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Summer Beach Trip + DIY Driftwood Hanger (Video)

by Grace Bonney

Last week, after a few days of terrible weather and cabin fever, our little blog team got a huge treat. To celebrate their new collection with Milly, Banana Republic sent a few teams of bloggers off on day-vacations. I don’t typically take these sorts of trips, but after a particularly tough few months, I decided to take the chance to get away from the city and dip my feet in some sand. Max and Amy work awfully hard and it was so nice to be able to take this opportunity to give them a day in the sun and a delicious lobster lunch. So we packed up the car, cranked up the Beyonce and headed out to Montauk. The eastern end of Long Island is one of the most beautiful beach areas I’ve visited and getting to be there before the rush of tourists hit town was really special. I love my teammates so much, but getting to spend a few hours with them just having fun, not “working” and enjoying some good food and window shopping was just wonderful.

We’re never happy just sharing pictures of things we’ve done, so we decided to pay the beach fun forward with a quick and easy DIY project than anyone can do using driftwood (or other found twigs and branches). We used some beautiful copper wire, pink neon twine and a little elbow grease to create some new hangers for our office entryway. I think everyday objects are a great chance to bring a little extra design detail into the world, so taking these pieces we collected on the beach and turning them into office regulars was so fun. Now every time we hang up our coats we’ll be reminded of our day in the sun. xo, grace

Music by Mermonte.

Shops visited: Surf Bazaar, Homenature, Nellie’s, Tiina The Store, Love Adorned

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