Tag Archives: Beach

What Books Are InStyle Staffers Reading at the Beach This Summer?


July 3, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

You may be stuck turning pages in a packed subway car rather than lounging poolside, yet a good read offers a quick escape from reality-harsh air conditioning and looming deadlines. We asked InStyle’s staff to divulge what’s on their must-read list for this summer, and received some surprising results.

Many strayed from the standard fluffy beach reading, opting instead for topics varying from advice to cooking, such as Anthony Bourdain’s account of his food-scouring travels. Unsurprisingly, three staffers proposed the newly released The Vacationers, The New York Times bestseller about a family vacation to Mallorca wrought with dysfunction. No matter what you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered.

Click through the gallery to see our must-read picks!

Beach Bunnies Take Note: The Hawaiian Trend Surfs Home

We’re filled with aloha for this season’s Hawaiian craze! Rash guards are the latest “it” bathing suits, surfer style is riding the runways, and now the trend is finding its way into home decor.

The trend embraces beachy hues and natural textures (like island-friendly linen and coconut shells) while leaving plenty of room for winking, kitchy fun (like a hula dancer table lamp). From carved cups to an artful handcrafted surfboard, we love the endless summer feeling of surfer-chic home decor.

Read on to see our picks to bring the Hawaiian trend home.