Andrea Halliday of Table & Tulip designed my gorgeous topper for Party in the Park, which I happily showed off to my host and friend, Allison O’Neil.
Summer makes me wonder many, many things. Question #1: Why the hell do I live in a part of the country where it’s hot and sunny eight weeks max? Question #2: Would I appreciate the hot and sunny days as much if they were an everyday occurrence? Question #3: Why does weather make such a difference in the life experience? Question #4: Is there life on other planets? (I just always ask that.)
What I concluded is: This is not worth losing sleep over (except for the aliens issue). What is worth thinking about is… well, not thinking so much. Each season in Boston bears enchanting fruit. The trick is to be mindful enough to embrace the bounty. This summer? Oh man, it’s a sweet surrender. For me, it begins with an annual long and very much solo walk on Crane’s Beach on the first truly hot early morning of the season. It is spontaneous and secret. I splash my bare feet around in the surf’s edge, and dig around for cool shells. No one knows where I am or what I am doing. It’s a trippy little feeling.
With Pierce Boston sales and marketing manager Susan McLaren at our Home Issue bash at the Boston Design Center.
From then on, it’s a full charge to all things hot and sunny. There shall be picnics on the Esplanade, concerts at the Hatch Shell, sunning atop the The Colonnade roof pool, dining al fresco at Porto, and pedicabbing it to the North End for gelato. Personal and special, they are my magical moments of summer.
May you all discover your secret summer. Do let me know if you spot any little green men.