I Spend My Summer Weekends Escaping the City, and These 35 Items Come With Me


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As summer comes to a close, I realize I spent most of my weekends away from New York City, which is out of the norm as I usually love a good summer weekend in the city. Things have slowed down, the city empties out a bit, and it's the perfect time to do all of those New York things you've put off doing, like planning a day in Central Park with friends or finally trying that restaurant in Brooklyn you've always wanted to go to. But this summer, I packed my bags and headed to the Hamptons almost every weekend in July.

I spent my weekends eating delicious food at the quaint yet ultra-chic Marram Resort in Montauk, followed by a day split between the beach and the pool (the hotel's pool overlooks the beach). Then I'd lather up with all the Le Labo products stocked in the hotel room before scurrying off to dinner at Scarpetta Beach at Gurneys Resorts. I went to my first music festival in West Hampton and danced with my friends all night at the Surf Lodge. I have to say, my summer of weekends away hasn't been too shabby.

Through all my chic weekend getaways, there were 35 items I made sure to take with me every time. From my holy-grail concealer to dresses that took me from brunch to a beach bonfire, there are certain items I can't travel without, and this summer was a testament to that. 

Keep scrolling to see the 35 items I'd never go anywhere without.

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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.