Friday, April 18, 2008

beach blues

Would you like to come to the beach with me.  Come along and let those beach blues be gone.
Summer is right around the corner!
I love the beach.  I love sand, water, shells, sun and the sounds of the waves and the birds.
As summer approaches and my thoughts turn to think of a beach vacation, I ponder my beach wardrobe.  All I would really need are the following items;

This White Hat with big buttons from Kate Spade to protect me from the sun and remind me to apply spf45 sunscreen from the harmful UV rays!  Sunglasses from my collection.  The bigger the better.
Roberta Roller Tunic from Monogram Goods.  I would wear this with white jeans and sandals and it would make a nice cover up en route to the beach.

I have always dreamed of owning an Hermes Posh, Plush beach Towel.  I think I would really have to think about parting with nearly a thousand dollars to lay that precious baby on the sand.  I must admit that I am a little nuts over this elephant.

Oh, and I would need a bag to tote all this to my destination. 
White, plastic coated  & with a monogram  speaks to my practical side.
I quite like this monogram in blue in this contemporary circle.

The book in my bag would be this one, Queen Bees & Wannabes to understand the perils of surviving in today's girls world.  Rosalind Wiseman came to our school to speak, she was energetic, caring and powerful.  Where was she when I was a girl.  Let's work to support and help our girls to not be mean.  Have you been watching the news?  

Unfortunately the beach is not right outside my door, it is about a 45 minute drive, however, I would settle for this pool house, right outside my door.   Architect Design posted this from Veranda and I cannot stop thinking about what a lovely spot for a party.  
A few laps, a little nap leaves me feeling so much better, so much nicer, that I have almost forgotten all about my beach blues.  
Well, almost.


Be the change..... said...

Thanks for the reference! I can't believe I have all the way until August till my week at the beach! How will I make it!

littlebyRD said...

Love the illustration - So chic and fabulous! All your beach picks are great and I would have no problem wearing a single one of them.

miss cavendish said...

What a perfect beach towel. And your illusration of the tunic is delightful. I love the way you've "got" the arch of the foot; the whole attitude is exactly right!

Kwana said...

I love this sketch. I'm a little afriad of Beach season. Yikes. Love the whole cover up momogram look though. Thanks.

Mary-Laure said...

Ah this post makes me dreamy... It's still WINTER here in Paris!
I love all your choices, especially the elephant towel and that book sounds really fun.

Eileen said...

The beach is my favorite place. Lets plan a ladies day at the beach this summer. You know I have a lot of free time.

Mrs.French said...

The Tunic will be mine one day! :) Oh and your illustration is perfect!

simply seleta said...

The beach is the best. Warm rays + relaxation. I love your chic beach trip. Come down here and bring the kids!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Your trip to the beach sounds FABULOUS! Can I come too?!? I lived in Rhode Island and got to Nantucket & MV many times but not Block Island!

Great items and I think I need that tote. Even though I have a bizzilion! :)

Of course, I love the sketch.

pve design said...

Hi Beach Buddies-
Listen, if any of you make a visit to Monogram Goods. please tell Laura that I sent you!
She has some great items, for gifts as well as the beach and more!

Melissa Lewis said...

I just love your illustrations!!!!!!!

You always surprise me with how good each and every one is. Love this post, sure wish I was lounging beside that pool:)

Octavine Illustration said...

wonderful illustration!~ makes me feel all beachy inside despite 40 degree temps. (oh, and i love the elephant towel!)

Ann said...

I love the Kate Spade white hat, so fashionable on a beach. And the tote bag too.

The drawing/sketch is nice too. Summer days and beach days are so fun especially when spent with our loved ones.

enc said...

I like the way you think. All these things would make it a lovely summer!

enc said...

And, before I forget, the illustration is inspiring. I love it.

Style Court said...

love the illustration patricia :)

Anna Spiro said...

Love this post - love your illustration at the top the best!