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A day at the beach, Bradshaws Style!

It's almost the weekend and we are heading to the BEACH! Nothing says summer like spending a few leisurely hours relaxing in the sand listening to the waves roll in and we have rounded up some of our Beach Bag essentials, to take your beach day to the next level.



The Beach Bag
First, it's all about the bag. We love the versatile Hershel tote bag. With its' comfy handles and water resistant canvas, it's perfect for toting all your essentials for the day to and from the beach. Available in a range of summery patterns and colours at our sister store Small-Mart General Mercantile, just a couple doors down from Bradshaws.

Herschel Supply Tote Bag, Corkcicle and Sparkling Rosé Gummies

Snacks
Be sure to pack a few tasty treats to indulge in on your beach day. A new staff favourite and staple in our beach bag and on cottage trips this summer is our Piper Crisps Co. gourmet chips. At Bradshaws, you'll find Piper's Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt, Sea Salt and Thyme and Rosemary. If you already love apple cider vinegar then these are a MUST. A dedicated brand passionate about creating the best chips, they have sourced some of the world's best cider apples and expertly pressed them to produce the exceptional apple cider vinegar that is used in the Pipers Crisps recipes. All we can say is YUMMMM.



Fav new treat and new meaning to Rosé-all-Day, with our SugarSin Sparkling Rosé and Fizzy Prosecco Gummies! They fly off our shelves as soon as we get them, with our next shipment expected in August. Be sure to grab a bag or THREE for your beach bag, travel bag or purse! (other flavours include Fizzy Prosecco and Gin Fizz!)

Sunnies
A day of sitting in the sun calls for a high quality protective pair of gorgeous sunnies. Our IZIPIZI sunglasses and sunglass-readers are light-weight, super comfortable and protect your eyes against the harmful UV rays. Available in gorgeous designs, colours and styles, our IZIPIZI sunglasses provide protection with 100% UV category 3 lenses which protect from glare and filter 100% of the UV rays. Specifically designed for extended periods of FUN in the SUN! Pictured here: IZIPIZI "G" Sunglasses in Slate Blue.

Jackie Kai Ellis - The Measure of My Powers

Reading Material
Since there's no Wi-Fi at the beach,  it's the perfect time to unplug and indulge in a great book and we have JUST the one. Our new fav summer read is full of vulnerability, humour, failure and triumph with THE most beautifully inspired recipes intertwined. The Measure of My Powers, a Memoir of Food, Misery, and Paris by Jackie Kai Ellis is a captivating read we are sure you will LOVE. Best part is, you have the chance to meet Jackie, when she speaks about her book as part of the Appetite for Words Culinary Writers Festival this fall. To find out more and to purchase tickets for Jackie's Literary Dinner on Saturday October 27th visit here.

Jackie's book The Measure of My Powers was recently reviewed by the
Globe and Mail.

Beach Towel
Our love of Turkish towels runs deep. Known to become softer, fluffier and more absorbent with each wash, our Turkish towels are the perfect beach side companion, plus they double as the perfect tablecloth, sarong or sun shelter in a pinch.

Hydration
A day at the beach requires some quality hydrating and keeping your drinks cool. Our favourite way to keep our liquids cold is with our line of Corkcicle Canteen and Stemless Tumblers that will keep your beverage of choice cool from the first sip to the last. Perfect for ice cold water... BUT also great for wine, cocktails, tea, sangria and more. Simple, stylish and shatterproof, our Corkcicles will keep your favourite beverage cold for nine hours or hot for three.
 
Looking for the perfect beach destination this summer? Here's where you'll find our Bradshaws staff and owners on their days off!