Good Morning, Pacific Ocean

A Beautiful Morning at the Beach, Kauai, Hawaii (LEO Design)


Different people have differing ideas of what makes a beautiful beach.  Some people love the bustle and people-watching of Miami Beach.  Others like the cold, rugged beauty of Cape Cod.  Mediterranean beaches can be nice, too.  As for me, I like three things: 1. Being able to see the water and a steep mountain backdrop at the same time.  2. Seeing minimal evidence of human building or encroachment.  And 3. To be (mostly) alone at the beach—just me and my loved one(s).  With these criteria in mind, my favorite beaches in the world are to be found on Kauai.

We don't spend a lot of time at the beach—maybe 60 to 90 minutes at a time.  But we try to go every day.  And we've been enjoying going in the morning, which leaves the afternoon free for lunch, visiting friends, and other non-aqueous activities.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248