"It has been a year of new beginnings. New firsts. New normals and unexplored forests."
Spring took on a new meaning; not only was the season waking up from a winter’s nap, but the world was also awakening, drunk on renewed possibilities.
"We once again found ourselves among the olive groves of the Italian countryside, admiring the pops of color of the wildflowers, the earthy colors of the tiny towns, and the seasonal spring menus."
This time we felt heightened levels of appreciation and joy.
"We experienced the dreamy chestnut forests of the Apennines, where the trees wear beautiful cloaks of thick mosses and lichens, the forest floor dotted with tiny crocus flowers just waking up."
Watching our soon-to-be high school freshman and soon-to-be high school senior climb up the mossy rocks and embrace for a picture gave us pause, as family trips like these are harder to plan, and college is not far ahead.
In these adventures, we realized - while our family will be changing with our oldest college bound, we know that our children will always find home with us in nature, wherever they are.
Fall brought us the highly anticipated launch of our new website and wholesale portal, where we could share our green initiative and sustainability goals in much greater detail. Work that we’re proud of the J&D team pulling together to help make happen.
The seeds of change have taken root this year and you can find them expressed in our new designs throughout our collections.