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Summer Beach Essentials

Posted on May 16 2017

On summer weekends you’ll find me on East Beach in Watch Hill. I’ll be reading a book or maybe playing some paddle ball with the kids. Here's what I'll pack for the day:

Leather Slide Sandals

I live in simple sandals all summer but I don’t like rubber or plastic flip-flops. These great leather sandals by Soludos are all I need for summer weekends.



I love to throw on a dress over my suit. This dress by Roberta Freeman from Roller Rabblit is comfortable for the beach and also dressed up enough to grab a lobster roll in town.



Sunscreen is a must for long beach days. I love Delicious Cream by Nuxe in SPF30 or 50. It has the best scent ever.


Beach Read

For the perfect dysfunctional family drama, you’ll want to check out Eden, a novel by my friend Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg. To find out why, read my interview with Jeanne.


Giant Floppy Hat

To read on the beach, you need a big hat. I love the perfectly named Giant Floppy Sun Hat by Eric Javitz from Neiman Marcus. It looks like straw but it’s much less fragile.



Kadima Paddles

If the kids are in town, I’ll definitely bring along Kadima paddles and a ball for some friendly competition.

































Nothing beats classic Ray-Ban aviators. I’d wear them 24/7 if I could.


Beach Bag

This summer I’ll be carrying my sunscreen and book in my very own tote bag!  We created these for the Couture show. The print is inspired by a regatta so it’s perfect for the beach. Want one?  I have a few left. If you want one as a gift with your Maria Canale jewelry purchase, let our personal shoppers know.

Maria Canale Beach Bag