did you think we would drive 200 miles and miss a day at the beach? if i’m this close to water, rest assured i’ll pay a visit. there’s something so soothing about the sound of waves crashing to shore. or a walk with sand between your toes. having lived on an island for five years these two simple pleasures were daily treats. while i am a city girl at heart (museums, city cafes, street life), there is something to be said about a day at the beach. it’s relaxing, rejuvenating, and restful. just what the soul needs from time to time to recharge the batteries. but a beach outing calls for an outfit with a little special something. linen is a perfect fabric for such an occasion – its natural fibers are cool and fresh on a hot summer day. and a straw hat is a must to block the blazing noonday sun. i particularly like this hat as the brim has a bendable wire and is well ventilated. birkenstock sandals can take a beating from both the sand and water – they’re indestructible but still have that cool vibe. i know this metallic pair will serve me well all summer long. but i couldn’t forget to bring along a straw hobo bag – it’s roomy enough to carry my sunscreen and sunglasses plus a few other essentials like bottled water. all-in-all my husband and i had a thoroughly enjoyable birthday bash this past weekend. after all, you only turn 64 once! i’m already plotting my birthday getaway come this august. any suggestions?
thank you j.jill for your partnership!