Vacation beaches, playing outdoors, silly
time with dad, kites and frogs and dirt of course!
Americans love our summer fun in the sun mixed
with a little sand and surf or, perhaps, a little chlorine. But few moments can
frustrate as much as traversing a hot parking lot and securing that perfect
spot only to realize that a few must-haves didn’t make the trip. Whether
heading to the beach, the lake or the local pool, here are some things to bring
to ensure a safe and enjoyable outing.
Let’s start with the basics. Large, sturdy, waterproof beach bags are a must.
This is not the time to pack up large plastic bags from the supermarket with
the day’s supplies. Disposable bags often rip, and then you’re in trouble.
Line those perfect bags with large, absorbent towels. If positioned along the
bottom, they will absorb any leakage from your other items, which should
of Drinking Water:
Unless you want to spend the day walking back and forth to the snack stand for
overpriced bottled water, it’s best to bring your own. So pack a cooler with
bottles from the local warehouse store; freeze them overnight to make sure they
stay cold in the hot sun. Or, better yet, fill a jug with ice water. Just don’t
forget the cups.
Food: Good food is a must,
but only if it is stored properly with ice bags. Lots of healthy snacks — pita
chips, crackers, baby carrots, apples, bananas, grapes, etc. — in addition to
salads and sandwiches, will save you from the concession stand. Don’t forget
the utensils, napkins and extra plastic bags for garbage!
Sunscreen might be the most important thing on the list. Bring plenty of the
non-toxic variety and reapply often. Water, sweat and outdoor activity will
wear away that protection over the course of a day.
Sunglasses: Unless you prefer
squinting and the crow’s-feet and wrinkle lines that result, invest in a decent
pair of sunglasses. Experts recommend protection from UVA and UVB light. So
pack the sunglasses or, better still, wear them out of the house.
Cuts on the feet from shells and broken glass are all too common. Bring along
band-aids and a spray bottle of antiseptic to keep the fun from ending early.
Kids (and even parents) can get lost in the crowd. Have everyone in the group
wear a bright-colored shirt to make it easier to find one another.
Binoculars: Binoculars are a
great way to look at boats, blimps and sky writing. They also help find those
lost kids in bright t-shirts.
Clothes tend to get wet and sandy. Bring some extra clothes in the car to avoid
an uncomfortable ride home.
Umbrella: Few people, adults
and kids alike, can take a whole day in the sun. A portable umbrella can
provide some much needed protection from those harmful rays. An umbrella with a
unique design also helps anyone who get disoriented find home base again.
Bigger groups might an open tent for additional shade.
I don’t know about you, but my back needs some support! Small portable beach
chairs can be much more comfortable than the hard ground. But make sure there
are enough to go around to avoid disagreements and hurt feelings.
Pails, shovels, Boogie boards and goggles will help keep kids interested and
engaged in their surroundings.
There’s never enough to do. Make sure you have some other activities, in case
there’s a lull in the day’s activities. Anything from books and magazines to
crossword puzzles and playing cards will work.
of Water in the Car:
An extra jug of water in the trunk is a great way to wash off dirty or sandy
feet. Remember the day’s fun without the reminder on the seats and floor of
a safe and fun holiday!
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When summer rolls around some
fashionistas just cannot seem to get comfortable in the hot hot heat. Summer
dressing should be about comfort, ventilation and chicness. The trick to
keeping cool and chic in the summer is the material. Seersucker is a perfect
fabric for summer heat. Seersucker is adorned at country clubs galore because
of its light weight and ventilation. This fabric is widely used in “preppy”
styled apparel and light weight southern inspired clothing. Linen is the epitome of light
weight fabrics and is always one of the most used fabrics for making summer
apparel. Linen in the summer is used to replace many heavier fabrics. It is
commonly used to make summer blazers and trousers. Eyelet is a great material for
summer because the fabric has holes in it perfect for a day on the beach. The
intricate patterns of eyelet fabric keep you ventilated and give your look
added style. Opt for an eyelet tee-shirt to wear with colored denim shorts or a
bright eyelet dress to wear as a cover-up. Silk is one of the most
accessible fabric choices for summer. So many articles of clothing are made
using silk fabric that provide you with breathability. Silk is light weight and
super easy to layer. We recommend a black silk blouse and fun colored lace
skirt for a fashion forward outfit.
As far as color well………..
doesn't get any more back-to-basics than black and white, which quickly emerged
as one of the season's big themes. But it wasn't all so cut-and-dried. The
other trends you'll be buying into in the coming months: peekaboo veiling,
couture ruffles, and new riffs on the kimono.
a peek at the top topics of the fashion topics!
The Art of Contrast
Every Flounce Counts
Cherry Friends, when it’s all said and done…………………summer
is all about comfort! Add your very own flair to your fashion look, and enjoy
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Barefoot jewelry the perfect
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Adorn your feet with these beautiful barefoot sandals.
Many of our favorite barefoot sandals have been chosen again and
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are also seeing this as a big hit with destination
beach jewelry lovers!
You will be ready for the poolside, beachfront, or the deck on your next
Wear them with or without flip flops. Give your favorite pair of plain pumps a
little bling bling with Happi Feet. Whether on the beach or just lounging at
home, make your feet Happy Feet!
And Mom’s don’t forget about these adorable baby barefoot sandals!!
Let’s make all of the girls in the house have a HAPPY FEET!
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