There's nothing quite like the ocean breeze and bluest blue water to inspire peaceful vibes for the weekend.
Speaking of...blue is having a major moment for us this season. Not only is blue in trend fashion wise...scuba, dazzle, and ocean blues in particular, but blue reminds of the blissful ocean waves. Where to go you ask? Try gorgeous Playa Vista with the family for an daytime outing that will relax the mind and calm the senses.
WALK: near the MAC breakwater aka Ballona Creek Bike Path. It's about 3 miles roundtrip if you go down all the way and back up to the bridge down the running walking path. Stay to the side and watch for bikes.
You may be lucky to catch a glimpse of the UCLA row team and definitely you will see gorgeous sailboats venturing out as paddle boarders and kayakers alike stroll along the calm bay. Seals will occasionally pop out as they enjoy the beautiful nature scape as much as we do.
The energy is quiet and non touristy here. This is the perfect spot for a stroller walk, and better yet a stroller run if you are trying to get away from the crowds and shopping areas in Santa Monica. It's free and something parents and children will enjoy. Have a moment alone? This place radiates relaxing energy and the fresh breeze will compliment your soon to be meditative and mindful experience.
The Playa del Rey beach is clean and wide for the kids to run around and the volleyball nets are not far behind. Walk paths, warm sand, food spots.
The Shack is nearby for a killa burger and bloody mary stop which gets crowded on sports days but never too insane. It's casual and beachy with a kids menu that even adults will want to try. Sandals, shorts, and sea salty hair welcomed here.
Playa Provisions, also, on the same strip, offers small batch gourmet ice cream and delicious food. The outdoor patio keeps you cool and is perfect for the kiddos. The fare is fresh and seasonal. It's steps from the sand so go grab a bite then head to the beach in a jiff.
For the moms that love wine, and who doesn't, go to Bacari. It's a sweet little wine bar in Playa Del Rey that's across from the Shack. It's small so go early enough to miss a crowd.
There's many more spots to hop along with the kids or without. All in walking distance.
WEAR: Something that is easy and breezy. Pair your nursing tank with a printed shawl and bohemian inspired cotton skirt. Feeling cold weather? Go for layers and exchange the above for a printed cardigan wrap and boots. It does get cool at sunset so keep layers at hand.
Bun Maternity dazzle blue nursing tank top.Take the meaning of mama style to a whole new level with incorporating fun color and subtle prints to contrast simple closet basics. Chic-ness scored and comfort never sacrificed.