what’s the best parenting advice you’ve received?
let your child be who they want to be. we encourage james to explore her own interests and it has been the highlight of my life to watch her grow as a person. she loves fashion and getting dressed, so at our house we dress up to get down. they only fit in their nice clothes for a short time, so let them get messy!
what brings you the most joy as a parent?
seeing those big blue eyes wake up for another day!
what are your favorite minnow pieces?
james lives in her minnow bathing suits. we love the solid rashguards paired with printed bikini bottoms. having spent most of the past few years in montecito, we’ve collected more bathing suits than clothes! I love the new men’s striped boardies. the lining and material are comfortable. minnow is one of the very few brands that have matching patterns for men and their children.
what’s your favorite beach to visit with your family?
we spend most afternoons at miramar beach in montecito, california, but I love to take james to the la jolla beach and tennis club where I grew up going with my parents.
what’s in your beach bag?
lots of sunscreen, an extra minnow rashguard for james, weezie towels, and lots of snacks and toys.
what’s your favorite summer memory?
i love to take james early in the morning to the duck pond in east hampton, new york. watching her face light up at the hundreds of ducks and creatures is my favorite activity ever.
do you have any favorite summer traditions?
we love to take a boat out from rowayton, connecticut and explore the long island sound. most of our summer is spent in the pool listening to music and watching james swim for hours.
what’s on your summer reading list?
Out East by John Glynn
best summer song?
we’re very excited for the barbie movie soundtrack!
blue, of course.
where can we follow your travels and design work?