gift guide: the wanna be floridian.

As the temperature drops for most people, a little Florida fantasy might find its way creeping into your head…You know, the one where you are sipping a Pina Colada on a striped beach towel with the sand between your toes and the sound of crashing waves quieting the thoughts in your head.  

This holiday season is the perfect time to get creative and deliver the gift of Florida Sunshine to your loved ones (and is a refreshing change of pace from the usual chocolate Santas and eggnog flavored body washes that are ubiquitous this time of year). From palm trees, to images of flamingos and pineapples, these evocative and kitschy prints are all the rage right now, popping up on clothing, accessories and items for the home (and even adopted by Yours Truly on my fromappletoorange logo).  I have pulled together a great collection of sunny finds to give as presents. I especially love the set of 4 highball glasses from Rosanna because they look both retro and fashion forward at the same time.  And, how adorable are the H&M Velour loafers below with the palm tree and flamingo appliqués?  The Slant Collections pineapple trinket tray would make a great Secret Santa or hostess gift with its $16 price tag.  Have kids on your list?  Consider including the pineapple notebook or palm tree print coverup as part of your gift. 

Oh, and be sure to sign the card, Life’s a beach or Happiness Comes in Waves. 

Happy shopping… xx Amanda Brooke


MOMA Pineapple Notebook

MOMA Design Store Pineapple Notebook. $12.95

Girls Sunuva Flamingo Cover-Up. $61
H&M Printed T-shirt. $4.99


Linum Home Textiles Turkish Towel

Linum Home Textiles Fun in the Sun Turkish Towel. $34

Deny Designs Palm Art Print. $29-$49
Sugarmat Flamingo Yoga Mat. $89
H&M Cushion Cover. $6.99

Rosanna Palm Tree Set of 4 Highballs. $86
Catseye London Small Flamingo Pouch. $12

Rosanna Flamingo Appetizer Plates

Rosanna Flamingo Appetizer Plates. $60


Kris Nations Florida Script Charm Necklace

MAC Coral Lipstick. $17.50
H&M Glittery Eyeglasses. $9.99
Kris Nations State Necklace.

Slant Collections Pineapple Trinket Tray. $16
Living Royal Sunset Socks. $8


Jo Malone London Orange Bitters Cologne $135
H&M Velour Loafers. $34.99