This summer is that much more sweet after the winter we just had. It has given me perspective and is keeping the appreciation level high for days by the beach, enjoying the sun, sea and sand. Tomorrow we head to Montauk for the weekend, and telling you that I’m excited is a gross understatement. Montauk is one of those places that transports me to my zen. Since a July baby, the beach lives in my bones and the sweet smell of salty air, sticky skin, quiet relaxing days by the water and finishing off with dinners watching the sunset can instantly wash away life’s stressors. In an effort to keep things low maintenance, I’m packing light, taking only the necessities! The last thing I want to worry about is what I’m wearing. When heading out to the beach, I like to bring items that can double duty. The top I throw on over my swimsuit is the one I pair with denim for dinner, casual (and versatile) sandals can be worn to the beach, with denim shorts and a maxi dress or a sarong tied around my waist can easily lay down and become a towel (or pillow). For your next beach weekend/vacation, be strategic about what you bring. Summer clothing is more flexible then winter and comfort is key. The only thing you should be worrying about when at the beach is reapplying your SPF, what book to read and if you’re having a spritzer, martini or margarita at dinner. I hope you have a fantastic and restful weekend.