Clock is ticking and it's almost time for the weekend! Dare I say it's starting to feel autumnal out? Don't get me wrong, it's still hot as hell around here, it's more wishful thinking than anything else. I treated myself to a little red neck kerchief and some tortoise shell sunglasses this week that I'm dying to wear with jeans, a sweater, and a beret. I'm ready for you, Fall!!! I know, I'm still like, a month and a half away. Just humor me!
I finally went to the beach yesterday after an entire summer of not being able to make it happen. I have such a soft spot in my heart for Coney Island, and it was so perfect there yesterday. The morning clouds were so ominous that it kept most beach-goers away and it was the quietest I'd ever seen it! No tourists to be found and plenty of space on the sand. We put our towels right up close to the water and I spent an hour in the ocean, swimming up and down along the coastline. Am I a total nerd if I admit to wanting some goggles for beach swimming? The salt makes my eyes sting, people! We also made the questionable decision to go on two roller coasters while we were there, the classic Cyclone and a weird horse-themed one that I've always wanted to ride called the Steeplechase. Let's just say that our age is showing because they kicked our butts. I used to be a roller coaster MACHINE, you guys. There was not one ride at Six Flags I wouldn't go on. But not only was I actually terrified the entire time, but I was immediately nauseous as well. Right before the Cyclone began and we were sitting in our seats strapped in, Theo read the sign that warned not to go on if you have neck, back, or heart problems and Theo was like, "Wait, I have all of those..." and then the ride took off like a bat out of hell. It would have been more hilarious if I hadn't immediately wanted to barf. I did keep my arms up for most of the ride though, in defense of my badassery.
We are gonna do some exploring in Red Hook tomorrow and hit up Brooklyn Crab for a true end-of-summer day. I love Red Hook, and we plan on taking the ferry out with some friends in the morning, even though I don't do so great in boats. I know it's like, a ten minute ride, but I am a very nauseous person and I really don't want to perish on the *sea, okay???
I hope you have a beautiful weekend! Here are some links for your eyeballs and a lovely ditty for your heart.
A quick note about today's ditty: I am a HUGE fan of Petite Meller's music; I love her voice and her songs, but I do have a problem with her consistent use of cultural appropriation and imagery that seems to tread on the objectification of people of color in her music videos. I'm still figuring out how to reconcile my feelings about it all, would love to know what you think!
I've been fascinated by the disease Munchausen by proxy since I was a kid and saw it featured on an episode of Law and Order, and I cannot get over this fascinating and tragic story.
I've been wanting to get into needlepoint to satisfy my need for a Laura Ingalls life for months now and this is just the inspiration I need.
Free-range parenting is a privilege for the white and affluent.
I would use this on an airplane in a second to make it more bearable, I don't care how dorky it is!
This is speaking to my soul lately.
I'm really loving this look for fall makeup.
How have I never thought to put burrata in my lentils before??? GAME CHANGER!