It is H-O-T in Utah and the A/C at my office and in my car is less than stellar. When times get stifling, it’s time for some pool action. Alas! You have no pool, you say? Well, if there’s anything we’ve learned this summer it’s this, no pool? no problem! We put together a retro pool party for the pool-less with the help of Joss and Main. All it takes is the makings of pool time: kiddie pools, beach chairs, towels, tubes, inflatables, hammocks, and of course, sunscreen! You can shop the look here.
We arranged our pool party in a mandala shape. Turns out, everything is better in a mandala! The circulating pattern is conducive to conversation and mingling. It took a bit of prep to configure the shape, but we LOVE how it turned out. I’m thinking this would be a great set-up for a wedding or other big parties. Give it a try!
The secret of the mandala shape could only be revealed from a bird’s eye view, so we teamed up with Dane Christensen of SRNDPTS and Tanner Nielson on some drone photos along with this fun video up on our YouTube Channel! I’d love to hear what you think! See below for the full shoot and where to shop it.
This is NOT a suitcase! It’s an adorable traveling bbq! I knew I had to snatch it up when I saw it on the site. Perfect for beach trips and picnics, eh?! Shop it here.
Joss and Main had a great collection of striped Turkish towels (my new favorite thing) so I got enough to radiate around the circle in shades of orange, yellow, and light blue. Shop them here, here, and here.
By now we’ve seen the inflatable swan rise to dominance, so of course they had to make their appearance here too.
These yellow folding beach chairs are my new favorite! They’re made in France and so mod! Shop here.
The retro teal cooler was such a great find! I have it sitting outside my house now for more parties. Shop the retro cooler here.
I based the color palette off the hammocks. They came in a fun light blue, peach, orange, and teal pattern. Shop it here.
Shop the look! Orange umbrella | Orange striped towel | Hammock | teal Pepsi cooler | peach turkish towel | yellow beach chair | orange striped umbrella | white turkish towel | blue portable suitcase bbq
Photography by Anna Killian
Drone photography by Tanner Nielson
Drone video by Dane Christensen of SRNDPTS
Hair and make-up by Ashley Isenhour
Wardrobe & prop styling and creative direction by Brittany Jepsen
Assisting by Rebecca Young, Sophie Allan, Kaitlyn Lindley, Madelyne Heslop
Location provided by Vanessa Shumway
Models: Rachel Nash, Gabrielle Hicken, Hallie Weichers, Chandler Kimball
Props by Joss & Main
This post is sponsored by Joss and Main. Thank you to the brands that keep Lars thriving!