Sign of a Good Weekend…

by Kir

It’s a sign of a good weekend when your hair is salty and crunchy, your pedicure is ruined and most of the bikinis in your current rotation are in various stages of dampness. My eyes are a bit red, so are my shoulders and I have that blissful, worn-out feeling that comes with lots of beach runs, beach paddles, beach reading and beach friend time.

The Sign of a Good Beach Weekend...what's in your beach bag?

The Sign of a Good Beach Weekend…what’s in your beach bag?

This is my beach bag after 4 days of dedicated beach time. When I poured out the contents, it looked a little more like this…

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Pretty much most of my favorite things…samudra, bikinis, spf, shades, kindle, truckers

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Now slightly more organized I also see miss kitty lip balm, pareos, kleen canteen, hair ties & lots of sand!

If I listed it out…my favorite bikinis by Vix, Mikoh, L*Space and Letarte. Ocean Potion SPF (super affordable and gets a good grade on non-toxic site), Samudra bag, Sugar lip balm. New Oakley shades, Trucker hats (both gifts from gfs from HI) Pretty much most of my favorite things…

So the four day weekend went a little something like this. Get up. Coffee + Tour de France + check emails. Do some work. Go for a run/paddle. Do a bit more work. Wait for sun to come out. Pack picnic. Head to beach. SUP, read, friend-catch-up. Leave beach. Have a beer. Take a nap. Go to dinner. Sleep the sleep of the sun-soaked sea angels. Repeat. Heavenly. Couldn’t ask for better.

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Basecamp at Swamis w/favorite towels & trusty Kindle

Cooler + havis. Does this count as work if we post it to Beaming's Instagram?

Cooler + havis = semi-artsy shot for Beaming’s Instagram while beaching…

Immediately sucked in to Dan Brown's new Inferno - perfect beach read

Immediately sucked in to Dan Brown’s new Inferno – perfect beach read…usually not so serious

The sun was a bit temperamental this weekend. But it was warm and humid by North County SD standards so the beach still felt great. This is how it goes…you look outside, it’s cloudy, you go on with what you are doing. About 15 minutes later, you do it again. Repeat until you see this…

Blue, blue, blue...let's go!

Blue, blue, blue…let’s go!

The blue sky sighting followed by a text saying, “I spy blue! Cu at Swamis” (insert emojis of sun, hand clap and dancing girl). On a side note, yes our gorgeous canary palm is overdue for a trim. Next weekend…

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Not even sure what day this was. But it sure is pretty!

Yay, Roxy Outdoor Fitness!!!

Yay, Roxy Outdoor Fitness!!!

Also in the mix of the four day weekend was sushi, VGs donuts, a shortie wetsuit purchase (See pic above. I’ve been wanting this so much), bonfire sitting, firework watching (alas the pics didn’t turn out) and quality time with family and friends. The grand finale…M’s signature homemade artisan pizza w/arugula, asparagus, tomato, & proscuitto (yep, the crust is from scratch too!) And much, much gratitude to live in arguably the prettiest part of the best country ever. Thank you every darn day for my life and my freedom. Hope you had a fabulous 4th of July weekend too!♥