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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What is it about New York Beachiness?

There is something about beachiness.

Hollywood and socialites attended a beautiful summer evening Soiree at "Watermill." Everyone looked sunkissed and fresh from the beach.

Alan Wyse and Kim Cattrall

Marisa Bregman, Luigi Tadini, and Amanda Hearst

Marlene Dietrich is Dr. No’s Ludovico Clinic.”

The dress code was “Decadent Chic” at one of the top social parties in New York this summer. 800 came for the dinner and there were 1100 at cocktails. The evening was titled: “Marlene Dietrich is Dr. No’s Ludovico Clinic.” and was at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. The must-go art event in the new Hamptons.

Honorary Chairs of this Beach event: Marina Abramovic, Bernard Arnault, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ross Bleckner, Kathleen Brennan and Tom Waits, Chuck Close, Bob Colacello, Alan Cumming, Merce Cunningham, Philippine de Rothschild, Marianne Faithfull, Carrie Fisher, Renée Fleming, Philip Glass, Nan Goldin, Zaha Hadid, Jenny Holzer, Iman and David Bowie, Donna Karan, Harvey Keitel, Calvin Klein, Jeff Koons, Annie Leibovitz, Richard Meier, Jessye Norman, Isabella Rossellini, Diane von Furstenberg, Dita von Teese, Rufus Wainwright, Roger Waters, Dianne Wiest.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America

At Beach House Finds we all love our jobs and life by the beach. However as the U.S. economy continues to struggle, studies have shown that financial-related stress can lead to health issues. A workout such as yoga when you are living by the beach can be a wonderful stress reliever and a way to slow the mind and body down.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Is this Not The Best Summer Beach Song?

While vacationing at the Beach, I was reminded of a great summer beach song "Barbara Ann." While trying to sing it in the middle of our New England lobster dinner to my 6 and 7 year old nephews I decided to You Tube it for every ones summer enjoyment. Thanks Mom, for giving me great fun beach girl name! Enjoy!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Are You Looking For a Summer Beach Read?

The Beach House

By Jane Green

What makes a great beach read? Lost love, troubled lives and Nantucket "The Beach House," is Jane Green's 10th novel, and a top selling summer read. One of this summers best seller, "Beach House" is filled with complex characters facing their own personal struggles. Green's "Beach House" comforts anyone who enters it. This read is filled with wisdom, and inspiration for those who lack hope in their own lives.
Jane Green is a native brit, who, who loves living near the beach in Westport, Connecticut.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Stepping Into A Life of An Heiress by the Sea

Put this on your list of Top Beach House Finds to visit before you die. Rough Point the oceanfront home of Doris Duke in Newport., Rhode Island. Miss Duke spent a lifetime of collecting from exotic locations around the world. Located on Newport's Bellevue Avenue, Rough Point has a beautiful sweeping ocean view and is a splendid way to spend the day by the Sea. Rough Point is still furnished as it was when Doris Duke lived here. So the private tour is intimate, worth the upward price and you leave with an education and knowledge of what a preservationist, Miss Duke was to Newport, Rhode Island. Her passion for restoring Colonial buildings in Newport, Rhode Island led her to creating the Newport Restoration Foundation in 1968.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Check Out This Beach Girl Find

Tres chic, Beach Girl item of the month is this chic tote bag that plays your iPod! Just add your beach towel, sunscreen and the boys should come dancing. Felicidade Groove Bag Plus Triplet, $100 (

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Have You Visited This Seaside 100 Year Old Mansion, Garden & Arboretum?

Beach House Finds, founder
Barbara Segal pictured at Blithewold Mansion, Garden & Arbotetum with Sue Nealon

Photo coutesey of Robert Kemp

Map of Blithewold Grounds

In the tranquil seaside setting of Bristol, Rhode Island is Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum. Here you can explore the finest garden estate in New England, Blithewold Mansion which is open for daily public tours rich in social history and chronicling the lives of one family over a span of more than 100 years. The breathtaking views of the Narragansett Bay from the house draw you outside to enjoy the sea breezes, colorful flower gardens, and magnificent trees and shrubs in a landscape inspired by the family's love of plants, trees and horticulture.

In 1896, coal baron, Augustus Van Wickle and his wife Bessie purchased the property for a summer vacation home. The beauty and location of the side made it the perfect place to pursue the family's love of the sea and Bessie passion for horticulture.

Her elder daughter, Majorie, inherited her mother's love of gardening and planted thousand of plants for her garden as well. Blithewold's voluminous archives contain journals, thousands of photographs, and letters that paint the detailed picture of life of the estate during the last century.

Marjorie Lyon, carried on her mother's invaluable gardening legacy until her death in 1976, when she bequeathed Blithewold and its remaining 33 acres for the enjoyment of the public education, and inspiration forever. On August 16, 2008 Blithewold celebrates "The Celebration of A Century" Saturday, August 16, 2008 at the Blithwold Mansion, Garden and Arboretum.

For more information contact 401-253-2707. ext. 21 or

Monday, July 7, 2008

Do You Want A Great Summer Beach House Read?

"Any book that is vacation- or beach-themed does very well," states Barnes & Noble's Bob Wietrak. A Summer Affair, Bikini Season, The Beach House, The Sand Castle and July and August are basking on bookshelves.