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.

 

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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.

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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