Beauty and the Beach-The Summer Essentials!

June 10, 2010 at 2:48 am | Posted in On this journey... | 1 Comment

The longest day of the year, Summer Solstice, is fast approaching. I never used to believe the people that said time flies but man oh man, does it ever. Anyway, summer in New York means being outdoors with friends and family, taking a trip to a freezing cold air-conditioned movie theater, going on a 50 mile bike ride, and enjoying each and every moment of the blissful and dog days of everyone’s favorite season.

It’s time to get out there and explore with the ones you love. Here are some great recommendations and summer essentials for keeping it cool for the next 3 months:


Jones Beach State Park

I have been biking this route for years now and it is the most relaxing and rewarding six mile pathway to the sands and ocean of Jones Beach. All you need is a LIRR ticket from Penn Station to Wantagh, L.I. and you are set for a day of fun in the sun! When you get off at Wantagh, you have to head about two blocks south until you see a sign for Cedar Creek Park, which is the entrance to the bike path. From there, it’s smooth sailing over two bridges and an amazingly picturesque route. Once you arrive, cool down with a refreshing brew at the refreshment stand and lie down to catch some sea breeze. Side note: don’t forget to buy your LIRR $5.00 bike pass (good for eternity) at Penn Station. Trust me, it’s the best $5.00 you’ll ever spend.


Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil

When Bobbi Brown launched her line of Beach cosmetics, I thought I died and went to heaven. I mean, who doesn’t feel nostalgic and immediate happiness when they get a nice whiff of SUNSCREEN. This, by far, is the best scent in the universe. And because we do not live in a world where we can set up our office cubicle on the beach, Bobbi Brown’s line enables us to bring the beach with us to the office. I recommend the Body Oil. Brilliant.LISTEN TO THIS:


While you may be in the same boat as me when it comes to a non-existent summer vacation, there are many was to travel into the world of amazing and free outdoor concerts! From Celebrate Brooklyn to Central Park’s Summer Stage to The Beach at Governor’s Island, let these amazing bands transport you into a world of magic and bliss:

June 24: Buena Vista Social Club. FREE CONCERT at Celebrate Brooklyn. 6:30PM.

July 4: She & Him. FREE CONCERT at The Beach at Governor’s Island. 4PM.

August 8: The Xx. FREE CONCERT at Central Park Summer Stage. 7PM.

I hope you have a great summer! Don’t forget to wear sunscreen, pack your shades, and take some Hipstamatic photos.


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  1. Ah summer. Today’s chill is leaving me feeling slightly down but your post picked me up. I agree whole-heartedly with your summer recommendations and can’t wait to see She & Him.
    Beautiful photos by the way.

    Ciao bella!

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