I know that last weekend was Memorial Day, but come on.  The weather hasn’t gotten nearly nice enough here in the Bay to even sorta kinda feel like summer. Hell, I had on a sweater yesterday!  As I longingly look at snapshots on Facebook of friends by the beach and pan through emails from Gilt JetSetter, I mentally transport myself to a chaise lounge chair in Honolulu (sipping a mai tai, of course).  I can hear the waves, feel the sun, and even smell the suntan lotion on my sunkissed skin- can you feel it?  Then I hear that oh so familiar email “ding” and am brought right back to reality.  Oh, that’s right.  I’m in an office.  wearing glasses and not the sun protective type.

Well, until I get a little time to hop a flight to Hawaii, I’ve come up with a temporary mood boosting, mind tricking fix.  I’m going to smell like vacation.  That’s right.  Don’t underestimate the power of scent.  Slathering on a few of these products in the morning can transport you from even the dreariest climate to your dream destination.  Hey… it’s cheaper than a vacation.

1. St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Advanced Body Moisturizer, $5.49 2. Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo, $6.99, 3. Escada Taj Sunset Eau de Toilette, $55, 4. Beach Sexy Tan Enhancing Shimmer Lotion with Tint, $12, 5. Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Sugar Scrub, $36, 6. Philosophy Melon Daiquiri Lip Shine, $10

Bon voyage!