Right now Vlad and I are enjoying South Florida; in boots and sweaters. The weather has dipped into the 40’s and 50’s (tonight said to be in the 30’s!) and in Ft Lauderdale and Miami this is not only very rare but also a huge ordeal. The top news story has been the chilly weather along with the wind chill advisories in effect. To me it is stunning! The air is so crisp and fresh and the sky is crystal blue. We drove by the beach today, which was empty, though there were definitely some snow-birds on the sand. To a Floridian this weather is like an Arctic freeze, but to someone from an area that gets pounded with snow, this is WARM. I stayed off the beach but have been enjoying the hot tub all day. If I didn’t feel the chill on my face, I would think it was summer here. Summer means the beach and the beach means a beach bag. I am always on the hunt for a sturdy and practical beach bag. I have never been a fan of clear vinyl bags, but for the beach, they make sense. Adding a quirky twist, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Miss Marc Tote is trimmed in white patent leather and features a woeful beach girl sipping out of a pineapple on the front. I have no idea why she looks so down in the dumps, because if I were wearing my bikini and shades while sipping an icy beverage I would be thrilled! Miss Marc has made an appearance before on Marc Jacobs handbags and her bright and bubbly smiling face (ha!) is here for spring and summer. Buy through Saks for $168.