Cover Story

I can remember a time in my life when I had no time (and certainly had no dollars) for the cover-up – something so seemingly unimportant.  Unimportant because: towels, right?  (If you had a beach towel to overlap and roll at your waist and a pair of flip-flops, you were good, right?).  And, now, well . . . the cover-up has really sky-rocketed up the chain of importance to me in the past decade (or so).  Because, the only time I take it off is the time that I am actually in the pool or beach or lying on a lounge chair in a just-right angle to keep my stomach looking as flat as possible.  Otherwise, I don’t so much as get up to go to the bathroom (whether it is 5 yards away or 50) without […]

Fab Design Friday: Roberta Freymann’s Amanda


For this issue of Fab Design Friday, I want to take you back.  Back to Boston’s very ’80s ballad to Amanda, back a couple of years to the Roberta Roller Rabbit fad, and to a back issue of Elle Decor. It probably has not been four years since we all got a little swept away with Roberta Freymann’s Roberta Roller Rabbit trunk shows full of crazy kaftans and kurtas for cover-ups – until we all realized that while the fabrics were gorgeous, the traditional cut of the tops and cover-ups was perhaps less than flattering.  And, since then, outside of buying pjs for my kids from the website once a year, Roberta Freeman was pretty much off my radar. Last month when I was in East Hampton, I tucked in the Robert Freymann […]