One of my favorite things about going to a beach in parts of Europe, is the beach club concept. My favorite one is in Puglia, at the Masseria Torre Coccaro, where you take an 8 minute shuttle from the hotel, to a super chic club on the sea, where they have changing rooms, showers, massage rooms, hammocks, shade, umbrellas, waiter service on the beach, and one of the best restaurants ever. I swear it was the best seafood pasta we have ever had. Recently I was interviewing Bob and Cortney Novogratz (they have that show on Bravo called 9 By Design), who told me about the Bungalow Hotel they did in Long Branch, New Jersey, and how this hotel is affiliated with a beach club, and how much it feels like a European beach club. No, I haven't been there yet, but judging from the pictures it looks good. I'm thinking this would be a perfect September getaway, after all the summer crowds, and if I get down there, I'll give you the full report.