Day Trippers

Yesterday it was the tip of Long Island, and today it's Long Island's barrier island. Clearly I have the Atlantic beaches on my brain.  So much so, that by the time this post publishes, my husband and I are going to be on an early morning ferry out to Fire Island, New York.  I'm leaving you with these images from 2010, when Country Living featured the fire island home of Alex Bates, who was the head of design at West Elm.  The easy, laid back quality of this beach house, really captures everything that I adore about this special island.  There are literally no cars allowed, which makes the place feel so relaxed...walking, biking, little red wagons and the occasional water taxi are the only means of transportation on this quaint oasis.  This unique beach community is also incredibly sentimental to us, it's where my husband and I first met, so many summers ago...

Images via: CountryLiving


  1. Have a wonderful time! I love that he calls his neighbor's the west wing! ha!

  2. love all white beach decor!
    Lilac and Grey

  3. we love LI too - we are have friends who live right on the beach - we by default love vising them!!!

  4. I love the oversized chess pieces. Do you have a source for those? - Brandy

  5. Such a beautiful home; the chess pieces are a great idea!

  6. Wow, how beautiful. It really looks magical! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  7. Those chess pieces are fantastic. White is bleachable...that's my motto too. Lovely post!

  8. I loved your post and your blog...I'm following now!! And I'll come back always, beautiful!

    Come to visit mine...I'll be happy if you can follow me, too... thanks... hugs, Sheyla


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