Every year our friend Olga and her husband Tolya invite the “girls” (Claudia, Janice & I) over for a summer garden party at their beautiful home in Staten Island. It is usually preceded by a visit to South Beach and a long lovely stroll along the boardwalk. The scenery of dunes topped with grasses and scraggly beach vegetation and the smell of the sea immediately relaxes the mind, invigorates the soul and works up the appetite. There is nothing more revivifying than hanging out with your besties, talking about everything and nothing and laughing a whole lot.
Enjoy the stroll.