Hit the beach, lay back, listen to the waves, and close your eyes. It’s the perfect day. The icing on the cake is spending timebuilding sand castles with your little ones.

Dear diary,

One of the best things about living in Miami is that any day can turn into a beach day. It doesn’t matter if it’s Monday or Friday, a weekday, a weekend, or a holiday. Miami residents are spoiled. Going to the beach is something we take for granted. Last week, I decided to turn our lazy sunday at home into a fun-filled beach day.

As expected, my children were super excited when I said that we were going to the beach. They love to play in the sand and put their feet in the water. For them, there is nothing better. For a beach day, you should choose comfortable clothing that’s cool and allows you to move freely–a swimsuit that fits you perfectly, very comfortable sandals, sunglasses to protect you from the sun, and a large bag where you can fit snacks, toys, your cell phone, a magazine, and more. I wore a shirt and pant set with a multicolored artsy print in silk Crepe de Chine, from Saloni, over my swimsuit. I combined my look with a pair of parakeet green tweed sandals from Chanel and oversized sunglasses (a must for the beach) by Valentino and an ivory canvas tote bag with red leather details also by Valentino.

We got ready to go out, grabbed the beach toys, towels, some healthy snacks (carrot, cucumber, and chopped jicama) and headed to our destination. The day was perfect—as if we had chosen it: sunny with just enough clouds to keep the heat down. The sea breeze felt refreshing. Upon arrival, we chose a palapa with Adirondack chairs and loungers. We put down our towels and sandals and ran into the sea. Then, we got out our shovels and buckets, grabbed some wet sand, and started building a castle. I love seeing the kids play together; their sibling relationship is very beautiful. The truth is that being so close together in age has allowed them to create a very strong friendship, and it gives me peace that they get along so well. After we built our castle, we created a moat to protect it, we put some little flags on the towers, and it was finally ready. The children kept playing in the sand, built things, buried themselves, and ran around a bit. I helped them when they wanted to bury themselves in the sand, but I also spent a while laying out while they were playing. Then, they read books and colored while I started flipping through some of my favorite fashion magazines looking for inspiration. Then, we broke out the snacks and got energized. The kids devoured the vegetables in the blink of an eye. Finally, they decided we should walk along the water for a while. 

When it was time to eat, we packed up our things to go home. On the way, I asked the children what they were craving and in unison they yelled “a hamburger.” Our favorites are from Shake Shack. Being Sunday, that was no problem because it’s my cheat day, so I ordered a ShackBurger with an order of French fries and a milkshake. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful day!

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