Wednesday Roundup- 6.15.16

This post is obviously a day late, but only because I forgot to hit publish yesterday. :)

The month is halfway over and my kids are out of school tomorrow for the summer. There are so many things I would like to do, and places I want to go.

I would really love to visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard this week to see the beautiful public art project by Duke Riley--Fly By Night.

If you're a reader, you often let yourself be transported to different worlds through literature. These fictional maps of literary places lend a little scale to your imagination. 

There are a lot of vacation possibilities out there that aren't fictional. Sou'wester Lodge looks like a perfect place for a quick trip.  I would love to be a visiting artist here and take some time to write away from home. 

I'm will probably need an extra vacation after the next few months. My daughters turn 16 and 18 in August and October, respectively. I like to throw little parties for them, and when I found these unicorn pinatas I had to think carefully about whether they were too old for them or not. I think not.

 
 

 

While thinking about parties I have looked at a lot of different cake recipes and I am now craving something decadent. These chess pie squares look like they could fit the bill. I’ve never had Chess pie, but you’ve got to start somewhere, right? 

Shopping for teenagers can be difficult. Luckily, my girls are book lovers, but sometimes you need a gift for the person who has everything and needs nothing. Or maybe you’re looking for something completely useless for yourself. This site has it all- most of it you probably never imagined you wanted until you saw it.

If thinking about all of this makes you tired, put your feet up and relax. You can't go wrong with one of the chairs from West Elm. This one is my favorite.

What I'm reading this week: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Have a wonderful week, and get some rest—you look like you could use it.

 

 

 

Header photo by Drew Coffman (Flickr)

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