Creating New Adventures in Beautiful Southern California

We have to go out & create our own adventures. Fred & I decided to head to Lake San Marcos to enjoy the sunny skies & warm weather. It's often hard to pencil in the time to get outside the house. We're usually gawking at our computer screens, monitoring social media or working on some sort of marketing campaign.

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This year we made the conscious effort to do more with our free time — although we do love our Netflix binges. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful Southern California afternoon & have a little picnic by the lake with our newly acquired Stanley Brand* gear.

* Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Stanley Brand. All opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. :]

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My boyfriend was ultra psyched when I gave him the set of adventure goodies. He was ranting & raving about the quality. He was genuinely excited & that was a joy to witness. He said he could see everything coming in handy during Coachella or another camping excursion to keep hot stuff hot & cold stuff cold.

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The Stanley Brand Classic Vacuum Growler is ideal for traveling because it's made with stainless steel rather than glass. We filled our growler with beer for the picnic, but if we were going on an excursion to see the sunrise, this would be perfect for coffee or tea.

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We cheered to our adventures, to our future dreams with some La Croix & the Adventure Stainless Steel Shot Glass Set. We have hopes to get an apartment within the next couple months & do some international traveling next year. For now, the shimmering lake, magical mountains, & singing birds will have to do. It's not so bad here, not bad at all!

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Southern California is pretty gorgeous & we're next to a whole slew of breweries. I really am a beer girl through & through, so both Fred & I wished the Stanley Brand Adventure Stacking Pint Glass came into our lives earlier. Any glass that will keep your drinks colder for longer is vital. 

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The pint glass totally would've come in handy at Coachella. We would've placed it in our ice chest to remain cool during the day & keep our beer cold once we poured it in. Until then, this will be added to our growing pint glass collection. At least this one is designed to preserve cold drinks. Yippee! I'm a slow drinker, so this is ridiculously thrilling for me!

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Fred & I thoroughly savored our afternoon. As we were finishing up eating our sandwiches, we watched as a ferry pulled up to the dock. Two dads & their two sons cruised out & set up their fishing gear. It was a heartwarming moment seeing the fathers & sons enjoying their time together. If you're looking for the perfect present for the adventurer in your life, Stanley Brand is the way to go. Treat a loved one or treat yourself. 

Where was your last adventure? :]

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* Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Stanley Brand. All opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. :]

39 comments

  1. seems like a great kit for a road trip too! hope you guys had fun in the sun!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. These are very great and useful items for a picnic! And wow, what would I give to see California one day :) Happy Monday dear <3

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  3. These are so awesome, I'd love to use them especially on a camping trip or even for a hike! Sounds like you guys had a lovely time, and it's so great that you've decided to do more with your time :)

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  4. Tatum Riley (abstractaphroditeJune 6, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Looked like a fun adventure <3

    Good karma,
    Tatum || AbstractAphrodite

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  5. I totally need a set like this for camping! We are trying to make an effort to get out and explore more this year as well...LA can get a little suffocating!

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  6. What a cool adventure <3
    Wish you a nice day!
    kisses
    Dili
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  7. Loved the post!
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  8. Wow, I've never been to California. It looks beautiful there!
    These coolers seem like a summer must-have!

    Patricia
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  9. Happy you had a great time SoCal! I've lived here all my life and LOVE IT.

    stay styled,

    Lindsey

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  10. Awesome. I love weekend travels (and netflix binges! lol). Looks like you had a lovely time! The thermos' remind me of when I used to live in Canada and go ice skating with hot chocolate. :) Nostalgic!

    Xo,
    Miki
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  11. This Stanley Brand gear sounds amazing for travelling to both warm or cold countries, thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
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  12. Wow, seems like you had a great time. Lovely pictures

    Take care doll! Kisses,

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  13. It looks really amazing there, I've always wanted to explore California.

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  14. I need another adventure!! Especially if it looks like yours!! LOL x

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  15. That would be great for soup too for a picnic lunch!

    xx Yasmin

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  16. Great post! SoCal is just the best!

    XO

    Molly

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  17. You just gave me brilliant ideas for Father's Day gift!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  18. They really are amazing. No lie! :]

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  19. Soup! Yes. That's a great idea - may be harder to clean but would keep soup super hot. :]

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  20. Come on over. San Diego is waiting. :]

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  21. It's a big state, so there's a lot to see. :]

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  22. We had a blast. Adventures are fun. Do you have any weekend plans? :]

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  23. Exactly, it's perfect for both. Very multi-functional. :]

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  24. I had nostalgia too. It reminded me of old camping trips. Do you have any weekend plans? :]

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  25. It really can. We've been all about weekend trips. It's been working well so far. :]

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  26. It's great for both camping or hiking! It's easy to just want to sit & rest after a long day, but we've been striving to challenge ourselves to get up & go somewhere/do something. Do you have any weekend plans? :]

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  27. Good idea, Pam. Totally perfect for a road trip! Must bring it. What are your weekend plans? :]

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  28. I grew using Stanley thermoses when camping. Thanks for the timely reminder that they're perfect for summer adventures. More hiking is on my wish list for this summer!

    xx Jean
    www.skylineblossoms.com

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  29. That's awesome! They remind me of camping with my dad back in the day, although most of his stuff was Coleman. :]

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  30. Love the design of these canteens, and it's awesome you can store beer in there to keep it cool. Is that you guys cheers-ing water? That's super cute, since I can never be hydrated enough!

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  31. I ended up in the Bahamas for an anniversary celebration with my Hubby. Absolutely beautiful. Have you been?

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  32. This is the best and beautiful set of stanley brand gear. It is best to use in picnic or traveling. It includes all necessary items which we use in eating time. Find the wide range of Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Flask at best price.

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