This morning I decided to take myself on a day-date at the beach. I stopped by Walgreens and picked up the essentials: Pringles, magazines, Arizona green tea, sunscreen. Then I headed toward the water. As soon as I saw waves, I pulled over, set up camp and spent hours just enjoying the sound, feel and smell of the ocean. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. I didn't get sunburned. I listened to great music. Then when the sun started going down and the temperature dropped, I enjoyed bubble tea and delicious food at Cafe 11 with a good friend. It was an amazing day. Here's my beach-inspired Music Monday playlist. I hope you all can smell the coconut-scented sunscreen and hear the ice-cold waves as you listen to it.