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Making Waves
This month Oprah got her feet wet.

The O team has cover shoots down to a science, but sometimes spontaneity is the order of the day. The crew was just starting to set up lights in Oprah’s Maui home, the jewelry options were being methodically arranged, and the snacks were about to make an appearance, when our cover model had a flash of inspiration: “Let’s go to the beach!” And faster than you can say “Surf’s up!” everyone headed to the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. After a few last-minute shirt changes on the sand (using beach towels as a makeshift dressing room), Oprah kicked off her flip-flops and made a splash. “Isn’t this incredible?” she called out. “I’ll take the sky and the sea over an afternoon under hot lights any day.” Here’s to the exhilarating rush of an unplanned adventure!

On Oprah: Tee, Majestic Filatures, $165;
Skirt, Camilla; similar styles at
Earrings, Mizuki; Bergdorf Goodman, 212-753-7300