No Boys Allowed...
Story by Rebecca Hessel Cohen and Colleen Crivello
Sometimes all you need is a little girl time. Our house in Sagaponack is a very special place to me. We bought it right after my first daughter Scarlett was born and we’ve already created the most incredible memories here with our dearest friends and family. Stella, our youngest little girl, came here when she was only one week old and this house just creates magic. Literally! Every summer is a new amazing adventure, and even though we come out throughout the winter, there is nothing more exciting then spending the warmer months here when the kids can run wild and free outside in nature and the moms can well… drink rose all day long !!
On this particular late spring weekend I decided to have a few of my dearest girlfriends and their little girls out to the beach house for a last minute no boys allowed party (except for maybe a few special gays here and there)! There was nothing more amazing than this girl tribe – Bianca, Julia and Colleen. Two Frenchies (Bianca and Julia, from Paris) and Colleen from LA, and then of course myself, a native New Yorker who grew up spending summers in the Hamptons since I was born. And then there were all of our minis… All Girls… Alba ( 5 years old) , Romy ( 4 years old) , Scarlett ( 3 years old) , Allegra ( 9 months ) and Stella ( 5 months). .
After years and years living at my parents house, and finally creating our own little paradise here a few years ago with my husband, there really is nothing more incredible than sharing our little LoveShack with the ones we love the most….
It's never easy to find time to decompress, especially when you’re all working moms, but somehow we manage. Im truly inspired by each of these women – both as incredible moms, friends and business women. Bianca is the manager of international press and VP at Chanel, Julia is a model, art director and founder of Romy & the Bunnies and Colleen is founder of the incredible mom and childrens website MiniMode, and previous owner of the kids line Chalk NYC.
Together, we have amazing stories to tell. My favorite is below, how Colleen describes this incredible weekend in her oh so very Carrie Bradshaw manner…
"Remember when not so long ago, things like babies and adult responsibilities were a thing of the future? And yet here we are, in the future!
Becoming a mom was a major adjustment, to say the least and I was determined to define what that meant to me. While invested in my new roll, I was wary of it solely defining me and resolute in maintaining who I am (and who I am becoming) as a woman. Firm in the adage that as much as one should adapt to their child, the child should adapt to your life as well. With this understanding, I set out to find other women that shared my philosophy and in doing so I have found some of the most vibrant and inspiring women in my life - that perhaps wouldn’t know otherwise. The bonds we’re forming through motherhood, as we raise our littles up together, is something akin to sisterhood. Therefore as a conscious effort to constantly stay connected, we mommas take girly trips… no boys allowed!
Most recently - in our typical festive spirit - we spent a rose fueled and sun soaked weekend out at the beach. With time dedicated to relaxing, laughing at ourselves and reengaging on the everyday, we watched our MINIs run wild and begin to shape their own lifelong friendships #thenextgeneration.
And while it’s not always easy to align our schedules, plan a trip or grab that time-after-time-rescheduled drink, between busy lives/hectic days as business owners and moms, we make it a priority. So join us in celebrating this Mother’s Day - our mom-tribe to yours - by dancing in the sunlight, running free and being silly." - Colleen.
Wishing all our momma's the most special Mother's Day!!