8 must-have items for your summer beach bag
By Lisa Lozano
If you live close to a body of water, no doubt you'll be hitting the beach sometime in the not-so-distant future. Alec Baldwin's beautiful wife Hilaria, who just welcomed their second child together, reveals her eight must-haves for the beach. (Interview previously taped.)
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No. 1: A Hat
Hilaria brings a big floppy hat to keep the sun off her face, which is important for everyone.
No. 2: Water
It's so important to stay hydrated when you're going to be outdoors in the summer.
Tip: Rachael points out that if you plan to partake in alcoholic beverages during your beach day, it's even more important to add a lot of water to your daily intake.
No. 3: Flip-flops
No one wants to shake sand out of their shoes at the end of the day, so flip-flops are the perfect choice.
No. 4: Sunscreen for Face and Body
Hilaria and Rach suggest using separate sunscreens for your face and body, so that each area gets the specific treatment it needs.
No. 5: A Good Book (or Two)
Hilaria loves to read on the beach so she reveals two books she has in her beach bag: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, and The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.
No. 6: A Summer Coverup
While there are many coverups on the market, Hilaria suggests trying something different – why not just grab a long sleeved button up shirt from your husband's closet?
No. 7: A Healthy Snack
Hilaria always packs an apple for a quick, portable and nutritious nibble.
Bonus: Check out our favorite 7 food and beverages to pack in your beach cooler!
No. 8: A Beach Towel
You can't forget a big, fluffy beach towel to lay out on and to wrap yourself in when you step out of the waves.
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