Day Time Beach Party

During our last trip to St. Barth we were invited to a private picnic lunch on Colombier Beach.  This beloved beach can only be reached by a hiking trail or by boat.  The invitation indicated a 12 p.m. docking time.  I was very apprehensive  about going because this event was taking place in the middle of the day when UV ratings are at the highest.  However, the picnic was set to celebrate my good friend’s birthday, and I did not want to miss the fun because of my need to avoid sun.   So I vigorously covered myself with sunblock, put on this 50+SPF swimsuit, donned a wide brim straw hat and got on that yacht.

As we anchored off of Colombier Beach and I saw the prestine white sand, gorgeous clear water and a flowing white tent set up, I was overwhelmed with happiness.  This beach was ideal for swimming and snorkeling.  My boys spent the entire afternoon in the water while I enjoyed a fantastic lunch and live music in the shade.  This day turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences and I was proud that on that morning I refused to let melanoma alter my life.

On this day I wore gorgeous Tomas Maier Palm-print long-sleeve swimsuit paired with James Perse Linen Trousers.  I finished the look with Eric Javits wide brim floppy hat.  Eric Javits has become my favorite hat designer.  His hats block 95% of UVA and UVB rays while adding a cool edge to any wardrobe.