Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nautical pumpkins that you don't have to carve!

Last year I shared how to carve a nautical pumpkin. I thought I would share a few non-carve pumpkin ideas this year.

Crafts by Courtney | mod podge coastal pumpkins

Crafts by Courtney | mod podge coastal pumpkins

Courtney also did this anchor pumpkin (how to here)
Crafts by Courtney | anchor coastal pumpkin

Coastal pumpkins from Sand and Sisal (how to here)
Sand and Sisal | Coastal pumpkins
Sand and Sisal | Coastal pumpkins

Beach ball pumpkins from Paint the Gown Red (how to here)
Pain the Gown Red | beach ball pumpkins


Make sure to email me photos of your nautical pumpkins to share!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Nautical Halloween Costume Ideas

My readers have sent me some very creative nautical Halloween costume ideas over the years and I have loved featuring them as part of Nautical Outfit of the Week. Don't forget to send me a photo of your nautical costume and you can be featured too!

Here are some ideas for Halloween:

Caroline and her boyfriend. She was a lobster in a pot and he was a game of battleship!

Charlotte and her boyfriend. Charlotte was a sailor and her boyfriend was a macho sailor/Popeye with huge fake muscles that had an anchor and mermaid tattoo!

Sydney (from Sunshine in the City), Anthony, and Blair (the lobster) at the Park Slope Halloween Parade:


Michele as a navy girl:

Whitney dressed her dog Oscar as a sailor:

Catch of the Day








Friday, October 17, 2014

Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies

I discovered Amy Ruth Designs via Kate of a lonestar state of southern. I've been looking for new notebooks now that I am studying for the GRE/as I start thinking about going back to school. These notebooks could not be more perfect for me! I bought the sailboat and anchor sets (one notebook and two folders in each design). Sign up for the newsletter and you receive 25% off!

Anchor journals (set of 2), $15
Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies

Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies

Boats mini journals (set of 2), $6
Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies

Sailboats folder, $2.50 (discount if you buy multiple)
Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies

Anchors away notebook, $10 (discount if you buy multiple)
Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies

Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies

Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies

Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies

Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies
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Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies
Cover

Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies

Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies
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Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies
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Amy Ruth Designs nautical school/office supplies



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cosmopolitan Chic

Today I am participating in the #CosmopolitanChic blog challenge! This is how I would spend a day at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. I am trying to be better about packing lightly, especially on quick weekend getaways. October in Las Vegas can be cool in the mornings and at night but still warm (70s/80s) during the day since it is the desert.

I would start with the Lilly Pulitzer rory strappy camisole in the electric feel print. The colors are bright and fun-perfect for Las Vegas. I have no problem wearing white after Labor Day so I would pair the top with white pants, or if it is really hot, white shorts. If you do not want to wear white I think this top would look just as great with dark jeans. I would bring along a navy cardigan for the plane and keep it with me just in case (like if the AC is blasting inside a restaurant). I prefer flats so I would wear gold sandals like these from Old Navy. You could also switch into booties, heels, or wedges for dinner and the club.



I would start my day at the Wicked Spoon. Can you believe I have never eaten at one of the famous Vegas buffets? The Wicked Spoon has a gelato bar. Count me in!


For lunch I would have to try to find the Secret Pizza Place hidden on the third floor. There's no sign and it is standing room only. The pizza is supposed to be amazing-if you can find it!

If it's warm enough I would head to the pool to relax after lunch. Or maybe go shopping!


I think tapas would be delicious for dinner. Jaleo has a DC location and now one in Las Vegas.

After dinner it's time to check out Marquee. I'm not really into clubs but I usually go with friends when I am in Las Vegas. Best people watching ever! And the clubs are always impressive. Marquee has three different rooms that play three different types of music so everyone in your group can find their place.


After a full day at The Cosmopolitan I will be ready for bed. That's for sure!




* I was asked to participate in this challenge by Vegas.com. No compensation was received.*

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GIVEAWAY! Tiny Tulip monogrammed chevron lobster sweatshirt!

Last week I shared the adorable monogrammed lobster sweatshirt I got from Tiny Tulip. Now it is your chance to win a sweatshirt of your own! There are twelve different color options for the sweatshirt (I chose navy), over fifteen font options, and over twenty thread colors to choose from!
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Nautical by Nature | Monogrammed Lobster Sweatshirt from Tiny Tulip

Nautical by Nature | Monogrammed Lobster Sweatshirt from Tiny Tulip
Closeup of the lobster on the back

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

North37 Design

North37 Design

North37 Design was founded by Elise and Guillaume Fournier-Montgieux. They created North37 Design to represent two French brands, 727Sailbags and Relations de Voyages, in the US that offer luxury and stylish bags made of recycled sailcloth. Each product is unique and tells the story of the sail that was used to make it. The name comes from the place where the cofounders came together, San Francisco, latitude 37.

North37 Design will be giving 20% of sales on every product to Pink Boat Regatta (which donates its proceeds to Breast Cancer Research Foundation). Just mention "PINK" in the comment field when you check out.

North37 Design carries a variety of bag sizes and types: cosmetic cases and zip pouches, messenger bags, shopping bags, duffels, beach totes, travel bags, and handbags.

North37 Design
tote
North37 Design
sport/duffel bag
North37 Design
travel bags
North37 Design
messenger bags
North37 Design
messenger bag
North37 Design

North37 Design
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Monday, October 13, 2014

San Francisco Trip

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip

The first weekend of October Leeann and I headed up north to San Francisco. Leeann actually won a free night at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins! I think we picked the hottest weekend unfortunately. 90+ both days which is rare for San Francisco. But we still had a great time despite the heat. You can read Leeann's recap here.

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip
Our fancy hotel
 After we checked into our hotel we took the cable car down to Mama's. The line was really really long. I don't think I've ever waited that long for food! Popular place.

After Mama's we took the bus up to Coit Tower. I've been up there but never inside the tower/to the top. On my last trip it was under repair. The views from the top are beautiful, especially on a clear day.

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip
A little windy but it felt nice to have a breeze

After Coit Tower we headed back to the hotel to relax before dinner. For dinner we went up the top of our hotel, Top of the Mark. Windows provide a 360 degree view of San Francisco and the restaurant has a list of 100 martinis! We watched the sun set, so pretty.

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip

The next morning we had a free breakfast at our hotel. The buffet was amazing. I think I went back for thirds ;) After breakfast we headed to see the Painted Ladies and Alamo Park.

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip

Next we headed to The Ferry Building for lunch. I got a baguette and cheese from Cowgirl Creamery. Delicious!

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip
On the cable car

We explored the area around our hotel before we checked out. Nob Hill is such a nice neighborhood!

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip
Grace Cathedral (this is actually where my dad and stepmom got married!)

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip
Great view of our hotel

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip
So many pretty buildings

Nautical by Nature | San Francisco Trip
My stepmom lived right across the street from Grace Cathedral. This tree has gotten huge!
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