Things I saw at a beach club in Darien:

  • Old ladies playing bridge
  • Toddlers in gingham bathing suits eating ice cream cones bigger than their heads
  • Moms eating salads
  • 9-year-old boys in tennis whites
  • Intimidatingly perfect teenage girls paddle boarding
  • Zero cell phones or iPads or technology of any kind
  • A lifeguard who looked like Wendy Peppercorn
  • Great sweet potato fries and a mediocre club sandwich (irony!)
  • A beautiful cove with views of a lighthouse and Long Island across the Sound, with giant mansions on both sides

It was so Connecticut.

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stories-yet-to-be-written:

The Best Pictures Of This Year’s Japanese Cherry Blossoms

The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.

The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.

Source: Demilked Magazine

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Florence and the Machine - Stay With Me (Sam Smith cover)
[live @ Orange Warsaw Festival 06.14.2014] xx

I still don’t know if I entirely believe this story, but my boyfriend went to a wedding a few weeks ago and said the Dad/bride and Mom/groom dance was to this song. WHAT. WHAT. WHAT.

Anyway, pretty cover, like it better than the original, never play it at weddings.

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chiconthecheap:

wineandglitterplease:

This little number may just become my new work bag/bag for everything under the sun.
Best part? At the NORDSTROM Anniversary sale it’s a whopping…
$35.90
Yes. That’s all.

I love this!
[BP Expandable Zip Tote - $35.90,
www.nordstrom.com
]

You know the phrase “breaking the seal”? That’s my online shopping habit. I go for months and months without buying anything, but then I break down once and I want to buy everything on the entire internet. So far I’ve limited myself to two swimsuits and a seersucker dress, but I do need a new bag, I have a 30% off code for Bare Necessities that I’d like to use for some cute undies, another pair of summer sandals would come in handy, I’ve wanted a rose gold watch for ages, and I just discovered 6KS which has a ton of cute dresses for under $30… It’s a problem.

chiconthecheap:

wineandglitterplease:

This little number may just become my new work bag/bag for everything under the sun.

Best part? At the NORDSTROM Anniversary sale it’s a whopping…

$35.90

Yes. That’s all.

I love this!
[BP Expandable Zip Tote - $35.90,
www.nordstrom.com
]

You know the phrase “breaking the seal”? That’s my online shopping habit. I go for months and months without buying anything, but then I break down once and I want to buy everything on the entire internet. So far I’ve limited myself to two swimsuits and a seersucker dress, but I do need a new bag, I have a 30% off code for Bare Necessities that I’d like to use for some cute undies, another pair of summer sandals would come in handy, I’ve wanted a rose gold watch for ages, and I just discovered 6KS which has a ton of cute dresses for under $30… It’s a problem.