What is Cali-Dreaming?


Cali-Dreaming bathing suit



We all know that it’s the famous song but it’s also a lifestyle.  It’s a golden state of mind that many have and with Lisa Priolo it’s also an amazing bathing suit collection.


Bikini by Lisa Priolo

Cali-Dreaming Bathing Suit by Lisa Priolo


Based out of Los Angeles, Lisa Priolo is not only an incredible entrepreneur who mainly sources brands for important buying departments, but she is also a creative soul that built up one of the trendiest bathing suit collections to date with talented artist and business partner Carrie Jardine.


Cali-Dreaming Collection

Cali-Dreaming Bathing Suit Collection


Yes, ok, apart from the fact that Lisa is a great time and is my longtime westside neighbor,  I love her because she has an Italian soul. She can’t say a word aside from “dolce far niente”.. but Lisa is more Italian than she thinks, not only because of her last name, but because of her passionate heart and unmistakable instinct towards good craftsmanship.



Back to Cali – Dreaming … in such a brief time this collection is being carried in important departments stores like Barneys, Saks and Holt Renfrew, including many many smaller boutiques. You can purchase some cool styles on Revolve!

They are quite a team Lisa and Carrie.  One overlooks production, the other focuses on marketing and together they’ve already accomplished so much.

Yes, I honestly wouldn’t know how to do it!


Bikini from Lisa Priolo

Lisa Priolo's Bandeau in Cheetah Mesh


This cheetah bandeau from her latest Spring Summer 2012 collection is what’s creating the biggest buzz at the moment, not to mention her nude collection which is still selling in most stores. Natural and Nude pigments act as the building block for Cali-Dreaming and continue to inspire the latest Resort 2011-12 and S/S 2012 Collections.

Ok, here we go! Call me crazy talking about bathing suits in January, but that’s how we do it in California: this is me going to celebrate being naturally beautiful, sun kissed and happy with Cali-Dreaming!


California's beach

The Cali-Dreaming