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 crudités and homemade ranch dip from Heirloom LA every day. Yeah!

IT'S ICE CREAM SEASON: SWEET ROSE CREAMERY

Salted Caramel topped with sea salt crystals and Fresh Mint Chip.

Salted Caramel topped with sea salt crystals and Fresh Mint Chip.

Now that Summer is officially here, it's time to eat lots of ice cream! All season long we'll be scooping up at our favorite ice cream shops. First up, is one of our perennial favorites - Sweet Rose Creamery. We frequent the Brentwood location the most, but we hear that their Santa Monica and Mid-City locations have soft serve!

Why we love Sweet Rose Creamery: They make only small-batch homemade ice cream using organic milk and eggs. They purchase produce from their local Santa Monica Farmer's Market. They don't use any stabilizers and their ice cream, sorbets and dairy-free ice creams are made from scratch on the premises every day. 

They feature year-round classics, as well as monthly and daily seasonal flavors.

Wanna take some home to enjoy later? They have a freezer full of pre-packed pints if you are in a hurry.

Also in the freezer - ice cream sandwiches, bon bons, popsicles and frozen bananas, for all of your frozen treat needs. Happy Summer!! xx

"GIANT PLAYDATE" BENEFITTING ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

Over the weekend, Brixton and I attended The Alliance of Mom's "Giant Playdate," benefiting The Alliance for Children's Rights. The Alliance of Moms is an auxiliary group whose overall mission is to grow a community of moms in Los Angeles who believe their role as parents extends beyond their own children and their focus is to support children in foster care who live without the foundation of family. This quote from their website really struck a chord with me - "AOM moms feel passionately about modeling a life that includes philanthropy for their own kids." Prior to having kids, Sis and I talked a lot about how to demonstrate giving to our children and how this was really important to us. This was a beautiful family-friendly event supporting a beautiful cause. So many talented people and wonderful companies contributed to it, to make it the best playdate I've ever been on!

Colorful and fun set-up at the the gorgeous Lombardi House in Hollywood.

Brixton working the step and repeat.

Super cute arts and craft tables.

Delicious dessert display from Sweet and Saucy Shop.

The striking barn housed the awesome silent auction, Flipbooth and informational video.

B and I selfie-ing it up in the Flipbooth area.

HeirloomLA contributed to the event with their famous lasagna cupcakes and fresh market salads. 

My current obsession: SiPaletas artisanal, all-natural, handmade frozen treats. SO GOOD!!!

Love this make-your-own Mother's Day bouquet stand. 

Brixton went crazy for the bubble-making pools by Best Bubble Parties.

Found Rentals provided their gorgeous furniture and accents for the perfect family lounging experience and Geronimo Balloons added pops of color and fun with her amazing fringe balloons.

We ended the day with a massive jam mesh with Free To Be Me Drum Circle.  

Little drummer boy had a great time supporting Alliance of Moms and Alliance for Children's Rights. To find out more about these wonderful groups and how you can help, CLICK HERE. xx

 

THE STRAWBERRY GUIDE

Inspired by yesterday's post on our strawberry picking adventure, we've put together The Strawberry Guide. Here's our round up of some of our favorite strawberry items. Let's start with everybody's favorite, dessert!

Lemon strawberry layer cake from The Kitchy Kitchen.

Mini baked donuts from The House That Lars Built.

Strawberry orange popsicles from DesignLoveFest.

Brighten up your day or liven up your party with some strawberry decor.

Tutti frutti pinatas from Kitiya Palaskas.

DIY fruit tissue honeycomb ball from The House That Lars Built.

Fruit inspired party hats from Studio DIY.

Fun for the little loves:

Crepe shop from Kiko Toys via Poppy's Closet.

Fruit rattles from BlaBla Kids via One Kings Lane.

Red strawberry bib from Zigozago via Barneys.

Piñata basket DIY from Sis of Twink + Sis.

And after a long, strawberry-filled day, there may be nothing better than to unwind with a fruity cocktail.

"Making Out in a Field of Strawberries" from Twink of Twink + Sis.

Happy strawberry season!