This is real life y’all.

Tucked away in the foothills of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains is a lake called Lake Lure. Lake Lure was one of the film locations of the cult film Dirty Dancing. On the one edge of the lake there is a genuine beach. It’s completely bizarre to see in person. The scene of folks entering the beach is just like that at the beach at the coast, but with mountains and the beach accesses a lake and not the ocean.

I knew there was a “beach” at Lake Lure, but I need knew how legit it was. Next year I plan to go there often.

Bizzarre, but awesome.



When I was little, my family would go to the beach and my mother, sister and I all had these light weight flowing coverups/summer dresses that were very colorful. I had all but forgotten them until my sister brought it up about a year ago. We all had a laugh remebering the silly prints and the good times we had at the beach growing up. As a joke, my mom bought one on eBay for my sister this past Christmas. She actually loved it and now wears it to the beach all the time!

A couple weeks ago, I went online and found one for myself! If you buy them new they are around $125.00, but this one on eBay was only $24.00!

I went to the beach last weekend and was excited to wear it for the first time.
I have to say, this dress is pretty great. It kept me super cool. I wasn’t hot in it once! The pockets are a nice bonus also.

This is now officially my go to beach/pool coverup.