Thursday, June 25, 2009

La Bewitching Beachcomber

As a child rainy days consisted of using every pillow, sheet, blanket, chair, and table in the house to create forts that I would curl up in with a flashlight, books, and a sleeping bag. Sunny days, on the other hand, were consummated with me filling a picnic basket with homemade sandwiches, mini packs of Teddy Grahams, and a thermos of pink lemonade, and dragging my loot all out to the front lawn where I would lounge upon a pink knit blanket under a colorfully-striped beach umbrella for hours at a time indulging in a picnic for one. Somehow these memories had evaded my mind for so many years, until I stumbled upon these magical Beachcomber Baskets from PB – Pottery Barn coupons.

There’s something so rustic about these Beachcomber Baskets. An element that instantly invokes visions of the quaint atmosphere found within the Hamptons. Available in four different sizes – extra-large round basket, oversized rectangular basket, low rectangular basket, and magazine tote – I find that this quartet is utterly adorable for use around the house or out and about.

The piece de resistance, in my opinion, however, is the magazine tote. No, I am not just saying that because it is the most inexpensive offering in the collection, or because it features two of my favorite words in its title: magazine and tote. The truth is, I feel that it’s the perfect size for what I have in mind.

Before the sun comes up, I would toss on my midnight blue LnA Off the Shoulder Long Sleeve Flashdance Top, slip on a frayed denim mini, and grab my Magazine Tote. I would slide a thin blanket in first, followed by an array of newly-released glossies, topped with a few bottles of sparkling water. Once my brief task of packing is complete, I would pad silently out of the sliding glass door of my waterfront bungalow, creep over to The Hamptons' East Beach (mere footsteps from my humble abode), and spend the day relaxing in splendor, my beachcomber by my side. As you can see, I spend way too much time daydreaming...but it’s ever so fun. Perhaps I need to rethink my career path; maybe beachcomber would be a more fitting form of employment for me.

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Pottery Barn for the pictures.

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