The Best Beach Bags

Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 9.50.24 PMWhether you’re about to head off on Spring Break or are dreaming of your summer by the pool…it’s time to think about where to put your sunglasses and sunscreen. A stylish beach bag is an accessory that you can use from now until Labor Day, meaning now is the time to buy!!

Here are 3 versions that I just love!

For a “goyard” twist on a straw bag, check out the Island Bag by Lindroth Designs in Palm Beach! From $120 – $195, you can choose your monogram and colors.Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 10.21.37 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-13 at 11.06.56 PMPom poms and tassels more your style? I’m loving these colorful straw bags from JADEtribe. They’ve been spotted on the arms of Elle McPherson and other tastemakers and are $160.Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 10.53.51 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-13 at 10.56.12 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-13 at 10.54.12 PMHow adorable would this piñata tote by Kayu Design be for Cinco de Mayo?! Priced at $125.Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 11.17.09 PM Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 11.17.34 PMAnd, if you really love a personalized bag, Kayu Design also offers those. Priced at $140, these have been so popular that they are only available now for pre-order with an early June delivery.

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Hoping many of you find yourself poolside this month! If not in your own backyard, someplace totally fabulous! Bring on the sun!


Friday Flowers – Farmgirl Flowers

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Fresh flowers delivered in a fresh, new way. That’s what Christina Stembel set out to do and she is blazing a new “rose petaled” path with Farmgirl Flowers.

Here’s the premise. Use only the best, US grown flowers. Make one, stunningly gorgeous arrangement daily, wrap it in recycled burlap, donated by coffee growers, at incredibly reasonable prices (starting at $42) and ship across the country.

What you see IS what you get. Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 8.58.46 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 8.59.27 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 9.00.46 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 9.01.42 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 9.01.53 PMThere are so many occasions that we use flowers to celebrate or acknowledge. How excited will your recipient be when they receive one of these gorgeous arrangements?! And, if they happen to live in San Francisco, they’ll be delivered by bike messenger!

Hope everything is coming up roses for you this weekend!


Holiday Gift – Flytographer For Everyone + Discount

Mother+Daughter+Trip+to+San+Diego+|+San+Diego+Vacation+PhotographerAll the holiday cards are rolling in and I love seeing the faces of so many people I care about, whether I see them once a week or once every few years. And, many of my favorites have photographs that were taken by a professional. This allows for the whole family to be in the photo and for exceptional clarity.

Which brings me to this week’s gift suggestion. Give a Flytographer session. For the milestone birthday party. The mother-daughter trip. The family vacation. The honeymoon. The bacherlorette party. The proposal. The babymoon. The family reunion. Basically, every person you know has some special event in their life every year (or should!) that deserves to be recorded in the most professional fashion.

Flytographer has so many different packages that there is one for every budget. This is definitely one of the best gifts I gave myself when our family traveled to Florence, Italy and one of the services I most frequently recommend.

Hawaii. Disneyland. Rome. Paris. London. Seattle. Palm Springs. Edinburgh. Maui. Napa. NYC. They have photographers in over 160 cities and if you’re going someplace that isn’t on the list, just reach out to them.Amalfi+Coast+Honeymoon+in+Ravello+|+Italy+Vacation+Photographer HONG+KONG+FAMILY+TRAVEL+|+FLYTOGRAPHER+VACATION+PHOTOGRAPHER elena-036 FLYTOGRAPHER+Vacation+Proposal+Photographer+in+Dublin Romantic+Couples+Photo+Shoot+in+Seoul+|+Seoul+Vacation+Photographer Family+Vacation+in+London+|+London+Vacation+Photographer Family+Vacation+in+London+|+London+Vacation+Photographer-1 Bachelorette+Party+in+Miami+|+Miami+Vacation+Photographer cancun+bachelorette+beach+party

Making it even easier to give this gift, my friends at Flytographer are offering my readers $50 off any new booking or gift card purchase from now until March 31, 2016 with the code “prettypinktulips“.

So, if you’re looking for one more great thing…this is it! Or treat your own family to a shoot on the slopes over the holidays or wherever you’ll be for Spring Break.

And, next year….your holiday card will be the one everyone oohs and ahhhs over!