6.25.2009

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.

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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26 comments

butterfly said...

Nice bags, they look pretty robust too- perfect for the throw all in bag option. Though there is one thing I'd have to do differently, and throw in a few bottles of wine instead :P

polishedsense said...

Love those baskets! I want them for my deck! To do exactly what is shown, stuff them with goodies :)

Laura Gerencser said...

I love the beach! Those bags are awesome!!

fashiongrail said...

Adorable! I've got a few that resemble these but not quite as nice.

Couture Carrie said...

These are fantastic! Loves!

xoxox,
CC

Charlotte said...

Ah, the magazine tote is cute!

Fashion Moment said...

I LOVE those bags!

FM~FP~AF

ana said...

Oh they are perfect! I want my house full of them!!!

Keith said...

Hey Erika. Those baskets do look great. Plus they look sturdy enough to hold about anything. Cheers!

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

Oh, it sounds so lovely! And the pictures remind me that I have a straw bag/tote somewhere. I must look it up!

jayne said...

this could hold everything! perfection!

Savvy Mode SG said...

oh these are great for picnics.

E said...

I fell in love with a good straw bag in France. The key is finding a sturdy one and I bet Pottery barn has some good ones!

Nicole Marie said...

oh so perfect for the beach!

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Leia said...

I love that you shared those sweet childhood memories with us! The magazine tote seems like perfection. And a little bit of innocent daydreaming never did anyone any harm! :)

miriam said...

very cute, lets go for a picnic!

Meream said...

How amazing are those! We probably have a lot of those in my country but they are not as nicely presented as those. :D

Meream said...

How cute are those! We probably have a lot of those in my country but they are not as nicely presented as those. :D

Little Bow Prep said...

I've given an award to you :)

Lovely bags!

proudly says, said...

these are perfect for myself and mr. freddy to go for picnic.

Eda said...

Beautiful bags!

D. Marie said...

That bag is so cute and would be great for the beach. Ive been looking for something for the beach which I will be heading to in a few weeks!! Vacation time from work...it will be so nice! :) Great find!

Marian said...

these are so cute, i want the full set!
muah x
marian

Kristin said...

Ok, wow. I need those baskets. Fabulous find!!

Little Bow Prep said...

Cool bags!

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