The celebrated journalist and cancer activist gives us a look inside her beach bag.
Katie Couric spends hours in front of a camera, but she savors time spent in front of the sea. "It's the place I feel most
at one with nature," she says.
Like most of us, Katie's beach time is generally reserved for recharging, and rightfully so—the mom of two is busy gearing up for a new role as host of her eponymous daytime talk show, premiering in September. But come 5:00, expect her to be down by the ocean near her weekend home in East Hampton—with a good book and her go-to beach snack, a tomato sandwich—as often as possible. "It's my favorite time of day to be there because the light is so beautiful," she says.
"I love any bathing suit by Lisa Curran because she makes great suits for real women."
Seashell Bandeau One-Piece in Lemon by Lisa Curran, $240; lisacurran.com.
"I prefer mine to be big and colorful!"
Dots and Stripes Beach Towel by Tommy Hilfiger, $42; macys.com.
"My iPhone, always. Sometimes my iPad, sometimes my iPod."
iPhone 4S in White, from $199 and iPhone 4 Bumper in Green $20; apple.com.
"A straw cowboy hat I bought in Big Sky, Montana; my pink New York Yankees baseball cap; or a pretty straw hat from Anne Moore."
New York Yankees MLB Franchise Hat in Pink by Forty Seven Brand, $25; lids.com.
"A straw bag with leather handles that is big and roomy."
Women's Refined Straw Tote, $150; landsend.com.
"Neutrogena Face stick; SPF for my lips; Coppertone spray, SPF 30 or higher."
Pure & Free Baby Sunblock Stick, $11; neutrogena.com.
"These tunics look cute when worn with white jeans to a casual party."
Classic Kurta in Green BIg Cata Print, $75; robertafreymann.com.
"Flip flops for the beach, and Jack Rogers sandals."
Rio Navajo Sandal in Fuschia, $105; jackrogerusa.com.