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A Helping Hand in Women's Health


Hank Patterson, owner of Deck Towel, and his wife, Gail Granowitz, M.D. and a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, traveled to Haiti last month to help with the efforts of Innovating Health International (IHI). IHI is a non-profit dedicated to treating chronic diseases and addressing women's health issues in developing countries. IHI aims to increase access to treatment and education services for chronic diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and injuries. Working with local partners, current projects include a...

Don't get burned!

Well, here we are in the height of summer - finally! As such, Gail and I thought it a good time to remind us all of the dangers of over-exposure to the sun. Clearly we love the sun (we own a Shore home, and venture to the Caribbean frequently) but still precautions are a must!

We went to Consumer Reports for some hopefully unbiased info and here it is. This is not gospel, but intended to be helpful!!

First of all, we were not overly surprised to find out that of over the 60 lotions, sprays and sticks tested, 28...

Deck Towel Care Guide for Linen

A Guide for Linen Care


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This weekend we were spending some quality time with our friends Paul and Linda at the Shore when Linda came up with an often asked question, “Hank, what is the best way to care for my Deck Towel?” We do address this in the FAQ portion of our website, but I thought I would take the opportunity to post it for all to see. The question is a bit like “Who serves the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia”, since there are various opinions, but here are some guidelines.

First of all, many...

Why is linen better than cotton for beach towels?

Why Linen towels over Cotton Towels?

While relaxing on our deck at the Jersey shore this past weekend, my good friend Charles asked me, “Why does linen make a better towel vs cotton?” Great question!! I thought I would take a few minutes and enlighten.
Linen is derived from the flax plant. It is highly durable and can last for decades when properly cared for. In Europe it is highly coveted and is often handed down from generation to generation. It becomes a family heirloom. It softens over time and its unique “hand” or feel, is very hard to reproduce by...

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