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Washed Ashore at Mounts Botanical Garden

Recycling Sea Trash into Art

Tropical Storm Alberto is currently passing  north across Florida, and we’ve got my husband’s parents visiting us from Texas.

We finally had enough sunshine today we could get off the boat for a while and go explore Palm Beach a little.

My mother in law loves gardens, so we visited Mounts Botanical Garden, which is right behind PBI, Palm Beach International Airport. It’s easy to get to from anywhere in the Palm Beaches.

Besides the beautiful gardens, there was also an art exhibit spaced out through the gardens. “Washed Ashore Project. Art to Save the Sea” created by artist Angela Pozzi.

The American Sea Star is used to bring attention to plastics used in Independence Day Celebrations.

Massive sculptures of sea creatures were to be found throughout the gardens, and when you got close, you could see that all the sculptures were made out of trash.

It was a fascinating exhibit, because not only were the pieces bright and colorful, but it made you realize just how much trash, of every kind, was to be found in the ocean. All the trash had been collected, removing a small portion of junk from the sea, and recycled into art. It’s beautiful and horrible all at the same time.

The exhibit makes you think about just how much trash we create, and discard.

Next time you go to the beach, think about what you really need to take with you, and remember to always take everything home with you again, or find a trash can at the beach to put your waste in.

Also cut down on the waste you buy in the first place. Say no to plastic straws, think about whether you need a plastic fork for takeaway food, don’t buy junk you’re just going to throw away.

If we’re all a little smaller on the earth, it will make a big difference to the Ocean.

The Washed Ashore exhibit will be at Mounts Botanical Garden till June 3rd, 2018.

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Lilly Pulitzer Tennis Collection

Check out the new Lilly Pulitzer Tennis Collection

Introducing Lilly Pulitzer Tennis!

You’ve got your traditional Tennis Whites

Or you can be like Lilly and give your finger to the establishment, and go bright and colorful!

Don’t forget your Tote Bag!

And everyone needs a visor to keep the sun out of their eyes!

To celebrate the launch of the new line, there’s gift with purchase too!

With every $75 Spend, get Stackable 16oz Tumblers in 4 different motifs. Limited to 4 tumblers per purchase. Valid 5.26 – 5.28

Purchase a tennis item (Applies to dress, skirt, top, jacket and tote in tennis capsule) and receive a limited edition tennis towel while supplies last. Valid 5.24 – 6.16

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Lilly does Tennis!

Get Ready for Gifts with Purchase!

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How cute in the new Lilly Pulitzer swim line?

It’s almost Summer, and it’s already swim season in Palm Beach.

Lilly is also gearing up for the Tennis season, and will be celebrating the line with gifts with purchase.

Purchase a tennis item (Applies to dress, skirt, top, jacket and tote in tennis capsule) and receive a limited edition tennis towel while supplies last. Valid 5.24 – 6.16

With every $75 Spend, get Stackable 16oz Tumblers in 4 different motifs. Limited to 4 tumblers per purchase. Valid 5.26 – 5.28

Shop Summer New Arrivals, starting 5/24!

So keep an eye out at Lilly Pulitzer for the new gear.

Lilly Pulitzer New arrivals

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TABS Bermuda is turning Five!

Happy Birthday TABS!

Ok, got my shopping done. Now it’s time to sightsee! ♥️🇧🇲

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We all know my love for Bermuda, and also, the classic Bermuda short.

I’ve been to Bermuda three times now, and each time, my first port of call was the TABS Bermuda store. I show my husband all the colors and I pick which one I’m going to buy myself on that trip. I don’t go crazy, I use the one each trip as an excuse to go back again to get the next color!

My first trip I was headed to visit the family in Australia right after, so besides my own pair or Bermuda pink, I got my brother his favourite color of orange, with a matching pocket square, and got the niece and nephew kids ones.

My second trip I got the Sea Glass Green. They perfectly match real sea glass, as well as some of the painted walls in Bermuda.

My third trip, they had come out with the 4″ boaters, and the husband suggested they might be more petite friendly, since they show a bit more leg, so I got a Coopers Blue pair of those.

Feeling blue? I’ve never really understood why people associate blue with sadness. To me it’s a happy color. The sky, the water, people’s eyes…. I 💙 every shade of blue, and I’ll take navy over black every day of the week. I love places like Santorini where it all crisp whites and multiple shades of blue. I love living on the boat because there’s always so many blue skies and hopefully blue waters. We’re lucky here in the Palm Beaches because sometimes there’s 20 different shades of blue when looking out across the Atlantic. I love sapphires and tanzanite and topaz. I love crisp white linen with blue accents. I even love blue drinks. Make me something with blue curaçao and I’ll sip it! So what’s your happy color? . . Today’s blue’s are a vintage @eddiebauer shirt and Coopers Blue @tabsbermuda with the blue intracoastal waters of #thepalmbeaches @palmharbormarina . . . #blue #50shadesofblue #yachtlife #happycolor #boat #favoritecolor #blueonblue #coopersblue #nofilter #eddiebauer #tabsbermuda #TABSTURNSFIVE

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So now I’m busy plotting my next trip and which pair to get…

I might be in Australia, but today’s outfit is all Bermuda. Coopers Blue boaties from @TABSbermuda A navy America’s Cup polo from @theenglishsportsshop. I even bought the kids polaroid sunnies in Bermuda. . Even though they’re so far apart, and one is so much larger than the other, I love them because they’re both so similar. Both were founded by the British. Both love rum and consider the Dark & Stormy to be the national drink. (Bundaberg vs Goslings) Rum goes so far back both nations used it as currency. Both are surrounded by water, have a multicultural mix of people, and most importantly, the people in both are warm, loving and friendly. The only real difference is I can get to one in a 3 hour flight and the other takes me at least 2 flights minimum, and about 24 hours. Australia will always be home, and I love her dearly, but it’s fun to find other places that evoke those same feelings of almost being home. 🇦🇺🇧🇲 . . . #bermuda #australia #travel #ootd #tabsbermuda #englishsportsshop #istillcallaustraliahome #traveler #outfit #travel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igtravel #fashion #style #shrimpwears #petitestyle #tabsturnsfive

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I got an email today that TABS in turning Five! I can’t believe they’re that young, but I’m sure they’re going to be around forever. To celebrate their birthday, they’re giving everyone 10% off for 5 days. Use code “Happy Birthday” at checkout to get your discount. They ship worldwide, so you can get your Bermuda on, even if you can’t make it to the island. 😉

https://www.tabsbermuda.com/

Valid from Thursday, May 24 to Monday, May 28th midnight BDA time.

PSA: I’m not an affiliate or anything, and I won’t get paid if you click the links. I just really love TABS, and I love to support small businesses. They also look fabulous in my Instagram feed!  Plus, they’re super comfortable, fit my petite frame, and I just love them. So support a small company and get yourself a pair.