For me, summer isn’t complete without a handful of weekend trips to the river. I’ve been visiting the South Fork of the Yuba River, where California gold was once discovered, for over 10 years. A scorching heatwave recently brought me to the river’s pristine waters and deep swimming holes, where I sported my new red Miu Miu sunnies for the first time. They were quite the departure from the usual black framed sunglasses I’m used to but oh, how pretty they looked glittering against the shimmering water! If you decide to make the worthwhile trip to the Yuba, from San Francisco, don’t forget to pack a chic pair of sunglasses, a colorful swimsuit, comfortable sandals, and a small bag for bug spray, sunscreen, water, snacks, and a camera. It’s really all you need to survive an afternoon at the river.

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(clockwise from top left JBrand Boyfriend Vest $125, Eugenia Kim Straw Hat $330, Lavanila SPF 30 Lip Screen $16, Miu Miu Cat Eye Sunglasses $395, Honorine Jewels Pom Pom Bracelet $35, Zimmermann Ribbons Pleat Playsuit $275, Honest Bug Spray $13, Polaroid Instant Digital Camera $198, Ancient Greek Sandals $200, Tory Burch Binocular Case $315, Vita Fede Eclipse Bracelet $225, Miu Miu Noir Sunglasses $370, & Zimmermann Scallop Bikini $240)