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It’s hard to believe that July is just two short weeks away, but you’ll be glad it’s here when you see J.Crew’s newest arrivals for the month. A ruffle-sleeve top is “neon flame” is exactly what my summer wardrobe needs.

Watermelon is my very favorite fruit – especially around this time of year. I eat it every single day so I’m always trying to come up with new recipes for it. This spicy salad (with avocados) is on my weekend must-make list.

This is a dining room of my dreams. The vintage Paul McCobb chairs seal the deal for me.

My favorite summer dinnerware from Kim Seybert is on major sale at Neiman Marcus. Scoop it up while you can!

You all know I love a good beach house. Check out the design elements that are key to the best ones.

I used to hate avocados (and broccoli, along with many other things). Now, I eat an avocado almost daily. Why the change? This article explains why our tastebuds now love the things we used to hate.

 

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It’s always fun to peek, right? I love looking at the real-estate listings in other cities just for fun. This Palm Springs house is the epitome of Old Hollywood-Midcentury glamour.

Just in time for the official start to summer, Neiman Marcus is having a major swim sale. You can stock up on Mara Hoffman’s bold prints, a sporty one-piece, and one of these gauzy, aqua-blue coverups.

I don’t know about you but I’ll take all the beauty tips I can get – especially when they’re coming from Nina Garcia. The fashion editor gives all the details of her skin and makeup regimen on Into the Gloss.

Speaking of helpful hints, how about a travel tip or two from Tory Burch? The designer’s city guides cover the chicest spots to eat, sleep and be while on vacation.

Who’s ready for a cocktail? A mango-coconut-orange vodka crush sounds like a grown-up slush puppy. I’ll take two. TGIF.

Leave it to Jonathan Adler to turn a simple beach towel into a bold and bright masterpiece. They remind me of Hermès – but without the hefty price tag.

 

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What’s your sign? There’s a cocktail for just for you! I might be a true Taurus, but the Leo cocktail sounds a little more up my alley. … Yesterday’s Goop (it’s one of my favorite things to arrive in my inbox) had a really great article on how what we say really matters. It’s a great reminder of just how powerful our words can be. … There are so many good summer movies out there (Weekend at Bernie’s, anyone?). Check out Bazaar‘s list of the top 10 summer flicks. There are plenty of new-to-me films on there. … I always forget about how much I love Club Monaco – until new arrivals like these appear on my radar. (How chic is this sleeveless trench?) They have some seriously perfect summer dresses (hello.), and I wouldn’t mind scooping up a pair of these scalloped shorts. … No wonder white wine gives me a headache. According to this article, people tend to pour more white wine into a glass than red. Check it out for other weird reasons we’re sipping too much vino. … Hello, Palm Beach. Get a dose of glamour – books, tunics, and perfect sun hats! – via the latest sale from One Kings Lane.

 

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Moda Operandi’s is just the first (of several) Memorial Day sales you won’t want to miss. You can scoop up my favorite clutch for 50% off. Oh, and there’s ever a few pairs of Frame Denim, too! … It’s an oldie, but a goodie. This L.A. home is a lesson in timeless style. … Paperless Post is killing it. They keep coming out with better and better collections. Their latest one comes straight from J.Crew. It will make you want to throw parties all summer long just so you can send out some of these invitations. … Speaking of parties, it’s about time for an outdoor fiesta, don’t you think? Check out C. Wonder’s latest and greatest (and very affordable!) tabletop offerings. (My personal favorite? The seagrass placemats and pineapple stir sticks!) … When it comes to summer adventures, I never leave home without my camera. What I really need is this camera. Beach-proof and striped? Yes, please. … I’m a huge fan of Brigitte Bardot, and I’m not the only look. The timeless beauty has inspired many a model and actress alike. Check out Vogue‘s list for the top Bardot look-alikes of all time.

 

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This weekend marks our first wedding anniversary. (Remember this post?!) On the one hand, time has flown by so it’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year, but so much has happened (we bought our first home, renovated, and moved in just ten months of being married) that sometimes I sit here and wonder how we managed to do it all in only one year. There’s one thing I know for certain: it’s been the best year yet. And I can only imagine that it just gets better from here.

Wedding anniversaries are milestones worthy of a celebration so that’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re marking our first year with a fun and relaxing getaway. This is a trip we’ve been looking forward to all year long. I can’t think of a better way to toast the big day than traveling somewhere new with my husband.

(P.S. This photograph and many others from Gray Malin are currently on major sale on One Kings Lane. Be sure to check out the selection!)

Happy Weekend!

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Ever wondered if you’re meant to have a beach house? Here, 12 signs that you do. (I meet all 12.) … It’s the last day of J.Crew’s big swim sale. Score 25% off your purchase with the code SUMMER. I’ll finally be scooping up this neon number. … I wouldn’t mind spending my summer curled up in Serena and Lily’s backyard. The newest collection is good one. … I’m celebrating a birthday this weekend. I certainly wouldn’t mind indulging with a slice from one of these cakes. … You’ll have some serious wanderlust after perusing through Conde Nast Traveler‘s “Hot Hotels” list. … Tory Burch always manages to create a killer playlist. The latest Mother’s Day tunes are just right for this weekend.

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I’m always on the hunt for my next read. Thanks to this list, I’ve got some great ones to look forward to. … Happy weekend, indeed. Shopbop has just added so many new things (like these) to their sale. I might scoop up these adorable shorts for summer. … I love this article in last week’s WSJ. Are you guilty of the “shelfie?” I know I am! … I should be putting WHAT on my face? According to this article , avocados aren’t just good in my guacamole, they make a great masque, too! … Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby? This is a weekend for celebrating. Check this out for some serious cocktail inspiration. … You all know I can’t resist a good pair of pajamas – especially on sale! The latest OKL sale is one you’ll want to peruse. (Love this nightshirt.) Just in time for Mother’s Day, too!

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You may or may not be headed to the altar anytime soon, but it’s still worth it to peruse the latest bridal collections. Even if it’s just to check out the adorable Oscar de la Renta flower girls! … Pineapples as vases? Sparkly place mats? Palm Springs? This tablescape has so much goodness going on. … Leave it to Kate Spade Saturday to give us the cutest spring/summer finds – especially this top that rings in under $100. … Here’s something you don’t find everyday: neon gummi bear soaps. It makes washing up a little more… fun? … My beloved K. Jacques sandals are now available in the prettiest ocean-blue hue. Yes, please. … If there’s one healthy food that I simply can’t get enough of, it’s beets. Add blood oranges into the mix and I’m totally sold.

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There’s truly nothing more important than showing gratitude. It’s refreshing to know that the handwritten note is making a comeback. … What’s on my shopping list? Summer sandals. I like a good buy when I find it. This pair of Dolce Vitas – classic and simple – are a great option. … Is there anything more classic than a blue and white color combination? It’s certainly my favorite. … It’s about that time: DVF is hosting her Friends & Family sale this weekend. The must-sees? This adorable little white dress and this breezy kaftan. Use the code SPRING25 at check out to receive 25% off your purchase. … I’m usually not one for arts and crafts on Easter (I prefer to spend my time baking the treats, thank you), but these gold leaf eggs might be worth a try. … Need some spring style inspiration? The streets at Australian Fashion Week are filled with it.