This past weekend I got to celebrate my birthday with a little Sunday funday at the Marina Del Rey Hotel. I woke up to see them setting up nautical decor by the pool for their Sunday Boat House Pool Party. The hotel went all out for this event. The DJ was blasting great music and I was singing Whitney Houston
in Tony’s ear at the top of my lungs. Their house cocktails are amazing by the way. I suggest two in particular, the Rosé All Day and the Senorita Cantarita are amazing.
This pool party is such a hidden gem in Marina Del Rey. The location is great, there’s always a cool ocean breeze, the view of the Marina is beautiful, and the food is delicious! I would rather come to this pool party than any other in Los Angeles. Also, it’s never overly crowded which makes getting a drink from the bar or finding an open chair that much better.
When I heard there was a boat house theme of course I had to grab my captain’s hat, some vintage sunnies, and a nautical neck tie. My swimsuit is a style that flattering on all body types and my wedges were also very comfortable and pool party appropriate (plus they’re on sale!!)
The hotel parties will be going on every Sunday now through September 3rd with different DJs every weekend. There are also going to be weekly themed events, poolside games, luaus, and tournaments!! The parties are open to the public (21+ for non- hotel guests, no cover charge just $4 parking!) Day beds and cabana rentals are available for bottle service and food/beverage minimums.
I’ll definitely be coming back a few times this summer. If you see me, say hello! Click HERE to find out more about the Sunday Boat House party.
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Memorial Day weekend is almost here! Which means it’s time to start packing for a weekend getaway and lots of summer travels. I can’t wait to pack my suitcases and go! If you’re like me, you take a TON of pictures while you’re traveling. Often times, my phone either runs out of memory, I don’t have an internet connection to transfer anything or I have to pull out an external hard drive to backup all of my photos and videos to my computer. It can be such a pain!
I am happy to share that I have found a much easier solution to saving my photos and videos that doesn’t even require the internet…. It’s called Picture Keeper Connect. A simple, all-in-one USB device with embedded software that makes it easy to transfer photos, contacts, and videos directly from a phone or tablet to a computer. (By the way, it works on both iPhones, Androids, Macs and PCs!) It also comes in three different sizes: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB. You simply plug in the drive to your mobile device, open the app, sign in, click start back-up and you’re done!
The device also works to restore photos, videos and contacts to a new device or a friend’s devices. You can just hand them the USB so they can easily get the photos from you
Picture Keeper also makes a free app called Share-Your-Photos. It’s great for events such as holiday gatherings with friends and family over the weekend, graduations, weddings or a even a birthday party to share photos with a group! Everyone can just download the app, create a profile, and start uploading the photos they would like to share. This takes the hassle out of texting each other photos back and forth. (This app does require internet access.)
So now that you don’t have to worry about protecting your special memories, you can focus on the important things, like making sure to remember sunscreen, soaking up the sun and enjoying your long weekend. Get your device in time for Memorial day and use the discount code LauraLily at checkout for 40% OFF on www.picturekeeper.com!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend everyone!
Photos by myself and Danny Fung
Thank you to Picture Keeper for partnering with me on this post! And thank you to my readers who support the brands that keep Laura Lily going!
With each new season comes new home decor! This may be my favorite seasonal change yet! Loving the pinks mixed with my usual blue and gold decor. I swapped out my blue pillows for this velvet pink set from bheue.
The easiest way to transition your winter decor for spring is to simply swap out your winter tones for spring pastels. Think of baby pinks, greens and blues and yellow. Add some spring tulips in a pretty ginger jar. Replace a winter blanket with a pink knit blanket. Toss a few fun checkered yellow pillows on the couch
I tried to link everything below. If I missed anything please let me know and I will add it ASAP!
blanket: Home Goods (similar)
candle holders: Target
candle holder (gold and silver): Home Goods
coasters: Home Goods
coffee table: Overstock.com
faux rug: Home Goods (similar)
Ginger jars: Home Goods (similar here + here)
gold trays: Home Goods (similar here + here)
lamps: Home Goods (similar)
picture frame: Home Goods
Paris picture: Ikea
pillows: Home Goods (love these) + bheue
pineapple tray: Nordstrom
pink candle: Voluspa via Nordstrom
table cloth: Kate Spade
placemats: Ikea and Cost Plus World Market
side tables: Wayfair and Home Goods
tray: Home Goods (similar)
vase: Home Goods (similar)
Let me know what you think of my spring decor and don’t forget to enter the France Luxe Giveaway!