Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sailing in Newport


No matter how many variables one constrains, each trip out onto the water is different and wonderful in its own way. The permutations of company, conditions, locations, and other boats and people are infinite, and each adds layers of meaning to what can be thought of as a "classic" lifestyle. 

Now, as summer enters its final act, one can deliberately savor many details in preparation to unpack them in the dead of winter.  Here are some images (including of J-class boats, a Chris-Craft, and American Eagle)   that will be summoned in January. 





Wing-and-Wing
















Basic Preppy / Prep Clothes - Essential Wardrobe Staples


Many ask for a list of the absolute, core preppy items for building out the base for a classic casual wardrobe. It is not complete (obviously), but a good place to start.

Of course, androgyny plays a role, with just a few items specifically for Men (M) or Women (W).

These items can be dressed up or down, personalized with other items, and often come in both inexpensive and high-end versions:
(All links here are to Daily Prep entries.)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hollyhocks

A reader, HHH, sent this thought and these pictures from her garden...


"If one were to categorize flowers as one does people, Hollyhocks would surely fall into the category of preppy. After all, it loves cottages on Nantucket (as it does all cottage gardens in the cooler regions of New England). It is tall and proud, sturdy and self-assured, brightly colored in clean pastels reminiscent of sorbet, but never loud like a gladiola."