If I had to choose the fantasy that I return to most often, it would be to live near the beach. There’s nothing that relaxes me like the sound of crashing waves and the scent of saltwater. I’ve heard people say that when you live at the beach, you start to take it for granted and don’t regularly enjoy all that it has to offer, but today’s inspiring Entertaining With subject, DeNai Jones, proves them wrong by mastering the art of true beach living at her gorgeous Ventura, California abode. DeNai is founder and head designer of Petunia Pickle Bottom, the company that made diaper bags chic and continues to turn out crave-worthy accessories for modern moms. We’ve long been fans of her wanderlust-inducing Instagram feed that highlights life with her husband and darling boys, so we’re thrilled to have DeNai and gang stop by to share their oceanside dinner party complete with VW van, freshly-caught sushi, and seating on the sand. (Yes, they’re that cool, and have I mentioned that I’ve developed a serious girl crush on DeNai and kind of want to be her after writing this story? But I digress…) Click through the slides for loads of summer inspiration and a couple delicious recipes, too!
*photos by Daniele Rose Photography