June is always a fickle month. It’s not quite summer, but I’m already itching to go to the beach, to feel the sand between my toes, the sun on my back, and to spend long lazy days by the ocean or on the board walk, letting my cares drift away.
For a June birthday celebration we wove a nautical theme into a Saturday afternoon with clams at Randazzo’s Clam Bar in Sheepshead Bay (offering fried seafood that is, reportedly “the pride of Sheepshead Bay”), a walk along the board walk at Brighton Beach and a stop at Ruby’s Bar in Coney Island. In honor of all things sea worthy I pulled out my old favorite LL Bean tote bag and paired it with a very matching Built by Wendy dress.
This was the perfect outfit to show off my new Ellips shoes from designer Priscille Demanche’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. She had a 4 day sale on my birthday and when I emailed her and said that I was offering myself a pair of her sandals as a gift she gave me free shipping all the way from France! What a darling! And hurry, she has organized a sale to benefit a charity of your choice on her past season collections just until Friday the 15th. Up to 60% off and a donation to a good cause! Shop your shoes at the Ellips site here (don’t hesitate to email Priscille if you are ordering from outside of France) and vote on which association should benefit here.
See you on the beach and the boardwalk this summer!
Thanks to my friend Heather Donahue for the lovely photographs!
4 thoughts on “Brighton Beach Memoirs”
Brighton Beach looks surprisingly empty!
The weather was a little iffy that day – I think when we took these photos we caught a sunny patch, but it was threatening thunder all afternoon – that might explain it!
How was Randazzo’s? I grew up in Sheepshead Bay but have never eaten there!
It’s delicious! The fried seafood is fried within an inch of its life, but they have nonfried food too, including really good, fresh clams and amazing marinara sauce. Stop by next time you go home!