Hi friends! I was away on a short holiday in Hawaii this week.. so I did not get to write my usual post. I was at the most charming old school beach hotel, The Mauna Kea on the Big Island. I will share more about it on next week’s post, but I had four days of beach reading (one day of hiking), and some great people watching. I spied so many cute beach totes, I made a note of them.. So on today’s abbreviated post- a few of cutest the beach bags I saw in Hawaii, or similar..
This is the Mauna Kea..It has the most perfect crescent beach and I can’t wait to tell you more about it next week…
On my radar.. Hawaii beach bags edition…
Descriptions below with links or click on the photo..
The cutest mom had this ClaireV crochet tote with green handle. Great for all summer, and beyond.
These Hat Attack Provence totes are lovely with the interior in a contrast color and cute hanging charms.
Vanessa Bruno totes from France always catch my eye- and this one with the pom poms I found here on sale.
I love this soft woven tote from Mango with a zip interior and cute leather strings..
This has a cute shape and vibe with the striped Mar Y Sol.
I often see these Naghedi Totes all over and someone had this pretty lilac color for a beach bag. It’s pricier bag, but made of neoprene and can wear well and hold a lot. this size goes over the shoulder too.
I also adore these Medina totes by Mersea. I have the medium, which you can use for everyday bag..but the large is the perfect beach size.
Not seen on the beach, but noteworthy…
Feedback on a bag..
A few weeks ago, I shared this bag from AllSaints which looked darling online. I finally bought it for the trip and disappointingly, it’s going back..
Though, it’s very cute, it has a very stiff almost hard shell shape. I really wanted to keep it, but I want a more flexible bag. It almost felt like pieces could chip off on the edges. Also disappointing.. the straps are not leather, and I’m not sure how they will hold up. I just thought I’d give my review on that one and apologize, as sometimes I don’t actually get to see the things I share here in person..
Someone else may love it that way though, and it has a cute look and is a highly rated.
My Beach Reading
I read Pineapple Street on a recommendation from Juliet and a few others.. It was an easy and enjoyable read, but it gave me a lot of food for thought -especially about the family in the book, and the privilege the next generations have. Interesting reading this while staying at a resort seeing many multi-generational families together..
This is the article about young people with inherited wealth, that inspired Jenny Jackson to write her book. As we become a world of more have and have nots, it’s interesting where all the accumulated wealth will go. It’s good to know a lot of the younger generations want to fix the world with some of it. Anyone else who read it have thoughts?
Below a few pics I shared on Instagram..
The tote bag is free if you stay at the hotel.. I found the flower Trina Turk coverup at TJMaxx of all places.. Love her things for Hawaii, same one slightly different flower pattern on super discount here. – $15 for a beautifully made and over $100 flattering coverup in a very stretchy and comfy swimsuit material. I think they have many of her things now from previous seasons and the quality is amazing for the price, so I’d snap them up.
More choices of this easy style here (some also on sale.)
Back soon with all the details on my trip.. I hope you are enjoying the first week of summer!
If you missed last weekend’s meander, I shared my June inspiration board, a comfy strapless bra, some great coverups and more..
Have a lovely weekend,
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