“I’m going to the beach, and I’m bringing… ” Did you play that memory game growing up? I did. Loved it. Now when I go to the beach, these are the fit-gal essentials I need…
1. Stellar Sunglasses
I used to be a cheapo sunglass gal… until I found my Oakley Polarized Frogskins LX. They’re super lightweight, crack-proof and have 100% UVA/UVB protection. And the lenses are polarized! That means I can play volleyball in the sand or drive down the coastal highway without nasty glare (trust me: once you go polarized you won’t go back). I got them at the Oakley store at Fashion Square – the staff know their stuff! I don’t leave home without them… and I certainly wouldn’t go to the beach without them. Gotta protect those peepers!
2. A Rockin’ Beach Bag
Instead of lugging a cooler and beach bag, I carry all my stuff in this über stylish tote. The main compartment fits towels and toys, and underneath is a separate insulated cooler (very James Bond!) with loads of room for icy cold beverages and a few energy bars. And how cute is the design!
3. A Healthy Snack
Speaking of bars, I have a new fuel-me-up favorite that’s healthy and wholesome: Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt KIND bar. Some bars are packed with 20+ grams of the sweet stuff, but not this bar: It only has 5 grams of sugar! And the taste is to-die-for. If you’re more of a chocolate gal, the new Dark Chocolate Chili Almond is just as delish. Both NEW flavors just rolled out. Get ready to fall in love.
4. Totally Awesome Towelettes
I’m not someone who lazes at the beach with a book – I stay active in the sand. I play volleyball, I build sand castles, I play Frisbee, go for a jog… you name it! In between activities, I swipe my face with these on-the-go towelettes. So refreshing… and paraben-free!