With a holiday weekend ahead, and mindful of cooler days approaching, this is THE time to head to the beach. Before you leave home, make your trip even better with this carefully curated selection.
Cutwater Spirits’ Canned Cocktails
When you’re relaxing on the beach listening to the waves, pop open one of Cutwaters’ canned cocktails. For a memory of that summer vibe, the Tiki Rum Man Tai contains barrel-aged rum, Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum, pineapple, coconut and citrus. The Vodka Mule is natural ginger, a splash of bitters and a hint of lime, making for an unforgettable Moscow Mule. Or maybe you want something a little more classic, you can’t go wrong with the Long Island Iced Tea, which features four award-winning spirits with citrus notes and a splash of cola. Portable and safe for the beach or pool. From $4.99
Sea Witch Botanicals: Premium Facial Collection
While traveling or away from home, and especially at the beach, make sure you still practice self care with the all natural trinity of skin care products, Sea Witch Botanicals’ Premium Facial Collection. Unlike many others, these products are biodegradable and only use natural, plant-based ingredients to lessen the impact of animal agriculture on the environment. Wash your face with the Radiant Pearl Facial Bar to have your skin feeling hydrated, clean, and smooth. Apply the natural Soothing Facial Toner for a refreshing spray (that smells like lavender and roses!) Finish off your routine with the Lucidum Facial Oil to moisturize. This facial oil will leave your skin glowing and is even perfect after shaving to help soothe razor bumps. $54.90
TxN Classic T-Shirts
These original Texan by Nature t-shirts come in light or dark gray and are the comfiest! Texan by Nature partners with over 80 wonderful organizations that take care of the land, water, and wildlife, which sustain our state’s people and prosperity. Lounge around in this soft, eco-friendly tee you can wear all year long—not just at the beach! $25
Giftgowns Face Masks
We all need face masks to shield and protect us against the spread of germs when we’re on our next road trip or just out-and-about in general. From kissing lips to bright-colored daisies, and even Halloween themes, Giftgowns makes the perfect soft cloth face masks! They’re even donating masks to hospitals across North America. $15
Etnia Barcelona Sunglasses
Do not leave home without a fantastic pair of sunglasses, that not only offer UV protection, but look amazing, also. We adore the Etnia Barcelona collection and are especially dazzled by the Moorea Sun style. Get fun and funky with this brand and choose a design that really speaks to you. You can even take these into your optician and turn them into prescription lenses. $285
William Murray Golf Shorts
The links are open all across Texas and beyond. If he’s ready to go out for 9 or 18 holes, look top-notch in these oh-so-hip shorts (that double as swim trunks). We love the William Murray breathable shorts so much that we are all “fore” wearing them for a night out, too. (And when we say out, we mean, outdoors.) They come in a variety of fashionable fabrics, sure to turn heads. $34-$210
If you’re looking for a bikini for the beach, pool or any trip, we’re sold on the Swiminista brand. Their designs are sexy and superior quality. The Joy top offers enough coverage and keep things in their place. Choose the Bold bottom to pair with it for a high-waisted full-coverage option. It’s a show-stopper! $96 top/$80 bottom
Our #1 rule of travel is don’t go anywhere without packing a swimsuit. We found one that is simple but really turns heads. The BAX body-friendly button down top with full-coverage bottoms is classy to the max. This easy-to-wear two-piece suit provides the fit, coverage and style you’ve been searching everywhere for–it’s a dazzler. Add a cute skirt or shorts and you’re ready for a relaxing day at the beach! $45-$98
Papinelle Sleepwear is dropping new collections on a monthly basis to keep you comfortable and stylish all night anywhere. Their silk PJ set is our fave, and comes with silky boxers on bottom and button-up shirt in a variety of colors, including silver. The Silk Star collection includes four styles with a cute star print . Lounge in the cami and boxer set or PJ set for a cozy, relaxing night. These are so packable and make the perfect travel nightwear. Cami/Boxer Set: $145; Silk Boxer PJ Set $165
Graceful District T-shirts
Graceful District has comfortable, timeless statement staples that are excellent for packing for any type of trip. This simple v-neck tee is designed to fit and flatter and is perfect for any activity on your trip, from lounging to pairing with a variety of different outfits, from daytime to evening options. Graceful District’s everyday pieces are ethically sourced and utilize eco-friendly materials. $28
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