So I’ve arrived in LA (we’re staying in Manhattan Beach!) and am finally reunited with sissy 1!!! For those of you who don’t know, we’re basically inseperable. Once I moved back to Plano, I felt like we were at the point where I barely left the house without her. I know this experience in LA for her has been so fundamental to her personal and professional growth, and am very proud of her! But that doesn’t mean I don’t still miss her every day!
Last night we walked along Manhattan Beach Pier and ate at Mangiamo Ristorante. IT WAS AMAZING. The best appetizer was this fig dish wrapped in prosciutto, topped with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar. For my entrée I had a lobster risotto with fresh peas and tomatoes paired with a glass of Malbec. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!! We also had our first celeb sighting!!! Troy Aikman was just walking along the street. Being from Dallas, my family and I were so excited haha. He’s a living legend in our town!
As far as summer beach packing essentials go– I don’t want to list out for you “bikinis, sunglasses, flip flops, etc”. You know that already and I’m not here to insult your intelligence! So I wanted to outline for you some of my favorite summer products and brands you may not have used before!
Face sunscreen is really important- and I’ve found an anti-aging one by Rodan +Fields that is SPF 50 that I really love!! For those of you that need some tinted sunscreen, I use Coola from my Birchbox!
I also recently found a beach mat that is PERFECT and really portable! It’s called the BeachIT and they come straight from Hawaii! I bought the pink one, but they also have that green leafy pattern that is super trendy right now. It’s easy to carry and has stakes for those windy days– perfect for picnics, beach days, hiking breaks, and really anything else outdoors!!
As far as the outfit goes– I linked deets for you above but this tank is on major sale at UOI Online! They’re also clearing out their sale section and have a ton of things under $14.99! This floppy hat is so amazing– I’ve taken it on many a beach vacation with me! My luggage set is on sale, as well as my Gianni Bini sneakers (linked above) and my Jack Rogers jellies!
Today we are off to Malibu! Have a fabulous weekend loves!