Not to worry, dear readers; we're back, and better than ever, with a Memorial Day weekend edition! Wahoo! Here, some things I like related to the beginning of summer (even though it's not officially summer until June 21, Memorial Day totally kicks it off). I'll be in Hadley, NY, spending some time in the woods and lakes of the Adirondack Mountains with no internet, no email, no cell service...in other words, bliss. I hope you all have something fun planned, even if it's just sitting outside with a book. Call me easy to please, but that sounds pretty close to heaven.
And now, 10 Things I Like (after the jump).
1. White pants for men
2. White Pants for Women
My favorite shorts in the world are an old denim pair of Levi's I ordered from Urban Outfitters back in college. It's therefore no surprise that this vintage pair of Levi's 501s caught my eye. Love that high waist, love that rolled leg.
3. Citra Sipper
Because who hasn't wanted to drink out of an orange the way they show it on the Tropicana carton?
4. This New Yorker Cover
5. "Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches" via Smitten Kitchen
Because it's memorial day, and any barbeque that doesn't have ice cream sandwiches is a lesser barbeque for it.
5. Takahiro Miyasha and Oliver Peoples sunglasses
These, at $600, are not cheap, nor are they probably worth it. But damn, they're a good looking pair of shades, aren't they?
6. Marg + Melon Cocktail via NPR's food blog, The Salt
NPR recently ran a piece on lower calorie cocktails. This one clocks in at about 150, which for a sweet drink is pretty good. While I haven't tried making it, I'd like to; I happen to love both margaritas and watermelon. Soooo, this seems like a win-win.
6a. Gritty's Vacationland
7. This A-frame in Hadley, NY
Because this adorable little house is where I'll be spending the next few nights! I'll bring back photos of Adirondack chairs and lakes. And hopefully not too many mosquito bites.
If you're going on a weekend picnic, put your sandwiches in this, because it's a) the cutest thing I've ever seen and b) great for the environment. ANOTHER win-win!
Ok, this one is a long shot for a lot of people, but if you're a history nerd like me, you may also get excited about the prospect of reading this book over a long weekend. On the other hand, if you're trying to have a happy, relaxing time, death on muddy battlefields may not be your thing, to which I say: your loss. I can't wait to crack this bad boy open, especially since I was just in France.
Because after a book about a WWI battle, I thought I'd lighten the weekend mood with my new favorite lipstick. I just bought this in a great coral hue, and I highly recommend it! Very summery and bright.
I shouldn't even have to write a caption to this. Look at that picture; it's pretty self-explanatory.
And with that, happy weekend, my dear readers! I hope you all have plans that will allow you to relax, recuperate, and rejoice. If there's anything you think I should add to my Memorial day weekend list (and there's a ton, I know--10 was hard to narrow it down to!), let me know in the comments.