No matter where she was (or how she felt), my grandmother Jean would arrive immaculately coiffed and elegantly attired (no jeans, ever) --and at 5 p.m., ready for a cocktail "dahling." I think she would have enjoyed this glimpse at how women with far more funds (but the same classic sense of style) put together their summer wardrobes. I think I'll enjoy it too ... it's on my Wishlist, awaiting publication in September.

READ: Resort Fashion: Style In Sun-Drenched Climates by Caroline Rennolds Milbank. Coming in September.

"Use the good china for breakfast."