Packing for the beach

Wild Horses on the beach of my beloved Outerbanks, North Carolina

Wild Horses on the beach of my beloved Outer Banks, North Carolina

Packing for my annual beach vacation with my family has become a process of elimination. And elimination. And elimination. I have come to see that simple and easy-to-unpack are the best ways to go. You end up wearing a few things over and over anyway. Here are my essentials:

– swimsuit and coverup (this year I am taking the plunge and adding pink to my classic black swimwear with my Lisa Curran Swim one-piece

– sunscreen and beach hat (my floppy pink hat has been my beach companion for several years)

– a few pairs of shorts and tees

– one light, longer length pant

– one easy-to-pack sundress

– exercise gear for my long sunset walks

– flip flops, sandals, and a beach bag

That’s it. Don’t fret whatever you are missing – maybe it’s time to treat yourself to a little something in town.

Happy Summer Travels!

 

 

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Karie

Lisa Curran Bond One-Piece with cutouts Sexy!

Karie, with Lisa Curran Bond One-Piece with cutouts. Sexy!

Lisa Curran Swim - Classic Tank - Voted #1 fitting one-piece three years in a row by The New York Times. Women love this swimsuit because it is clean and simple and a great fit.

Karie with Lisa Curran Swim Classic Tank – Voted #1 fitting one-piece three years in a row by The New York Times. Women of every age love this swimsuit because of the colors and because it is clean and simple and a great fit.

Karie is an Account Manager and Sales Assistant with Lisa Curran Swim and the hero who helped me when I shopped online for a swimsuit. We had a chance to meet during a Lisa Curran Swim trunk show and I asked her why it’s so hard for women (oh, I mean me!) to find their way past the panic of buying a swimsuit (again, I mean me!). The good news? If you push a little out of your comfort zone there is a swimsuit with your name on it! Here is a part of our discussion:

MKG: How can women feel less panicked when they start the process of buying a swimsuit?

Karie: “It’s a mindset. You can’t have a negative mindset. It’s better to keep an open mind and remember that there is something for every body type. I suggest working with someone who will first answer questions and make recommendations, and then bring the swimsuit(s) home to try on in the comfort of your own environment. Continue reading

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Considered online swimsuit shopping??

My Lisa Curran Swim One-Piece - "Clare"

My Lisa Curran Swim Clare One-Piece

Shopping for a swimsuit is a tricky business. The thought of stripping down and exposing yourself to the harsh lights that laugh at your every dimple is daunting, to say the least. Perhaps that’s why I have hung on to my tried-and-true swimsuits for a few years, even when they are clearly past their prime, preserving them and treating them with great care so that I can avoid the process just one more year. But all the gentle care in the world can’t change the fact that I need a new swimsuit – and fast, because the weather is warming up quickly. Isn’t there another way to shop? …

The answer is: yes! You can shop for a swimsuit online. I have never considered online swimsuit shopping; like many other women I simply braved those harsh fluorescent department store lights and small, cramped dressing rooms – hoping for the best. But this time I wanted to try something different and the thought of shopping in the comfort of my own home was enticing. I also wanted something specific: a swimsuit from the Lisa Curran Swim collection. I met Lisa last fall when I interviewed her and was inspired not only by her personal story but also by her desire to design the highest quality swimwear for women of all shapes and sizes … Continue reading

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