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Behind the design, Spring Break edition: Lotta Colada

Pineapples have long been a sign of welcome. With one of Thirty-One Gifts’ newest prints, they’re also a forerunner to fun! Fine details and sheer delight collide in this spring's brand new Lotta Colada print. Sweet!

Why we love it

Bright colours, a fun fruit design: Lotta Colada screams spring. The bold hand-sketched pineapples are a playful addition for a day at the beach and add a touch of whimsy around the house. Whether you use it outside on a Cinch Sac or inside on a Mini Catch-All Bin, Lotta Colada's pineapples pair perfectly with sunny days and happy prospects.

“This print is such a fun add to the collection and another one that spans all age groups,” says Michelle Holden, a senior designer at Thirty-One Gifts. This trendy fruit with a long history is leaving a mark this season throughout Thirty-One's spring Catalog. Find it on bags and bins, jewelry and even a special monogram.

The story behind Lotta Colada

For centuries, the pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality, respect and welcome. For a time, it was also a symbol of luxury since only the very rich could afford them. Even today, it’s common to see pineapples as architectural and decorative ornaments inside and out of homes and other buildings.

Although pineapples are now much easier to enjoy, they still evoke a sense of welcome – only now, it’s for the arrival of spring and summer. Few foods kindle the feeling of a day in the sun like a bite of fresh pineapple or a drink of your favourite pineapple-based beverage!

See the circular shapes in the print? Some people see them as abstract tropical flowers, but they are really pineapple slices, Michelle says.

“However you see it, it really makes the print complete,” she says.

What to wear & prints to pair

The variety of fun, bright colours in Lotta Colada means you probably already have a few pieces in your closet that match! Need inspiration?

Try a maxi dress in coral paired with sparkly sunglasses, a long and lightweight Avenue Scarf and your favourite Keepsake Charms. Slip on a pair of trendy tassel or pom-pom sandals, and you have an outfit that transitions seamlessly from the boardwalk to the beach! A Large Utility Tote will even fit a rainbow of beach towels.

The personalization options are just as fun as the print itself. Choose bright yellow, hot pink, navy blue or true turquoise thread to blend, or opt for aqua, lime green or purple if you want the personalization to pop. Blackboard and headline fonts look especially nice on Lotta Colada.

This multicoloured print pairs well with more solid prints, such as Pink Crosshatch and the fiery new Calypso Coral Pebble. Mix and match Lotta Colada with bright accessories and home organizational items! Despite the variety of prints inside the pineapples, Lotta Colada also pairs well with other new prints Patio Pop and Bloomin' Bouquet, Michelle says.

Shop Lotta Colada

Add some fruit flair to your season! Choose Lotta Colada and the other prints in Thirty-One's Bright and Bold collection to make your own spring statement.