July 22, 2011 § 2 Comments
July 19, 2011 § 2 Comments
I wasn’t exactly what you’d call a swimming enthusiast growing up – I don’t think I learned to swim in any capacity until I was about 14 – but now that I live in New York, I appreciate the rare opportunities to swim much more.
I have only ever owned one swimsuit at a time and usually only buy them once every few years. Now that I have regular access to a pool and have actually made it to the beach twice this year already, I think I’m ready for an upgrade!
The trend this year seems to be the Bandeau style suit, which is perfect because I’m quite tired of the weird double triangle tan I get with my halter top bikini. What is a Bandeau, you ask? Well here are a few of my favourites:
What kind of swimsuit are you wearing this year? I am curious!
July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
Good news, indecisive graphic lovers! The brains behind Swiss Miss created a line of temporary tattoos called Tattly that allow you to switch up your skin decor on a regular basis with many fun, design-inspired tattoos.
Now you can get a tattoo designed by Marc Johns, Jessica Hische, Julia Rothman, and others without committing for life.
July 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
I absolutely love this idea for a Christmas card/year end summary about a married couple’s year-long achievements and highlights.
This makes me want to do something similar for my family and friends, since most of them are in Canada. I’m sure having a letterpress in your home makes you want to create all kinds of things!
[created by Amanda Jane Jones]
July 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
I like that Canada Day and Independence Day are the same weekend, but it often makes for a very busy time. We had promised Nick’s Dad that we’d visit him in Pennsylvania for the 4th, but we also had some visitors, and not just any visitors, but one of my best friends Julia and her sweet fiance Jay! They’re both there if you look closely:
Even though we only had Friday and Saturday with J squared, we managed to show them a pretty great time in Brooklyn. I love it when you don’t see a friend for a while, you don’t even communicate as often as you should, but you still manage to have all the same interests and habits. In this case, Julia and Jay were very excited about our plans to take them to our favourite neighbourhood restaurants and shops, then more than happy to relax with a bottle of champagne on the roof and going to bed just after midnight.
On Saturday, Nick and I took them to our new favourite summer event: Smorgasburg. We ate all sorts of things from anchovies to pupusas to giant ice cream sandwiches to grilled pineapple.
The food was well-documented, mostly through the reflections in Jay’s sunglasses.
My favourite new find had to be the homemade ice cream sandwiches with oatmeal cookies and sea salt!
The trip to Pennsylvania was also great – Nick made record time with his driving and I managed to swim three days in a row! Nick Sr. also made us some tasty crabcakes and mac n’ cheese.
How was your long weekend, wherever you were?