Model, actress, Broadway star, producer, author, activist, mother: Brooke Shields has played an impressive list of roles both on and off camera. So, when Shields craves a much-needed dose of downtime, she heads to the sand. "I am more relaxed and at peace at the beach than anywhere else," she says. Shields's beach agenda often includes lounging with a book under a big umbrella, sipping tasty rum drinks, and playing beach games with her two daughters. But don't expect to catch her tuned in to an iPod with headphones. "I don't listen to music on the beach," she says. "I prefer the sound of the waves."
Nothing makes time fly like a good book. Steer clear of major tearjerkers though—you're still at the beach after all!
Buy it: Run by Ann Patchett
Spend all day in the sand without running the risk of an uncomfortable sunburn—the bolder the pattern the easier your party can find you too!
Buy it: Shade USA Fancy Beach Umbrella with 7' Canopy in Sunburst, $35; beachumbrellas.com.
A day at the beach doesn't mean you have to throw style out the window. This fedora will keep windswept hair in place while looking ultra-chic.
Buy it: Goorin Bros. Fine Day Fedora in White. $50; goorin.com.