boat and tote

The L.L. Bean Boat and Tote is an American beach favorite–there is no doubt about it. It is big, durable, customizable, even stands up on its own, unlike its floppy competitors, and yet, I have a beef with the Boat and Tote. There are no pockets! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cursed […]


As I lay on the beach last summer, I started to muse aloud about going to Morocco for our next holiday. Since my husband is French and we live in New York, we try to go to a place every summer where the children are immersed in a French-speaking culture. Morocco fit the bill in […]


You know you’re getting old(er) when you’re looking at Patagonia for a bathing suit for yourself. That being said, they are much cuter than you might think and are made for active women who surf or run up and down the beach chasing toddlers–and they are pretty and sexy enough for fashion-conscious moms. The best […]


Both Clara and I must have super-delicious skin, because we get bitten no matter where we are. We’re talking mosquitoes, gnats, and horseflies. I’ve tried preventative measures, like citronella candles and all kinds of natural sprays, but they never seem to work. Besides, I don’t like the smell of so many of these lotions and […]


We have taken our vacations in Corsica for the past 3 summers, never having expected to become quite so attached. We go to Nonza, a tiny village built into a cliff high above the Mediterranean, in the Cap Corse — the skinny part in the North of the island that looks like an extended index […]

heart rocks

We just discovered this great collecting idea on Moomah’s site. Here’s what Moomah’s creative director (and one of our favorite people), Tracey, has to say about this display of heart: “My friend Victoria has a wonderful tradition with her family. When they go to the beach the whole family goes on a walk looking for […]


Once you arrive in Sayulita, you’ll get why photographer Anne Menke and her husband Johann moved their family from New York City a couple years ago, making this village on the Pacific Coast of Mexico their full-time address. They were so into it, they even helped start the first green school in Mexico, the The […]

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