By Mary N. DiZazzo

The Beach Bg Review

Ciao bella,

A few weeks ago I found myself looking for my beach bag (only interested in its contents because of a new purchase). My husband David and I did some rearranging of the furniture last fall and I could vaguely remember its winter home. Lo and behold, there it was under the foot of the bed (good old fashioned Boston apartment storage).

This summer I plan to be glamorous by the pool with my New, Big and shiny Gold beach bag filled with all the comforts and necessities I’ll need at the pool.

#1 - First up and most important invest in good quality sun protection. One for the face and one for the body. I start off with SPF 30, then gradually do SPF 15. Be careful in the first few weeks ‘til you get the base tan. Also for lips I found a pink zinc sunscreen. Fab color!

#2 - A pack of anti-bacterial, moisturizing handi-wipes when it's time to unpack your snack.

#3 - A pack of tissues—you can find the fun ones at any gift shop (mine say "American Idol" with a pix of a gal lounging on a chaise with a cocktail umbrella in her cosmo). Too cute.

#4 - To protect the tresses wear a turban (very 1940s glam) or a fab hat.

#5 - A small hair brush or comb.

#6 - WATER- Don’t get dehydrated in the sun.

#7 - Bug spray by AVON for the beach.

#8 - A cover-up for top and bottom when you've had enough sun.

#9 - Extra batteries for headphones and cd player.

Have fun in the sun-don’t over do it—It is good for you with vitamins and upbeat personality properties.

Get that BEACH BAG ready Now!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!