Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday Wish List: Summer Must-Haves

It's that time again, time for another edition of Wednesday wish list. I'm still feeling summery today, so I thought I'd show you a few of the things that I can't live without in the summer. Sound good? Great.

Here in our little world, no summer would be even close to complete without many multiple trips to our favorite Ocean City, MD. My in-laws have a place in Fenwick Island, Delaware, just north of Ocean City, and it's a family tradition of theirs to spend "beach week" there every summer. And, now that they have the beach house, we make frequent weekend trips down there whenever we can get away. 

Something you may not know about me is that I loathe packing. Hate it. But, I still manage to have a list of "must-pack" items for any scheduled or spontaneous trip. Let's call these the "staples," shall we? 

What good would a day at the beach be without a book to read? This will be my first summer with my fancy new Kindle, and I can't wait to download some new books for it!!

If you're anything like me, you can't read the entire time you're on the beach, so you bring some tunes to fill the sweet ocean air with your favorite Kenny Chesney and Black Eyed Peas numbers (I have a pretty vast taste in music, can you tell?)

What wardrobe would be complete without the perfect beach tote? I bought the above JCrew tote a few years aback, and it still comes with us on every trip. It's a great size for just throwing you Kindle, iPod, towels, snacks and sandals in and heading out the door. Although, I will admit, it can get pretty heavy!

 And what good would the perfect beach accessory be without some sun safety essentials inside? B and I love this face lotion. It's not greasy, and really does a good job of protecting our skin on the days when we're in the sun for 8+ hours! I totally recommend grabbing a tube of this before you head to the beach this year.

And, of course, what beach trip would be complete without some room for a summery cocktail of choice? My father-in-law just so happens to make the absolute tastiest pina coladas, and will typically whip up a batch for us to celebrate the "easy living" days of summer at the beach.

Are you a beach person? What's your favorite beach for summer trips?!


Erin said...

Girl you have me aching to be on a beach right now!! Everything you listed looks and sounds completely fabulous! I will definitely need to check out that sunscreen because I have a heck of a time finding something that doesn't make me feel like I'm slathered in bacon grease! Your tote is adorable and perfect for the beach! Make sure you take some photos for us to drool over next time you head to the waves :)


krystal said...

I am buying a Kindle ASAP! I can't wait to try it out. Feel free to share your opinion of it! :)

Neely said...

Chad is getting me an Ereader for our anniversary I cant decide between a kindle and a nook

Unknown said...

I can't wait to hit the beach!

I got a nook in January and I love it - I know you'll love having your Kindle :)