Once more unto the beach, dear friends!

Summer has been a long time coming this year in NYC, and it feels almost incredible that it's now finally hot enough to even think about going to be beach. But not entirely incredible, and that's why I woke up with a smile on my face. Because we are going here today.

Jones Beach, just like I imagine it will look today. I can't wait!

Jones Beach, just like I imagine it will look today. I can't wait!

Honestly, if you are not in a park or on a beach or at the very least taking your coffee break outside today, I am very very sorry for you. In fact, if you are unable to get outside because of work or school or health, send me a note and I'll make sure you get some nature sent to you. 

Me? I'm piling the family into a rental and trekking out to Jones Beach. Of course, we also love the beaches closer to the city -- Jacob Riis Park is amazing, and not only because it's named for a Danish social justice advocate. But it's been so long since we did a road trip that lasted less than 14 hours that 90 minutes on the road will feel like a breeze.

I have about a gazzillion bathing suits, mostly because I spend some time lifeguarding at a camp in Vermont every year, and that's pretty much the garment de rigeur. This one is one of my absolute favorites, though ... 

I have about a gazzillion bathing suits, mostly because I spend some time lifeguarding at a camp in Vermont every year, and that's pretty much the garment de rigeur. This one is one of my absolute favorites, though ... 

I'm a little bummed that I didn't end up putting this wonderful bathing suit into production last year. I made one sample late last summer, and it got a lot of love on social media. But running a still fledgling business while holding down a full-time job and attempting to successfully parent a teenage child (not to speak of trying to be a supportive spouse) can be a bit daunting and certainly requires clear priorities.

So,  instead of bathing suits we did the opposite: at Fashion Week Brooklyn in April 2017, Kær launched a Winter/Fall 2017 collection that got some pretty rad reviews. Swimming suits: next year.

Meanwhile, I better get everything and everybody in gear to actually make it to the water before dark. Please write me about your beach trips too!

My friend, Corinne, is the best cook I know. She even makes these wonderful preserves of all kinds. Anyway, this to say: I'll be feeding my child croissants and preserves on the way to the beach. So much for successful parenting. Oh wait... 

My friend, Corinne, is the best cook I know. She even makes these wonderful preserves of all kinds. Anyway, this to say: I'll be feeding my child croissants and preserves on the way to the beach. So much for successful parenting. Oh wait...