What to Pack for a Beach Getaway

With summer under a month away the one thing I’ve got on my mind: the beach. We’ve had a long winter here in Maine, luckily I was able to escape most of it! I hope wherever you are you were able to run away and catch some rays.

Simple ModernWhether you are planning a sunny getaway or just a weekend at the beach I’ve rounded up my beach essentials. Check out my favorites below!


Beach Essentials

1. Ascent Simple Modern Water Bottle || 2. JBL Portable Splashproof Speaker || 3. Maaji Hotel California Swimsuit  || 4. Silver Bow Sandals || 5. Floral Embroidered Sun Hat || 6. Beach Towel || 7. Cover Up || 8. Beach Tote || 9. Beach Cooler Bag || 10. Float || 11. Foster Grant Mirror Sunglasses (Steal) || 12. The 5th Mirror Sunglasses (Splurge) || 13. Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen

These are my go-to’s, my can’t live withouts. They are in my suitcase for every trip and in my beach bag for every beach day. Ascent by Simple Modern (water bottle) is new to the party and it quickly made its way into my bag. Who am I kidding, I carry it with me everywhere. Ascent keeps cold beverages cold for 24 hours and hot beverages hot for up to 8 hours! It’s also leak proof which is a must, especially when traveling with so much equipment. The last thing I need is for my water bottle to spill on a plane, all over my camera gear or in my beach bag! Use discount code SML15ASC for 15% off of your very own Ascent or other Simple Modern water bottle!

There you have it! What are your beach go-to’s and can’t live withouts? I am always looking for more stuff to add to my overweight suitcase 😉

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This post was sponsored by Simple Modern , as always my opinions are my own.

5 Travel Essentials featuring ZOKU RUNNER

This post was sponsored by Reebok, as always my opinions are my own.

After 17 flights just in 2017 and over a dozen back in 2016, I think I’ve almost got this whole travel thing down to a science. Keyword being almost. I’ve rounded up five of my travel essentials to keep you trend forward on the go!

The Travel Sneaker

This is a big one. Travel shoes, good travel shoes, are hard to come by. But when you find a good pair, don’t let ‘em go! From running through airports to exploring the winding streets of new destinations and everything in between there are so many different occasions that call for good, reliable travel shoes.


Enter the ZOKU RUNNER. I am in a long-term relationship with these bad boys. They take athleisure to a whole new level.


The ZOKU RUNNER offers a lightweight sock like fit with a low cut design adding the perfect amount of sleek sophistication to your athleisure look. And they’re lightweight, versatile and fashion forward- all things that make me and my suitcase very happy!


Let’s just have a moment for this heathered material.


From plane to gym to street these are my go-tos.


Shop my shoes here!

The Carry On

The O.G. by Lo & Sons has been on every single trip with me, near or far. It keeps me organized, my laptop fits inside along with a pair of shoes (yes I am talking about my ZOKU RUNNERs) and all of my other in flight necessities.

Lo & Sons

Travel Scarf

Okay, okay I must admit I don’t have a favorite travel scarf because I love them all. Tell me when you find something better than a giant scarf to wrap around you, that smells a bit like home and keeps you warm during those chilly long hauls.

Hong Kong Hong Kong

(Shop a similar scarf here)

Panama Hat

This is a necessity and not just for the photos! It helps protects your eyes and skin from the harsh rays of the sun.

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Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton San Juan Gozo

(Shop this hat here)


Again for the sun protection (but mostly for the photo opps). These are my favorites and they are such a steal!

Circa 39 Wynwoodv

Orchid Boutique
Photo by Dave Burt

There you have it! From arrivals to departures these five essentials will keep you on trend all the while keeping you organized (read: sane) while running from gate to gate.