This cold, winter, weather has us day dreaming of our ultimate vacation! Which poses the question…what bikinis would we pack?
Our first dream destination is Tulum. It is incredible for anyone who wants to get off the grid and escape. With its turquoise water and incredible boutique hotels it is hard to resist. Tulum is known for being eco friendly so it’s important your swimwear is too! Vitamin A Swimwear is first on our packing list for Tulum. They are a sustainable company that manufactures their suits from recycled plastic bottles. Being eco friendly has never been so chic! The colors and textiles from their new collection blend seamlessly into the lush ecosystem that Tulum offers.
Our next vacation destination is Palm Springs. The desert landscape makes the perfect canvas for all the bright architecture around the city. There is nothing, we repeat… nothing like a nice relaxing weekend in Palm Springs. Lounging by the pool and sipping on cocktails in the desert heat is a must do for anyone! Palm Springs is all about the Art Deco movement and really places emphasis on bold colors. It’s important your suit stands out! L*Space’s latest collection features rich pops of color that will do the trick. We want to be floating in the pool wearing these styles.
Last on our list is Hawaii. We want to be laying on a black sand beach listening to the waves crash on the shore. This perfect back drop means we have to pack the perfect swimwear! Acacia is a must have for any swimwear lover. Not only is it designed in Hawaii but, each piece is named after a different location within the islands. What’s more fitting than that?
Now that we have shared our dream vacation destinations with you, leave us a comment letting us know your ultimate vacation!
2017 is coming to end which means… bring on the new styles! Swimwear is making a splash in 2018. These are the new trends to look out for with the new year.
OFF THE SHOULDER
This trend is the perfect mix of fashion and function. Off the shoulder tops are always unique and flirty. They keep tan lines to a minimum and can easily be worn as cute crop tops with denim cut offs.
PLUNGE NECK ONE PIECES
Who says one pieces have to cover you up? Plunge necklines are incredibly flattering and spice up any suit! These styles are right on trend for 2018.
2018 is bringing the heat with its bright color palette! It’s time to throw out your little black bikini and buy something in a fun color. From electric purple to orange the possibilities are endless!
2018 is just around the corner don’t wait to buy your new suits for the year!
It is no secret that Laguna Beach is one of the prettiest places on the west coast. It has hidden beaches, beautiful hiking trails, and delicious restaurants. In between all the unique art galleries and local favorites is where one can find Molly Brown’s Swimwear. It is nestled right on Pacific Coast Highway overlooking the best view of the ocean. There are three Molly Dolls that work at the Laguna Beach store, Sarah, Danielle and Valeria. They all know the great places to go in Laguna. This is another segment in our new Meet the Molly Dolls series.
When it comes to picking a favorite brand it is hard with so much selection! There is a clear favorite between Valeria and Danielle. They both adore L*Space. They each love how the brand offers reversible styles that allows for mixing and matching. Some of their favorite styles are the Haley & Jojo tops and the Stella & Mia bottoms. Sarah is a fan of Acacia. She loves the looks of their mesh designs. Her personal favorite is the new Spain top and Pipeline bottom. Acacia always adds a hint of sex appeal to all their designs.
Laguna Beach has its fair share of amazing restaurants. Foodies unite! For breakfast Danielle frequently hits Babette’s in Crystal Cove. She loves getting the Newport omelette and blueberry muffins. For lunch Sarah always goes to La Sirena Grille on Mermaid Street. Her favorite is the lime salad with chicken. They have the BEST food. Everything on their menu is a must try! For dinner Valeria enjoys going to BJ’s right across from Main Beach. She orders their deep-dish pizzas and pizookies. Let’s be honest, if you don’t get a pizookie, did you really even go to BJ’s?
Laguna has so many beautiful secluded beaches and views that are absolutely breathtaking. Danielle’s favorite getaway spot are the El Moro Trails by Crystal Cove beach. She loves bring her dog Teddy on hikes with her. Valeria and Sarah lay in the sand at Thousand Steps beach and Three Arch. The Thousand Steps trek down to the beach truly is a workout but the view makes it all worth it. Sarah and her friends swim out and around the rocks to a private beach that has hidden pools. When the waves wash up it fills the pools and the sun naturally heats them up. They make for stunning pictures!
In their free time the Laguna Molly Dolls love being outdoors and soaking up everything Mother Nature has to offer. Sarah is an avid hiker and enjoys exploring new trails. There are always new pictures from her latest adventure on her Instagram. She takes her French bulldog, Kona along as her little partner in crime. Valeria also loves a good hike but she often goes paddle boarding. There are always places to rent a board by the water. It is such a relaxing thing to just float along the shore.
The Laguna Beach Molly Dolls are one of a kind! They know all the ins and outs of the beautiful city. Come in and say “Hi” and do some shopping with them in Laguna Beach.
Newport Beach, California is home to some of the best restaurants, shopping, and most beautiful beaches on the west coast. It also happens to be the spot where the very first Molly Brown’s Swimwear was opened. For more than 30 years it has been providing Orange County with luxurious, on trend, designer swimwear for every occasion. This post is going to let you know a little more about the team in the Newport Beach store and their favorite things to do in the area. Consider it the first “favorites” installment in a new series we are doing for each store. Molly Brown’s wants the clients to get to know us better!
There are three Molly Dolls at the Newport Beach store, Taylor, Chelsea, and Haleigh. You can consider them bikini experts. They know everything there is to know about different brands, styles, and fits. In their free time the Newport Molly Dolls have many different hobbies. Haleigh is our fitness girl. She loves going to the gym and working out in the sunshine. Taylor is the fashion lover. She is always flipping through the pages of Porter, W, and Harper’s Bazaar. Chelsea is the adventurous music lover of the group. She attends as many shows and festivals as she can.
Every Molly Doll in the store has their favorite suits. With each box of shipment that comes in the excitement builds. It is like opening a special birthday gift only; it’s a box of bikinis. They each have their own personal style, which makes their favorite suit more unique! Taylor loves Beach Riot. It is her favorite brand apart from Fella. Her number one pick in the store right now is the Beach Riot Eclipse 1pc. It is the perfect mix of fashion and function. Haleigh loves swimwear that enhances her curves. Her top pick in the store right now is the Montce Syd Shells bikini. It is perfect for anyone who loves to show some skin. Chelsea is a fan of more simplistic suits.She gravitates more towards brands like Mikoh and Acacia. Her favorite suit in the store is the Acacia Humuhumu top and Polihale bottoms in the crocheted Merlot color. With so many cute suits around the store it definitely makes it hard to pick one favorite.
There are so many great restaurants out on the peninsula and in Newport Beach. The Molly Dolls are always out and about and know all the great spots to grab a quick lunch or have a nice dinner. One place you will always catch them for lunch is Sessions. It is a sandwich/salad restaurant out on the Newport Peninsula. It has the BEST food. It is a great spot to grab some lunch to go before hitting the beach or on a lunch break. Haleigh is a big fan of Mama D’s. It is a famous Italian restaurant that always serves the best food. Sushi is another favorite of the Newport Beach Molly Dolls. Chelsea loves Nana San in the Newport/Costa Mesa area. These three restaurants never disappoint!
The nightlife out on the peninsula always offers a great time! There are a ton of fun bars that offer dancing, DJs, and live music. The most frequented spot by the Molly Dolls is Stag Bar + Kitchen.It has a fun atmosphere and a great bar. Haleigh loves to go there with a group to sip on Moscow Mules and jump in the photo booth with her girlfriends. Taylor loves the vibe at Blue Beet. It always has a live band and expertly mixed cocktails. The best part about Blue Beet is the upstairs patio. It has the prettiest view that overlooks the ocean. The key when going out on the Newport Peninsula is going to Laventinas for the “after party.” It is the best place to get pizza by the slice and, they are open until 2AM. Their cheese pizza has been known to change lives… just kidding. But, really.
Whether they are paddle boarding, tanning by the pool, or at a festival, the Newport Beach team always loves to soak up the California sunshine. This was a little sneak peak into all things Newport Beach courtesy of the Molly Dolls. Feel free to stop in anytime and say hello!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Molly Brown’s Swimwear! Valentine’s Day can be a stressful holiday for those who are a bit unsure what to get their significant other. Well, we are here to help! We’ve compiled a list of gifts that would make anyone receiving them feel special. It includes everything from sexy swimwear to delicious restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic meal. This is your Molly Brown’s Guide to Valentine’s Day
If that special someone in your life tends to enjoy more “girly” and romantic things we have gifts that are sure to make their heart skip a beat. Yes, we know candles are a bit cliché but, there is nothing like a delicious candle and a bath bomb from Lush Cosmetics. They are two key items that anyone needs for a nice relaxing spa night. When it comes to the perfect swimsuit for this special someone we recommend the Victoria one piece by Tori Praver. It is the perfect combination of soft and flirty.
If your Valentine this year has a sporty and athletic lifestyle then keep reading because we have some fun ideas. A unique date idea would be paddle boarding around your nearest harbor or lake. Which brings us to some gift options, an Alapio top and Lahaina bottom by Mikoh or Neutra Set by Vitamin A. These brand’s simple but beautiful designs are great for anyone who is more active in a suit! You can end the day with tickets to your favorite Basketball or Hockey game.
Swimwear is this ultimate gift if your Valentine likes to strut their stuff! Brands like Minimale Animale and Acacia are designed to enhance all the body’s curves. The right bikinis along with a special piece of jewelry from Calinana are two gifts to buy your significant other that loves to look sexy. The perfect way to end the night is with a romantic dinner for two at Morton’s or any of your favorite steakhouses.
Last, but certainly not least, for that special man in your life here are some ideas for him! Men always love being up to date with their technology so, we’ve definitely added some fun gadgets to the list. If you’re in the mood to splurge, an apple watch is a great gift he is sure to love! For those on a budget the new Amazon Echo is another option he will definitely enjoy. The Echo can give you the daily surf report along with any information you request. This is great info to have when he hits the beach in his Lost board shorts, graphic tee, and hat from Molly Brown’s
The key to the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is getting something that you know your loved one will cherish and remember. We hope this list made your shopping experience a little less stressful! And yes, for all you last minute shoppers, we are open on Valentine’s Day.