Though cake itself does nothing to spark the beach receptor in my brain, the gorgeous oil-painterly frosting job here is all vacation. It's like going to a destination wedding without spending $800 on plane tickets.
I like a tableau that takes up several baked goods. It's like a gorgeous panning shot in the opening scene of a movie to establish the setting and the tone. This movie is clearly about relaxing in the sunshine with no cares and plenty of snacks.
I have a complicated relationship with flip flops. they are very comfy, yes, and so wonderful in hot weather to keep your feet cool. That said, I don't think they belong in the office. Even a super casual office (and let me tell you, CheezHQ is as casual as it gets!) is not an appropriate setting for flip flops. Just get the ones with an extra strap around the heel and you're good.
Despite my reservations, these cookies would be more than welcome on my desk. You can send them to me at our Sea