We continued our journey from Casco Bay's Jewell Island to the bustling town of Freeport, where we spent an afternoon shopping, dining and stretching our sea legs. But this enjoyment proved to be short lived. I was anxious to return to more peaceful and unpopulated surroundings. Our next anchorage did not disappoint. Just off the … Continue reading Images from the Sail: Cape Elizabeth to Boston
Our much anticipated summer sailing trip has come to a close. My daughter Hannah and I have returned home, exhausted yet exhilarated, with sun-kissed cheeks, giant seashells, and cameras full of images merely touching on the rocky coastal beauty of our Maine to Boston adventure. After an abysmal start to our trip (we arrived at … Continue reading Summer Sailing: Casco Bay’s Jewell Island
Our week of sailing with my cousin and his family was a fantastic adventure! After weathering a few crazy storms while moored in Red Brook Harbor, we sailed to Naushon Island, anchoring in idyllic Tarpaulin Cove. Hannah and her cousin Sasha immediately jumped on a paddle board and made their way to the island in … Continue reading Exploring Tarpaulin Cove
This Sunday, my daughter and I leave the boys behind and head east for a sailing trip with our Connecticut cousins. We'll make our way from Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard, then spend a long weekend in Edgartown. I've been eagerly anticipating this trip from the moment we planned it and can't believe it's actually … Continue reading Sailing Away
Another summer has come to a close. Looking back over the years, I am most nostalgic for the summers spent sailing with my grandparents in Canada. Our journeys always began in Penetanguishene, Ontario, where we would gather provisions and fish from the docks while our grandfather readied our boat, Mañana. Our grandmother would stow … Continue reading Summers to Remember
Today's inspiration comes from the masculine shades found in winter's austere landscape. Silvery grey, snow white, midnight and weathered teak meld with the warmth of deep mahogany, rich amber, camel, and espresso to create a sophisticated neutral palette in menswear and interiors. Images via The Gifts of Life, Patterson Maker, and Pinterest.
Today Lake Michigan traded its traditional sapphire uniform for this spectacular aqua and cerulean display. Walking along the beach and soaking in the crazy 78 degree warmth brought daydreams of summer picnics, sailing expeditions, and bike rides to the ice cream shop. Impossible that this is Chicago and we've just reached the second week of … Continue reading Lake Michigan
What is sexy? My 9-year old daughter recently asked this from the backseat of my car (isn't that where all of the amusing/difficult/serious inquiries come from?) after hearing the word in song lyrics. The question gave me pause. Not because I didn't want to answer, but because sexy is undeniably subjective. I responded eventually in … Continue reading What is sexy?