The actress and host of Extra gives us the scoop on her beach bag essentials.
Maria Menounos is used to chatting it up with celebs as host of Extra, so when the Greek-American bombshell escapes to the beach, she savors her "me time" under a wide-brimmed hat with a stack of magazines, a book, and an iPhone filled with her favorite tunes. But Menounos says she's always up for a game of football on the sand. "I play as many beach sports as I can," she says. "And then I pass out for a nap!"
This suit flatters with a bust-accentuating neckline, but provides great coverage for running around.
Buy it: Zinke Weekender One-Piece in Sunrise Coral, $121; shopfortywinks.com.
Menounos leaves the flimsy beach balls at home to gear up for a game of serious catch in the sand.
Buy it: Wilson NCAA 1003 GST Football, $70; wilson.com for retailers.
"These glasses come in a half-size case and fold up—perfect for traveling."
Buy it: Jimmy Choo Plastic & Metal Foldable Sunglasses, $365; saksfifthavenue.com.
This tote mixes leather, straw, and metal for a perfectly durable and stylish beach bag.
Buy it: MICHAEL Michael Kors Deneuve Straw Large EW Tote, $348; 866/709-5677 for select stores.
These speakers can wirelessly connect to any device to deliver high-quality sound nearly anywhere.
Buy it: Audyssey Wireless Speakers, $300; audyssey.com.
The pattern on this beach towel mimics a sea fan—a species of coral—for a subtly decorative touch.
Buy it: Affina Ventalina Sculpted Beach Towel in Plum, $38; affinashop.com.
Grab a quick bite between beach games without the risk of eating sand with these handy and hearty snack bars.
Buy it: Rickland Orchards Greek Yogurt Bars in Cherri Almond and Blueberri Acai, $20 for 20; amazon.com.
"This tunic is super glamorous without being too much."
Buy it: Sulu Collection Lexi Tunic in Daffodil Yellow, $350; sulucollection.com.