Petit Paradise People // Beach Edition I

June 28, 2017

There is nothing sweeter than little ones lounging on Paradise People Blankets. In our first installment of, "Petit Paradise People", we are going with a beach theme.

First, we have the Jaffe family doing tandem yoga whilst relaxing at the beach.

Sophie Jaffe Paradise PeopleSophie Jaffe Paradise PeopleSophie Jaffe Paradise People

Second, Ljuba’s (Beachwood Baby) cutie, Joaquin, marches down to the beach.Beachwood BabyNext, Holly Bowen (Clock Work Beauty) and her youngest son Van, relax at a beach in Washington State, where she often braves the cold water of the PNW to catch some waves. Paradise People Holly BowenLastly, it’s me, Elizabeth, founder of Paradise People, enjoying our most frequented beach, Topanga, with my son’s Oliver and Otto.Elizabeth Kennedy Oliver and OttoParadise People Elizabeth and Otto



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