Happy Labour Day Weekend!
The weekend that officially licks the stamp, seals the deal, clicks the “send” button on Summer.
And me, with all these lovely, summery images & ideas still left to share…
And possibly one of the greatest summery songs by one of the greatest summery bands;
So you have to promise to listen, nice & loud as always, while you stroll leisurely through this post…
(there’ll be a test to make sure you were listening afterwards!)
Well. We’ll soon be kissing these scenarios good-bye, won’t we?
( 2 images from Tumblr )
and no longer running out to my garden to gather roses for the table
(OK, laying it on a bit thick here-hopefully we still have a couple of months left of roses in Santa Barbara)
I never got to finish the ultra impressive “SUMMER ICE” post I was working on.
(Martha, you can breathe a sigh of relief my friend-the above was my very best effort- they were supposed to be ice balls but the two halves wouldn’t stick together. It looked so easy in the Japanese video)
I wanted to say what a nifty idea this was-freezing aloe vera juice into ice cubes to soothe nasty sunburns.
Particularly great for using on your kid’s friends so they go home and say “Timmy’s mom makes aloe ice-cubes for sunburns!! “
and you just sound like the best frickin’ mom ever.
PS. I never made them.
I also never told you about my trip to the city of Orange recently where the temperature reached a 100 degrees and as I stepped out my car I spotted this super cool old fashioned ice-dispensing machine. Instagram American Graffiti moment. IF I were old enough to even remember that movie, which, no way, I’m not. My husband told me about it.
Oh, I had so many summery images collected
Some, like maybe this one of Daria Werbowy, you could have lived without. But if I’m in testy mood, I’m dragging you with me.
We’re a team here-you’re in or you’re out, you know that.
I had a whole summer skin products thing I was working on…
but I’ll just say; for me, this was the best face sunscreen I found. Broad spectrum, very lightly tinted, thin consistency (though slightly oily, not a bad thing for me) and a whopping SPF 50 without feeling like you have a mask on. Also comes un-tinted.
Did I get a chance to write my post on “HAMMOCKS”?
Well, that post is still coming, maybe even tomorrow, so don’t try and stop me.
Bloody Labour Day.
And did you know that this past Friday, the 30th of August, was “National Marshmallow Roasting Day”?
Swear to God.
I even had a “Roasted Marshmallow Post” so here it is, somewhat condensed;
Roasting by the river’s edge in Idaho.
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake (with Greek yoghurt!) HERE
Help me find these??
Some perfectly roasted giants mallows I posted on Instagram last month.
Aqua Creations’ Origami LED “Marshmallow” lamps are folded from a single sheet of paper.
The antique lantern in my covered porch in Sun Valley always reminds me of a toasted marshmallow.
Marshmallow outdoor furniture
and if you’re cramped for space, how cool, er hot, is this wall mounted barbeque from Sigma Focus?!
and when all else fails…
Top photo Kate Moss by Patrick Demarchelier