This past weekend, we were thrilled to celebrate the Fourth of July on Fire Island. My husband and I had only been there once before twelve years ago. So, when our magnanimous friends, who recently purchased a summer home in the hamlet of Kismet, invited us to stay for the weekend, we enthusiastically obliged. It was even more magical than we had remembered. Everything from the ferry ride to the charming town (the absence of cars immediately transplants you into another world) to the sound of the ocean from our bedroom made for an ideal weekend centered around rest and relaxation.