Blowfish Malibu and Friends set sail on Friday, August 17th, on our first ever Summer Boat Party.
Our marketing team spent a month flushing out the plan for our summer soirée. From scouting the location, to penning the guest list, to the food that would be served. Plus we wanted to create epic goodie bags to give the girls to take home with them. Everything needed to be accounted for. Everything needed to be perfect.
Originally, we planned on hosting our summer bash at a local restaurant in Malibu. But our President Don Weiss came to the rescue and volunteered to host the event on his sailboat in Marina Del Rey. (Check out our last party on the boat HERE!) Obviously, this was the ideal way to host both a party AND give our guests an unforgettable experience!
So what was the plan, you ask? We invited a group of our favorite LA girls on board for lunch and rosé as we sailed up the coast to Malibu. For food, we went with our all-time favorite, Bay Cities Deli, offering everyone on board a selection of sandwiches and salads. (Our team cannot get enough of their caprese sandwich. We even brought the leftovers back to the office for everyone to devour!) More importantly, we aimed to give our guests an opportunity to meet other like-minded, creative women.
As for the guestlist, we spent a solid amount of time putting together a list of women who felt authentic to Blowfish Malibu. Our end goal was to invite gals who understand the brand and who would bring a positive attitude on board. Plus we wanted to meet ladies we could see ourselves developing lasting relationships with. Ultimately, we were ecstatic by the girls who came and CANNOT wait for future collaborations with them. Each gal was incredible in their own unique way!
A massive shoutout to Matrimony Media for coming along to sail with us for the day and for documenting the event so beautifully. In all seriousness, we cannot get enough of these photos.
And if you were wondering what those epic goodie bags contained, let me tell you. Each individualized tote included a branded Malibu Spirit Jersey, a customized beach towel, sunscreen, and a pair of Blowfish Malibu Play in white.
We can’t wait for the next Blowfish Malibu event! If you are interested in attending our next bash, let us know! We would love to meet you.
Check out the photos below!
Last Friday, the Blowfish Malibu team ditched work early for an afternoon sailing the Pacific Ocean.
Can we all agree that Fridays are the highlight of the week? (Anyone else’s motto TGIF?) And why not? Come Friday, the long work week is finally winding down, and the highly anticipated weekend is knocking on your door. When the clock strikes 6:00pm on Friday evening, you can usually find the Blowfish Malibu team all over Los Angeles, participating in various social activities. The TGIF mentality was no different last Friday but on this particular day, we all left the office early to spend the afternoon together… sailing the Pacific Ocean!
Our entire Blowfish Malibu team headed out to Marina Del Rey, where our President, Don Weiss (read our interview with him here!) hosted us on his sailboat. Don’s boat is the most magical sailboat most of us have ever set our eyes (or feet) on. After a quick lunch of delicious Bay Cities Sandwiches (the Caprese sandwich is to die for!), and as much ice cold Rosé and Coronas as our heart’s desired, we climbed aboard and set off on a short cruise up the coast.
Our laceless Blowfish Malibu ‘Aussie’ sneakers were the perfect choice to wear on board. They are easy slip on and off, and have a light sole so we didn’t risk leaving any scuff marks on the boat’s deck.
If you’ve never sailed up the Southern California coastline, this is an adventure we here at Blowfish Malibu highly recommend. Not only were we incredibly lucky with the weather (which was perfect), we were lucky enough to see more dolphins than we could count! We had fun pointing out our favorite places along the coastline like the Santa Monica Pier, various points in Malibu, and LAX. It was incredible and inspiring to see the city from a different vantage point.
Our favorite part of our ocean afternoon adventure? Getting to lay out on the cushions on the bow of the boat, chatting with each other and enjoying the afternoon sunshine and sea breeze.
Ultimately, we all know it’s important to work hard throughout the week. But it’s also super important to take the time to enjoy our surroundings and take in the beauty of Southern California. After all, we live in one seriously beautiful place and it would be shame to waste such incredible days inside. Especially on Fridays!
Follow our adventures on Instagram! Ahoy!