It is scorching in New York City. Every single year, right when the mercury hits 95, I ask myself why I haven’t hit the lottery yet. You know, the one that would allow me to summer on a yacht, traveling the world, away from the rancid smells of festering New York City. Believe me, you haven’t experienced unpleasantness until you’re standing at a New York City crosswalk, willing the light to change so that you can get away from the trash bins that house rapidly rotting who-knows-what with the aid of the heat and humidity. Take my word for it: if you visit New York, try to go in the spring or fall. Alas, I don’t even play the lottery so the best I can do is wait for the one week during the summer when I get to escape to my little seaside townhouse in Cape Cod. Until then, I seek respite from the heat by shopping for my dream Nice/Morocco/Mediterranean post-lottery cruise beach wear.Of course, post-lottery, I’d spring for the ultimate beach bag: The Emilio Pucci Sundial Canvas Beach Bag.
Instead, Luxe for Less guru that I am, I’d suggest this Emilio Pucci tote:
Of course, if you’d rather pocket the money and spend even less on a beach bag, I suggest this Land’s End See Through Polka Dotted Tote:
And before you even ask, yes, people in New York City do occasionally order from Land’s End, this beach bag being a primary example. It’s large enough to tote all your beach essentials, and won’t break the bank at just $39.50. Available in Aqua, Pink and Navy through LandsEnd.com.