Things are heating up. Spring break is legit a minute away so we are saying sea you later to winter and heading straight to the beach. As the weeks go by, we are starting to make waves for warmer days ahead and just like we do for Christmas we are making a list of must have beach essentials and checking it twice.
One of the things we love about the beach is how it provides the perfect opportunity to not only have fun wearing our fave Sandy Swim bathing suits but how it also lets us unwind and simply relax. Phones off and books out is our mantra! A day at the beach is the perfect location to unwind and catch up on some reading. By reading we don’t mean obligatory schoolbooks or work appraisals, by reading we mean actual things you WANT to read. Shell Yes!
Looking to add some beach reading to your summer reading list? From magazines to good old-fashioned novels, check out our beach reads you won’t want to put down.
Written by Paulo Coelho, and considered to be his masterpiece, The Alchemist is the story of a young boy and his desire to travel in search of a worldly treasure. The boys voyage will open his eyes to a life one could only dream of. The artistry of this timeless novel is hidden in the subtext of Paulo Coelho’s writing with the book teaching us about the importance of listening to our hearts and following our dreams.
Top Tip: Read this book if you are about to embark on your own unique journey.
The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style
Lilliana Vazquez offers priceless tips for the frugal fashionista. Here at Sandy Swim we believe that money can never buy you style and The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style is living proof that style is something you create not a clothing item you purchase. Lilliana shares tricks on how to shop on a budget, and how to wear your fave celeb and designer looks for less.
Top Tip: Read this book if you are spring cleaning your current closet for an insight into what clothing items to keep and what to toss.
Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
Made a pact with yourself to stress less and travel more? Get inspired with Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. If you want to travel the world like a local and not like a tourist this magazine offers a deeper look into some of the worlds best-kept secrets. From South East Asia to the coast of California, consume your wanderlust with a behind the scenes look at everything this incredible planet has to offer.
Top Tip: Make the most of your Spring Break beach vacation and get inspired by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.
101 Secrets For Your Twenties
Our 20s are full of uncertainty, student loans, changes, breakups, hustling to pay rent, and quarter-life crisis (and that’s just naming a few). What is considered by many to be a carefree time in life can in fact be overwhelmingly daunting. 101 Secrets for Your Twenties is the ultimate guide to help you survive that Law School final, first big break up, first day of a new job and pretty much anything the decade throws your way. Adapted from the blog post 21 Secrets For Your 20s, which reached a million worldwide readers, this little black book for 20 year olds, is the ultimate guide of wisdom to help you laugh your way through the decade that defines us all.
Top Tip: This book is perfect for anyone who is about to graduate college or simply changing from being a “kidult” to an “adult”.
The Great Gatsby
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Just like Gatsby, we too believe that life begins again in the summer. Adapted into a number of film versions including it’s most recent film adaptation directed by Baz Luhrmann starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. If you haven’t read this classic novel by the great American playwright F. Scott Fitzgerald you simply haven’t lived!
Top Tip: Read the book and then watch the 1974 movie starring Robert Redford for a day of American classics.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss
When it comes to reading, just like a great one piece or two-piece swimsuit, the beach and a great book go hand in hand.
Now that you have your reading material ready for your next beach vacay, don’t forget to stock up on a cute Sandy Swim bikini. Shop our swimwear collection and check out our Sandy Deals for stylish bikinis before someone else beaches you to it.
Love you to the beach and back again,
The Sandy Swim Team. xx