On this rainy Wednesday, I’d love to ask a question I’ve been curious about: Do you kiss or hug your friends? Or are you happy to not be so touchy? I probably land on one extreme…
Last August, my family was lucky enough to travel to Italy, and I learned something that probably a lot of people already know…
Do you have any trips planned this summer? Here, 14 readers share their best tips and tricks for making the most of those all-too-precious vacation days (including a funny packing necessity and a hack for sleeping on flights)…
Have you discovered the children’s clothing brand Primary? I LOVE THEM and am always telling friends about them. The brand was started by two moms who wanted to create high quality basics at reasonable prices. Their wonderful pieces are available season after season, are made for both boys and girls, and are easy to mix and match. Here’s a giveaway and discount code…
What are you up to this weekend? We are heading to Fire Island! We haven’t been in years, and the boys are so excited to swim in the ocean and walk barefoot to the ice cream shop. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…
Omg Issa Rae’s acceptance speech at the Women in Film Gala was perfect. MUST WATCH.
Your new beachcombing activity, other than skipping rocks.
Keanu Reeves keeps his hands to himself! Love this.
Nothing says summer like a salt spray, and this one is the best.
The secret to a joyful life.
20 things we’ve learned from TV made me laugh out loud. “If being chased through town, you can take cover in a passing St. Patrick’s Day parade — at any time of the year.”
Lovely swimsuits for nursing moms.
Funny Trader Joe’s reviews. “Just make your own eggs, people.”
How to triumph like a girl.
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers and father figures out there, and big hugs to those who are missing someone this weekend. Also, if you’d like to help more dads be with their kids, please join us in donating to RAICES. They do wonderful, important work.
Plus, two reader comments:
Says Julie on four fun things: “No one makes me laugh harder than David Sedaris. If you haven’t read his latest, Calypso, it’s the perfect book for the beach/commute/de-stressing. One of my favorite quotes: ‘I told myself that one day I would buy a beach house and that it would be everyone’s, as long as they followed my draconian rules and never stopped thanking me for it.'”
Says Ceridwen on what baking recipes do you like: “The recipe I’ve loved is Hetty’s olive oil cake that you posted. My mother was seriously ill, and we were going through a very uncertain, stressful time. I needed to do something that required one simple step after another to rest my mind. Baking that cake, especially rubbing the orange rind into the sugar, was the most beautiful, life-affirming and calming act. I smiled into it, cried a little but felt such pleasure. I took the cake on the drive to my parents’ place, and my brother and I devoured it during the trip. It’s a wonderful cake for sharing, and now making it brings me complete calm and joy.”
Have a good one. xoxo
(Photo by Sarah Jampel.)