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Summer Getaway Essentials

Jun 18, 2018 12:00AM

By Kelsey Casselbury

’Tis the season for fabulous getaways. If you’re getting ready to board a plane to somewhere sunny, you don’t want to forget any essentials. In addition to your swimsuit and a few great dresses, make sure that you’ve stashed away these necessities.


1. Roomy Beach Bag

Make sure that your bag has plenty of pockets
to store your essentials—sunscreen, ChapStick,  Kindle—but check out this Pocket Rocket bag from Scout. ($47.50,


2. Fabulous Sunhat

Clear your vacay status while you’re snoozing on the sand with this Sunny “Do Not Disturb” wide-brim straw hat from Eugenia Kim. ($495,


3. Trendy Sunglasses 

Protect those peepers while still looking good with classic aviator shades that pop with rose gold hues (style AZ 0001) from Altuzarra. ($435,


4. Practical Mosquito Repellent 

If you’re headed to the Caribbean, where Zika’s still a concern—keep your worries at bay with PARA’KITO, a mosquito repellent wristband that uses a patented formula of essential oils to ward off the bugs. ($19.95, 


5. Riveting Beach Read

You won’t be able to put down The Favorite Sister,
by Jessica Knoll, who last hit the New York Times’ bestseller list in 2015 with the Luckiest Girl Alive.
Her follow-up thriller stars two sisters who join the
cast of a reality TV series, but one won’t make it out
alive. ($26 hardcover, $12.99 Kindle/Nook e-book) 


6. Salt Spray

Keep that just-off-the-beach look going all night long
with Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray from Captain Blankenship, made with Atlantic sea salt, organic
aloe vera and organic sea kelp extract. ($24,

7. Gorgeous Beach Towel

Rest in style with a beach towel from Serena &
Lily featuring cheerful sunbursts that were inspired by
the eye-catching shapes of marine life. Turn it over the next day for classic nautical stripes. ($98,