Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Aloha!

I am traveling for work the rest of the week. I decided not to bring my computer this trip (that's a first!). I am hoping to get some pool and beach time in while enjoying my (likely) last trip with my little H man. I hope everyone has a great week and weekend!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer Totes for Every Budget

Under $25:
Nautical by Nature | Summer Totes for Every Budget
Anchor print beach bag, Nordstrom, $24 | Nautical anchor tote, Nordstrom, $12
Fun in the sun tote, Nordstrom, $12 | Seahorse beach tote, Nordstrom, $12

Under $50:
Nautical by Nature | Summer Totes for Every Budget

Maine isle boat tote, L.L. Bean, $35 for medium, $40 for large (also available with shells or signal flags) | Red lobster canvas tote, Tuckernuck, $48

Under $100:
Nautical by Nature | Summer Totes for Every Budget

Ocean denim tote, Jonathan Adler, $78 | Signature crescent tote in sailboat, L.L. Bean, $69
Beach tote bag in red right return, Lilly Pulitzer, $88 | Islander tote, L.L. Bean, $65 (available in multiple colors)










Friday, May 22, 2015

French Kiss premiere in Marina del Rey

French Kiss premiere in Marina del Rey

Tuesday night I went to the premiere of the short film, French Kiss. The film is just 24 minutes long and you can watch in on the official site or youtube. The film is about an American businessman (played by the late John Ritter's son, Tyler Ritter) who meets a beautiful Parisian (Margot Luciarte) while he is in Paris. The film is very romantic and charming, with some amazing shots of Paris.

French Kiss premiere in Marina del Rey

French Kiss premiere in Marina del Rey
Photobooths are the best, especially when you have a friend to pose with (Leeann from Join the Gossip)

The premiere was held on the rooftop of the Marina del Rey Marriott. The panoramic views of the city and ocean are breath taking.

French Kiss premiere in Marina del Rey

French Kiss premiere in Marina del Rey

French Kiss premiere in Marina del Rey

French Kiss premiere in Marina del Rey
After the film there were French themed appetizers and desserts

French Kiss premiere in Marina del Rey
Selfie time waiting for the film to start

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

OCRF Super Saturday Recap

This past Saturday I went to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Super Saturday in Santa Monica. This year Super Saturday, the iconic charity shopping event benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, came back to the west coast for the second time on Saturday, May 16th. The event was hosted by Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims! OCRF’s Super Saturday was created in 1998 by Donna Karan and the late Liz Tilberis. In 2013, Super Saturday raised over $3.7 million for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Leeann came with me again this year.

Making flower crowns in the Mary Kay tent
You could have your dreams interpreted by an artist in the Casper tent. I loved this setup!
Here's my dream (more of a nightmare): I go to kick the ball but I can't kick!
The Casper bed was SO comfortable!

Photo fun in the bai tent
So many fun things for the kids: Books and Cookies, Claire's, Rainbow Loom
Rainbow Loom tent
Got a glitter anchor tattoo
Manicures and nail art from Alex and Ani
Photobooth fun with L'Oreal (promoting their new spray sunscreen and sun protection)

Animated gif of our time in the photobooth:
video

Monday, May 18, 2015

Vineyard Vines 25% off (Final day!)

Today is the last day to receive 25% off at Vineyard Vines (additional 40% off sale items!). Use code: FRIENDS2015
Father's Day is coming up so don't forget to check the mens section too!

Vineyard Vines sale May 2015

The backpacks are on sale too. The spring tech backpack and the sealife backpack are down to $42!
Vineyard Vines sale May 2015








Thursday, May 14, 2015

Super Saturday LA THIS SATURDAY MAY 16!

Just a reminder that OCRF's Super Saturday in LA is THIS Saturday May 16! To get your tickets go here . The New York Super Saturday will be Saturday July 26 and you can find information here. You can read about my experience at the event last year here.

Time to shop!
This year Super Saturday, the iconic charity shopping event benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, is coming back to Los Angeles for the second time on Saturday, May 16th. The event will be hosted by Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims! OCRF’s Super Saturday was created in 1998 by Donna Karan and the late Liz Tilberis. In 2013, Super Saturday raised over $3.7 million for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Super Saturday, is a fun-filled, family-oriented fundraiser that offers premier fashion for women, men and kids plus beauty, jewelry, accessories and home items for up to half off the manufacturer's suggested retail price. Proceeds support OCRF's research grants. Think of it as the fanciest garage sale you will probably ever go to! Haute Hippie, James Perse, Karen Kane, Trina Turk, Show Me Your Mumu, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Fisher, Diesel, Lucky Brand, and many more (see full list here)! Unlimited food, snacks, treats and beverages will be provided by Aza Mesa, Skinnygirl, Sprinkles, IT’SUGAR, Fiji Water, and more.

Where we had lunch last year

Some of the activities this year include:
  • Chrysler 300 Test Drives
  • Manicures by Bella Cures
  • Matrix Hair Styling and Braid Bar
  • Mary Kay’s Lipstick Bar and Flower Crowns Stand
  • LA Lakers Basketball Court
  • Golf Activation with Urban Golf
  • Royce’s arcade and kid area (face painting, dancing, vintage arcade games, photo booth)
  • Pet Park

Arts and crafts area for the kids

For the kids there will be activities, games and arts and crafts galore! Join BOOKS AND COOKIES for interactive LEARNING and PLAYING! Visit us to get lost in the pages of a book, solve a puzzle, create a craft, dance with bubbles and play under the parachute. Every hour, we’ll also bring stories to life with enthusiasm, songs, games and hands-on instrument play. Stop by the Claire’s booth for kids’ face painting and a fun photo area using our Instagram cutout boards and speech bubbles, plus try on the more grown up cool and boho chic accessories and jewelry from our latest summer collection.

The Pussy and Pooch Pet Park features a Doggie Lounge with water stations, shade and seating, one-of-a-kind mobile Pawbar serving freshly prepared treats and mini-meals, a prize wheel, tips from the Pussy and Pooch Training Lab staff, and more

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Must have beach games

Coastal Living shared 10 must have games for the beach. I thought I would share some of the ideas from the article and some other fun games/activities for the beach/pool/lake.

Shells is a coastal twist on the popular card game Spoons

"This new game combines elements of horseshoes, bocce ball, and bowling, and is well-suited to sandy play"

Custom lake art cribbage board, Uncommon Goods, $59

Ring toss game, Tommy Bahama, $90 (comes with carrying case)

Lighthouse cribbage, Daytrip Society, $27

Nautical flag dominoes, Uncommon Goods, $80

What are your favorite games for the beach/pool/lake?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Coastal Living inspiration: Beachy porches and patios

Coastal Living rounded up 47 beachy porches and patios. I have loved having a balcony but I dream of having a big porch or patio one day (ideally both ;) I'm still not sure where I am moving to next. But whether I am by the beach or not I will always have the nautical decor to make me feel like I'm right on the water!

* All images via Coastal Living *

Here are my favorites:
Coastal Living inspiration: Beachy porches and patios

Coastal Living inspiration: Beachy porches and patios

Coastal Living inspiration: Beachy porches and patios

Coastal Living inspiration: Beachy porches and patios

Coastal Living inspiration: Beachy porches and patios

Coastal Living inspiration: Beachy porches and patios

Coastal Living inspiration: Beachy porches and patios

Coastal Living inspiration: Beachy porches and patios


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

High School Reunion

Last Friday night I had my 10 year high school reunion back on campus. It was great catching up with friends and seeing the changes they have made to campus. I even snuck a peek inside the very nautical sailor surplus store where you can buy anything and everything with the school logo (anchor).

I wore the Madewell dress I mentioned last week

I was so happy to see that the arts and crafts and collages are still going strong


Anchor valance inside the sailor surplus store. I really want the backpack for grad school!
After the official reunion party we headed to the W hotel in Westwood for drinks. Someone brought a yearbook so we could reminisce even more! 
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