Kicking Off the Summer in NYC

Bows & Sequins cracking open a coconut at the Malibu Rum summer kickoff party at Tiki Tabu in NYC

As soon as the days get sunnier, I start to slip into that oh-so-sweet summer state of mind! Longer days and warmer weather always lead to spontaneous plans… Everyone seems to be in a better mood and has a more carefree spirit, and that’s what makes this season my favorite. You cant beat those unexpected nights and unforgettable days!

A Malibu Rum coconut cocktail at Tiki Tabu

I’m partnering with Malibu Rum this summer to celebrate the best season of the year. Their #BecauseSummer campaign is all about enjoying every one of the 16 weeks of summer and fully embracing your summer self…. Something we can all get behind, no? Especially here in Chicago!

Bows & Sequins at the Malibu Summer Kick Off Party in NYC at Tiki Tabu.

I flew to NYC last Wednesday to kick off the season with an impromptu party at Tiki Tabu! Because, why not?! #JetSetJRS I had so much fun spending a few days in New York and wandering around my old stopping grounds on the Lower East Side. The weather couldn’t have been better and it was just what I needed to start channeling that summertime feeling!

Colorful surf boards and a coconut cocktail by Malibu Rum at the summer kick off party in NYC at Tiki Tabu

We sipped on coconut cocktails and danced the night away while Snakehips dropped the beats. The DJ duo was a complete surprise and I was SO giddy when they came out! If you haven’t been to Tiki Tabu yet, you have to swing by this summer. Located on the 7th floor of the Sixty LES hotel, you’ll find the cutest pineapple wallpaper and epic views of both uptown and downtown! Instaworthy, that’s for sure. Malibu truly brought the beach to the borough!

Bows & sequins cracking open a coconut at the Malibu Rum #BecauseSummer kickoff party in NYC

Malibu #BecauseSummer Kick-Off Party in NYC Summer 2017

Colorful surfboards at the Malibu Rum summer party at Tiki Tabu on the Lower East Side

View of the Freedom Tower in NYC from the Sixty LES rooftop in the Lower East Side of Manhattan

Bows & Sequins cracking open a coconut at the Malibu Rum summer kickoff party at Tiki Tabu in the Sixty LES hotel in NYC

Malibu Rum coconuts at Tiki Tabu on the LES

A Malibu coconut cocktail at Tiki Tabu in the LES with a view of the NYC skyline and Empire State Building

A Malibu Rum coconut cocktail with a striped straw and paper umbrella at Tiki Tabu in NYC

Colorful surf boards and a coconut cocktail by Malibu Rum at the summer kick off party in NYC at Tiki Tabu in the Sixty LES hotel.

Malibu's #BecauseSummer kick-off party at Tiki Tabu at Sixty LES NYC

How are you settling in to that summer state of mind? Here’s to making the most out of these next 101 days!

Created in partnership with Malibu Rum

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  1. 6.9.17
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    Such a gorgeous dress!!

    Rebecca
    xx
    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  2. 6.9.17
    Kendal commented:

    That dress is gorgeous!! Right now I’ve been enjoying the start of summer by relaxing with my family and cooking tons of new meals 🙂

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

  3. 6.9.17
    Kellie commented:

    Malibu gives me flashbacks to college 🙂 Kind of still love the smell of it!

    My summer plans are really to just not worry about work (I’m a teacher so that’s okay!) & enjoy time with my kids. And a post-bedtime cocktail or two 🙂