Reasons The Beach Will Always Be My Happy Place


The beach is my happy place. ANY beach. I don’t care if it’s Lake Michigan or the ocean. It’s something about the smells and the sounds that soothe my soul.  And being in California just this past week reminded me how much I love being by the water. Some of my greatest childhood memories are of my family taking me and my brother to the beach.

I am one of those people who feels more alive and at peace near the water. I’ve lived in Illinois for more than 12 years and even though I hold Chicago dear and near to my heart I just don’t get the same feeling as when I am by the water. The serenity, the peace of mind…it just feels right. Almost like home. Last night I read a beautiful quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and it truly touched my heart.

Happy-Place-Balboa-Beach-Vanessa-Lambert-Famous-Influencer-WhatWouldVWear“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh



What are some favorite memories by the water?

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  1. Caloveline
    January 30, 2019 / 2:11 AM

    My first memorie is by the water, my father took me on a boat ride to see the cruise ship my mom used to work at. We’ve done it so many times after, but I’ll never forget that time. I get so happy when I look at the pictures we took, haha little me and hundred meters away a super big cruise ship!

  2. January 30, 2019 / 6:20 AM

    I don’t blame you for this being your happy place since we are living through below zero temps right now. Lol! This dress is stunning on you! I adore the nude color. So elegant and chic!

  3. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    January 30, 2019 / 8:30 AM

    I love the beach as well. Growing up, we would go camping up north at Burt Lake. I have so many fond memories of that! And then I also love going to the Pinery on Lake Huron with all the sand dunes!

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  4. Cora
    January 30, 2019 / 8:42 AM

    Nice capture…Love the beach too..It’s remind me of my childhood always going to the beach…

  5. January 30, 2019 / 1:14 PM

    These pictures are stunning Vanessa! The beach is such a peaceful place and always calms me. It’s been so cold here and these pictures make me long for summer!

    xo, Jackie

  6. innapishtoy
    January 30, 2019 / 3:59 PM

    You look beautiful and I love your pictures!

  7. Pearls 4/4 Bangkok Thailand
    January 30, 2019 / 7:13 PM

    I like your pictures 💖Have a nice day ♥️

  8. January 31, 2019 / 7:00 AM

    Oh Vanessa, these pictures are absolutely stunning!!

    You look so gorgeous & I absolutely agree with you – I’m also born next to the Baltic Sea and since then, the beach always makes me happy. Whether its in winter with -5 degrees, taking a walk and having a hot chocolate or with 30 degrees and tanning in a Bikini 😉 Haha

    happy weekend ♥


  9. January 31, 2019 / 9:56 AM

    I don’t blame you. I love the sea. I don’t get to go often living in the UK, but I saw the most sea in Greece last October. The memories of it make me want to go back. I’m so happy being by the sea 😍😍

    Mich x

  10. February 3, 2019 / 5:49 AM

    These photos are stunning, Vanessa, and I love your dress.
    The beach is my happy place too – I love the sound of the sea, and this is such a great quote!
    Julia x

  11. polarbearstyle
    February 3, 2019 / 11:03 PM

    I also feel great near water, although I love forests too. I have some wonderful memories of building sand castles with my parents and grandparents on the beach that I’ll always treasure.

    Your photos are beautiful. I love the perspective.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  12. February 4, 2019 / 6:08 PM

    I’ve lived by the sea in my childhood and now I live in Sydney withing 5 minutes walk from the word famous Bondi Beach. I know exactly how you relate to water, Vanessa

  13. February 4, 2019 / 9:42 PM

    These photos are beautiful, thank you for sharing them and a little bit about yourself as well!! I guess I always take the beach for granted since I’ve lived near them my whole life. Sometimes it takes outside perspective to realize how great something is 🥰

  14. February 5, 2019 / 3:55 PM

    These photos are beautiful Vanessa! I remember the first time I went to beach as a child and instantly fell in love! I got to spend some time at the beach over the weekend and it was lovely! x
    Diana |

  15. Liz
    February 15, 2019 / 5:32 AM

    We lived in Philadelphia, and hour from the shore. …..Walking off the boardwalk onto the hot sand…seeing a row of stripes umbrellas…hearing nothing but seagulls and lapping waves. My kids had the most enjoyment though, playing for hours.

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