What's in Justina Blakeney's Beach Bag?
Justina Blakeney knows how to make waves. The Los Angeles–based artist and designer preaches the seductive aesthetic of boho-chic via “The Jungalow”—her ebullient decor/lifestyle brand, blog, and online shop. For coffee tables, hearts, and minds, there’s The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes, her opulent volume of beguiling interiors.
It’s no surprise, then, that Blakeney’s beach days are affairs as energetic as her design sensibility: hours of splashing in the surf—“I actually like to swim!” she says—upbeat music, and long walks with the occasional cartwheel. (She confesses to sneaking some Prosecco in her water bottle from time to time.) Still at the end of the day, Blakeney finds the ocean a place for reflection and centering: “Visiting the coast makes me feel as small as a grain of sand, and as powerful as a crashing wave.”