SIS'S FAVORITE SUMMER PARTY PINS

Happy August! We're getting deep into summer here so if we're not going to be at the beach or in the pool, we may as well be gazing deeply into Pinterest, right? So on that note, here are some of my favorite summer party pins!

Pineapple cotton candy via Bon Puf.

Lemonade pinata via Oh Happy Day

Palm Fronds + Bon Bons dinner party via Studio DIY. Photo by Mary Costa.

Tassel balloon cake toppers via We Are Scout.

Fresh fruit smoothie bowls via Elsa's Wholesome Life.

FIVE THINGS TO INSPIRE YOUR LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

When I think Labor Day, I think hot dogs and hamburgers at the beach. Right? But what about things like popsicles and lemonade at the park? We've got you covered! Here's some "non-traditional" Labor Day inspiration.

Popsicles are a great dairy-free alternative to ice cream. We loved Sweet Clementine's strawberry-rose treats at the Hedley & Bennett mini apron launch.

PHOTO BY JENNA ELLIOTT OF   ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY   FOR TWINK + SIS

PHOTO BY JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY FOR TWINK + SIS

Summer is synonymous with fruit, and it looks so pretty laid out on a tray! These beautiful slices are from Heirloom LA.   

photo by Jenna Elliott of  One Eleven Photography  for twink + sis

photo by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography for twink + sis

Balloons? Yes, balloons! And some tassel garlands too! Decor by Sis.

PHOTO BY JENNA ELLIOTT OF   ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY   FOR TWINK + SIS

PHOTO BY JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY FOR TWINK + SIS

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than lemonade. Nothing! Lemonade by Twink

PHOTO BY JENNA ELLIOTT OF   ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY   FOR TWINK + SIS

PHOTO BY JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY FOR TWINK + SIS

And lastly, I could be a vegetarian if it came with farmers' market cruditรฉs and homemade ranch dip from Heirloom LA every day. Yeah!

CRYSTAL COVE BEACH

I'm not gonna lie, when I first got to Crystal Cove State Park, I was a bitter, bitter woman. I thought, why go through all this hassle (parking in a lot across the street, taking a shuttle and then walking down a hill) to get to a beach? Obviously, I'm a spoiled Californian, but still, it did beg the question. But once I got down to the beach, laid my eyes on the ocean and felt the sand surround my feet, I exhaled.

Head to the tide pools, over to your left.

Gorgeous view.

You can even stay at one of the beach cottages.

The Beachcomber Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Spend $15 or more with them and they'll validate your parking.

We went for lemonade and Pellegrino at the bar.

Other places to eat within 15 minutes: R+D Kitchen, Gulfstream, Bandera. You're kind of in Hillstone heaven in Newport.