remember when…..

There’s a great little eatery in our town serving organic coffee, freshly prepared sandwiches, all natural ice cream and other homemade delectables throughout the year to locals and visitors alike.

new101logo08smallBut it’s definitely the summer season that has Brendan’s 101 bustling with all ages craving the perfectly, sweetened scoop.  I stopped in the other day only to find a group of barefoot, bikini-clad girls grabbing a quick cone after enjoying a couple hours at the beach.  It brought back fond memories of racing up our beach the moment we heard the familiar jingle announcing our favorite ice cream truck’s arrival.

That was probably the last time I ran anywhere near a street or store in a teeny-weenie bikini…without a copious cover-up.

Good thing there’s still quite an array of styles and prices to keep you cool, but covered this swimsuit season.

Nantucket Cover-Up from Verano High @ (15% off with code: summer fun)

Shirred Side Cover from Eco Swim @ Nordstrom in Farmington,

Crochet Cover-Up from Croft and Barrow @ Kohl’s in Norwalk, Fairfield, Ridgefield, Trumbull

Byzance Ring-Side Cover from Michael Kors @ Michael Kors in Greenwich, Danbury, Soleil Toile in Westport, New Canaan

Tennis Anyone Hooded Tunic from Trina Turk @ Snappy Gator in Fairfield, Togs in New Canaan, Pastiche in Old Greenwich, Simply Chic in Ridgefield

Seville Skirt  from L’Space by Monica Wise @ Bling in Darien, Everything But Water in Greenwich

Crinkle Cotton Boyfriend Shirt from Tommy Bahama @ Darien Sport Shop in Darien, Island Outfitters in New Canaan, Lord & Taylor in Stamford, Trumbull