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1st Beach Day of the 2012 Season

22 Jun

I couldn’t resist doing this post. I had to bookmark the start of the 2012 beach season. Perhaps it will be one of those things I do every year.

In 2011, the first trip to the beach was June 18.   

In 2012, the first trip to the beach will be June 23.

I’d say we’re right on schedule. Wouldn’t you?

Last year I hadn’t found a new bathing suit. This year, I did. It’s a pretty navy suit that I got on Ruelala. One of the things I wanted to do this year was broaden my fashion horizons and wearing navy (instead of choosing another one in black) is one of those ways I’m growing my wardrobe in new ways.

I also picked up a gorgeous striped hat at TJMaxx on clearance for $10. It’s really wide and floppy and is going to look so vintage travel postcard chic.

And naturally I had to get a fun new beach bag (also from TJMaxx). It’s from the “Life Is Good” collection (how apropos is that)? It’s pink and will go with all my bathing suits (the new navy and the ye olde black suit that is going to make it another season). I should pay attention to who made it because it’s seen lots of sun and salt water and still looks amazing!

Naturally, I have a ton of beach reads including a new book I picked up today “Lunch in Paris. A Love Story with Recipes” by Elizabeth Bard. I read three chapters while having lunch at Barnes & Noble and the story is adorable and the recipes….WOW! Can’t wait to try them out (especially Moelleux au Chocolat “Kitu”) which the author says is the French version of Death by Chocolate.

So tomorrow is kicking off what I hope will be many, many weekends at the shore. And to quote myself…”Any day spent in sand, sun and water is the BEST DAY EVER!”

Happy Weekend!

1st Beach Day of the 2011 Season

17 Jun

Ooooohhhhhhhhh!!!  I am too excited about tomorrow. Why, you ask? Well, because tomorrow, June 18, 2011, will be the first day of the 2011 Beach Season. Whoo-to-the-hoo! 

I didn’t find a new bathing suit that I loved this year so I am wearing last year’s (which is still in excellent condition and very slimming—yeah black swimsuits).

I have so many beach reads to take with me…I don’t know how I will possible choose.

My arms and hands have picked up a wee bit of a tan just driving around the last two weeks, but my legs are ghost white.

But you know what? No of that matters because tomorrow kicks off one of many weekends that I will be spending at the shore. And any day spent in sand, sun and water is the BEST DAY EVER!

Happy Weekend!

Happy Moment of the Day: Baby Hedgehogs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/7735918/Pictures-of-the-day-18-May-2010.html?image=6

Get Your Sunshine In A Photo

23 Mar

We had beautiful weather on Sunday, the first day of spring. Now just three days later, we have six inches of snow. Sigh.

It’s actually really beautiful clinging to tree branches and gently falling in that way that just makes you want to make a cup of cocoa and stare out the window. But we’ve had quite a lot of this winter so it feels more spirit dampening than anything.

GeorgeMichael tweeted today: “It’s 18 degree in London. If the sun is shining where you are send me pics of your gardens…beauty can be healing.”

By golly, George! You have something there.

I jumped on the computer and started opening all of my photos from travels to the Caribbean. And something miraculous happened. My snowy blues went to sunny smiles.

I have a plethora of photos that show white, white sand and blue, blue water. Palm trees. Hammocks. Sand Castles.

A Window With a View in St. Croix

But this one stuck out. The colors are vibrant and eye-catching, but I really liked it because I was seeing that view through a window. 

How often we glance out a window and never stop to appreciate the view.  So I decided to look out my window again today.  After all, if I could love the white, white sands couldn’t I also love the white, white snow? 

It’s the best of both worlds. Enjoying my current view and then, when I need a little pick me up warmth, enjoying the view through my lens.