I’ve been in LA for the past few days and long days at the beach require proper gear, so Ive compiled a few of my favorite beach going must-haves here. A HUGE towel, or blanket (preferably the latter) to provide refuge after a dip in the water, is obvious. The seasoned beach veteran knows that Maui Babe lotion trumps all. The smell, the feel, and the lasting effect are all proof that this is a sunny day essential. As far as snacks, something light and refreshing is what I crave, and slices of watermelon, and a coconut water keep me hydrated all day. Portable speakers to pump your fave tunes are also a must have. We took these $20 iHome speakers to Costa Rica with us and LOVED them. They fit in the palm of your hand, and are rechargeable. Dont be discouraged by the size of these little speakers, the sound is surprising. My favorite swimsuits are usually anything by Mara Hoffman, the prints are fun and different, and the fit is unmatched by any other designer that I’ve ever tried. The ”pow-wow” bikini shown here is it. Make sure you have face sunscreen, and an oversized pair of sunnies (like these amazing Karen Walker shades) and you’re good to go!
*Need some new beach tunes? Look for my beach jams playlist manana!