Philip Crangi, jewelry designer of Giles & Brother, heads to Fire Island every summer for sun, sand and marathon games of Yahtzee. Here, he shares his vacation essentials.

What I'm packing…

My leather visor and a good book.

DURING THE DAY I WILL...

Lay on the beach getting as tan and as blonde as I can while trying not to lose to Darren at Yahtzee.

AT NIGHT I WILL...

We always try to cook great dinners — and then grab a drink at the always glamorous Cherry's.

Secret only a local would know...

Not too secret, but the Sunken Forest is magic!

Game I like to play...

Yahtzee as well as Rummy 500. The former I usually lose and the latter I'm somewhat of a destroyer, if I say so myself.

TRAVEL TIP...

Benadryl gel! The mosquitoes are ruthless.

Summer cocktail...

Coming from a long line of beachy Floridians, we do have a traditional family beach drink called a Castro Convertible (long story). 1/3 Mount Gay or Gosling's rum, 2/3 tonic and 3-5 fresh key limes, all mixed in the largest tumbler you've got. Best if started early and sipped all day, refilled often.

Grooming tip…

The best part about the beach for me is having salty hair bleached out by the sun.

Summer playlist…

We have amassed quite a pile of old records out there so it's a lot of Doris Day and Tammy Wynette.