Mary Poppins Beach Bag
As a little girl I used to be amazed by how much my mom and aunts can stuff into their beach bags. I use to wonder how did it all fit in. Now I’m the one that feels like I have a Mary Poppins bag, my whole life just keeps coming out of that bag and it’s endless. So I wondered, is this naturally programmed into our female minds because the majority of women ive observed and/or know personally have one too. It’s worse than a picnic trip or a day trip to the city!
So what do you have in your beach bag this summer? Just the thought of a beach bag automatically my mind starts doing that infamous to pack list!
The first item that pops into my mind is my sunglasses! Throughout the whole season of spring and summer, my sunglasses are joint to me like a limb I can’t help it.
I will spend probably spend 10 minutes or more on deciding which to bring Police, Gucci or Raybans!
Once the hardest decision has been made the rest will flow, beginning with selecting a cover-up option for the beach that for me would be either a Sarong or a Kaftan. If you didn’t want to pack a cover-up why not bring a scarf and use it as a hair accessory until you need to use it as a Sarong. Next would be the beach towel, I would personally bring one made from Viscose as they dry so quickly and ensure you bring one big enough for two because there is always that one person who forgets theirs.
Katie Eary Beach Towel
Bug spray for me is a must as in the Philippines where my mother is from, it’s the land of mosquito’s. They love foreign blood, so I think anyway because they attack me like there no tomorrow! The SPF tools is a must one being for your body, another for your face and of course lip balm. Another essential would be my kindle and an issue of Vogue to read as I enjoy my serenity, accompanied with my music from either my Samsung S4 or my beloved old IPod.
My most preferred footwear for the beach are Havaianas, they are simple and very comfortable too. I find some flip-flops are too hard, too heavy or rub too much on my foot. So Havaianas has been my brand for flip-flops ever since my first because my feet feel like they are walking on clouds.
Snacks too are a must for me however, ensuring that it’s nuts or dried fruit. As before I tried to bring sweets and let’s just say it was a sticky mess! Lesson learned I believe. Whilst we are on the subject of food, I almost forgot to mention water. Now don’t you just hate it when you bring your H2O and damm it’s hot and taste NASTY! If you are a me then I would rather suffer than get up from my comfy spot that took me 20 minutes to settle into.
This is a heaven sent invention and I tell you that if you should purchase this you will not be disappointed! Insulating hot drinks up to 6 hours or iced drinks up to 24hrs, now that is perfect keeping my water cool whilst we both lay in the sun. Ps you also have a lifetime warranty too upon purchase (what more do you want).
So on a quick list I have packed:
3. Beach Towel
4. Bug Spray
5. SPF Tool Kit
6. Kindle and Vogue Issue
7. MP3 or my Phone and of course Earphones
8. Flip Flops
10. Klean Kanteen Bottle
Blow Up Ball
Enjoy your summer ladies and email me what you have in your bag!
Xo Ph oX