So many beaches, so little time ... so I'm extending our "The Beach, The Book, The Look, Let's Cook" theme into August ... and including more of your great picks. Style Maniac's readers have already recommended 19 wonderful summer books.  Now I'd like to know:  What is your favorite beach?

We've had a great response to this question on the Style Maniac Facebook Page. I hope you'll join all the style fanatics and send in your very own virtual postcard.  It's easy: just add your favorite beach (with a brief description of why you love it) to the Comments section below.  Your choice may be highlighted in a future post.  And we'll all enjoy discovering new beach destinations.

Mmmm, I can smell the coconut suntan oil already ...

Image by Sarah Lee via The Guardian

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