The plannershere and blogosphere sure are quiet these days. Which is good, because that means people still enjoy doing summer like things and haven't replaced family time time and face to face social interactions with real live human beings. Though I do miss all the delightful idealistic brand talk.
I'm sure come September and the return of bland weather a glut of great brand thinking will unleash itself.
As for the photo, yes, I'm sure you are thinking that's where I spend my summer vacations. On a 175 foot yacht. As do most ad folks. Sorry to disappoint but I actually just saw this after getting off my $2.25 water taxi ride across English Bay.