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weekend getaway / dewey beach

Chelsea KardokusComment

This past weekend Alberto our friends Ellen, Adam & I decided to take a mini vacay to the every-so-beautiful Dewey Beach in Delaware. In short, it was the perfect summer getaway complete with surf, sand, sun (a little too much of that), laughs, good food, piña coladas and our new friend Jerry the stingray (more about him later). Dewey was the greatest little beach town that made my heart so happy!

After making a few new friends and laying in the soft white sand the first day, we decided to all go jump in for a swim. As I was inching my way into the cold water, I was about to go all in and all of the sudden a giant blob jumped about two feet away from me out of the water and splashed back in. Of course my first thought was SHARK and everyone in the water screamed and ran back in. Come to find out it was actually a STINGRAY - a certain family called a Skate. 

This was one of my favorite little bars - the Rusty Rudder! It was right on the water and so fun & colorful. We watched (almost all of) the World Cup final here and had a blast!

This was literally a few steps from our hotel room door - we couldn't have stayed in a cuter place! If you're planning a Dewey vacay - stay at Adam's Oceanfront, you won't regret it.

We walked down to the neighboring beach - Rehobeth and had a blast exploring this fun boardwalk. They had arcade games, funnel cakes, restaurants and everything else you would expect on a picture perfect boardwalk.


I was so sad to hand in my keys and have to leave - but Dewey, we will be back!

saturday brunch

Chelsea KardokusComment

This past Saturday I had a fun girls brunch and little Stella & Dot jewelry party! I was so excited to set everything up and had an excuse to go buy my favorite pieces of Oh Joy! for Target's new line. I made some food, drinks and we had a blast! Here were a few of my favorite parts and how I pulled it all together.

I love making these simple little tassels. Just a few pieces of tissue paper cut into strips and twisted at the top. Tie onto a string and they're the perfect touch to any empty wall

I'm obsessed with this tray and pitcher from Oh Joy!

How fun are these pink polka dot straws from Target? I couldn't resist!

Through doing Whole30 I found a lot of yummy drink recipes. This is a strawberry, mint, lemon infused seltzer water! It was perfectly refreshing and went faster than the mimosas!

I can't even handle how cute all their jewelry is. My friend Kate does such an awesome job with Stella & Dot - look at her set up! Needless to say we all left with some new bling.