“Food storage containers with built-in coolers are a must,” Martha says. These lids have removable ice packs.
Martha Stewart Fresh Portion 2-cup Chill Containers, $12 for a set of four; macys.com
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“Fruit- and herb-infused lemonades are delightful beach beverages. Lemon Verbena is one of my favorites,” she says.
Lemon Verbena Lemonade
Bring 1¼ cups sugar and 1¼ cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, and add ¼ cup lemon verbena leaves. Cover and steep 15 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve, and let cool completely. Combine 5 cups fresh lemon juice, strained, and lemon verbena syrup in a pitcher. Fill glasses with Lemon Verbena Ice Cubes (see below), and divide lemonade among glasses, or cover and chill up to 3 days. Makes 7 cups. Lemon Verbena Ice Cubes: Fill 2 ice-cube trays halfway with water, and freeze. Top each cube with a lemon verbena leaf, cover with water, and freeze up to 1 week.
From Martha Stewart Living, June 2008
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Pack It In
We love how Martha’s tote matches her towel!
Martha Stewart Straw Tote with Island Surf Stripe lining, $44; available spring 2010, macys.com
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Relax and Unwind
“I have a wide variety of music―everything from Susan Graham and Feist to P. Diddy and Usher,” Martha says.
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This spray is gentle on your skin and provides a delicate afternoon pick-me-up.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater, $7, mariobadescu.com