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ART DIRECTION :: SUMMER DAZE

Art Direction: Summer Daze by Melanie Biehle for Coco+Kelley

Hi! I’m Melanie Biehle and I’m so excited to join the Coco+Kelley team. Welcome to the first installment of Art Direction. I’ll be introducing you to talented artists by using a single piece of their work as a jumping off point for each post. Where the art will take us? Sometimes it may be a home, others a moodboard, […]

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  1. Anne Sherwood Pundyk

    Dearest Melanie and Lesley,

    Ladies! Can we meet for tea? Or sit on a blanket by the shore together? Thank you for posting my work with your insights. Let’s be friends.

    Yours in summer light.

    Anne

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THE HAPPY {GLAMPY} CAMPER

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August is right around the corner which means I’m counting down to my first camping trip of the summer. And by ‘of the summer’ I mean my first camping trip in years. It’s not that I don’t like camping… I’ve just never loved it enough to invest in all the stuff you need to do it. And, yes, […]

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  1. Kristi

    Ha! I do both types of camping. PCT for a week next month with my girlfriends. But there is something awesome about having those actual real toilets that come with “car camping”. Have fun!

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  2. Teri

    Try La Wis Wis! It is memorably beautiful, campsites near the river, beautiful bright blue water, in between Mt St Helens and Rainier. You’ll thank me later!😉

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  4. Stephanie

    I love the outdoors, but have never considered myself to be a huge camper. I’m not sure I could handle the lack of running water! That being said, after moving to Manhattan I’ve truly come to cherish all of my weekends out of the busy city. This is a great tip and might provide me just with the inspiration I need to spend a weekend in the woods!

    I’m a fashion blogger in NYC. To follow my adventures featuring the best of NYC’s fashion and food, check out sustenanceandstyle.com. Always looking to collaborate with new bloggers, so contact me! See you there xx

    – Stephanie

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  5. barbara

    While I love being outside and hike in the woods, at night I need to go inside a proper dwelling. This was a very cute post- have a great time!

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  6. Kasey Lynn

    This was such a cute post! Even though I am a country girl, I tend to feel the same way about camping. I don’t mind getting dirty, but I also love running water for showers and toilets! I hope you have/had a wonderful time!

    I also just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog! There is always something fresh and new. It’s so inviting. It certainly helps me on days when I’m not feeling too creative. Thanks for the pick-me-ups when I need them! :)

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SUMMER IN A BOX COLLABORATION WITH FAREWELL PAPERIE!

Summer in a Box collaboration between Farewell Paperie and coco+kelley

It seems like forever ago that I sat down with Jen and Lisa of Farewell Paperie to dream up a little project for us to collaborate on.  I love their sassy cards and humour and knew whatever we came up with would be super fun. Well, last week we shipped off about 30 boxes of fun to some […]

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  1. Milagros R.

    I’m not usually a fan of mojitos. I can count on one hand how many I’ve tried, and liked. But this post makes me want to give the drink one more chance! <3

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  2. Ursula

    What a fun collab! I met the lovely ladies of Farewell paperie last summer. I did a letterpress tour demo at their studio with a group of bloggers from Seattle. Will be checking out this summer box 🍍💓

    Ursula @ http://kraftmint.com {modern quick crafts}

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GIVEAWAY :: A VACAY EVERY DAY EXPERIENCE

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It’s only been a few short months since my trip to Morocco, but I’m so ready for another vacation. Or maybe just a day by the pool? Lucky for a me, I’ve got a few plans in the works for some more far-off places… But, even when we can’t find it within our schedules (or budgets!) to jet […]

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  1. Lindsay

    Love this idea! Far-flung travels are so exciting, but adventures at home can open your eyes to the side of a place you never knew.

    My best girlfriends and I have lived in different states since we graduated from college in 2003, so any time we have a chance to get together where one of us lives, we spend our time gabbing over manis and pedis, chatting over long sushi dinners, and taking in a baseball game (go Sox!), a museum, going for a stroll through our city’s botanical gardens, or seeing a play or musical since we all love theatre.

    We love long, leisurely activities that give us a chance to gab non-stop (except for the theatre, of course)!

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  2. Susan Cotten

    My two daughters (age 31 and 36) are definitely my very BFFs!!! We all three live in different cities, so just getting to see them makes my heart sing!!! Add in a good massage and yummy sushi…. Yeah, that’s what I call a good day! Thanks for such a fun give away!

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  3. Brooke

    Some of my best times with my girlfriends are mid-day excursions–hiking followed by wine on a patio–get your energies out all while gabbing and catching up knowing you will rewards yourselves with wine and more QT–it’s the best!

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  4. amy

    pool days – when drinks and nosh are flowing, time seems endless, tans are golden and the gossip is priceless!

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  5. Heather B.

    my favorite way to indulge involves starting the day off at a spa, relocating all 500 feet to the pool and then ending it by splurging on a decadent meal over drinks and great conversation. there is just nothing better than catching up and relaxing with no other life chores scheduled for the day :)

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  6. Megan

    I love an indulgent day at the beach with umbrellas and drink service! Then a leisurely dinner alfresco, that lasts late into the night with dishing and gabbing.

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  7. Lauren

    My best friend and I live across the country from each other, so when we do get together there’s tons to catch up on. I’d say a nice brunch, an afternoon of shopping, then some pool time/ al fresco dining sound so amazing!

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  8. Angela

    I sure could use a little getaway. I recently lost my mom to Dementia and my youngest is leaving for college in five weeks. I am feeling a little lost and alone. This would be a great little weekend for me and my favorite people.

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  9. Svetlana

    I like to indulge in nice meals at cute restaurants, and if I could afford to throw in a spa or massage session in there, I would!

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  10. Laura Daughtry

    How fun!!

    My favorite way to indulge with my girlfriends is curled up with a bottle of rosé + a delicious charcuterie plate at our favorite wine shop. (Maybe a mani/pedi before!?)

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  11. Jackie

    A few years ago my best friend and I had a “treat yo self” day that included the spa, shopping, movies, and dinner. It was a amazing!!

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  12. Samantha

    We love to get some wine, good cheese, crackers, and all the fixings and relax in the backyard! It’s hard to time that fits everyone’s schedule, so this sounds like a lovely giveaway to get all of us together!

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  13. Nicki

    As a graduate student, free time and money are hard to come by. My best way to relax is just going for a walk either through the park or along the riverfront. This gives my friends and I time to talk and to enjoy the outdoors!

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  14. Denise M

    I love to go out and try new restaurants and see a movie, no easy feat for us working moms to accomplish

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  15. Danielle

    My best girlfriend recently moved about 45 minutes away from me — much closer than she has been for the past 10 years. It’s great, but we could use a great girly day to take a break from our families. When we have time, we both love to get manicures/pedicures and window shop (or more, when we have the funds!). An afternoon with a chef or mixologist would definitely be out of the norm and super exciting for both of us.

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  16. Shannon

    What a fun giveaway! My girlfriend’s and I LOVE to indulge by sneaking out of town and going wine tasting. It’s such a treat to have time to relax and unwind without any distractions with my best girlfriends.

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  17. Kait St.

    My BFF lives a thousand miles away, but when we visit we always do an at-home spa day. Mostly I pamper her so she can enjoy her vacation! We do our nails, take care of our skin with Aztec mud masks, sun tan all day (with appropriate protection), I curl or braid her hair and by the evening we look fabulous and go out on the town. We can’t really afford spas, so we’ve always just made our own. Good fun with good company!!

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  18. vivi

    A long walk along the river, spa time, a mani/pedi, lunch with margaritas, a shopping spree, and dinner with a view are some of our favorite bff indulgences :)

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  19. Bria

    My bff lives in another country so when we get to catch up it’s just the small things like a great meal and a walk in the sunshine that make it feel special!

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  20. Dylan

    spa treatments…every time! then lounging by the pool and ordering a light but delicious foo foo lunch to enjoy poolside! I’m calmer and happier just thinking about it.

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  21. Vilija

    It has been forever since I’ve been to the spa. My girlfriend & I would purchase couple’s massages and gossip since neither of our husbands were ever really interested. It was a great way to relax and catch up. That, or an afternoon pedicure were good ways to recharge.

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  22. Andi

    My favorite way is for us to get babysitters for our kids. Go to our favorite cafe. Have a little bit too much rosé then go shopping and get our nails done. :)

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  23. Elyse G.

    My girlfriends and I love spending the day going to the spa/shopping and finishing the evening at a great restaurant with a bottle of wine. *fingers crossed*

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  24. lindsey

    Nothing better than going out to eat with girlfriends – eating good food, drinking good beer, and just catching up on life!

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  25. Mandy

    Massages, followed by sushi and pedicures. I do that at least once a year with my sissy! We have such a good time. We call it “sissy day”!!

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  26. livivua

    Because we are so buy sometimes, a simple lunch date and catching up on gossip is great for us since we don’t really have time to talk on the phone!

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  27. Lauren Hardy

    My perfect girlfriend date would be to have an entire day where the baby is with his grandparents and we fuel up for our adventures with a champagne brunch in the sunshine. We would hit up a few antique shops in the Virginia-Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta then relax on a blanket in Piedmont Park and catch up on gossip while people-watching and drinking a nice bottle of wine with lots of yummy snacks :) I can’t think of a better way to spend a day!

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  28. Nicole Vosburgh

    We have quite a few amusement/water parks around our area so during the summer especially we love having a girls day out at the park! No kids!

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  29. Meegan

    I love getting manicures, sushi, doing some shopping, and spending the night at an amazing restaurant with my bffs! But I am down for anything as long as I am with my girls!

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  30. Emily K.

    I love going out for a relaxing lunch or dinner date with friends. A spa day or wine tasting would be a bonus!

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  31. Jessica

    Starts with rose and goat cheese/egg toasts over brunch, followed by book club and oysters, then group nap, and a fine dinner at our favorite restaurant.

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  32. Marta

    Dinner at a fabulous, new restaurant – or wine and fancy cheese on the patio now that the weather is nice!

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  33. Michelle

    My sisters and I are total bbf’s. A total indulgence vacation would be to stay at a local hotel with a pool and rent a bike to ride around town on. Going to a new restaurant and a rooftop bar followed by a dessert bar would totally spoil us!

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  34. Melissa

    We have a wonderful outdoor concert series that our friends will meet up for and have picnics and wine. Can’t beat that for relaxation!

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  35. Kiaina Phillips

    My favorite way to indulge with girlfriends is outside the home with upbeat music, good food and drinks. Since we don’t see each as often there’s a lot to chat about. Enjoy time with my girlfriends is key, so the location is important but not #1. Don’t get me wrong we love beautiful scenery and enjoy being pampered, but if it’s not an option we always have an excellent alternative. The key is to spend meaningful time together. Thanks.

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  36. Allyson

    I love to treat my friends to dinner. The more carbs the better. It’s a great way to make me and them feel good and to relax + unwind.

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  37. Erica

    Nothing beats a good bottle of wine (or 2), and spending time together without feeling like we need to look at the clock. It doesn’t even matter where we are – I am fortunate to have friends for the past decade, and no matter where we are, what we are doing or the last time we talked, it always devolves into laughing til it hurts over the past and impromptu dance parties.

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  38. Annmarie Lucchesi

    The last time I had a really great evening with my bestie we investigated happy hour at a snazzy new local restaurant and then ended up spontaneously going to see Cinderella. So much fun!

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  39. Michelle A.

    My girlfriends and I always try and plan a GNO once a month. We usually go to a nice dinner at a fun, new restaurant (Atlanta has a ton that pop up all the time!), and then out for drinks after. Sometimes we’ll throw in an activity – bowling, topgolf, a concert. But we’ll always spend the night away talking, gossiping, laughing hysterically and by the end of the night feeling so happy. I recently moved out of state, and am already craving a girl’s night to see my ladies. Now my plans just have to include travel along with fun dinners and laughing. Totally doable.

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  40. Shannon

    I live in an artsy little town on the river, so time with my girlfriends usually involves a leisurely boat float on the water, followed by drinks and grilling or potluck style dinners at one of our homes afterward. It’s relaxing and such a simple way to spend quality time together.

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  41. Emily

    Awesome giveaway! My favorite way to indulge would be getting hair and makeup done, going out to a fancy dinner, drinks, and sleepover in a nice hotel suite : )

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  42. Veena Mehta

    My favorite way to indulge with my girlfriends is hands-down a day at the spa followed by and amazing meal and good bottle(s) of wine!

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  43. ashley e

    A long walk around the lake or gardens, manicures and pedicures at the nail salon, then ending with an iced coffee at our favorite coffee house!

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  44. L Coleman

    My most favorite hangout with my girlfriends is having everyone over to my house for a potluck and sitting around the living room catching up with each other. Wine included!

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  45. NatalieJ

    I love going to the spa and getting awesome massage. Eating out at nearby restaurants complete with some craft beer or going swimming and lounging all day at the pool

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  46. kelli

    definitely tubing on the river here, an awesome lunch in austin like maudie’s or trudy’s, going to see trashy movies and hitting up sixth street. that would be the ultimate!

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  47. Lara

    Dream date with my BFF: Turn the iPhone off and have an adventure day. Each put 5 ideas in a brown paper bag and take turn pulling out activities and doing them. I call it “fun grab bag” because you could grab anything from drinks at Canlis to a McFlurry at McDonalds (don’t judge). I promise to document all the fun if I win! – @larakbain

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  48. Kelly

    Spa time can’t be overlooked, but I also love hitting up all of our city’s amazing museums and dive bars. Exploring Pittsburgh’s bevy of craft breweries is always fun, as is cruising the three rivers!

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  49. Stephen K

    I’d spend the day with my wife. Sleep in, throw back a mimosa over brunch, lounge by the pool, an hour long massage, followed by dinner and a movie. The ultimate stay-cation!

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COCKTAILS AT 6 :: VANILLA GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA

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Oh man, you guys. Summer has really hit us this year in Seattle (melting!), and more than ever I’m craving cocktails on our hot hot patio. Yummy, easy, refreshing cocktails… preferably on the skinny side so that I can still squeeze into my bikini, ya know? So, today we’ve teamed up with Skinnygirl® Cocktails once again to […]

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