s entrance, I’d totally suggest staying somewhere more central within the valley. The park is so vast, and it takes over an hour to drive from the entrance into the valley. Spending hours driving each day, even with spectacular views, is not as fun as being out amongst it all.

The highlight of this adventure was definitely Glacier Point. It’s a bit of a winding drive up to the 7000+ft elevation but well worth it. The panoramic views of half dome and the waterfalls are out of this world. It was pretty crowded in the main turn offs, but we found ourselves a quiet little nook to camp out in for the day.  We watched deer prance upon by as we admired the amazing scene and took in the gravity of this place. Of course I dressed completely appropriately for a little light hiking ;) flips flops, bikini, lace romper, kimono and a tonne of jewels.

One of the amazing hikes we did whilst at Yosemite was up to Vernal Falls. I hiked this back in 2003 and was so excited to feel the invigorating energy of these falls again. The altitude, the cooling mists, and surround sound of all that falling water makes for a heady combination that is like being inside a dream. Beyond magnificent.

So till next time Yosemite, thanks for fulfilling my wanderlust.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


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Turquoise Zone

August 19, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – 26th Ave beach, Santa Cruz, CA


Outfit Details

Woodstock Maxi Dress – Spell Designs

OOAK Turquoise Rings | Moon’s Eye Shield Ring | Stacking Set | + OOAK Turquoise CuffTriple Oval Kingman Cuff |  Triple Diamond Kingman CuffTurquoise Zone

Tusk Necklace – Seawolf

Rings – Arrow midi | Cosmology Turquoise

My {MUST HAVE} Travel hat – Ace of Something



It was the perfect northern california summer’s day….blues skies, beaming sunshine, epic surf, and that amazing low key vibe I love most about Santa Cruz. I was turquoise crushing bad on these amazing handmade jewels from the Turquoise Zone. Paired with some super divine Spell lace and this outfit was simply like living inside a dream. I also happened to be in my most favourite place ever having my annual catch up with my beautiful sister, Reija. After a revitalising beach walk full of wild winds and salty ocean mists, we topped off this spectacular day with sunset margaritas overlooking the ocean and a bbq with the family. Total and utter bliss!

No matter how much time passes, I’m continually drawn here, to this place, this beach, to my sister, my family. It feels like my other home, and it’s probably because each time I visit I leave a little piece of my heart here. I’m so immensely grateful for the precious time we had with our US family. We may have been separated by oceans all these years as our children have grown up, but our connection is as strong as ever. It’s always the quality of the time that matters most, not the quantity…though I’d take more in a heartbeat ;) We love you guys!

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


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