Shop Pinkly Perfect New Arrivals

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If you’ve been busy at the beach this summer and find yourself craving some retail therapy, make sure you check out Pinkly Perfect’s latest arrivals. From new styles to new colors, they’re your perfect old faves reimagined and enhanced for a new pop of beachy fun! Check them out below:

 

Tybee Tiny Tote

“My beach stuff”

$20 at pinklyperfect.com

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Our Tybee Tiny Tote is our newest style addition for Pinkly Perfect and we are so in love with it! It’s the same size as our Newport Cosmetic Bag but instead of a zipper, we’ve added short shoulder straps. Same natural cotton feel as our larger Montauk Tote and made in the USA, it’s a perfect gift for the littlest beach babe!

 

Montauk Tote Bag

“Take me to the beach”

$26 at pinklyperfect.com

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Our Montauk Tote (AKA the best beach bag EVER) now featured in our “Take me to the beach” version, available in lilac, coral, or a shimmery indigo. Buy the classic version at pinklyperfect.com or shop the #Avalon and #CapeMay versions at Serendipity Shops of Avalon in Avalon, NJ and Pete Smith’s Surf Shop in Cape May, NJ.

 

Sea Isle & Ocean City, NJ Bracelets

NEW COLORS

$18 at pinklyperfect.com

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NEW summery colors for our best selling bracelets! Our Sea Isle 08243 Zip Code Bracelet and Ocean City 08226 Zip Code Bracelet are now available in Clearwater Blue, Grape, and Peach. We love mixing & matching these to pair perfectly with our summer glow and breezy outfits! Buy one of each and gift to your Jersey Shore besties as the coolest “friendship bracelet” this summer.

 

Six Summery Instagrams to Follow ASAP

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

Hello, July! We here at Pinkly Perfect feel like the second month of summer is worth celebrating, so we’ve collected six bright, beachy, colorful Instagram accounts to give our feed a little spring – no, summer cleaning! From gorgeous food to fabulous clothes to wanderlust-worthy destinations, these girls know what summer is all about, so open that app and get ready for a happier, sunnier Instagram!

 

1) @juliahengel

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Julia is a girl after our own hearts – her account is always pretty in pink! A self-proclaimed “Dress Lover,” Julia’s summery wardrobe fits right in at every beach she visits. Her photos remind us that your beach town isn’t just a place… It’s a state of mind!

 

2) @anettvelsberg

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A beachy food account? We found one! Anett takes pictures of beautiful dishes from both her and her friends’ adventures for a feed that’s so pretty, we could eat it! (After all, somebody has to.)

 

3) @rclayton

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Do you love color? Like, really, really love color? Rosie does! Her account, which is part amazing fashion and part beautiful backdrops, cycles through the rainbow every few months for a feed that’s always different and never boring.

 

4) @abeautifulmess

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Elsie and Emma are DIY queens, here to share the awesome stuff they make and find! We love that their account is not only pretty, but useful, too – the best crafts and recipes make it onto their blog, which you can read for inspiration any day of the week! Catch us there on days that end in “y.”

 

5) @polkadotpassport

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Nicola’s got the travel bug, and after scrolling through her feed, you will, too! No matter what country she’s in, her photos are always stunning, and she always has the perfect closet vibes to match. We’ll admit it, we’re a little jealous.

 

6) @pinklyperfect_inc

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These feeds are fab, but have you seen our Insta yet? Follow our account for the latest Pinkly Perfect news and shots of all your favorite beach towns, plus ideas about how to make summer last all year long! There’s even a link to our shop, just in case you’re looking for a piece of sunshine to brighten your day. See you there!

 

Best Beaches with Pink Sand

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Ever scroll through your Instagram feed and see the most magical beach with pink sand and perfect bright aqua waves? While we love our East Coast beaches and argue that even though the water may be slightly brown and the sand a bit grainy, there’s nothing that can compare to the beach we grew up vacationing in, we can’t help but daydream about what it would be like to lay out on pink sand and sip a pink mocktail with our besties.

 

Below we listed some famous beaches with pink sand and dive a bit deeper into what exactly makes the sand our favorite color. Check it out and get ready to book a trip to somewhere tropical!

 

Elbow Beach, Bermuda

The beaches of Bermuda are widely known for their crystal clear ocean water, but did you also know that their sand is a pale pink color? Elbow Beach, named because its shape is similar to the curve of an elbow, is a mile long beach that has pink sand and calm waves, perfect for swimming and working on that perfect tan.

 

Harbour Island, Bahamas

Pink sand made up of pieces of coral, calcium carbonate, broken shells, and minute rocks covers about three miles of the beautiful beaches of Harbour Island, Bahamas. Harbour Island is also home to one of the top dive sites in the world. Plan your trip to Harbour Island here!

 

Elafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece

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Elafonisi, a tiny island in Greece, has pink sand as a result of tiny oysters named Foraminifera, who have red shells that are crushed in the sand to produce a pretty pink hue. Tourist season is July and August so book a last-minute getaway to see it in person!

 

Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain

Take a boat from Ibiza to walk along the Playa de Ses Illetes in Formentera, Spain. You’ll be greeted with beautiful warm ocean water, pink sand, and various bike paths. Be careful though! While the scenery is quite stunning, the area is also known for an abundance of jelly fish!

 

July 4th To Do List: As Told by The Seven Guide

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Written by: Brea Mealey, Founder of The Seven Guide & S E I Z E

 

The Fourth of July is, hands down, my favorite holiday weekend of the summer! The barbecues, fireworks, and red, white and blue everything makes for the quintessential shore weekend. To soak in all the Island has to offer this Fourth, I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite new spots, along with tips for navigating each!

Shore Juice

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Photo taken by The Seven Guide

#1. Kickstart your morning with a refreshing acai bowl from Shore Juice, tucked away in Harbor Square on 96th Street.  Little known fact is that Shore Juice offers a slew of bowl add-ons, like cacao nibs, goji berries, chia seeds, nutella, and pink Himalayan sea salt…none of which are listed on the menu!

 

PICK: The Nutty Bowl plus Pink Himalayan sea salt + a drizzle of nutella

Maryanne’s Pastry Shoppe

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#2. While Maryanne’s Pastry Shoppe is a Sea Isle City veteran (since 1944!), they’re a relatively new player in the Seven Mile Island donut scene. Maryanne’s donuts, pastries, and crumb buns are made from scratch every day, with scrupulous attention to quality of ingredients (5 different types of sugar go into their donuts, alone!).

 

PICK: Filled Donuts, particularly the Powdered Cream

Located on the corner of 95th + 3rd.

The Watering Hull

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Photo taken by The Seven Guide

#3. This second story restaurant and bar will instantly give you all the Island feels. With outdoor seating lined with twinkly lights, live music, and bountiful fresh seafood, The Watering Hull is our go-to spot for dinner and after-dinner drinks.

 

PICK: Build-Your-Own Poké Bowl with coconut quinoa, tuna, and citrus ponzu (a new addition to the summer 2017 menu!).

Located on the second level of Harbor Square.

 

#4. Soak in every last minute of daylight with a guided sunset Stand-Up-Paddleboard tour. Sunset SUP tours typically last 1.5 – 2 hours and leave from Harbor Outfitters’ location at 21st + The Bay. Be sure to apply some bug spray ahead of time, just in case!

Avalon Seafood

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#5. An oldie but goodie, Avalon Seafood offers the best take-out seafood platters. Pick up your dinner and walk a block or two to the bay to enjoy with a chilled bottle of rosé while the sun goes down.

 

PICK: Lobster Roll with corn on the cob

Located on 29th + Ocean. 

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Follow The Seven Guide on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates on all the happenings in Avalon & Stone Harbor, NJ this summer.

July 4th Travel Must-Haves

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Summer is flying by! If you’ve been wanting to soak up some major sun, now is your chance. School’s out, summer ice cream scoopin’ money is flowing in, and all the red, white, and blue (and pink?!) decorations and party tips are officially taking over our Pinterest boards.

 

Whether you’re packing up the car and cruising down the parkway to your beach town of choice, or printing out a boarding pass to escape to a real tropical getaway with your favorite beach besties, make sure you take a peek at our travel must-haves.

Sturdy Carry-on/Beach Bag

$26 at pinklyperfect.com

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First thing you’ll need is a large carry-on that can hold your essentials for both the trip and the first day or two of vacation if you’re waiting on luggage. We love our Montauk Tote because it can be your carry-on and your beach bag. It’s large enough to fit your laptop, makeup bag, beach towel, book, and an outfit or two.

 

Pink Slip Sleep Mask

$45 at anthropologie.com

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Beat that parkway traffic and head out late Friday night! Trade turns with your besties so each of you can sleep for a bit on the way down and be wide awake to hit the beach first thing in the morning! This sleep mask is perfect to get in the ZZzzone and also look super cute.

 

Stronger Longer Spry Bubble Gum

$27.48 for a 12 pack at xlear.com

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After a long flight and hours of off-and-on sleep, make sure you have plenty of gum to freshen up before heading out! We are so obsessed with Spry Dental Defense Gum. It’s made with 100% Xylitol, natural ingredients, and has proven effects to improve oral health when used daily. No toothbrush in your carry-on? No problem! We love the classic bubble gum flavor, but try out their more creative flavors like green tea, fresh fruit, cinnamon, and licorice.

 

Xlear Natural Saline Nasal Spray

$6.99 at xlear.com

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If you tend to experience sinus pain while traveling, make sure you pack Xlear natural saline nasal spray. This spray offers fast relief to keep you beach bound all vacation long. And if you don’t like it (highly doubtful)? Return for a full refund! Perfect.

 

Beachy Accessories For Your Shore House

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Whether you live by the seashore, vacation at the beach, or simply just love all things summer, it’s always fun to snag some beach inspired décor for your home.

 

There are so many beach inspired brands that sometimes finding the perfect pieces to add a nautical touch to your home can be daunting. We recently discovered Bella Coastal Décor, an Oklahoma-based company that sells everything from lamps to dish towels to bedding that can fit perfectly in a shore house! Below are our (pink) picks:

 

 

Small Pink Octopus Bowls (Set of 6 for $69.95)

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If you’re planning on hosting a party this summer, check out these ceramic pink and white bowls with cute octopus design. They’re affordable and adorable! Plus dishwasher and microwave safe, making cleanup an (ocean) breeze!

 

Flamingo Guest Towels (Set of 6 for $44.50)

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These embroidered flamingo cotton towels are perfect for guests (or yourself) this summer! They’re 14” x 22” and add a perfect tropical touch to your bathroom or kitchen. Use them during a flamingo-themed party!

 

Pink Chairs Indoor/Outdoor Canvas Art ($189.95)

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Transport yourself to a seaside oasis with this beautiful canvas art featuring pink chairs on a sunny ocean dock. UV-lacquer treated canvas means you can hang this inside or outside. Also includes special mounting hardware that can withstand harsh winds.

 

 

All product photos taken from http://www.bellacoastaldecor.com/, main photo from Shutterstock.

Charming Pink Bed & Breakfasts at the Jersey Shore

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No shore house at the beach? No problem! Our favorite seaside towns have a variety of options for visitors who just want to make a weekend trip to their favorite beach town this summer. Skip the motel rental and opt for a cozy and charming bed and breakfast instead.

 

Check out our (pink) picks:

 

The Pink Cottage

12 Jackson Street

Cape May, NJ 08204

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How perfect does this look?! So insta-worthy.

If you’re looking to enjoy the magic of Cape May, NJ for a weekend this summer, check out The Pink Cottage. This 1891 cottage is located steps from the shopping district and offers nightly rates from $89 to $429/night. While you’re there, stop into Pete Smith’s Surf Shop and shop Pinkly Perfect or visit our favorite shops Love the Cook and South of Jackson. Finish the night off with a delicious seafood dinner at The Lobster House and a horse & carriage ride through town. Perfect!

The Grenville

345 Main Avenue

Bay Head, NJ 08742

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Pink and blue and ocean views? Consider it booked.

Swerve off the parkway at exit 98 and ride into Bay Head, NJ to find the bright pink Grenville, an historic hotel that offers seaside views and rooms from $179 to $359 per night. Walking distance from local shops and a mile from Point Pleasant’s Boardwalk, the Grenville offers “small town Jersey Shore charm” and has received excellent reviews.

 

The Ocean House Inn

102 Sussex Avenue

Spring Lake, NJ 07762

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If Spring Lake’s your beach town of choice, take a look at the Ocean House, a charming pink inn built in 1878 and located one block from the ocean. Extensive porch space to enjoy the sea breeze and a great summer book. We recommend reserving a room for Saturday, August 19th to enjoy Spring Lake’s Summer Sidewalk Sale!

 

Beachy Gifts for Dad | Father’s Day

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Between the excitement of the start of summer and aiming to soak up as much sun as possible, it’s easy to forget that Father’s Day is right around the corner. Don’t scramble at the last minute to find the perfect gift for dad. Instead, pick up a Pinkly Perfect keychain, bearing the coordinates of your old man’s favorite beach town and pair with favorites from local shore businesses.

 

Check out our picks!

 

Avalon, New Jersey:

Shop Avalon coordinate keychains here.

Pair your keychain with an array of spreads from gourmet cheese shop, The Bread & Cheese Cupboard to make your favorite man feel like a king. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, challenge him to a game of mini golf at Pirate Island and treat him to a scoop of Sundae Best ice cream after.

*Also sold at Serendipity Shops of Avalon and Mimi’s & Suncatcher in Stone Harbor, NJ.

 

Cape May, New Jersey:

Shop Cape May coordinate keychains here.

Head on over to Pete Smith’s Surf Shop and shop our keychains in person! While you’re at it, check out their display of other men’s clothing and accessories. If you’ve got any spare change after taking care of dad, pick up an Avalon Sweatshirt in teal for yourself, also sold at Pete Smith’s.

 

Ocean City, Maryland:

Shop Ocean City, MD coordinate keychains here.

If Ocean City, MD’s your vacation destination, stop into ishBoutique to shop our keychains then head over to Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar to pick up a gift card for a delicious seafood dinner.

 

Plan a Pinkly Perfect Party!

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It’s SUMMER! Well, maybe not exactly, but it’s definitely shore season and that means we’ve got three months of fun in the sun at our favorite beach town awaiting us! YAY!

 

To celebrate the best time of the year, why not plan a summer themed party?! Invite your favorite beach babes over for a night of tropical themed food and fun, and bring the beach to you!

 

As self-proclaimed experts in all things summer ;), check out what we recommend for making it (pinkly) perfect:

 

Invites:

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Dennis Greeting Cards, Time to Celebrate!

Write your invite out in Pinkly Perfect’s Time to Celebrate card. They’re blank on the inside so it’s perfect to write out individual notes to your favorite beach bums. Shop them at pinklyperfect.com and at Serendipity Shops of Avalon in Avalon, NJ.

 

Music:

Top summer songs of all time playlist

 

Food:

Did you know you can purchase your favorite summer ice cream flavors in quarts at Sundae Best (Avalon, NJ) and Springer’s (Stone Harbor)?! Pick up a couple flavors, some candy from 7Mile Sweets, and Johnson’s Caramel Popcorn and make a killer ice cream sundae bar!

 

Party Favors:

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Coordinate Keychains for your bestie’s favorite beach towns.

Shop our coordinate keychains ($18 each) and gift to your summer loving friends as a thank you for coming! We love the idea of using them as place settings. Instead of names, have your besties locate their seat by their beach town of choice. Available for Lavallette, Seaside Park, Ortley Beach, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle, Ocean City, Cape May, Ocean City, MD, Laguna Beach, CA, and Block Island, RI, or a general “My happy place, you’re sure to find one for every preference!

 

Get Ready to Shop! All the Stores Carrying PP This Summer

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If you’ve been counting down the unofficial start of summer since Labor Day, get ready to be beach bound! Memorial Day is only days away and before we know it, we’ll be walking on the sand, riding beach bikes to get ice cream cones, and lounging in the sun all.summer.long.

 

If shopping’s on your to-do list this weekend and you love Pinkly Perfect, be sure to check us out at these stores that we are so excited to announce are carrying us this summer!

 

My Sister’s Favorite Things, Lavallette, NJ

Gifted, Robbinsville, NJ

Pete Smith’s Surf Shop, Cape May, NJ

Mia’s Christmas Gallery, Ocean City, NJ

Serendipity Shops of Avalon, Avalon, NJ

Mimi’s & Suncatcher, Stone Harbor, NJ

Wildflowers Boutique, Block Island, RI

ishBoutique, Ocean City, MD

Serendipity Shops of Doylestown, Doylestown, PA

Necessities for the Heart, Bordentown, NJ

 

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Shop our entire line at My Sister’s Favorite Things in Lavallette, NJ, including some Lavallette-specific products we love.
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We are thrilled to add Block Island to our collection this year! Shop accessories at Wildflowers Boutique.
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Get everything you need for a perfect New Jersey shore-inspired gift at Serendipity Shops of Avalon.