Countdown to Spring Break

I have an announcement to make, and it impacts all of you. I have officially started my countdown to Spring Break. I’ve had it with winter and I’ve put it on a clock. We are not big travelers in our family; we seem to let day-to-day life get in the way, which we probably shouldn’t. When I think back to my childhood, vacations are what stand out in my memory the most, so I probably should take my kids on more of them.

Typically we go to Florida to my parents’ retirement town for Easter and my siblings come there, as well. This year our breaks didn’t align correctly so the three siblings are headed to Florida with our kids at separate times. We are going first to my parents (they actually told us we couldn’t stay long because they have other guests coming…for their country club’s annual “Member Guest” tournament, obvs) then to another beach in South Florida.

I have been asking our team every day what just got delivered new at the store in preparation for this trip. I am ready for some sun and sand. I know you are, too, so we put together some of our favorite beach-friendly looks to help make packing easier on me. In my view, it is all about easy cover ups that take you from the pool to lunch, colorful hats from our newest line Yosuzi, and flip flops.

India Dress and Sleeveless Caftan by Emerson Fry



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