THE FLAMINGO GUIDE

If summer were to have a spirit animal, it would totally be a flamingo, right?! So here's our guide of fun flamingo stuff to get you inspired for your next party, dress up or craft.

Cake topper from BHLDN for a bridal shower created by The House That Lars Built

Mask and wing set from Opposite of Far and The Wishing Elephant. 

DIY piñata by Studio DIY.

Birthday party cookies for Natalie Bjordal via 100 Layer Cakelet.

Air-walking balloon from Drop it Modern.

Birds of a Feather notebook from Rifle Paper Co.

Heart card from Golden Fox Goods

Feathers-Print Baby Sleep Bag from Anatalogy via Barneys

Flavia stuffed animal from Anthropologie.

Girl's tank by Egg via Giggle.

Inflatable from Sunnylife

Fendi Fur Bag Bug via Saks.

Ice tray from Sunnylife

FUN SUMMER MUST-HAVES

In honor of Memorial Day weekend, I thought we better round up some fun summer "must-haves." These are a few of my fav-o-rite things...

Sunnylife Australia makes some cute beach paddles.

Watermelon cooler bag. 

Pineapple ice tray set.

I mean, it's a giant inflatable flamingo.

Beach towel.

Make your own pineapple ice cream boat.

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Honeycomb fruit picks from the newly-opened Oh Happy Day party shop.

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Piñata birthday card.

Pineapple wallpaper.

CRAFTING COMMUNITY FAMILY RETREAT

Crafting Community calls their annual event at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs "an unforgettable weekend retreat designed to inspire," and it really is. Karen Kimmel and Stacy Bernstein have created a truly incredible experience. Here are some of our highlights from their May 2015 retreat.

Mila couldn't get enough of zipping in and out of these tents.

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Nellystella shorts are from Poppy's Closet.

So much eye candy with these Sunnylife flamingos, swans, ducks and beach balls.

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Reunited with her favorite giraffe. 

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Don't forget your hashtag.

Meals were served poolside. Can't tell you how much we appreciated the shade.

How genius is this Crafting Community sign?

Back to the pool.

Spending the time with friends made it an amazing experience.