Always thirsty for sunshine and bright colors, Lindsay authors the blog Hello Hue, where she shares her affinity for the color coral, salty bacon, and making the most of the little moments. Her favorite medium is acrylics and she can’t pass up a fresh, clean canvas. See her vivid artwork in her shop, and check out snapshots of her adventures on Instagram and Twitter. You’re most likely to find Lindsay either on the beach with her one-year-old son Silas and husband Chris, or plugging away at a project in her new home just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
Four years ago, I moved across the world with my then-new husband to the island of Oahu. I didn’t know what I was getting into, and by the time we moved away three years later, the ocean’s salty air and the bright, pure sunshine of the islands had captured my soul. I’m absolutely ruined now, and the strip of sand masquerading as a beach down the street from my Massachusetts home does little to assuage my need for the waves. If you’re land-locked this summer or just need a reminder of your affair with the salty ocean air, you’ll love these finds that stirred my own seaside-loving heart.
[Clockwise from top: Wood polarized sunglasses by EcoWoo; Screen printed tote bag by Slide Sideways; Sticks and stone ring set by ColbyJune; Elastic hair ties by LizzieStarr; Vintage book set from HucksterHaven; Cotton beach towel by CottonCocoon; Striped one-piece swimsuit from DOTTO. ]
A day at the beach is just about the peak of perfection on a hot summer’s day. Start with a great mindless read, add in the perfect pair of shades, and don’t forget to toss a few hair ties in the bottom of your tote.
[Clockwise from top: Ikat bandana headband from SuzieStudios; Sundress pattern by Pattern Runway; Brass statement necklace by CaroselloFete; Leather sandals by Shunami; Personalized notebooks by Letter C Design; Herringbone pattern iPhone 5 case by Field Trip; Men’s tentacle ascot tee by NewDuds.]
What’s a surfer girl to do when she’s not at the beach? Well, stay true to herself, of course. A sunshine-y gold necklace, some brightly-painted toes slipped into a pair of soft leather sandals, and a gorgeous phone case as she checks her daily surf report are all she needs to stay connected to the ocean.
[Clockwise from top: Vintage toy ukulele from BellaLulu Vintage; Painted driftwood and shell collection by BonJour Frenchie; Aqua bowl set by up in the air somewhere; Boat fabric by Aunt June;Abstract watercolor print ‘tuesday morning’ by Brown Bear Studio; Beach linen scented soy candle by Aromacandles.]
Of course, the sun sets and home we must go. But cheerful, subtle reminders of the sea’s magic in my space keep me going through the busy days and dark, winter months.