Burasari Resort, Patong Beach, Phuket Thailand
by Ida Hsiang
Summer is the time for weekend getaways, road trips and mini vacations. We're all envious of the people that are flying off to the Caribbean or Hawaii. We'd love to lounge at the beach or pool and soak up some sun. A day of pampering at the spa sounds amazing. But alas, many of us no longer have the luxury of three-month-long summer breaks nor do we have the vacation days or money saved up to jet-off for a quick getaway. That doesn't mean you can't relax and unwind resort-style in the comforts of your own home and town, though! Grab a large umbrella, some suntan lotion and make your way to the nearest beach! Or light some candles and put on the soothing music and give yourself a luxurious facial at home. Need a little more excitement? Round up the gals and make your favorite mix drink and serve them up in a new set of cute cocktail glasses! The possibilities are endless on your staycation! And while a stayaction is a great way to decompress while saving money, we're taking it one step further! Click on the slideshow to see some of our ideas and get inspired with our staycation picks, all under $50!
Looking for the perfect summer bag for your upcoming seaside getaway? Ok, even if you are just headed to your local beach, it's definitely time to put away the big heavy leather tote you've been lugging around all winter long. It's summer, girls ... the time for easy, breezy lightweight looks, and that means your bag, too!The Bahia Hobo in honey brown from J. Crew is at the top of our summer must-have list. Made of earthy straw and threaded with colorful grosgrain ribbon, this hobo bag is completely hand-woven. It features a soft leather handle, and is accented with chunky metal hardware. You can fold it and pack it in your suitcase without worrying about it losing it's shape, too! So, whether it's a weekend getaway to the Hamptons, a day at Malibu beach or even just a quick trip to your local farmer's market, the Bahia hobo is the perfect pick!Where to Buy - J. CrewPrice - $39.99Who - Melimeli was the first to add the Bahia Hobo to the Hive.