Hi everyone, I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I'm Cindy Bendel and create most of the items you see in the shop. I'm a graphic artist and have designed for Zazzle since 2006. While I enjoy designing for Zazzle, I feel like the kid that has grown up and left home to explore the world. So I started this fun beach shop and am excited to share my colorful creations.
I was born in Miami Florida and have been a beach girl since. I've lived in various parts of the U.S. and visited many beaches including those on the West Coast (Hello Santa Cruz and Capitola!). I've traveled to Hawaii a few times. I've even visited beaches in Italy. There's something special about the ocean and sand that keeps me coming back! Not to mention fish and chips. Or crab sandwiches. Salt water taffy. I love it all.
Thankfully I married a guy who has the same love for the beach. We no longer live near the coast, his job keeps us in the DC area. The nearest beach is three hours away. So I decided to bring the beach home. I added simple decor touches such as throw pillows and jars of seashells to give my home a beach vibe. I'd love to make the whole place feel like a beach house, but my husband won't let me. He says it'll affect its resale value :)
Anyhow, that's a bit about me. I'd also love to hear about you. After all, you follow my Facebook page and visit my site because you're a beach lover too. Feel free to comment below and introduce yourself. And if you have ideas for what you'd like to see in my shop feel free to let me know!