Welcome to our new blog series ‘Pretend packing’! What is that, you ask? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like: We pretend to pack for a specific destination or occasion, scouring the best online shops out there for fun products, random ideas and must-haves. First up: Ten products for the beach!
Here is what the 12hrs team would pack in their beach bags and bring along for a day of fun in the sun. For pictures, click through the slide show.
Pretzel Pool Float – Make all those people on their boring air mattresses jealous with your stylish floating pretzel. Available here.
GNTLMN x Haptic Lab Brooklyn Picnic Quilt – This limited edition picnic blanket features a beautiful hand-stitched map of Brooklyn on the front. Available here.
La Sardina Camera St. Tropez Graniers – We wouldn’t want to bring heavy camera equipment with us to the beach. Instead, we opt for this Lomo camera, that looks like it was made for days in the sun. Available here.
Shake Women’s Tote – The bag was designed to keep your items in, and sand out. If things get too sandy, just flip open the flap, and shake all your sand troubles away. Available here.
Splash-Proof Speaker for Smartphones – The folks at Muji are always coming up with the best, simplest solutions for everyday problems. This waterproof case is a speaker, but it will also keep your precious phone safe from your wet fingers (and the sand) when texting. Available here.
Surf Sling – Since we are pretend packing anyway, we can also pretend that we are awesome surfers. We’d carry our boards in this stylish, neon sling by Baggu. It also carries items that don’t fit under the arm like cardboard boxes, portfolio cases, or beach chairs. Available here.
Old Glory High Back Beach Chair – Speaking of beach chairs: This one is a classic that never goes out of style and lasts a lifetime. Available here.
Bobble – Staying hydrated is a must, especially during summer. And it’s way more fun with this pretty Bobble bottle, that also filters your tap water. Available here.
SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist With Vitamin C – We’d stay safe in the sun with this easy-peasy broad-spectrum sun spray from Supergoop. Bonus: It’s free of oxybenzone, parabens and fragrances. Available here.
Monocle Mediterraneo 2013 – The Monocle summer issue comes in form of a newspaper as giant and thick as a fluffy beach towel and features 62 pages of stories from coastal towns and summer destination. For an overview of their topics this year, have a look at the promo movie beneath. Available here.
That’s our pretend packing list for a day at the beach. What would you bring?