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Summer Sailing

I keep imagining my summer like this: I go sailing in the Adriatic sea.  I spend a month in Martha’s Vineyard.  I take a roadtrip to Maine and eat lobster rolls.  And in each summer fantasy I’m wearing stripes or rope, thanks to the coolness of nautical-inspired dressing.  I love mixing the classic stripe with bold metallics or a sleek nude, and of course taking edgier versions of classic seafarer pieces.  Here’s how to wear it:

A body-conscious skirt with a metallic top:

DKNY sequin top, $ at; BCBG skirt, $135 at

A little striped shift dress with killer nude or brown heels (a simple sandal would be great for day):

DKNY dress, left, Right,

Left, Tory Burch at shopbop, center and right, YSL and Dior at Neiman Marcus

Canvas heels, off-grey skinny jeans and a playfully edgy top:

Or a really cool statement necklace and a hot lwd (little white dress, you need one for summer)

Lizzie Fortunato necklace, left. 3.1 Philip Lim necklace at net-a-porter, center. Dress at shopbop, right


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Communal Table: Fava Beans and Italy

Look here at these fava beans I saw at Dean and Deluca.  Spring is really, truly here. I would take this basket of favas and sit down at this sun-dappled table outside a rambling Tuscan villa, shelling the beans and when that was done, I would call my friends and say, hey, come over.

We would toss the favas with a nutty pecorino, some torn mint and grassy olive oil.  We would break big loaves of bread and few bottles of wine and spend the afternoon here, at this long table under the shade.  We might get hungry again, so we make crostini with the leftovers.  I’ll tell you the recipes after the break.

That’s what I thought about when I saw these fava beans at Dean and Deluca.

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Where You Wear…

I am always planning a trip in my head.  And when I saw these dresses from Stella McCartney Spring 2010, I thought, let’s go somewhere.

Like a treehouse in Kenya.  We’ll watch for elephants and lions and zebras and maybe a monkey.

And this dress needs a breezy beach, with whitewashed walls and soft pillows for lounging.  This is a rooftop in Mexico.  After spending the day at the beach, we’ll come here.  We’ll drink good tequila on ice with fresh-squeezed lime and eat fish tacos and guacamole.

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Safari?  Read this.

Mexico?  How about Tulum?

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