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.

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


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."