On Monday Drew, Dexter, and I headed to Bodega Bay for the day to take advantage of the warm weather (yay!). The drive was beautiful, the beach was empty with the exception of a few adorable dogs and their owners, and there were a total of zero clouds in the sky. I couldn't have asked for a better day, and I still can't get over the fact that we now only live 30 minutes from the ocean. Inspired by our day at the beach I came up with a roundup of my favorite beach picnic necessities. So pack your bag, get out, and enjoy mother nature.