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Unwind With a Waterside Date With a Book: The Perfect Solo Escape

Imagine if you will chilling waterside whether it's the pool, beach, lake, or river, getting lost in a good book. Sounds so relaxing. Even though it's the middle of summer, we still need some downtime to relax and recharge. We tried to keep it simple but still incorporate things that would make it the perfect way to enjoy some alone time. So let me introduce our July box Waterside Date With a Book.

subscription box containing a snack, turkish towel, hair clip, bookmarks and a blind date with a book.
Waterside Date With a Book

Let's talk about the elements we put in the box this month for our subscribers.

Blind Date With a Book

book wrapped in bespoke packaging

We were so excited when we discovered this artisan who put together this concept. Blind Date with a Book is all about exploring new genres, authors, and stories while creating an element of surprise. Each book is wrapped artfully with bespoke packaging. The genre we chose for this box is spicy romance. What stood out for us was that all the books the artisan uses are "preloved" so you may see faint traces of another reader on their journey. It's a creative way to repurpose books into a whole new experience for new readers. If you take a look at the picture above you will see we also included two bookmarks in a vintage floral pattern that pairs well with the book's packaging.

Turkish Towel

turkish towel

Where there is water there must be a towel. Turkish towels are popular right now and for good reason. They are highly absorbent so you can dry off quickly after a dip. Unlike terry towels they become softer the more you use and wash them. The softness doesn't compare to a normal beach towel and they dry quickly. They are easy to travel with because they are thinner than traditional towels so they take up less room. The best part is they are also very versatile. You can use them as a shawl to keep warm when a chill sets in or use them as a bathing suit cover-up.

Hair Clip

floral pattern hair clips

Most of us know about the tribulations of having longer hair when you are waterside. It's usually a hot day and there is usually some type of breeze going. Swiping hair out of your face when trying to read is not very relaxing so we wanted to solve that problem. It has to be stylish as well so we chose this vintage floral pattern clip. As you can see every element we choose goes together perfectly in both function and aesthetics.


strawberry and lemon wafer cookies

Lastly, we had to add a snack into the mix because who doesn't love a good snack when they are relaxing with a good book? We chose a lighter snack, nothing too heavy for the hot weather. Each box received either lemon or strawberry-filled wafer cookies. These flavors are perfect for summer as a light snack as you relax, read, and enjoy the warm summer day.

There is no better way to spend a warm sunny afternoon than doing something for yourself. Self-care is important for our physical and mental health but many of us don't take the time to take care of ourselves. You are worthy so enjoy your Waterside Date With a Book!

There is so much joy out there to be discovered. We want to bring that to you every month. More joy, a new hobby, spending more time with friends and family, and doing more of what matters. What are you waiting for if you are not on our email list or following us on social media? You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Pinterest.

Simple Joy Box is a curated subscription box designed to help you embrace the art of a slow-living lifestyle one month at a time. We take the guesswork out of finding your new hobby by introducing new creative habits that allow for more self-expression and create more simple pleasures in your day-to-day life. If you are ready to start your slow-living lifestyle, visit our website to learn more about us, and join our email list to stay up-to-date on our blogs.

woman sitting on a dock reading


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