Supporting the Big Bud Press Kickstarter

February 10, 2018By Taylor Swope

Here at Little Hippie we have a few brand crushes, and Big Bud Press is at the top of that list. We love their bright colors, their fun graphics, and the way they integrate their creativity across all elements of their business from their products, to their website, to their Instagram, and all stops in … Read More

Yucatán, Can you? You can! (I did)

January 30, 2018By Taylor Swope

Three weeks ago I left the country for the first time in almost twelve years. As someone who once loved living in France so much I almost married a French guy so I could stay out of America forever, this is crazy to me. Here’s the story of that trip, with some Yucatán travel tips, local recommendations and a few things to avoid in Mexico too. This is a long one, more of a story than a travel blog post, with some quick links if you’d like to skip ahead to one of the locations I visited.

Bob Weir Honored as Goodwill Ambassador at Social Good Summit

September 18, 2017By Taylor Swope

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed legendary musician and founding member of the Grateful Dead and Dead & Company Bob Weir as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. I was there for the ceremony which took place during the eighth annual Social Good Summit at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, … Read More

Give a Home with Sofar and Amnesty International

September 17, 2017By Taylor Swope

THE LARGEST GLOBAL FESTIVAL EVER HELD 300+ GIGS, 60 COUNTRIES, 1 DAY Musicians, refugees and communities are coming together in homes all over the world to recognise the things that unite us: the shared love of music… and the need for a place to call home. On September 20 Little Hippie will be hosting one … Read More

50 Tips for Living in a Van and Loving It

September 1, 2017By Taylor Swope

Some people have vacation homes.  Other people – like me – have old vans in which they can’t wait to spend their time off driving around remote locales.  Having recently returned from a quick summer vacation van camping in Northern California, I’d like to share with you some of my tips for making the most out of living in a tiny space on a wheels. Read More

Thoughts on Long Strange Trip

June 15, 2017By Taylor Swope

When the long awaited, highly anticipated Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip, had its premiere at Sundance a few months ago, I was lucky enough to attend and sit in on a post-film talkback with the director, Amir Bar-Lev. I’ve thought about the film a lot since then, and I shared those thoughts with Jambands. … Read More

CEG Sophia Amoruso Rallies Girlbosses in DTLA

March 13, 2017By Taylor Swope

Chief Executive Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso, got her big girl pantsuit on – well, technically it was a romper – on March 4 at the first official Girlboss Rally in Los Angeles. She looked like she felt empowered in it. I flew out from New York to attend the first of what’s likely to be many Girlboss Rallies, and … Read More

Fund Dreaming with Entrepreneurs Taylor Swope and Yulia Laricheva

February 28, 2017By Taylor Swope

I recently got together with Yulia Laricheva to record an episode of her new podcast, Dream Nation. Yulia is the founder of Fund Dreamer, a global crowdfunding platform for social impact, open to all, promoting woman and diversity-led projects. In our conversation, I tell Yulia about my journey as an artist, growing up in a creative … Read More