After the Storm Comes Sunny Skies

September 02, 2016

Fashion - Food - Finer Things (6)

September 2, 2016

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Shirt and Bikini Bottoms by J.Crew, Sunscreen Oil by Supergoop, Floppy Sun Hat by White Elephant Designs, Sunnies by Prada.

After the Storm Comes Sunny Skies

Trust me…the LAST thing your SuthinGirl aspires to be is a storm chaser!! Right now, hurricane Hermine is blowing through Savannah and she needs to get a move on because this SuthinGirl has plans to spend the Labor Day holiday weekend with family at the beach on Tybee Island!

While my friends and fam wait out the winds and rain, I’m up here in Atlanta packing my bags in anticipation of the weekend’s sunshiny, breezy, cooler-than-average temps. It’s a metaphor for life, no? After the storm comes sunny skies!

Peek Inside SuthinGirl’s Beach Bag: New Goodies for Labor Day Weekend

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Has anyone tried Supergoop Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil yet?! As your resident fair-skinned sunscreen connoisseur, I’ve had maje tanning oil envy my whole life. If this goop works, that’s SPF 50 with a major moisturizing effect…so fingers crossed and you KNOW I’ll report back after the weekend!

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This hat makes my heart go pitter pat!! I discovered White Elephant Designs Personalized Floppy Sun Hats on their Instagram and fell hard! All the fun of my “Wish You Were Here” sun hat by Eugenia Kim, but at a fraction of the price. Use code BLOWOUT30 for 30% off all hats at WhiteElephantDesigns.com! Whatcha gonna get written on yours?

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I love to read. Especially in bed at night on vacation. With all my travel this year I’ve constantly been on the hunt for new books, and recently found the perfect love story for a holiday weekend at the beach: The Invitation by Lucy Foley. Here’s the summary that got me hooked…

“An evocative love story set along the Italian Riviera about a group of charismatic stars who all have secrets and pasts they try desperately–and dangerously–to hide.

Rome, 1953: Hal, an itinerant journalist flailing in the post-war darkness, has come to the Eternal City to lose himself and to seek absolution for the thing that haunts him. One evening he finds himself on the steps of a palazzo, walking into a world of privilege and light. Here, on a rooftop above the city, he meets the mysterious Stella. Hal and Stella are from different worlds, but their connection is magnetic. Together, they escape the crowded party and imagine a different life, even if it’s just for a night. Yet Stella vanishes all too quickly, and Hal is certain their paths won’t cross again.

But a year later they are unexpectedly thrown together, after Hal receives an invitation he cannot resist. An Italian Contessa asks him to assist on a trip of a lifetime–acting as a reporter on a tremendous yacht, skimming its way along the Italian coast toward Cannes film festival, the most famous artists and movie stars of the day gathered to promote a new film.

Of all the luminaries aboard–an Italian ingenue, an American star, a reclusive director–only one holds Hal in thrall: Stella. And while each has a past that belies the gilded surface, Stella has the most to hide. As Hal’s obsession with Stella grows, he becomes determined to bring back the girl she once was, the girl who’s been confined to history.

An irresistibly entertaining and atmospheric novel set in some of the world’s most glamorous locales, The Invitation is a sultry love story about the ways in which the secrets of the past stay with us–no matter how much we try to escape them.” • Amazon

Alright, girls. These suitcases aren’t going to pack themselves (and for me the packing and anticipation is part of the fun) so, I’m off! I’ll be posting fashion, food and finer things all weekend from the beach on Instagram so come on over, see what’s new and say hello!

Stay safe and have fun!

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