It’s starting to feel very much like summer around here and it happened so quickly. We went from living in sweaters and boots to shorts and tees seemingly overnight. The island is buzzing, I have a feeling this will be the busiest summer we’ve ever seen. I am excited to maybe get a glimpse of normalcy this summer. Marin is finally starting to meet people, without a mask. She smiles at everyone. We will finally have some childcare this summer and I’m looking forward to the opportunities that will bring, from a personal and professional perspective. One thing I’m hoping to dedicate some time to is a comprehensive Newport Travel Guide, a bit different than the one I have on the site now. It will (fingers crossed) launch in early Fall and I’m really looking forward to creating a resource that I think will make traveling here easier and more fun. For now, enjoying this nice weather and opportunity to socialize a little more, which brings on a new set of anxieties, ha. Happy weekend.
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 5.21.21
It seems like a lot more people are hitting the open road in vans and campers. This piece was an interesting look behind the pretty Instagram pictures to some of the challenges that can crop up along the way.
If you’re looking for a great mineral sunscreen for kids (or yourself) I love this sheer zinc spray by Babo Botanicals. It’s so much easier to apply and doesn’t leave white streaks. The sport stick is great for face too.
More proof that work/life balance is life sustaining.
Wow this really spoke to me, America divides parents, the solution is community. (J)
You know when you’re looking for a great explanation to why a thought process is messed up? Well, this oppression scholar has a great one for the ‘not all men argument.’
This week, Vermont’s governor signed a bill banning PFAS or ‘forever chemicals’ in certain products. It’s the first state to do so.
As life returns to normal, what happens to our relationship with the internet?
Lots of questions about the denim shorts I’ve been wearing a lot this week. They’re the AGOLDE Dee and I’ve had them for three years now, they’re still very much a favorite. I sized up and like that they’re a little loose. (J)
Understanding the history of the Black Power Movement.
Quick, easy dinner alert: these 20 minute stir fried honey ginger sesame noodles look fantastic.
Any Nick Cave fans out there? He’s doing his own version of Ask Me Anything with this Red Hand Files and I’ve been blown away by how poetic and interesting his answers have been. (C)
If you’re feeling ready to get your fake tan on, I’ve been using my Isle of Paradise mousse (in medium) and it’s a total mood booster.
I really appreciated the nuance in this essay from Grace about what it feels like getting back to normal-ish life again.
An interesting read about the new world of fertility entrepreneurs.
Meet the Plant Doctor—Maryah Greene! On how her hobby turned into her main gig.
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