A dreamy early evening picnic on an island off the coast of Maine last weekend reminded me how simple perfection can be. Here's what I learned...
First, let your youngest captains steer the ship. (And name your boat Little Buttercup.)
Take turns—and take your time.
Make yourselves comfortable.
Collect ample firewood.
Light your campfire in a sheltered spot, with a view. Use driftwood for tables. Grill hot dogs wrapped in bacon (no kidding). Let others explore tide pools.
Celebrate a sweet birthday with a nod to tradition. (Yes, those are wedding rings around the candles).
Take time for yourself.
The Golden Rule applies: Roast marshmallows for others as you would roast them for yourself—charred, to molten perfection. Then share them freely with those you love.