I love the ocean. Growing up my favorite times were when our family went to the beach for a week or two. When I had my own family it continued to be a favorite spot for us to unwind and reconnect. I am usually with people who like to go and do while we're at the beach - amusement parks, water slides, shopping, sight-seeing - but once I'm at the beach I just want to stay put because there's just nothing better. And I love any beach - north or south, sandy or rocky, calm or stormy. Even though I didn't mind all the snow and cold weather we got this winter, I did seem to start thinking about the beach pretty seriously toward the end of it and I gravitated towards colors and designs inspired by the sea.