There is something so healing about the sea. The sun’s warmth on your skin, the ocean air in your lungs, and the sandy coast beneath your feet put us back in sync with the natural rhythm of life. There are no words to describe it. It’s a feeling. We are instinctually drawn to her salty shoreline during the summer months in a bid to slow down, rest, and embrace the long languid days of the season, from morning until sunset. So in the spirit of planning many seaside sojourns this summer, we compiled a list of elevated beach essentials to pack. From beach umbrellas and chairs to picnic necessities, straw hats, bikinis, and beach games, we have all the beach essentials you need for the ultimate day of fun in the sun. Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen! We included a few of those, too.
So go ahead and enjoy summer’s laid-back vibe, eat outside, gather with friends, and laugh—a lot! And if you’re looking for summer recipes, we have plenty of those too. Just remember, use seasonal ingredients, less is more, keep it simple, and casual to the core. ‘Tis the season to loosen the reins and embrace what’s in front of you.