There is nothing I look forward to more when the weather warms up than my weekends out on Eastern Long Island. For some, that means the Hamptons, but I like it quieter in Amagansett and Montauk. The beaches are never crowded and you're not under too much pressure to look perfect.
My essentials for the beach? Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. That means bringing lots of drinks (vitamin water, champagne...) and products to moisturize everything else. Hawaiian Tropic's Silk Hydration lotion has shea butter and silk proteins to keep skin soft. I slathered this stuff on everywhere and never felt greasy (big pet peeve of mine). I used the 50 SPF version because I burn fast in midday sun. My hair turns into a mess near the ocean, so I like Fekkai's Summer Hair masque. It cools my tresses down after frying in the sun (no frizz 'fro for me).
Fashion wise, Tory Burch tunics and maxi dresses seem to be the uniform around here. I'm wearing one of their cotton dresses with beaded cuffs and neckline. I have a bunch more in the closet. My fun flower ring was from a wholesale jewelry store on 28th street and my sunglasses are from Nautica.
If you're planning a romantic picnic on the sand, my favorite treats are cheese from Lucy's Whey in East Hampton, cookies from Levain Bakery, and Lobster Rolls from the Seafood Shop in Wainscott NY.