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Friends, it’s technically summer AND it’s actually sunny and warm.  It’s really here!  We aren’t messing around and we are so very thrilled to see it come to light!  Literally, we are totally done with the dark and stormy days.  THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE FOR SOME REAL GOOD OLD FASHIONED SUNLIGHT.  We don’t complain about the heat, we don’t complain if we get a sunburn, we don’t complain if we forget our hat or sunglasses at home.  Why?!  Because this weather really is too good to be true and we are OBSESSED.  So, now that that rant is over, we should get to the point: our sunglasses obsessions.

First up, we have our favourite club master’s.  Ray Ban really did it right here.  These are classic, slightly hipster, but still wearable even if you’re not that hip, kind of glasses. We are totally into them and we are totally not that hipster but can be super trendy.  Does that count?!

Next, we all need that pair of sunnies we really don’t care about.  The sunglasses that if we wear to the beach, into the ocean, and then caught up into a wave we aren’t going to be overly pissed that we went into the water.  We mean, lost your sunglasses.  These beauties are fun, trendy, and care free. All things we are on board with during the summer months.

Third, are a fun take on an aviator pair from Ferragamo.  We love the shiny black frames and gold accent in.  We also love when sunglasses don’t have prongs so they don’t pull on our pretty hair!!  These puppies look soooo good day and night!

Lastly, is the classic baroque style from Prada.  When you have messy beach hair and are rushed into your evening, these are the perfect accompaniment and modern style to wear on your face or on your head.  Cuz, let’s face it friends, the way a pair of sunglasses looks on your face is just as important as how they look on your head!

What are your favourite sunglasses?

XO,

Samantha and Michelle

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    We’re not sure about you, but there are simplicities in life we just can’t live without.  We don’t mean stuck on an island kind of live without, we mean the things that make our days easier and the things that make our days more simple.  It is summer after all and we want to maximize our time outside and on a patio!!  So, let’s see what it is that we are in need of (besides our families and a cold bevie)…

    Michelle literally just had to look in her hands a few days in a row to realize that the three things she can’t live without are very obvious.  She has a new fetish with drinking water – and lots of it.  Like to the point where we had to google if you can consume too much water (and you can).  Her S’well bottle makes that so much easier.  Usually you’ll find water in it, occasionally you’ll find iced tea and sometimes you’ll find tea with Baileys in it.  It’s like a grab bag at a corner store…you just never know!

    A pair of Rayban Justin’s and Stan Smith knit sneakers take her the rest of the way.  Seriously…Adidas over Loubs??  Yup…as a “can’t live without item” the Adidas win all day long.  They look great with shorts, jeans, skirts and dresses.  You can go almost anywhere you wanna go with these kicks.  And Justin Raybans?  Yah…they are black so they go dressy or casual based on colour and they are so perfect for the summer in shape and style.  They are always handy!!

    Samantha is always about getting ready efficiently and effectively  which is what here three things revolve around.  First and foremost, and we know we sound like a broken record here, is sun safety.  Especially in the summer time, we add in sunscreen application (particularly face-screen) to our morning routines and, even better, mix it in with our face lotion.  It becomes habit, and trust us, you will thank us (or at the very least you skin will) when you’re older.  We find skinceuticals to be light and easy on our skin.  Next up, Samantha is not quite as blessed with voluminous hair like Michelle so she does whatever she can to get that extra bounce in.  So, we have the Oribe Hair Plumping Moose.  Hair dry or not, this guy adds a that extra bounce we can never get ourselves.  Finally, our scent.  Can’t go anywhere without a little spritz of something delicious. Personally, we obsesses over vanilla (fresh baked cookies anyone?!) but have a few other faves too.

    What are the three things you can’t live without?!

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      Summer time madness has hit in full force and while we may not be the ones hitting the ocean waves, we will totally hit the beach.  There to observe, soak up some sunshine, and perhaps enjoy a cold bevy or two.  Obviously with that, we need something cozy to lay on.  Say, something like a beach towel?!  Yup, that’s it.  We are obsessed with beach towels this week.  Check out which ones.

      First, the coveted circle towel.  Mega obsessed.  Its GIGANTIC first and foremost.  We can fit ourselves and all of our gadgets on it.  Gadgets = wine bottle + wine cups + book… Very important business.  If you REALLY wanted you could share and have a few people share your cozy seat too.  That’s a stretch though, we prefer “room for gadgets”.

      Second, well everything else we have we are totally pineapple obsessed with so let’s continue it with this pineapple towel.  OBSESSED.  The light pink on this towel paired with the quarter pineapple is the sweetest combo.  Anyone lounging at the beach should be super jealous.  Cutest towel award goes to YOU.

      Third,

      Third, a towel with flamingos on it.  YES!!  Flamingos and the above shown pineapple seem to be soooo hot right now and this fun towel doesn’t disappoint!  We just love it and love that at this price you should stock pile them for next summer and the one after and the one after that!

       

      Fourth, Anthropology’s take on the Turkish towel is our new summer obsession.  We love this one, the size, the colour, the stripes.  So great, right?  They have so many patterns and looks to this line – totally obsessed with it and so worth checking out!!

       

      What beach towels are you loving?

      XO,
      Samantha and Michelle

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        This is our summer for catching up on life admin.  You know, getting ahead of everything so you can get a little “me time” at the end of a long week or day. We are all for organization so we can get to the good stuff.  The good stuff in the summer includes BBQs, beach hangs, boat hangs, hikes, etc. These lovely activities ALWAYS include other friends.  We love everyone, but seriously folks, sometimes we just need a TIME OUT.  Which is why this July we are featuring our favourite summer reads for those days when you’re going to the beach SOLO.

        Let’s get into it shall we?!  It = INSANITY MODE.  Obviously.  Given our first book is about the one and only Elon Musk, we had to take it up a few notches.  Seriously, if you’re obsessed with Tesla’s like we are, you will be able to get through this book in insanity mode.  It’s the most perfect, light summer read about a truly fascinating and brilliant man.  Throw down that beach towel and get into it.

        Next up, are the nominees for “best title of the year”.  The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck takes this one home. it I won on the merits that really has the most “subtle” of titles.  Seriously, why wouldn’t you want to read this book?! It’s insanely amusing, gives everyone a little boost of energy and confidence to get through anything.  It also gives a BIG reminder NOT to take anything personally… because well, who gives a f*ck!?

        What’s summer without fresh produce, veggies and farmers markets?  To that end, we read cookbooks for fresh takes on fresh food.  We love stocking up all summer long on what’s available and chef Travis Lett’s Gjelina cookbook does not disappoint.  It is simple, family style Californian cooking at its finest and you can definitely cook everything in this book…we are sure of it!

        What are you reading this summer?

        XO,

        Samantha and Michelle

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          You already know that we love hosting and now those warm summer days and nights make us feel like we are in our glory!  So…what’s a little entertaining without it being on a patio?!  Furthermore, what’s a little patio session without some obsessions?!  So, let’s see what our patio must-haves are this week!

          First up, moving from kitchen to patio constantly?! Well, we need a tray to fix that.  Obviously that tray needs to have a flamingo or else what good would it be on the patio?! Seriously though!

          Second, why not have the worlds most relaxing seat in one of your most relaxing oasis’?!  That’s what we thought.  Every patio needs a cozy hammock or lay-down-lounge chair.  Trust us, you’ll have a pretty damn good naps in this must have patio seat.

          Third, keep the drink cold.  It should be a mandatory requirement for all patios all summer long.  What better way to do it than this chic little cooler that has a handle and all!  Shouldn’t every bottle have a little accessory too?!  It’s like a purse for your wine…sounds perfectly chic to us!

          Fourth, Govino wine glasses.  They are our ultimate summer patio must have.  Yes, you have to wash them by hand but they are perfect.  Cocktails, wine, champagne…they do it all.  They are so flexible and the thumb imprint makes them so easy to hold.  They are so cute and perfect for your patio!!

          What are your patio must haves?!

          XO

          Michelle & Samantha

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