Our cover model, Caitlin Kim, has always loved the water.
“I was on the swim team growing up,” she said. “If I’m going on a vacation, I would prefer we go somewhere with a beach.”
She married her husband, Jonathan Kim, in October 2016.
“I was blessed with three beautiful stepchildren: Tiffany, Hunter and Madelyn,” she said.
The family’s vacations have included cruises and visiting the East Coast, West Coast, Cancun and Playa del Carmen, she said.
“I met my husband in Cancun, so it holds a special place in our hearts,” she said. “We try to go back once a year.”
Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I grew up in Texas City and moved to League City once I got married.
What do you love most about living on the upper Texas coast?
Driving to work in the morning watching the sunrise on the water. It’s beautiful watching the sun and clouds reflect off the water.
What’s your favorite beach activity?
Laying out and reading, but I have parasailed, snorkeled, rode jet skis, played volleyball, watched fireworks and rented four-seater bikes. I’ve enjoyed a picnic and drinks with friends and family.
Favorite beach music?
I like to listen to the waves and birds while I’m at the beach. It’s calming and peaceful.
Best beach read?
I love to read all kinds of books. When on the beach, I like to read books where the people in the book are on vacation experiencing new adventures.
What are must-haves in your beach bag?
Towel, sunglasses and a good book. And of course, one of the 24 bathing suits I own.
Tell us about the 24 bathing suits.
Why do I love them? They are like shoes — you can never have too many and you need one for every occasion. What makes my obsession even better is my husband is a full supporter, so when he goes out of town, he will bring me a new bathing suit.