Need an Upscale Vacation?

So we're deep into July, and it's hot, and we're tired, and some of us, even if we have already been on holiday, need a vacation.....

Just in time, the New York Times brings us glamour shots of seventeen seashells, from the common quahog (clam) to polka dotted carnivorous volutes. Eye candy for seashellers. See the truly gorgeous slideshow here.