Making The Most of The Last Weeks of Summer

August 15, 2009

The superyachts are gathering this weekend in Edgartown, (possibly for the anticipated presidential visit next week?), and across the country, sailors and boaters are enjoying the last weeks of summer. Reluctant to turn our thoughts back to the indoors yet, here in Newport Beach we've found a few new items that might help you take advantage of the remaining warm, sunny days and late sunsets by the water. While I'm not generally a fan of coasters, I'm giving up neither my summer G&Ts nor my perennial Nautical Wood Coaster Setappreciation for beautiful wood surfaces. Thankfully, I don't have to give up either with these handsome Maple & Mahogany Coasters. They're made in the USA of entirely recycled materials. Four to a set, in a sloted wood holder. To complement our newly well-heeled G&T's, our thoughts turn to an outdoor late-summer barbeque, and the new collection of nautical-themed cleat-handle carvery boards. Each is handcrafted out of the finest Eastern Hard Maple and Santos Mahogany, hand-sealed with 100% Natural Tung oil, and then finished a second time with Mineral Oil and Bees Wax. The combination of these two finishes provides a safe and natural sealer.

Nautical Serving Tray

Speaking of waterside entertaining, as soon as the Italians return from holiday, we should be seeing more of their unparalleled nautical serving pieces with layers of silky rope lines, knot accents, and inlaid teak bases. The trays can be used with or without the removable acrylic inserts, with multiple bottle and/or glass cut-outs. The inserts are a godsend when heeled over, or bringing a tray-full of cocktails up the companionway.
For everyone with a beach house full of guests this summer, we're expanding our popular Anali Towel collection, adding a color that simply belongs by the sea, aqua blue. Our Coral Branches, Coral & Shells, and Seahorse embroidery designs will be available in this delightfully tranquil color.
Embroidered Coral Towels Coral and Shells Towels And of course, when summer's finally over, you'll need a stunning new coastal-themed frame to showcase a few of your favorite moments by, or on the water. From opulent Amythest-hued seashells, to airy, open-weave rattan, to sleek pewter waterscapes, we're gathering a collection of frames to suit just about any waterside decor. Reluctantly, we'll soon be bidding summer goodbye. Until then, enjoy the sunny days at sea and the amazing joys of living and entertaining by the water. DJ

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