April 20, 2015

Beach getaway: 12 essentials to pack

1941 Vogue image via MyVintageVogue

Every year in July I'm beach bound for a lazy girls weekend- 90+ degrees, bubbly beverages, sand, and inter tubes.  Every I get a little better at packing, starting with the basics the swimsuit and sunglasses, and adding items to make the weekend that much lazier.

Love this sunscreen - full spectrum, seas to apply, long lasting and other versions are waterproof.  My pasty skin gets another coat about every 2 hours.

Magazines!! Last year it was so hot that the glue binding melted.  My favorite beach reads are Real Simple, Vogue, InStyle, and Sweet Paul

Lily + Target sun umbrella - its grey to get away form the direct sun every now and then.

image via Allure
Your mani/pedi nail kit - great for passing time and using the built in foot exfoliator!

Bliss Body Scrub - heat and sand = dead skin 
scrub it off!

Origins - body oil
after scrubbing or showering restore moisture, it feels amazing.

Lily +Target beach towel - when in doubt, go big or even HUGE!

Kate Spade - Insulated to go tumbler
fill it with this summer favorite

Nordstrom August Hat - wide brim floppy hat great for floating on the lake, keeping my freckles to a minimum. Really helps cool you down.

Colman - large cooler when you're shore bound.  the goal is to never have to go back to your room.  keep extra waters fruit snacks and of course boozy refills.  If you're spending more time in the water check this guilty pleasure.

Fancy - Giant amazing anti-sand mat.  favorite purchase yet.

Deluxe water misting fan - need I say more?

Boring but helpful
ziplock baggies (food, oily bottles, melty things)
baby wipes (greasy hands, sandy containers)

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