People email and ask if they can send me stuff to try every day. Literally, every day. And if I accepted everything that people wanted to send, my house would look like a very “special” Neiman Marcus-sponsored episode of Hoarders. So I’m pretty picky about what I decide to receive.
So I ask myself, “Does it appeal to my aesthetic? Do I think my readers, listeners and followers would love it? Is it something I haven’t featured before?”
Well, this experience was a first. The fine folks at Sand Cloud wrote me in the middle of last week and told me they wanted to share their product. Cynical me was, well, a little cynical. The world’s most COMFORTABLE beach towel? That’s cute. We’ll see how this goes.
Well, um, being cynical never works for me and it certainly didn’t in this case. I fell utterly in love with Sand Cloud. I was sent an orange and a blue and realized that it couldn’t be more perfect timing! My friend, Lindsey, and I had received passes to Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for an all-night movie marathon slumber party. These would be perfect! Why so perfect? Because they feel like Turkish blankets, look like Morocco, have a flair of Los Feliz and have a removable pillow for total comfort. (No location for that last one – that’s just pure comfort)
They ended up inspiring our whole spread. I laid down the towels, used my Crate & Barrel picnic basket as a table, brought along some sunflowers to liven up the joint (get it? it’s a CEMETARY) and carved out a sunny, little piece of home to spend the next 10 hours.
Y’all, I am not exaggerating when I say that every single one of our neighbors asked who made these towels. People kept walking by and complimenting our spread. They said it was so romantic – to which I replied, “Thank you. I’ll try to replicate it when I’m on a date,” and then offered them some cheese. It turned a casual evening into a bit of an exotic affair, actually. And the cheese and wine didn’t hurt, either.
Sand Cloud (35″ x 60″) is a unique, high quality Turkish beach towel that is much lighter (and better looking) than their average, bulky terry cloth ancestor. It’s easy to stick in your purse or carry in one hand, incorporates a lightweight and comfortable PILLOW (to avoid using a shirt or purse under your head) and doubles as a sarong, thank you very much. A good part? It’s machine washable – getting softer with each wash. And that’s true!! I already washed mine once. Best yet? I love that 10% of proceeds are donated to charity to preserve our ocean and beaches.
Right now, Sand Cloud has launched a Kickstarter campaign so please head over to Sand Cloud and contribute to the campaign and get some towels for yourself. I have 2 already and I’m doing just that simply because these need to be in the world! p.s. That’s a first! I’ve never told people to contribute to a Kickstarter campaign before on the blog.
It speaks volumes that in the 4 days in which I’ve had these said beach towels, I have used them twice…and I HAVEN’T EVEN BEEN TO THE BEACH WITH THEM, YET!
Whether it be an all-night cemetery slumber party screening of The NeverEnding Story, Legend and Labyrinth (yes, we are nerds) …
a day to soak up the sun in Malibu, a rooftop pool meeting (yep, they happen) or just sipping champagne in the front yard with friends (which is what I found myself doing yesterday afternoon),
I am finding these guys to be invaluable.
And, may I say, quite inspirational.
BF Asks: Which Sand Cloud color will you choose? I want one of every color…even the Kickstarter pink. There, I said it.