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ALOHA: How to Decorate with Pineapples by Shanna Shryne

Pineapples

- fierce on the outside and sweet on the inside - 

These tropical, spiky trendsetters are having their moment. A sign of welcoming, this symbol of hospitality in home décor dates back to colonial times…

and pause…time for a brief history lesson ladies and gentlemen…

The pineapple then became a symbol of luxury and was considered the height of extravagant hospitality...like Great Gatsby Style. Because of the rarity of this fruit, the pineapple was used in entertaining for table décor and then cut up and eaten for dessert.

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So take a look at my tropical inspiration and some of my favorite ways to use pineapple in your home.

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Get your forks ready....Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pinkies up....Pineapple Margaritas

Time to chill....like this pineapple below...with these Watermelon Pineapple Ice Pops

AND remember to be a pineapple. 

Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside. 

 

What's In My Beach Bag? by Shanna Shryne

I'd like to think I'm what you'd call a Professional Beach Go-er. I've tried and tested just about every beach-centric accessory...so it's only prudent that I share with you my most coveted beach bag AND it's contents. With less than 90 days until the first day of Summer, it's time to do some shopping and get your butt to the beach (...& for me, also the gym)! Enjoy!

Pantone Color(s) of the Year by Shanna Shryne

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Move over Marsala....for the first time in the history of color, Pantone has selected two colors.

ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

A softer take on color, these two inspire peace, balance, and tranquility.  According to the brand, they also transcend cultural and gender blurs.

I love the combination of these two colors. The warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue demonstrate an inherent balance. These shades evoke a type of sunset that makes you stop in your tracks.

Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. It is a great color to mix with neutrals and a black and white color palette.

Serenity is weightless and airy, like a blue sky, bringing feelings of relaxation even in turbulent times. It is still a color that is growing on me and I have found the conceptual images below as ways to bring these two color palettes into your home and decor. 

I spy our Marble Oval Table in the shot above!