Thursday, December 6, 2012

Give the Gift of Sun Protection with Free Shipping

Beach Hat
Beach Hats

We are now offering Free Shipping on sun protection products for the Holidays.  Choose between a fabulous selection of sun hats, swim shirts, sunscreens and sunglasses.  For some great sun protection shopping tips check out Sun Protection Shopping Tips.  

Also check out How to pick the perfect sun hat.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Gift Ideas for the Beach Lover

Gift Ideas for the Beach Lover

Some great gift ideas for those who are planning a beach escape this winter.  Fabulously stylish D'Or straw sun hat from Physician Endorsed, large yellow palm leaf sail cloth tote from 44 knots, pink loose fit swim shirt from Victory, JBK sunglasses, wrap from Global Glamour and sunscreen from Coola. For more ideas check out all our beach hats, beach bags and sunscreen.  Happy holidays and happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Spotlight on Physician Endorsed Sun Hats

Sun Protection with Style - The Physician Endorsed sun protection hats provide great style along with giving you sun protection you can trust.
  • All Physician Endorsed Hats are laboratory tested and rated UPF 50+ for maximum sun protection.  
  • UPF stands for  Ultraviolet Protection Factor (50+) and is the highest sun protection rating available.
  • The hats blocks both UVA and UVB rays
  • Chemical-Free Sun Protection
Hats are one size fits most with a versatile inner draw string that is used to adjust the size and ensure a perfect fit.  Styles range from glamorous wide brimmed hats, to chic western inspired styles, trendy beach hats and fun floppy hats.  Many of the hats are packable making them a great choice for beach, resort and cruise vacations.  

Physician Endorsed hats are embraced by consumers, celebrities and physicians alike.  Many of their hats have been photographed on some of the most famous faces of Hollywood.    We carry the complete line of Physician Endorsed Hats.  Click here to view the Physician Endorsed Hats.  

Friday, November 9, 2012

We Love - Fedora Sun Hats

Rich Pitch Sun Hat

The Fedora Style hat is one of the biggest trends in sun hat fashion.  The modern style Fedoras combine the perfect mix of style and comfort and can be seen on jetsetters, style makers and celebrities around the world. 

The classic Fedora hat style is recognized by the 2.5 to 3 inch brim, the crease lengthwise down the middle of the crown and the pinch in the front. 

Anybody can wear a Fedora hat.  The most important is to find a style and fit that works for your facial shape and body proportions. For example, a tall crown will lengthen your face a shorter crown and wider brim will shorten a long face.   For a great fit wear your Fedora hat about half way down your forehead and slightly tilt the brim for a trendy look.

Traditionally, Fedoras were made of black, grey, tan and brown felt.  Today, they are made of a wide variety of materials.   The various straw fedora hats are lightweight and breathable making them perfect for the beach and resort. 

A Fedora style sun hat is a versatile fashion accessory for a chic resort feel.  Pair a natural straw Fedora hat with a dress and sandals or wear it by the pool to compliment your swimsuit or resort cover-up.  

We love the new styles of Fedora sun hats for the 2013 Resort Season.  Check them out here - Fedora Style Sun Hats.   And don’t forget to take a look at our other fabulous beach hats

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

End of Summer SALE

Stock up on sun and beach fashion at great prices!  We are making room for new exciting sun hats, sun protection clothing, beach bags and cover-ups! Including great deals on Physician Endorsed, Coola Suncare, Bogg bag and 44knots.

Sale last until September 21.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Spotlight on Snapper Rock Kids Swimwear

Snapper Rock equals functional, comfortable, fun and stylish swim wear for infants and toddlers up to 12 year old boys and girls.  All their swimwear have been tested and rated UPF 50+ and will give your children carefree protection from the harmful sun when having fun in the water and sand whether at the pool or by the ocean.

They offer a complete collection of mix and max swimwear in fun patterns and colors that both kids and parents love.  The collection includes, rash tops, board shorts, swim set, sun-suits and hats.  The technically advance fabric is lightweight, breathable and wicks away moisture. 

Snapper Rock was founded about 8 years ago by a New Zealand mom moving to the US seeing a need for stylish sun protection gear for kids. 

We love Snapper Rock for the outstanding designs and great quality.  Covering your children up with a rash guard or swim shirt while playing in the water is the best way to protect them from the sun while outdoors. Just remember to use a good quality sunscreen on the unprotected areas.  Check out the Snapper Rock collection at Kids Swimwear and Sunprotection.

Friday, August 3, 2012

8 Beach Essentials this Summer

Summer is in full swing and we love to go to the beach. Check out some of our must have items when spending a day in the sun and sand:
Turquoise bogg bag
1. A good quality sturdy and fun beach bag.  It should be easy to clean and be able to survive the harsh elements of the sun, wind, saltwater and those inevitable spills like sunscreen. The turquoise bogg bag fits the bill.
2. You cannot go to the beach without a beach towel-Bring 1-2 per person, one to sit on and one to dry off with.  Large towels in fun colors and patterns works best. Towels can be bulky so why not try a microfiber beach towel to save space.
Blue Striped Beach Hat
3. A wide-brimmed beach hat. Beach hats protect you from the heat and sun, but it also makes a fashion statement. Choose this white canvas bucket hat for a casual fun look or a colorful classic striped beach straw hat for a bigger color splash.

4. Coola Sunscreen. Coola Suncare has a sunscreen for every skin type.  We love their classic line of Mango sports sunscreen. It smells great, goes on smoothly with an spf of 45+.  If you prefer a spray we highly recommend the Coola’s Pina Colada SFP 35 spray.

5. Sunglasses- Do not bring your best frames to the beach as they can get damaged very easily, instead get a stylish affordable pair that still has guaranteed uv protection.

Blue Sarong
6. UV Shirt – Avoid having to slather sunscreen over your entire torso and get a uv swim shirt instead.

7. Flip flops are your best choice for protecting your feet from the hot sand on the beach. They are comfortable, practical and come in many cute colors.
8.  A beach cover up takes you from the car or hotel to the beach.  Go with a sarong that you can tie around your waist or a pretty tunic. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Get Ready for Summer with a Recycled Sailcloth Bag

Pink Anchor Sailcloth Tote
Get ready for summer with an eco-chic recycled sailcloth bags from 44 knots.  44 knots makes their beach totes out of 100% recycled sailcloth giving you a durable bag while protecting the environment.  The upscale motifs are inspired by tropical nature and sealife (seahorses, anchors, octopuses).

Individually designed in white with eye popping patterns in the colors: pink, yellow, blue and even black it is sure to make heads turn. The durability of the sailcloth material allows these sailcloth totes to handle the rigors of every day life. They are even washable. This along with the stylish designs makes them versatile to use for all kinds of activities including the beach and pool. 

44 knots care about the environment and gives a portion of their sales to the Surfrider Foundation helping to maintain the world's oceans.  We are currently running a mother's day special for all sailcoth bags.

What pattern and color do you like?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sun Hats the hot 2012 Summer Accessory

SolEscapes Sun Hats
Sun hats are all the rage this season.  Many major retail and designer brands are accessorizing their spring / summer collections with fun and stylish hats.  The styles vary from cool Fedora and western hats to large brim fun floppy hats. It’s IN to wear a hat for both men and women and kids.  No wonder, hats can do so many things for the person wearing them: sun protection, fashion accessory and cover-up for a bad hair day.

Sun protection- A sun hat can protect you from the harmful sun rays by shading you your face from the sun.  Choose a hat with a wide brim 4+ inches and a material that is tightly woven.  Better yet, pick a sun hat that has been tested and rated by an independent agency for 50+ UPF (This is the highest rating available for clothing). UV protection hats used to be dull and boring.  Not any more, Physician Endorsedhats are one of the innovators and the best on the market for fashionable sun fashion headwear and dermatology approved hats.  Other companies such as Sunday Afternoons and San Diego Hat company are also doing a nice job designing sun hats.

Fashion Accessory – Use a sun hat to dress up or down your outfit.  Choose a color or style that matches your personality and clothing.  You can use a hat almost anywhere from informal to formal events: a baseball cap for the ball game, a beach hat for a day in the sand, a fedora for a day of shopping and wide brim hat for a wedding.  You get the idea… the possibilities are endless.

Having a bad hair day?  Stop struggling with the hair dryer and hair spray. Put on a sun hat and you will be ready to go in a flash. 

What’s your favorite hat this season?

Monday, March 19, 2012

6 Ways to Wear a Scarf

A scarf, shawl or wrap is one of the most versatile and stylish accessories in your vacation travel wardrobe.  Just think about all the options.  Wear it is as an accessory, a beach cover-up, a shawl, a belt or even a head covering.  A scarf takes barely any room in your suitcase. It comes in a multitude of fun and beautiful patterns and colors and will kick up any basic outfit. You can wear it to the beach as well as brunch and dinner.  The options are limitless.  Here are 6 ways to get you started.

1. Wrap it around you waist for your classic beach resort wear cover-up.  It’s quick and easy and you have a fashionable beach cover-up in seconds

2. Fold it up and tie it around your neck for a fashionable scarf and color punch.

3. Cover one shoulder and tie it on the opposite hip for chic resort and beach fashion.

4. Tie it around your hips to elevate any outfit and hide those trouble spots.

5.  Let it hang over your shoulders to cover yourself on those chilly evenings, air conditioned restaurants or cruise ships or in the church during a wedding ceremony.

6. Use it as head covering. Shield yourself against the sun by loosely wrapping the scarf around your head or if you are inclined use it as a statement head covering piece.

A wrap is really your perfect travel accessory for city getaways, tropical escapes, island travel, and cruising. For more vacation wear and resort wear check-out

Friday, March 9, 2012

Rash Guards and Swim Shirts A Great Way to Protect Yourself from the Sun

Rash guards are no longer just in the domain of surfers, scuba divers and swimmers.  The general population is learning that rash guards are a great way to provide sun protection while doing many outdoor activities, being at the beach, playing golf, tennis, at the pool or at the park.  But, not all rash guards are made to provide good sun protection so make sure you use one with 50+ UPF sun protection. 
Women's LongSleeve Rash Guard
The popularity of the rash guards as sun protection clothing started coming about as parents found it easier to protect their kids from the sun by having them wear sun protection suits, essentially rash guards, rather than struggling with sun screen and remembering to reapply the sun screen throughout the day.  With a sun suit, once on your child has it on they are good to go.  This has translated into the adult market and now adults are wearing rash guards and swim shirts for the convenient sun protection.
Also, no matter how good quality your sun screen may be and how natural its ingredients, some people can have reactions to the sun screen.  Rash guards and swim shirts provide an excellent alternative to sun screens and help avoid the skin reactions some people have to sun screens.
Now a day, there is a variety of rash guards and swim shirts to fit people’s needs.  With 30+ years of experience designing and manufacturing water sport apparel Victory KoreDry is at the forefront of offering the best rash guards and swim shirts on the market.  An added benefit is that they are still manufacturing their rash guards and swim shirts in their California USA facility. They produce a top quality product and have a great line of traditional tight fitting rash guards and loose fitting swim shirts in both short sleeve and long sleeve.  The loose fit, wears like a snug t-shirt and are great not only for sports or a day at the pool or beach but also for everyday activities.  With a solid color styling, these rash guards can complement any outfit and provide the wearer the sun protection they are looking for. 
Shop Mens and Womens Rash Guards and Swim shirts here or Kids Rash Guards here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beach Weddings: 3 Fabulous Beach Wedding Sun Hats

It’s the season for destination beach & outdoor resort weddings.  Don’t forget to pack a stylish sun hat; a chic hat is the ultimate sun fashion essential to complete your beach wedding outfit.  Here are 3 of our favorite packable beach wedding hats. 
Ciel Fashion Hat - Gottex by Physician Endorsed
Ciel - A beautiful hat for any special occasion.  It sports a pretty flower on the side, and has an internal drawstring for adjusting the size.  It comes in natural and black.
Belladonna Sun Hat - Gottex by Physician Endorsed
Belladonna - Drama, glamour, and fabulous sun protection.  Belladonna is perfect for a beach wedding!  It comes in gold, ivory, black and red.  50+ UPF Sun Protection and Packable.  

Santorino Sun Hat - Physician Endorsed
Santorino - This chic hat has a wide brim for excellent sun protection and a touch of glimmer with its gold accents.  It comes in white/gold and black/gold.  50+ UPF Sun Protection and Packable. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The bogg™ Bag is Here!

It’s practical, colorful and fun and might be the perfect beach and pool bag. It was first introduced to the market last year and sold out quickly. It’s finally back in stock just in time for your winter getaway to the sun. Bring the bogg™ to your tropical beach vacation, your Caribbean cruise or get a head start on getting ready for the spring/summer season.

blue bogg bag
The bogg™ bag was invented by Kimberlee Vaccarella of Twenty-Six Designs LLC, a mom with a love for the beach and in search of the perfect beach bag. Her inspiration came from the injectable foam that the popular Croc shoes are made of. The patented bogg™ bag is made of EVA material, giving it soft pliable yet sturdy along with antibacterial properties. Although a fantastic beach and pool bag the bogg™ is so versatile you will start using it for all types of activities: grocery shopping, gym, gardening, boating and toy storage.  

You can easily pack –up the bogg™ with your beach gear essentials: towels, sun screen, reading material, water and snacks etc. Each bogg™ comes with 3 attachable accessory pouches to hold and protect your small belongings.

bogg™bag Features at a Glance: 
  • Designed to be tip proof with its sturdy sides and flat treaded bottom.
  • Soft shoulder length handles make carrying heavy items a breeze.
  • Straps fold down for easy storage.
  • Made of durable EVA foam.
  • Wipe or hose it off and let air dry.
  • 3 attachable accessory pouches
  • Dimensions: 19”Wx15”Hx9.5"D (approx.) 
We’re very excited to be the first store in California to carry this fabulous new beach bag in 5 bright and cheerful colors: yellow, orange, blue, red and pink. Check it out today at!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

How To Pick The Perfect Sun Hat

Belle Epoque
Choosing the right sun hat can be daunting.  There are many types and styles to consider: bucket hats, floppy hats, woven hats, fedora hats, beach hats, cruise hats and resort hats.  And there are equally many materials: natural materials such as cotton, straw, raffia, linen and synthetic materials such as micro-terry.
Ultimately, there are 5 main things to consider when picking the perfect sun hat for your vacation getaway:
Sun Protection – Make sure you choose a sun hat with a UPF rating of 50+ for maximum sun protection. The rim size and shape also dictates how much protection from the sun you’re getting.  The larger the rim the more protection you get. 
Style – You can have it! Today there are some great choices of stylish sun hats that give you ultimate protection from the sun.  Choices range from simple cotton beach bucket hats to large rim ribbon/straw combinations.  We love Physician Endorsed hats; they do an excellent job combining fashion with function.
Activity- Consider what activities you’re going to partake in when wearing the sun hat.  Are you going sightseeing, swimming, reading a book by the pool, strolling on the beach or going on an excursion?  Pick a sun hat that is versatile to fit a few of your scheduled activities.
Packability – Select a sun hat that’s packabke i.e. light weight and crushable so it can easily fit in your suitcase or carry on luggage.   
Size- The fit is important, make sure to pick a sun hat that fits you right.  Most of our sun hats are adjustable to give you that perfect fit.
Follow the above guidelines and you will no doubt find the “perfect” sun hat for your next vacation getaway.

Take a look at our selection of fabulous chic hats for the  beach, resort, and cruise at

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 - Let It Be Your Best Year Ever!

Take advantage of the New Year spirit.  Let go of your fears, embrace the hope and excitement of new beginnings by taking action on your goals.  As Mark Twain put it:

"Sail away from the safe harbour.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. "

A Very Happy New Year from us @ SolEscapes.