summer

Summer's Last Licks

Summer's Last Licks
Wait, what? How can summer almost be over?? By way of protest, I am spraying just the right amount of sea, salt and gold onto my hair. That should do it.
- rony

Captian Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray, $28 (pretty reasonable in exchange for a few extra weeks of summer)

Summertime Routine

Summertime Routine

Scrubbing with French Girl Sea Polish after exercising in the summer, is one of the best feelings you could possibly treat yourself to. You know when you can't stop sweating, even after a shower? It does the trick! Like brushing your teeth, on your whole body. 

What to Give: 4th of July, beach house edition

What to Give: 4th of July, beach house edition


We're invited to our friends' house in Asbury Park for this holiday weekend and I am coming equipped with sparklers for everyone and a beach-y candle for our lovely hosts. 
Happy Fourth, Kittens!!
xo
Rony




Summer Playlist!

Summer Playlist!

Summer is my favorite time of year! The days are longer, the nights are warm, and it's totally acceptable to eat ice cream as often as you like. Whether you're lounging at the beach, chilling by a pool,  barbecuing in the sun, or cruising around town, there's nothing like a perfect summer sound ...

Happy Early Summer Weekend!!

Happy Early Summer Weekend!!

Before our fair city acquires her very, er... distinctive summer fragrance, she is bathed in the most delightful scent of Linden trees. Right now - very early summer - the smell is everywhere and I find myself deeply inhaling it. This season is sweet, yet oh-so-short, and needs to be appreciated at ...

Dreaming of shipwrecks...

Dreaming of shipwrecks...

...mermaids and purple rowboats. But I will most likely be wearing a sweater or three.

Image found via HonestlyWTF's Pinterest, originally from here

What We Love Today: Cold Bevs

What We Love Today: Cold Bevs

The Lavender Ghost, or, What I plan on Doing When I Get Home:2 oz. vodka3/4 oz. Royal Rose Lavender Syrup1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juiceCombine syrup and lemon juice in a pint glass or jam jar. Add 4 or 5 ice cubes and then the vodka. Shake vigorously and serve straight up or on the rocks. T ...

Postcard from PEI

Postcard from PEI

I'm going to have a wreath of white roses on my hair and Ruby Gillis is going to lend me her slippers because I haven't any of my own. It's necessary for fairies to have slippers you know. You couldn't imagine a fairy wearing boots, could you? -Anne of Green GablesPhoto from NYPL - Denishawn Dancers ...

Summer Reading and Marble Halls of Moonshine

Summer Reading and Marble Halls of Moonshine

Last night, I started rereading one of my totems of childhood, the Anne of Green Gables collection. I've missed you, Prince Edward Island (or, PEI as we local armchair travelers - here's looking at you, Dwight and Jeanne - call it)."I had made up my mind that if you didn't come for me tonight I ...

Tipsy Elixir Sue and Me.

Tipsy Elixir Sue and Me.

I have a new friend. Her name is Tipsy Elixir Sue. You can have a new friend named Tipsy Elixir Sue, too. Here's how! Mix up some vodka (chilled), ice cubes, thinly sliced cucumber, a dash of sea salt, and a squeeze of lemon. Shake it up in a cocktail shaker, or if your cocktail shaker is currently ...

Summer Song

Summer Song
You are so right, Blondie. Sometimes New York gets so hot and humid, you feel like you are living in a fishbowl. (Also, I really like how you get all frisky with that Darth Vader-like dude.)

Enjoy!
x
Rony


What We Love Today: Summer Hair

What We Love Today: Summer Hair
No silly - not the frizzy kind. The messy, clumpy, I-spent-the-day-at-the-beach kind. Except better smelling.
- Rony


Weekday Musical Pick-Me-Up

Weekday Musical Pick-Me-Up

Perhaps moody, Scottish songs are not everyone's idea of a pick-me-up, but watching this documentary on Belle & Sebastian has made me re-fall in love with them. If you haven't recently, I recommend turning on If You're Feeling Sinister as soon as possible.I can't wait to see them in Prospect Par ...

Lunch Lady: Alright Already!

Lunch Lady: Alright Already!

I am so over this. I don't want snow or hats or coats or boots or cold kitchen floors anymore. I want sun and good music and good friends and fun and long long days on rooftops with ice cold beer.I also want good food! The kind of food that reminds you that right now someone somewhere is gettin ...

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