Summer Selections

The sun is out and summer is in full swing: iced coffees, heat waves, the hum of the fan, and the call of the ocean (or any cool body of water really). With warm weather and long weekends in mind, we're sharing our summer selections with you.

CHELSEY:

This hat. Because, it's perfect for the city or the beach. Plus, protection from the sun!

This pin. In case we need reminding. And because of this story.

This candle. It smells like mid-summer evenings in the backyard of my dreams.

This book. Because I just listened to her TED talk and it's fascinating.

This robe. For quiet mornings and nothing more. 

 
CHRISTINA: (It should be noted that my 30th birthday is coming up on the 26th for all those interested... 😎 🤗 👇!)

This sparkly duo with this to match.

This is a bit aspirational...BUT I'm leaning towards the Jade Spa Journey!

In a flash of inspiration I decided I wanted to do this in our backyard- But maybe a day pass here is a good start.

Lastly, a quote Chelsey shared on the blog yesterday from this article:


"I also want to say to them, time after time, that there is no “better version” of you waiting in the future. The best version of you is who you are right here, right now, in this fucked-up, impatient, imperfect, sublime moment. Shut out the noise and enjoy exactly who you are and what you have, right here, right now. "
 

Austin, TX

In May, Michael and I found a short moment between his graduation and my work to fly down to Austin for some much needed r & r. The trip wasn't nearly long enough and Texas floods meant we didn't get to go out on the boat quite as often as I would have liked. But, we managed to have a truly delightful trip made up of slow mornings, long walks with my dad's new puppy, Texas BBQ, and even an adventure to Johnson City for homemade peach ice cream and a tour through one of the vineyards.

Enjoying the handmade peach ice cream they sell on the roadside every spring and summer in Johnson City. 

Enjoying the handmade peach ice cream they sell on the roadside every spring and summer in Johnson City. 

                                                                                 So much beautiful produce! 

                                                                                 So much beautiful produce! 

Brought my Marias' to the farm. 

Brought my Marias' to the farm. 

Lazy mornings and some pretty perfect light. 

Lazy mornings and some pretty perfect light. 

A dog walk complete with a dreamy sunset and the scent of white oleanders. 

A dog walk complete with a dreamy sunset and the scent of white oleanders.