Leopard and Lavender was started in December 2011 by ME- Kelli Ryder. I live in San Francisco, CA with my handsome boyfriend [Tim] and our 2 cats [Roxanne and Leonard]. I was born and raised in Boise, ID... but recently followed my heart to this beautiful city by the bay. I am the Associate Editor at Rue Magazine and am truly in love with what I do.
I started L&L as an extension of a previous blogging experiment- one in which I went a year without shopping. Seriously. To learn more about that, you can read the blog or watch this video
-which will teach you ALL about me in exactly 5 minutes.
Why the name Leopard and Lavender? Leopard is wild. Lavender is not. I somehow am both of those things, and I believe life is about balance. From someone who has seen both sides of the sunrise, I can tell you there is a lot of joy in finding your center/your style/your passion... wherever it may be. I wanted to have a place to cover more than just beautiful clothes; I wanted a place to talk about an altogether beautiful life. SO, I made this little blog and I enjoy doing just that.