Even though I wrote these words about 3 years ago, they ring every bit as true to me today. They are the reason I wrote Summertime Anytime: Recipes from Shutters On The Beach (Clarkson Potter, May 2008). In it you will find 130 recipes from my family’s cozy Santa Monica hotel, along with entertaining tips, décor ideas from designer Michael S. Smith, and homemade beauty treatments from our spa guru, Ole Henriksen.
We Angelenos are lucky to have a beach in our backyard, and I have always turned to it as a source of both inspiration and solace. If you don’t already have a copy of Summertime Anytime: Recipes from Shutters On The Beach, I hope you’ll make some room on your cookbook shelf—you won’t be disappointed!