It's starting to heat up in Phoenix and while we've been in the pool since March, the thermometer approaching triple digits has me thinking about the beach. Those of us who live in the blazing Arizona heat, enjoy an escape to the glorious beaches of Southern California in the summer. So with breezy beach towns on the brain, I thought I'd post a few of my summer finds today.
My kids, La Jolla, CA, 2009
First off, I'm excited to share my new summer sneakers. Although I generally live in flip-flops during the hot summer months, a great pair of tennies are a must have for outdoor playtime with the kids. This pair of shoes from Landsend are not only cute and cheap (my favorite combination) but dry quickly, which makes them practical as well.
Next up, the fabulously fun and trendy beach cruiser! Those of you who follow my blog know that a few months back I was on the hunt for a new bike.
While I love my Electra OM 3i cruiser, I still enjoy surfing the Internet in search of bike cuteness.
Check out Lily Pulitzer's new Printed Cruiser for summer! *swoon*
This bike just screams beach to me. How fun would cruisin' down the boardwalk be riding this beauty?
Of course, every girl's bike needs a good lookin' basket. I found mine at PeterBoro Basket Company.
They even make a matching basket for kids and I have to say that my basket gets even more compliments than my bike when I'm out riding around. *grin*
Finally, it's fun to wear a little flair when dining at some quaint coastal restaurant. Since I believe that arm candy will continue to be a popular trend this summer, I just know this little gem will get lots of wear on my summer vacations. My sweet friend Laurel (http://petalpusheraccessories.blogspot.com/) spotted this gorgy bracelet made by Dana at Apple White on Etsy. The moment she emailed me the photo, I knew it needed to come live with me.
Hope I've inspired you with a few fun summer ideas. Commence the Popsicles and homemade ice cream!