In celebration of Water & The Ocean, I have created La Mer.
On summer weekends as a child, my mother and father would drive my brother, sister and I, from our suburban New Jersey home to Jones Beach, Long Island. Sitting in the back seat of our car, I felt whisked away as if to a foreign, beautiful land. From grey, concrete buildings, shopping malls, and endless storefronts, crossing the George Washington Bridge, passing the Statue of Liberty, and finally coming to this endless body of water called the Atlantic Ocean. There before us, sunlit and sparkling like a thousand precious jewels, was the ocean bathed by the brilliance of the sun. I sat in the car mesmerized and opened the windows to breathe in the salty ocean air. This to me was freedom and magic. Now, years later, the Ocean still has this effect on all my senses. I come alive just being near the Sea.