Growing up in the sleepy Philadelphia suburbs, my little sister and
I made the one-hour drive to Ocean City, New Jersey nearly every weekend.
sang along to a Beach Boys cassette tape as my mother fought an hours’ worth of
traffic in her little red four-down Mazda, down the Atlantic City Expressway and the
New Jersey Parkway.
Mom made us each pack a canvas duffle bag full of swimsuits
and t-shirts, while she packed two large tote bags bought from New England-based
catalog retailers. Mom had several large bags—all tan with red or black
The plump bags got a little brown and sandy as it baked on the hot summer beach, but
canvas tote bags were the preppy summer accessory in the 1980s and ‘90s.
Ocean City, New Jersey, 2012, Candice Lombardi
Stuffed with towels and sporting our beach tags, the totes sat beside my mother who sunned in her beach chair.
It may be 2013, but vacationers continue to bring that beach
tote towards the ocean each year.
This year, Jersey Girls Gift Baskets is ready to facilitate
your trip to the shore with canvas Beach Tote Bags, like our new Two-Tone Deluxe Tote Bag-Two Sided!
Our large bags cost less than the catalog
retailers, and with a beach basket logo on the cover, there really is no excuse
not to take one “down the shore”. No excuse!
So pack a tote-bag full of sunglasses, beach books, and
flip-flops, because we are headed for the New Jersey Shore for Summer 2013!
Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, New Jersey, 2008, Candice Lombardi
Wow, These pictures really bring back memories of my youth!! Of course my mom used to pack these types of tote bags with towels, books etc.... Welcome back summer!!!!