August 6, 2012

Life’s a Beach

During the whirlwind that was our home purchase back in February, one thing that we ended up sacrificing was a real summer vacation this year. And when I say real, what I mean is beach. The scent of saltwater mixed with Coppertone and a whiff of piña colada transports me from the hectic pace of DC life to tan and carefree bliss.

In retrospect, I think we could have stretched our budget and squeezed in a mini sun-and-sand getaway, but that would have pushed our comfort zone. So until next summer, memories of past beach escapes will have to sustain me. Here are three of my favorites:

Grace Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos, 2009.

Love Beach in the Bahamas, 2007.

Beach near Spring Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, 2006.

What’s that old saying? Life’s a beach…and then you die?

P.S. I picked up this gorgeous postcard while in San Francisco. For them, life’s a wave.

Just my style: bold color and simple design.

Older posts about the beach:

Hawaii Brav-O

Beachy Keen

Awash in Color


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