adieu blogshop mondays…

i am sad to be over with my blogshop mondays series, it all started here and i was thrilled to have such an amazing and creative group of bloggers contributing during the past weeks – EmilyRanuErinShokoStacieChelseaErica A BIG THANK TO YOU for guest posting and to Angela and Bri for inspiring us!

picture from paper fortress via designlovefest

blogshop mondays / top five in kauai

Hello My Sea Story! I’m Erica from It’s An Occasion. It was rad meeting Joana at Blogshop back in September and I’m stoked to be guest blogging on her site.

My sister/business partner recently went to Kauai to get away from this wintery cold weather in New Jersey. She fell in love with everything about the island. She gave me her top 5 things to do if you make your way to Kauai. Enjoy!

blogshop mondays / winter at the beach

Hi There!  I’m Chelsea from Lovely Indeed, and I’m so happy to be visiting here on My Sea Story!  What a treat to have the adorable Joana welcome me to her gorgeous blog.

I live in New York City, where fall is definitely in full swing, and we’re headed for a snowy and cold winter.  But all that being said, I’d still hit the beach any day, winter or not!  I think that when you’re heading to the beach during the summer, the packing is pretty self-explanatory.  But what about when it’s cold outside and you simply have to stick your toes in some sand?  Here are my picks for hitting the beach when it might be just a little cooler outside.  xoxo

1.  A knit bow to keep your head toasty.  2.  A zip-up hoodie for coziness.  3.  Some comfy boyfriend jeans.  4.  Some cute iPod speakers to play some tunes.  5.  A striped blanket to wrap yourself up in.  6.  A firefly lantern to light up the dark evening.  7.  Some cool lighters, just in case a bonfire is in order.

blogshop mondays / weddding inspiration

A few short years ago I headed to Turks and Caicos for a girls weekend and left the island having met my future husband. We spent time commuting from Chicago to NYC and just this past February tied the knot once again in the Caribbean. I found it only fitting to feature my blog post as a little wedding inspiration from the beautiful island you call home.

This photo and the beautiful color palette just makes me want to jump a plane tomorrow and spend some time in T & C!

Stacie, from Stacie Shea Events

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blogshop mondays / sunshine souvenirs

Hi, my name is Shoko. I write a blog called sho & tell, and I’m very happy to be making an appearance on My Sea Story this week. Thanks so much for having me, Joana!

As I wrote this blog post Saturday night, snow was falling in New York City. A freak October snowstorm, needless to say, is a bit of a peculiar backdrop for writing a post about sun and surf, and it got me thinking – since not all of Joana’s readers are lucky enough to live in the tropics, what are some ways those of us who are in for a long, cold winter can add a little bit of summer to the days ahead?

Here, a few cheerful pops of sunshine to help make life happy when skies are gray.
Clockwise from top left: Hello Sunshine mug from OhLeander Shop, $25; Rise pillow from CB2, $24.95; Cece suede ballet flats from J. Crew, $128; Warm olive cashmere and silk scarf by Chan Luu, $195; “Endless Summer” by the Beach Boys, $24.99; Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer in “Yellow Brick Road,” $16; Yellow pleated skirt from Romwe, $44.99; “Here Comes the Sun” print from MursBlanc, $25.