LISTEN: I made a Spotify playlist of some of my favorite sun-drenched, dusty backroads, faded blue jeans songs of the summer. Enjoy with the windows rolled down!
How’m I Gonna Get Back Home? by He’s My Brother She’s My Sister
Ballad of Oregon by River City Extension
They Told Me by Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Old Number Seven by The Devil Makes Three
Go Home by Eliza Dolittle
Smoke Ring Halo by The Wood Brothers
Boxcar by Shovels & Rope
Just Like Heaven by The Watson Twins
WEAR: Do you know about Uniqlo?– the good quality, low price, big-on-design Japanese clothing store with outposts in New York and San Francisco. They’ve been doing some brilliant designer collaborations. When I was in New York earlier this summer I snagged a couple finds from their collections with indie NY fashion label Suno and British textile designer Celia Birtwell. Now they’re back with two new collaborations: prolific type foundry House Industries and Finnish fashion company Ivana Helsinki— both with unique and beautiful prints. It was tough deciding, but I picked a few favorites that should be landing on my doorstep any day now. Shop Uniqlo’s Ivana Helsinki and House Industries collections online and or in stores.
EAT: Try these easy and super yummy raspberry buttercream frosted sugar cookies. I baked up a batch of sugar cookies using The Pure Pantry’s gluten free mix. To make them extra special, I frosted them with raspberry buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries. For the frosting, add 1 cup of puréed raspberries to your favorite buttercream recipe. To make it dairy free, substitute Earth Balance for butter.
READ: Over at A Cup of Jo, Joanna Goddard is doing a really wonderful (and surprising!) series on motherhood around the world. While it focuses on being a mom, it also gives a slice of daily life more generally. I don’t want to give too much away before you go and read for yourself, but I loved the story about babies sleeping outside in the cold in their prams in Denmark.