Molly Brown’s Coachella Swim Lineup

Coachella is not only known for its musical acts but its street style and Instagram worthy moments. Here we have put together a mini collection of our favorite looks for Coachella. These pieces are great for lounging by the pool and transition from day to night with the simple change of a coverup. Make sure to stop by any of our locations to get styled with the latest looks for festival season!

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Raspberries 1pc by Agua Bendita

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Stella Tie Back top & Neutra Hipster by Vitamin A
Stella Tie Back top & Neutra Hipster by Vitamin A

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Greer Top & bottom by Frankie's Bikinis
Greer Top & bottom by Frankie’s Bikinis

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Zero UV Sunglasses

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Mirage 1pc by Blue Life

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Unbreakable 1pc by Beach Riot

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Gatsby Dress & Tank by Vitamin A
Gatsby Dress & Tank by Vitamin A
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Mollybrown’s Dining Guide – Newport Beach edition

Working at Mollybrown’s Swimwear, we are constantly answering one of two questions… what style of swim suit works the best for me and where is a good place to eat. With our outstanding customer service and swimwear knowledge, we are confident that we can find the perfect suit for each person coming through our doors. Fortunately, through trial and error and plenty of practice, we are also able to make mouth-watering suggestions for great local eaurlting establishments. Why we don’t suggest that these places are perfect for everyone, we do recommend trying them all just for the sake of your stomach.

Our first two suggestions fall under the Deli category and compete for our lunch money daily, Dory Deli and Sessions West Coast Deli. The Dory Deli, which opened in January 2015, is located just steps from the Newport Beach Pier on Oceanfront Drive. The name and concept is derived from the historic Dory Fleet Market and in honor of that their dishes are made daily with love. Using the freshest produce and highest quality meats and cheeses, everything is prepared to your order.

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Sessions West Coast Deli is the second deli on our list and being local have embraced the areas surf culture.  Sessions has one mission: to serve the best sandwiches to ever hit your lips.  The term “west coast deli” is their way of describing their marriage of a high quality deli menu with the chill vibe that appeals to area locals and tourists alike.  With an extensive deli menu made fresh daily not a single member of your group will go hungry.

Our next selection is a personal favorite of one of our staff.  Crowburgerkitchen is the perfect example of combining fine food and great beer. All burgers contain 6oz of a top-secret proprietary blend of prime chuck, short rib, brisket and hangar steak, all ground daily in-house and never frozen. Pair one with the perfect micro-brewed beer and the day just got a little better.

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What would visiting the coast be without that perfect seafood stop? The first selection is the Bear Flag Fish Co. Founded in 2007, they specialize in serving the freshest seafood in town. They have dedicated themselves to providing their customers with a healthy, high quality dining experience.  A fish market for the new generation, they provide a modern ambiance and focus on a healthy seafood cuisine.

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A second seafood joint is literally  right next door, The Crab Cooker of Newport Beach.  Besides being favorite of tourists’ photo logs, The Crab Cooker is famous for proudly serving the finest Pacific caught Dungeness crab, Alaskan King Crab, cold water Australian lobster, King Salmon and much more. Promoting and using safe hook and line caught fishing methods, they bring in fresh fish daily for their menus. If you love seafood, you can’t go wrong here.

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Next on our list is a local favorite for the Italian meal lovers, Mama D’s Italian Kitchen. Using old-fashioned and time-tested family recipes with only the finest ingredients, Mama D’s believes every meal is a delightful celebration. They are devoted to ensuring that you truly enjoy your meal and hope you have a “wonderful and memorable” experience.

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Last, but my no means least, on our list is another personal favorite. You may have to drive a little to get there, but Sabatino’s Sausage Company will be more than worth the drive. Famous for their own unique sausage created by the Sabatino family in 1864, all of their food is created Sicilian style, fresh to your order. With outstanding customer service and a flavorful menu, Sabatino’s is a wonderful dining experience.

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Well, there you have it. Seven suggestions to meet all of your dining needs. Just make sure you stop and visit Mollybrown’s Newport store for your new suits before you hit one of these establishments. We have a strict “final sale” policy and buying a suit after you eat at one of these dining establishments may affect the fit slightly. Just kidding!!

 

 

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Spring Break is here. Stock up now.

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Spring Break is right around the corner. Are you prepared? For many of our clientele, an important factor when planning for Spring Break, or any trip for that manner, is having plenty of swimwear options at your disposal. Lucky for you, Molly Brown’s and our Molly Dolls are perfectly “suited” to find the perfect selection for any trip. With access to the top vendors around the world we are able to help you stand out in any crowd. Our first selection comes by way of PilyQ whose new Fleur print is turning heads and rapidly gaining fans.  We have included the Juliet halter top and Ava sarong, but other options are available.  The non-engineered print allows all your friends to wear the same suit and each one will be different from the next.

 

Vitamin A is another great brand for taking on a trip.  For Spring Break we have selected the Gemma bralette top and Celebrity string bottom in the new Maya print.  This colorful print will be a hit in any setting, whether on a beach in Mexico or by the pool in Las Vegas.

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Next on the list of must-haves comes from another favorite of ours, L*Space by Monica Wise. To accentuate that perfect tan and to add a little pop to your collection, we have selected the Platinum top paired with the Hollywood bottom in the new Geranium print. This suit is sure to attract plenty of attention.

 

Our fourth selection comes from the new line of Acacia just arriving in our stores and flying off our walls.  We have chosen the Awapui top and Pipeline bottom in the LiHingMu print for this trip, but be sure to take a look at the rest of their line. We are positive you will find at least one style to satisfy your tastes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are moving on to another California native for our next recommendation.  Frankie’s Bikinis, originating from Malibu, has released this playful print just in time for the lazy days by the pool or an active day on the beach. We are excited to offer the Harlow top and bottom in the beautiful Shibori print.  Don’t take our word for it though, but do be sure to thank us when this suit becomes  a big hit wherever you end up.
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Last but not least, do not forget that head turner that will have everyone talking.  To accomplish just that, our staff has selected the Golden Triangle suit in SeaSalt created by Minimale Animal.  If you aren’t looking to make an impression, you may want to look elsewhere, as this suit is not for the faint of heart.  Think you can handle it? Then by all means this is the showstopper you are looking for.

 

As a final thought, these choices may not for everyone so we highly recommend you stop by one of our stores (Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas) for a personal session with any one of our talented Molly Dolls.  We will make sure you are ready for any trip.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Molly Brown’s

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Molly Brown’s Swimwear!!! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about chocolate and roses. We think the perfect gift in our neck of the woods (or beach) is perfect fitting swimwear. On the odd chance that your significant other forgot this important fact or you simply want to treat yourself, we have new styles arriving every day. We have selected a few options for you to try on.

 

Our first style is brought to you from Barcelona-based PilyQ. The Fleur print has quickly become a fan favorite and we offer both the Banded Halter or the Juliet Halter (pictured) paired with the Banded Teeny bottom. To complete the package we also carry the Ava sarong and the Lounge pant to ensemble. In addition, this is a non-engineered print, so you and your friends can all own the same suit and no two will look exactly the same.

 

Second on our list comes from one of the top brands in swimwear, Vitamin A. Located in Laguna Beach, California, Amahlia Stevens has carved out a name for herself with some of the most innovative swimwear designs you will discover anywhere. This year Vitamin A and Molly Brown’s has collaborated on two suits exclusively for sale at Molly Brown’s Swimwear. The Olivia Bralette and Hipster bottom (pictured) matches two of Vitamin A’s best cuts with a beautiful black and cream color scheme. The second collaboration pairs the Gia top and Samba bottom in a deep red. Be sure to check out our stores and website for this design, as well.

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The next selection comes from one of the most recognized supermodels in the world. Alessandra Ambrosio has extended her brand into the world of swim with her own personal line, Ale’ by Alessandra. The High Neck halter and Pequeno bottoms we have chosen is in the new Treasure print. Alessandra has combined her Brazilian heritage and world travels to create a suit we have fallen in love with. We think you will too.

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Finally, for those of you who like a one-piece with attitude, we have selected two for you to try on. Beach Riot has just released the new Moonshine one-piece with a Diamond Black print. Having just arrived in stores, you can be one of the first to own this beautiful print. The second selection is the Veruschka one-piece brought to you by Pacific & Driftwood. P&D is quickly making a name for themselves, and we offer this suede suit in both black (pictured) and tan.

 

Be sure to stop by one of our four locations in Laguna Beach, West Hollywood, Newport Beach and Las Vegas, or visit our website, and let one of our talented Molly Dolls select the perfect suit for you. And YES, we are open on Valentine’s Day for that last-minute gift .

 

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Vendor Spotlight – Pacific & Driftwood

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This week we are excited to introduce you to designer Pacific & Driftwood.  Why do you shop at Molly Brown’s Swimwear?  The reasons are as multiple and unique as our lines of swimwear, apparel and accessories.  You want that wow factor to help stand out and make the perfect entrance into any situation.  We understand this and go above and beyond to find that “perfect suit”.  To satisfy our clients, Molly Brown’s spends a great deal of time building relationships with the top swimwear designers available and are constantly looking for the next great brand.  Pacific & Driftwood is exactly one of those types of brands and we are excited to showcase them in 2016.

 

Debuting in 2014 out of Venice Beach at the cross streets of her home, Pacific and Driftwood, P&D came to fruition when Owner/Designer Christian Cox left a career she was miserable in and celebrated her new found freedom with a Caribbean getaway.  Unable to find  the perfect bikini to suit her personality, she created the perfect suit for her, showcasing her 4th generation California roots and rock-and-roll personality.  By the end of the trip her suit was the hit of the island and had admirers all around asking for custom suits of their own.

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Inspired by the response, Christian began her own Etsy store and within a week had taken over 300 orders worldwide.  What followed was sleepless nights, overwhelming pressure to satisfy orders, magazine and store demands for samples and, finally, some much needed assistance from an investor from Dubai who offered backing while allowing her to keep full creative and branding control.

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What emerged was an exciting and unique brand of swimwear offering jaw dropping aesthetics, original prints, playful and sexy creations that continue to evolve with collaborations of ambassadors, artists, models and other designers that have earned the respect of Pacific & Driftwood.  We at Molly Brown’s are excited to carry the P&D brand and can’t wait to see what she designs next.  You can purchase our selection of Pacific & Driftwood on-line or visit one of our stores for a personal fitting with our expert sales staff.

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Destination: West Hollywood

 

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Located in West Hollywood, at the heart of Sunset Strip you will find a little gem located in the iconic Sunset Plaza.  Molly Brown’s most recent store is on the fast track to becoming one of the Strip’s most popular locations dealing in high-end swimwear and apparel.  To assist both locals and vacationers alike, we have taken it upon ourselves to help our valued clients navigate this spectacular area steeped in both history and current modernization.

 

 

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Our first recommendation for starting your day is breakfast at The Church Key. A self described “circus of taste”, every moment at The Church Key is an interactive experience. Their inventive menu with Dim-sum style service, creative cocktails and flaming dessert appeals to everyone. Our Molly Dolls have pointed out that the highlight of breakfast is the Bottomless Mimosas, a perfect start to any day.

 

 

 

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Now that breakfast is over, and you have made your way over to Molly Brown’s to stock up your wardrobe, it is time to work on your tan at the SkyBar @ Mondrian Hotel.  This open air, ivy-covered pavilion located above the pool and outdoor living room has been one of Los Angeles top hot spots since the day it opened.  Boasting some of the finest views in all of LA, you will be sure to enjoy your afternoon showing off your new swimwear.

 

 

Getting an early dinner should be your next stop.  We are sending you to BOA Steakhouse for this.  BOA artfully combines a bold, colorful environment with a modern-day steakhouse fare. For the meat-lover, we personally recommend the “40 Day” dry aged New York Strip, but feel to choose from any of their Organic Certified Beef and Premium American Wagyu.  BOA steaks are all served choice rubs and sauces, including their own J-1 sauce.  There are not many weak spots, in our opinion.

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After dinner, take a short drive down the strip to Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails for a few drinks.  Located on an iconic corner of Sunset Strip this hot spot represents a welcome revolution in cuisine and nightlife as WeHo’s latest hospitality experience. A favorite among local foodies and nightlife connoisseurs alike, Hyde Sunset Kitchen has plenty of creative cocktails for you to try between stops.

 

 

Our last stop of the evening may be the highlight for some.  Recently opened Bootsy Bellows, brought to us in part by actor David Arquette, brings a 60’s Art Deco inspired night club paired with live entertainment.  This venue is already becoming a go to spot for some of Hollywood’s Elite.  Take a chance here and you just may rub elbows with your favorite actor or actress.

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Whether or not you take our advice or plot your own journey,  you will have no trouble finding a cavalcade of shopping, dining, nightlife and world renown hotels.  Just be sure to stop into Molly Brown’s Swimwear located in the Sunset Plaza and allow our Molly Dolls to outfit you from head to toe.  Our customer service and unmatched product offering will have you coming back for more.

 

 

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More than just Bikinis

We are much more than just bikinis!  Molly Brown’s takes great pride in being one of the hottest retailers of high-end specialty swimwear AND apparel on the planet.  To the casual shopper, you may mistake us for selling only stylish bikinis and one-pieces.  On the contrary, we are so much more.  Our excellent sales staff prides themselves on being able to wardrobe you from head to toe for your next vacation, event or day trip.  Let us introduce you to some other outfit options and the vendors we showcase.

 

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Cover-ups and Dresses – With every good swim suit, there needs to be an equally appealing cover-up or dress.  The perfect outfit will allow you to transition from the beach to lunch and to a night out on the town. With choices from our chosen vendors, such as PilyQ, Blue Life, L*Space and Bettinis, you can be prepared for any event you come across.

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Hats – Whether it is a sunny day on the beach or music festival in the desert, a good hat may make all the difference in the world. We can offer options ranging from Glitzy Bella Fedoras to TLC Sun Hats and Odabash floppy hats.  Pick the one right for you.

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60_r16_110_tan-909sShoes – Different occasions require different shoes. Sometimes all in the same day.  We can help you transition from casual, with our Ipanema and Havaiana flip-flops, to a more dressy style of shoe provided by Melissa Shoes or Ondademar.

 

2_full-gold1Jewelry – No outfit is complete without the proper accessories.  We can offer a nice selection of jewelry from selected designers TLC, Calinana and Body Jewelry.  Add to your wardrobe with a beautiful necklace, bracelet or anklet.  You could always add some spice with a cool body chain.

 

 

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Towels
– Situations dictate the need for a good towel.  Allow Mara Hoffman’s Starbasket towel helpyou keep sand where it belongs. We can also see this as a great romantic picnic setting.

 

 

 

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New Year New You. Bikini Fit for 2016.

Welcome to 2016 and another round of New Year’s Resolutions!!  We at Molly Brown’s are expecting a great year in 2016 and wish you the best as you move forward with your goals. One of the most common resolutions every year is to become healthier and more fit.  The mass exodus into every health club across the nation is proof of that.  Look again in February.  The number of people on the exercise floor will be considerably less.  To help with your fitness goals, we have come up with a few tips to help you succeed.

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1. Set realistic goals –  Start small.  Setting a goal to run a marathon is admirable, but is it realistic?  Set short term goals that build up to you final goal.  Maybe setting a goal of running a 5k is more attainable early on.  You can then work up to a 10k, a half marathon, and eventually the marathon doesn’t seem so far out of reach.

 

2. Have a plan – Know what your ultimate goal(s) is and plan your new lifestyle around it.  Getting fit, eating healthier, or losing weight requires work on your part. Plan out your meals. Decide what days you are exercising and what type of activity you are going to do.  Determine how important that night out on the town really is.

 

3. Talk about  it – Let your family and friends know what your goals are and why.  They will be your best support group and hopefully motivate and support you as you move towards your goal.

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4. Reward yourself – Making a lifestyle change shouldn’t be all work and no fun.  Reward yourself as you reach short term goals.  Buy yourself a new outfit, take in a movie with friends or have that dessert at dinner on Saturday night.

 

5. Track your progress – Keeping a workout and/or meal journal is a great way to track your progress.  It allows you to see the improvements you are making as you move forward.  It also helps focus on the end result.  Instead of focusing on the total weight loss goal, focus on the five pounds you just lost.  Congratulate yourself and move on to the next five.

 

6. Don’t beat yourself up – Realize that bad days happen.  You may miss a workout or eat an unhealthy meal.  It happens to the best of us.  The important thing is to recognize it’s going to happen, forgive yourself and move on to the next day.  Recommit yourself to the next 24 hours, then the next  24, then the next. One day at a time is the goal.

 

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7. Stick to it – Studies have shown that it takes 21 days for a new activity to become habit and 6 months to become apart of your personality.  All previous steps should help you reach step seven. Again, one day at a time.

 

8. Kbikini-cleanseeep up the good work – The old adage “Rome wasn’t built in a day” falls into play here.  We didn’t get in the position we are in overnight, so you can’t expect change to happen overnight. Everyday should lead to the next.  Try a new activity, or sport, or fitness trend.  Try new ways of cooking your favorite foods.  Stay away from weight loss pills and diet fads.  Healthy eating and exercise are the ways to go.

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Coach Greg Glassman, Crossfit Founder and CEO put being fit into his words.  Parts of his quote include the following: “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts, seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep food  intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts, master the basics of gymnastics, bike, run, row, etc.  Mix these elements into as many combinations as possible. Routine is the enemy.”

 

Now, are we recommending you to follow all of these guidelines? Absolutely not.  However, everyone can take a little something from this excerpt and adopt it into their lifestyle changes. Remember, the ultimate goal is a lifestyle change of getting fitter which leads to a healthier you and a happier you.

 

 

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*A special congratulations to our December Instagram #MBwishyouwerehere contest winner, Lara Reeves, who receives a$50 gift card from Molly Brown’s.  We also think she is great inspiration for living the fit lifestyle.

 

 

 

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