Friday, March 31, 2017

Summertime Wishes and Pineapple Dreams

I don't know about y'all, but as much as I love playing in the snow, my heart is always poolside, in the shade of some palm trees with a fruity drink in my hand. This time of year especially tests my patience, because we know sunshine and warm weather are on the way, but we keep getting these frozen tundra weeks just as we start to socially accept flip flops, because, honestly, flip flops are year-round, all-occasion footwear in my world (Hi Florida peeps!).

So, I wanted to take a minute and take us all on a little trip away from the chilly weather and give us a taste of summer featuring my favorite summertime icon: the almighty pineapple. I actually researched why the pineapple is such a symbol of hospitality. Fascinating stuff! They used to rent out pineapples for parties?!?! And by research, I mean reading this Southern Living article on the subject.

So, around the shoppe, seeing that we're always hospitable, we're a little crazy for this symbol of hospitality and fun. Here are some of my favorites:

First and foremost is this gorgeous pineapple beach throw, which I think would also make a fantastic layered tablecloth at a summer party. I love that pom pom trim!

Another favorite are these super cute tote bags because we all need a good tote bag for our daily stuff or for trips to the farmer's market. Not to mention all the awesome art shows coming up!

What about date night? Oh, yes, we have pineapple love for that. Check out these earrings! Love these.

But I have to say, my absolute favorite pineapple piece at the shoppe are our Pineapple Paradise jar candles. In fact, you'll often find me near them when I'm in the shoppe. They truly smell like paradise. And they smell like my childhood. Growing up in Puerto Rico, we always had fresh pineapple around. And the pineapples that grow there are tiny and super sweet. And that's what these smell like - super ripe, juicy pineapples that remind me of sunshine-filled days splashing in a pool without a care in the world.

And that's my trip to paradise for the day.