This past weekend, after another magnificent weekend on Fire Island, I proudly pointed out to my husband how I have simplified my beach style and tapered my beauty routine down to a mere twenty minutes. Long gone are the days that he would wait endlessly in front of the TV as I battled with my hair and piled on the make-up (only to reapply it after sweating under the hair dryer for thirty minutes). I would like to say that I had some sort of epiphany but truth be told four children, one suitcase and one outdoor shower will compel you to speed it up. I must say, showering outdoors while listening to the ocean in the distance is heavenly (as long as someone leaves you hot water) and I would much prefer sipping Rose with friends and watching the sun set than fussing over my appearance any day. It feels good to be a little older, a little wiser, learn to let go and simply be in the moment. Here is a list of my packing essentials for a relaxing weekend at the beach. What are some of your must haves?
here)/ Tommy Bahama one-piece suit (similar here)/ J.Crew Tees (similar here)/ Gap chambray shirt/ Aqua cashmere sweater (similar here)/ Straw bag (similar here)/ Michael Kors sunglasses (similar here)/ Target scarves (similar here)/ India Hicks Island Living perfume
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer/ Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Beige/ St. Tropez Tanning Lotion/ Nars Bronzing Powder/ Nars Illuminator/ Kerastase Oleo Relax Serum/ Smith's Rosebud Salve/ Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion