You’ll feel like royalty with this beach gear that ups your “cool factor” on even the hottest summer day.
Sandusa Bean Bag Blue Boss
We’ve long loved Sandusa’s nonstick sand and water-resistant towels, now they’ve gone next level and created a beach mattress which will have the kids happily cozying up for a nap, or mom kicking back with a book while Dad pulls Splash Duty. Perfect for a drive-up seashore day or stargazing.
If you’ve seen the infomercials and thought “no way”… you would be wrong. We have tested for ourselves, and this is a true POC fave. The CC+ Cream finish is flawless and withstood even the sweatiest in-and-out of water long beach day. The 50+SPF keeps your skin safe, but when you space slathering on and burn, the Bye Bye Redness will cover even your worst sun sin.
Life is Good Beach Wear
After a long day at the beach, you just want something loose and flowy and fabulously fresh to throw on. These cool cotton dresses top a suit and transition to lunch at HB Ruby’s pier or a cocktail at Crystal Cove’s Beachcomber Café. The Racerback Maxi Dress reminds you to ‘do what you love’ and lets you bend over and chase those toddlers without worries of errant beach breezes.
A day at the beach shouldn’t include stress, but who among us hasn’t kept half an eye on our chairs, worried that the car keys, wallet, pricy shades or other necessities of life might stroll down the shore without us while we are distracted playing with the kids. Add a bit of bling with this stylish personal safe that locks to any beach chair to ensure a carefree day of wave-jumping.
Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair
Tommy B knows a thing or two about the beach lifestyle, and they have applied every aspect of their know-how to this perfect beach chair. With head cushion for impromptu snoozes, five position reclining back for a comfy fit when you’re feeding baby, drink holder, cell pocket and a backpack strap so you can throw it on hands-free while trekking the kids from car to your spot, it is all here.
Mommy Needs a Drink
Sure, that might just mean a solid jolt of joe, but whatever your poison, this bevy of colorful beverage options will have you tasting the rainbow in no time!
DuraClear Osteria Stemless Wine Glasses
Sip without a care in the world, with these glass-lookalikes that make outdoor entertaining a breeze. Not only are the colors cheery, they do away with those annoying wine baubles and keep everyone’s drink in the correct person’s hand (at least for the first one or two).
$88 set, www.williams-sonoma.com
Le Creuset French Press
If your style is more traditional, from coffee prep to décor, this stylish stoneware press will delight with a smooth finish as tasteful as the design. Coarsely ground coffee beans steeped in boiling water, and filtered away by plunging the mesh sieve means a stronger flavor. Loose tea leaves can also be steeped. Opt for the matching multi-tone glazed canister to keep your beans or teas fresh at hand.
Keurig K475 Coffee Maker
If missing your morning coffee due to get-to-school chaos makes you see red, you’ll be in good company with this vintage-toned Keurig. Sip a satisfying brew with the press of a button and have a great looking machine that actually melds with your style with new color options from an old single-cup machine favorite. If one cup won’t cut it, this programmable machine also works with multi-size brews, from cup to mug to carafe, and adjusts for specialty drinks like chai and cocoa.
Hydro Flask Growlers
Who says beer is for boys? If your idea of a “Craft Circle” means sitting with your girls around a firepit sipping a smooth IPA, you’ll love these growlers. Opt for the 32oz for a beach treat or use the 64oz to keep your suds fans happy at the neighborhood pot luck. The tech keeps beer fresh and chilled and clever design are good for what ales you.
Put the “Om” in Mom
Every mom needs a breather now and then, these are our favorite gateways to Zen.
Penguin Sparkling Water Maker
Lose even 1.5% of your body’s H2O and your mood, energy and focus can all drop. Stress causes dehydration and dehydration can cause stress and depression. If glugging the regular stuff makes you feel flat, add a sparkle to your routine with this environmentally-friendly helper. You’ll find yourself hitting your H2O goals…and it is impossible not to smile when seeing the Penguin at work.
i am radiant Necklace
This Mala Collective necklace contains 108 meditation beads and has been hand-knotted and blessed in Bali. Feel good and look good, as the piece unites your energy and encourages your natural radiance to shine.
Yoga Design Lab Mat
We love this peaceful eco-friendly towel-and-mat combo for outdoor sessions or just hitting the class with one less item to remember. We love the Horizon and Breathe styles, which offer the grip of a towel with the cushion of a mat. (It is also machine washable, so you don’t need to sweat over cleaning!)
Being a mom can be…trying. If you find yourself trying to relax, to unwind, to keep your cool and carry on, we love this delicate silver band with a “breathe” reminder always at hand for difficult moments. (Or just surviving rush hour traffic or heated school board meetings.)
OC-Made Voluspa Scents
Set the tone for sneaking in a breather while baby naps or the kids are on playdates by infusing your space with notes of soothing French Cade Wood and Bulgarian Lavendar. If candles are a no go for house rules, the scent comes in a spray for room, body and soul.