Summer essentials packing list

Most New Yorkers spent their Summer or getaways in the Hamptons. Its such a highly desirable spot to be on the weekend enjoying sun on the white sand beaches, hanging in fashionable cafes with good looking crowd and chilling… You can be in this “paradise” just in 2-3hrs driving away from NYC.  I have to admit it has been changing and evolving there for the past 20 years since I started going there myself. There are so many cool places to go for lunch, dinner, beach or longing with your friends, family or meet some cool strangers. Since you are a hip gal you must always be prepared to look trendy even on the beach while you’re at it. You want to stand out and be a trendsetter and not blend in with the other crowds on the beach.

By bringing these 7 essentials this summer vacation, I can assure you that you will have the successful and stress free time that you have been waiting for.

  1. Something to cover your head- Large sunglasses and a floppy straw hat are a MUST when heading to the beach for the day. Not only are you wearing them because its fashionable (duh) but you also need it to cover your face with the hot sun beaming on your skin (and no wrinkles). No one likes getting burnt on the first day of his or her vacation, talk about a bummer. You wear your face every day so you need to protect it!11216797_10207725760487180_549994325629523028_n
  1. Entertainment: Reading a good book like Tony Robbins Money Master on the beach or on your way in the Hampton Jitney Bus  could be a great way to learn how to budget your vacation and invest for the future. Is a page turner and despite 600+ pages you will be devoting it in no time.  Or you can go to Shirley MacLaine fantasy and metaphysics world with her best selling incredible book “Out on a limb” TR+10376842_10208485538041144_4051824248178770171_n
  1. Oversize towel or scarf: Lay on a very colorful bright scarf with a hip design. You will be standing out simply because of color boldness, and summer prints. This is your new staple to vacation packing! Try one from Boutiqueon57
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4. Relaxed Style: Keep your style casual and cool with a fabulous cover up at the pool and your favorite sundress for at nighttime. Choose a warm color like yellow that will bring out your gorgeous tan and will also make you light up the room. Let your hair go natural and get the beach waves everyone loves. I recently got this look from my favorite hair salon in NY L’Appartement on 5 East 57th street 7th FL

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  1. Snacks: We all know we can’t make it through the day without a pick-me-up snack. Rawmantic chocolate energy bars are the perfect go-to energizer. The bar is made of all raw ingredients, making the bar dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and barely any sugar. The bars come in vanilla, dark chocolate, and vegan. I could eat them  ALL day.chocolate-photo-8chocolate-11
  2. Something to carry all your items in: A woven chic tote  from Kaya is a perfect beach bag to travel around. The bigger the better! Who doesn’t love a huge tote bag? You can fit everything you need and more in a huge bag like this. Look for one with colored tassels on the side and you are good to go!                                                     koszyk
  3. A light jacket: The beach can get breezy at times, so its important that you bring a jacket with you so you aren’t out of luck when you start getting the ocean chills. Ditch the zip up and get CHANEL reversible  light weight blazer that its casual smart and easy to travel around. Don’t forget about the cold air conditioning inside too!
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Happy travels- Relax in style!

P.S. As always i would like to hear from you how do you prepare for the summer? What’s your essentials? Share your comments, tips, and suggestions with the rest of us.

KASIA

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SUMMER ESSENTIAL MUST HAVES

Summer has officially begun. Get your sunglasses and cool drinks and hurry because those summer days are here again! Start planning for the hot months ahead with my guide to the essential Summer Must Haves from top to bottom. But this is not you typical must haves list, NO!, this year we’re combining summer essentials with lifestyle basics.
1- Panama hat – the first summer essential you can get at Bergdorf’s Goodman or from the street vendors on 5th avenue.

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2- Sunglasses find the best pair that fits your face shape. Just like my friend Kate Rozz found. Follow her on Instagram for her amazing finds.

photo3- Water bottle- it’s always important to be hydrated during the warm summer days. So far ESSENTIA water is the finest water I found on the market with PH9.5. Cheers!

Essentia-Water4- Sunscreen Even though I am not a big fan of some toxic SPF this boost of Coco & hibiscus butter from Boots Hawaiian Islands Body Butter, Coconut & Hibiscus should do a trick and protect your skin from sunburns. It smells super delicious to.

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5- Lightweight scarf- like this Roberto Cavalli multi printed silk stole. Iit’s always handy to carry a colorful cloth. You can also use it as a belt with your trendy jeans, or attach it to your handbag.

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6- Shiny lip gloss from eos Smooth Lip Balm Sphere, Summer Fruit – find the perfect everlasting color for your lips.

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7- Bathing suit– summer=beach. I m still in search for this one. My ideal one would be 2 pieces vibrant red from La Perla. If you come across one pleeeeeeaaassseee let me know!

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8- Maxi bright dresses from Line Dot and you will be a traffic stopper this summer no matter where you are.

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9- Floral prints- yes please! Try this colorful Roberto Cavalli dress

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10- The essential little black dress- they will save your lives in any occasion. I love this Blumarine timeless black lace classy dress that will loyally serve you for a long time.

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11- Shorts- considered the number one most have, you can wear it day and night. Chose these YSL elegant shorts they will serve exactly this purpose.

YSL-NAVY-SHORTS-1_1024x1024 12- Chic Umbrella to match your designer outfit – summer showers never surprise us anymore.

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13- Low sandals– also known as elegant flip flops. These Giuseppe Zanotti rhinestone flats will be perfect to accompany you everywhere.

ZANOTTI-SANDLAS-0_1024x102414- Dairy free delicious ice-cream waiting in the fridge- recharge batteries! The easiest and quickest is to mix frozen bananas in food processor until nice and creamy. Garnish it with nuts, coconut sprinkles, and home made chocolate fudge. (melt organic raw cacao butter and add 2tbs of organic raw cacao powder) Or enjoy by itself. Either way is fab!

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15- Spanx– when something is “hanging”, always tuck it in

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16- Fnd the perfect handbag for both the city and the beach, were you can toss in all of your summer essentials. This Chloe bag can be your solution.

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17- A book– this is were you let your imagination flow. I personally love inspirational books and Arianna Huffington THRIVE is a great way to start your SUCCESSFUL BEAUTIFUL SUMMER

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I hope this dose of my Summer Must Haves has you craving for more. I encourage you to think outside the box; don’t be afraid to try new things, and WHO SAID SUMMER SHOULD  BE SLOW?

P.S. As always I would love to hear from you what would be your Summer essential? Share your comments, suggestions and best finds with the rest of us.KASIA

 

 

KASIA

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