Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Create a Message in a Bottle Brian Locicero Baton Rouge, LA

If creating a Message in Bottle has been a long time dream of yours...look no further than Tales by the Sea: books, body & bath!

This unique kit, which is made from recycled materials has everything you need to literally create and send your own Message in a Bottle. Here's how it works: simply write down the message you've been wanting to send, roll up the the paper into a scroll, add some sand, a few small shells for effect, perhaps a photo of your hometown, your email address if you want to know where it's been located and then pop in the cork, crank up that pitching arm of yours and throw it as far as you can out into the bay, ocean, lake or puddle of your choice. And then you wait...

one day when you log onto your will appear!
"It" will be the message: "I found your message in a bottle in:________________." This is really a fun, old fashioned way of communicating or sending out an SOS! The kit can also be fashioned as a creative invitation to a beach or island gathering or simply gussy it up and use it as a fancy postcard.

To purchase a Message in a Bottle kit, just visit: or call the shop at 850-351-1980.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Back to School Bags! Heidi Locicero Baton Rouge LA

Don't get the back to school blues...
get a snazzy new book bag!
The blues will disappear when you sport this mocha brown and bubblegum pink polka dot draw string backpack. This durable canvas book bag is the stylish way to back to school.

The kids who live here at the beach, always seem to be on a quest to find the coolest, most unique bag to carry their books in. We think this is it. Lots of color combos are offered: mocha brown and blueberry, camouflage, hot pink with lime green, lime green with bubblegum pink, black with blueberry dots, daisies, and so on.

Moms also seem to be scrambling around for lunch boxes this year. That doesn't say much for the school lunch program, but it does speak volumes on why our lunch boxes by cute little Miss EmT are being ordered in record numbers. Select from the stripe version shown above or froggies, fire trucks, dots, preppy or funky. The personalization is the best part, keeping little Caden's lunch close at hand. Lunch boxes are priced at only $39.99. One of our favorite shoppers mentioned that she takes the lunch box along when the dine out. She packs all of her son, Jacob's art supplies in it, which keeps him "busy" at the restaurant. Love it!

Ready to check out the new designs? Log on to:

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dorm time is near!

College days are upon us!

Sisters, Sisters, never were there such devot-ed sisters! I don't recall what artist originally sang those words...but I can tell you with all certainty that the sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi at dear old SLU sang them with such pride, that it brought tears to my eyes. Not just once, mind you, but every time we ended fall Rush with the song.

Sorority sisters worldwide and college freshman all agree that a trip to dorm requires a snazzy towel wrap---personalized, of course, with the sorority letters or ones monogram. Not to gross you out, but slippers are not optional. Do not let precious Katherine enter the dorm or sorority house with out some sassy slippers.

Hot pink, lime green and crisp white slippers can be personalized to match the towel wrap.
F*R*E*E personalization on both for a limited time,
when you mention this blog in the ORDER NOTES section of your online order.

The song continued, "never had to have a chaperon, no sir, I'm there to keep my eye on her." Quite apropos, indeed! Everyone will have their eye on her, if she walks the hall stylin' a monogrammed wrap and slippers. Just don't parade around the frat house with them on. That would be offensive! Heheeee.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

By the Sea!

Today's blog is going to be a lesson in relaxation! Say these words with me..."by the sea!" Ok, let's say them again and picture yourself sitting "by the sea" in beautiful Destin, Florida, you are basking in warm sunshine, a cool breeze skirts off the emerald green Gulf water and a decadent smell waifs right past your monogrammed beach chair. (yes, we had to work monogramming in here somehow! Shameless, I know!) Anyway, your picture perfect day at the beach ends with the realization that you must soon head back to reality, thus leaving the seashore behind. Ugh!

Fear not, faithful beach babes! Now you can take a little touch of the Seashore back home with you. Our signature scent, appropriately named, SEASHORE, is a must have item. With it's unique packaging, showcasing the elegant shell bottle and cap
in front of a sandy beach background, SEASHORE is a feast for the eyes and senses. To add to the dreams and memories of a day on the beach, each box contains genuine seashells specially selected and nestled in the bottom of each box.

The fragrance is soft, alluring and has a hint of mystery. The lotion set is a great gift to take home to keep your skin moisturized. By far, the most requested item is the travel set of SEASHORE. It fits the airline size regulations and can be stowed in your carry on bag or suitcase.

Many coastal brides have selected SEASHORE as the signature scent of their beach side wedding. The brides have also selected these items to give as favors, attendants gifts, and hostess gifts.

Stop by the shop, you know, Tales by the Sea, in Sandestin's Baytowne Wharf for a free sample. To order online:

Monday, July 7, 2008

Beachy Keen day by the Sea!

We thought today was the perfect day to tempt each of you to join us for a day down by the sea shore. So, come on, what are you waiting for? Sandestin is enjoying unseasonably cool weather this week and the locals and tourists are lovin' it!

The photo above showcases many of our new products and some old faithfuls. We have so many adorable bags to lug to the beach. Most of them can be personalized in the color thread of your choice. Our wonderful book selection continues to grow. The fastest selling book we have in stock is an old favorite, WHEN GOD WINKS AT YOU. It is the perfect beach read for those of you who are searching for meaning in the hectic world in which we live.

Our beach towels are flying right off the shelves and onto the sugar white sand of the Emerald Coast. Thank you for suggesting that we add chocolate brown to our offering...we've sold over 100 at last count. The most fun order we've completed this month is for a convention coming to the Sandestin Resort. We monogrammed their logo, a palm tree, Sandestin and the date of their event. The company choose ocean blue towels and the personalizing was done in lime green and hot pink. YUM! Sooooo, darn cute.

Our fun signs are always a hoot. From "your husband called and said by anything you want," to "live well, shop often," we can't seem to make enough.

Well, the whistle just blew, which means it's 5 o'clock somewhere. Hmmmm, how will I spend the evening enjoying this delightfully pleasant weather? Oh, I know! With an ice cold adult beverage from Marlin Grill on their beautiful patio overlooking Baytowne Wharf's event plaza. Close your eyes...imagine you are here, too. Your first drink is on me!

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