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:: Spotted! SunnyLife Beach Paddles ::

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Feature Friday

spotted sunnylife beach paddles in life and style magazine sunnylife beach paddles spottedLook what we spotted in Life & Style magazine, the SunnyLife Beach Paddles! Featured in their style trend section, these paddles are perfect for the summer! Take them to the beach or pull them out for a backyard get together! These little paddles are guaranteed to bring good times, laughs and fun!

Pick up the SunnyLife Beach Paddles in store or on our online store here! Happy Friday!

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:: Beach House Bunk Beds ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

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:: Painted Stairs ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Lost in the wonderful world of Pinterest we stumbled upon the stairs in the picture above. It sparked our interest in painted stairs and of course we’re going to dig further. We’re loving all the pictures and had to share them with you guys today. So, here you go. More pictures will most likely pop up on some of our Pinterest boards so don’t forget to check over there. Go to our Pinterest page here. Do you have painted stairs or how you ever tried to paint your stairs? Let us know! We’d love to hear some of your stories and experiences!

:: Painting Pumpkins ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

If you’ve picked up this month’s Country Living, or even been onto Pinterest once in the last week, you’ve seen plenty of pumpkins, Halloween decor and Halloween food. October is the start of the pumpkin season and we’re ready for some pumpkin pie! This Halloween season Country Living sparked the paint your pumpkin trend and it has taken off. They even had a contest for the Best Halloween Pumpkin. They’ve made Halloween a little less messy and a lot more creative. This way you don’t have to cut open the pumpkin and go through that whole ordeal. Also I don’t know about you, but my knife and pumpkin carving skills aren’t even close to as good as my painting skills. I’ll stick to the brush and paints. By painting the pumpkin it gives you so many more options and allows you to bring in more colors other than the typical black and orange. You can free hand paint on it, paint a pattern on it, or stencil a design on the pumpkin. This opens up so many different avenues for you to get creative. Don’t get us wrong though, we love the classic jack-o-lantern and the pumpkin seeds it yields. There’s no replacement for that, but why limit yourself there? Get creative and have fun this Halloween.





:: Coastal Bedrooms – The Bed ::

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Tuesday’s Tip From The Pros

bamboo-bed-frame-coastal-bedroom-tuvaluThe bed is the most important part of your bedroom. Simply because it’s the main focus of the space and more importantly that’s where you fall asleep every night. When you’re looking for a bed, you are searching the perfect match. From the bed frame to the actual mattress it all weighs in on your decision. First things first, you need to decided what size you want your bed to be or what size it can be. At the moment you may be in your cute apartment and a cal king just won’t quite fit in the room. So you need to adjust and pick what fits in the room. Maybe your home’s master bedroom is twice the size of the rest of the home and with all that amazing space you can fit that cal king. In this case ladies, size does matter. We need a bed that’s going to fit the space perfectly. Don’t worry if your home at the moment is a temporary stop. You will get your space one day and that queen bed with fit in your new bedroom perfectly!
woven-bed-frame-coastal-bedroom-home-decor-tuvalucoastal-bedroom-home-decor-fish-tuvaluAfter you’ve decided the size of your bed you need to figure out what’s going to hold it up. Bed frame? Ropes from the ceiling? Or is it just going to lay on the floor? Many design choices and styles will be made and factored in at this stage. Do you want your decor to compliment your bed frame or do you want your bed to stand out on its own? Do you want a large bamboo bed frame? Do you want a simple, metal bed frame? Do you even want a bed frame? With so many choices out there you can literally dream up anything. We like to make the space as cohesive as possible and make sure the room flows. If we’re going with a rustic bed frame and using some old barn doors as headboards then we’re going to work the rest of the space around that. We’ll bring in some coastal, rustic pieces to bring the room together. If we have high ceilings to work with ,we’re going to want to play with some of the vertical space that’s been given to us and choose a beautiful canopy bed frame while shooting for the tropical, vacation look. The design choices are endless and up to your space, personality and style.
Rustic style bedroomcanpoy-tropical-coastal-bedroom-home-decor-tuvaluYou’ve got your bed picked out and you’ve finally decided on your bed frame and headboard. Now what? Bedding! One more way you get to bring some fun design elements to your coastal bedroom. Colors, prints, patterns, pillows, sheets, throws, and whatever else you want to put on top of your bed! The best part about your bedding is you can use it to further the space’s cohesiveness with textures, patterns and colors. You can bring it all together and make the bedroom feel complete. Go bold with patterns and textures to give the room fun and playful vibes and draw even more attention to your bed because it is the main focus of the space. Not into bold? Go with muted colors and light fabrics to have a more relaxed and easy going feel to the space. Are you a pillow queen? Because we support that your majesty! If you love your pillows it just adds another design element you get to design your heart with. Hate ripping pillows on and putting them back every day? Then keep it simple with a just a few. Your bedding choices can really influence the space, so make sure you don’t take it lightly!
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:: Pageant of the Masters – The Genius ::

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Feature Friday

Tonight is the last night to go see the 2012 Pageant of the Masters! Get your tickets and be there at 8:30PM sharp! You won’t want to miss this beautiful display of art! For those of you that don’t know what the Pageant of the Masters is, it’s ninety minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant as the best presentation of its kind. This annual event is held right here in beautiful Laguna Beach, California. Since the Festival of the Arts occurred in 1932, the Pageant of the Masters’ first presentation started in 1933. The event is held each summer and lasts for eight stunning weeks of amazing displays of art.

This years Pageant theme is “The Genius.” As the Festival of Arts celebrates its 80th birthday, the Pageant of the Masters will pull back the curtain on The Genius. Acclaimed for its awe-inspiring theatrical celebration of tableaux vivants – “living pictures” – the 2012 Pageant will once again showcase classic works by some of the extraordinary masters who galvanized art history. In addition, it will also explore the fascinating and unpredictable relationship between art and technology with a cavalcade of masterpieces illustrating how breakthroughs in different fields have also altered the path of art history and the way we see the world. From the glories of the Italian Renaissance to the deeply personal imaginings of modern masters, The Genius will fill the Irvine Bowl with breathtaking theatrical recreations of memorable artworks. And, an acknowledged work of genius, Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” will return as our traditional finale. You won’t need to be a rocket scientist to enjoy The Genius, which promises to be fun and inspiring.

The video below will give you a better idea of what to expect if you don’t know what the Pageant of the Masters is. It’s a lot easier to show someone then to read about it!

 

Some of the art they’re featuring this year and bringing to life.

We hope you make it out tonight if you haven’t already been! For those who have been, it was spectacular this year, huh? If you want to visit the site and get more information about tickets or anything else go Here! Happy Friday and enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

:: Backyard Fun Essentials ::

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Summer is slowly winding down and it’s time for you to take advantage of it if you haven’t already. Getting outside and enjoying the days and nights are just some of the perks of summer time. The best part about being outside is you don’t have to travel far to do it. You can enjoy a great summer day or night in the comfort of your backyard. Today we’ve got a little backyard fun essential guide to help you enjoy the weather and relax a little at home. We’ve got you covered if you want to have a good ol’ fashioned summer BBQ or if you want to go out at night to make s’mores. So get out there and enjoy the remaining days summer has to offer. It’ll be over sooner than you realize! Happy Friday!

:: Bamboo Guest Toothbrushes ::

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In the june edition of Country Living magazine you will see Izola’s bamboo toothbrushes featured in the ‘heart of the country’ section in their magazine. These toothbrushes are made from sustainable bamboo and are great for when you have guests stay at your house. So this weekend when your guest realizes that they forgot their toothbrush, guess who’s got them covered? You do!

So come down to the shop and pick some up or grab these online on our online store! Buy the bamboo guest toothbrushes here! Happy Friday!