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Umbrella History….Who Knew?

The History of the Umbrella The History of the Umbrella started over 3500 years ago Ancient Egyptians where using a sun protecting umbrella. If you used an umbrella it was seen as a sign of royalty. Because of this noble culture it enforced a culture of pale skin. The Egyptian ruins depict royalty and gods…

girl in bikini sitting on a fence with the ocean behind her

Skin Care 7 Best Tips for Anti-Aging

How to Keep Your Skin Glowing This Summer Are you ready for summer? While taking care of your skin year round is important, we often take more precaution in the hot summer months. The sun’s strong UV rays are the main culprit for aging skin. Yet, staying out of the sun can be a challenge…

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Hobie Surf Shop: Best Beach Shop

Your One-Stop Surf Shop For over 62 years, Hobie Surf Shop has been serving the beach communities of Laguna, San Clemente, Dana Point, and Corona Del Mar. For instance, providing everything a beach lover needs. Because we know life at the beach isn’t complete without a towel, a beach umbrella, and maybe sunglasses or a…

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Spiked Blueberry Birthday Soda…Happy Birthday Shelley!

Today is Beach Brella’s founder and owner Shelley Arends’ birthday! Here’s a drink recipe for Spiked Blueberry Soda for the birthday girl from Camper Cocktail Company to celebrate. Blueberries provide us with antioxidants while vodka and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur help us maintain that pleasant birthday buzz. We highly recommend using high quality, organic blueberry preserves for…

Grapefruit and jalapeños

Spice up Springtime

With spring bursting out all around us now, and with the lazy summer months right on its tail, our friends at Camper Cocktails have brought us another amazing drink to sip under your favorite Beach Brella. It’s a cool, ultra refreshing drink that uses lots fresh ingredients and will definitely add some citrusy zest to your springtime beverage routine. Their Smoky…

Easter Basket Ideas for Spring

The Easter Bunny Beach Basket

An Easter Tradition with a Twist Whenever Easter rolled around, I always kinda dreaded the traditional Easter basket. The sugary treats… those icky, sticky yellow peeps (what chemical gets them that unreal yellow color anyway?)…and the silly plastic green grass that we kept finding around the house until the 4th of July! So when my boys…

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Laguna Beach where Life’s a Beach

3 Great Laguna Beach Beaches for 3 Unique Reasons   I LOVE Laguna Beach! It has such beautiful beaches, many of which are tucked away in scenic rocky coves. When I decided to write about them, I was trying to pick the “top three beaches” for hanging out under your favorite beach umbrella, but I couldn’t…

Cider with a umbrella garnish

Fun Shandy Cocktail!

Strawberry Rhubarb Shandy Strawberry Rhubarb Shandy which our friends from Camper Cocktail Company have shared with us. It is one of their favorite super yummy cocktails. So perfect to sip under your unique BeachBrella beach umbrellas this spring. It’s already feeling more like summer here in Southern California, with temperatures hanging out in the 80’s…