The Northern California native, activist, and star of ABC's Private Practice lets us peek inside her beach bag.
On screen, Kate Walsh has made a career of saving lives as a Los Angeles MD in the hit TV show Private Practice. But off screen, you'll find her working as an activist, championing the fight to save the world's sea turtles. The Northern California native is used to getting suited up and hopping in the sea herself: "I tend to be very active on the beach—snorkeling, playing sports, and swimming in the ocean and the pool." When she craves a little R&R, just what does the (TV) doctor order? Fresh salsa and guac over tortilla chips and ice-cold margaritas for a favorite beachside Mexi-fix.
"This bag is great for the beach because it’s lightweight and roomy, easily doubles as a chic carry when traveling, and is
practical when packing because I can just lay it flat in a suitcase and it doesn’t lose its shape. "
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"I like a cover-up that exudes casual elegance at the beach."
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"The brim is a perfect size to protect me from the sun while lying on the beach or cruising with the top down in my car."
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"This serum is extremely lightweight and free of oils, parabens, and alcohol, making it ideal for everyday use. It soaks in
and dries quickly to keep skin from feeling greasy, sticky, or chalky. "
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"Black cat eye sunglasses are a staple in my beach bag. My Karen Walker Anytime Sunglasses are very feminine with a modern
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"It’s the perfect lounging towel that can be used for the beach, a blanket, throw, or wear wrapped as a pareo. "
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"The crochet knit is very glamorous for sunbathing."
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"It’s the perfect size and the balance of the vibrant floral and smoldering wood notes transport me to a fantasy world where
I can relax, unwind, and indulge."
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