How cool is this? A client came to use with a creative idea. She had rescued some boardwalk wood from the beach near her home after Hurricane Sandy and wondered if we could use it to frame her artwork. Our trusty framer out did himself and it looks amazing!
As we near the end of our stay in Bay Head, I wanted to share some of the highlights of our month in this cozy beach town. The girls spent a big part of each day at the beach with their gang of eight friends. They built entire sand ‘villages’ and set up a ‘store’ on the beach selling shells decorated using colored sharpies. The profits will be divided equally on Labor Day!
Our younger daughter celebrated her birthday in August and we had a little party that included her summer friends. They still love the old-fashioned English party games, which include the egg and spoon race and pass the parcel. Traditionally, we make an ice cream cake together — simple and delicious. Here is the link to the tacky video with instructions that she loves to watch.
Mac’s brother, a talented artist, pays a visit each year and brings his paints and canvas with him. It is so cool to see him set up his easel and get to work in the front yard.
Having enjoyed the traditional French dish of mussels and fries in France earlier this year, Mac and I felt the need to host a ‘mussels and fries’ party last weekend. We served pineapple arugula mojitos, which were very refreshing and well-received by all. Our close friend, Chef Anthony Pino, offered to cook the mussels, so we all gathered in the kitchen to watch him at work. Oh my, they were good! Using Pernod and cream made them heavenly– we could not get enough. He served this dish on a Tuesday night at Bin 14 in Hoboken. It is all you can eat and well worth the trip.
Sadly, it is time to pack up and come back to reality and a busy September schedule, but we will always have the memories of precious time with family and friends.
Time for back to school supplies. My girlfriend is a nutritionist and loves PlanetBox for school lunches. They have segmented containers that allow you to pack delicious and healthy snacks. Lunchskins offers reusable sandwich bags — I feel guilty every time I pack a sandwich in a ziplock! Lastly, I just discovered Herschel Supply backpacks, which are also available from J Crew. They look pretty solid and the color options are simple, yet stylish.