Summer favourites (past and present)
July 8, 2010
First book: Fun At The Beach (author unknown, A Whitman Tiny TotTale). Spoiler alert: Johnny and his brother swim past a crab, scarf down some peanut butter sandwiches, and make sand pies and cakes. Mom sits under an umbrella and claps from a distance.
Shoes: The classic Sperry Topsider. They’re back! … kind of. Love the no-slip grip, the candy colours. Wish there were more eighties plaid shirts and shorts on this season’s rack to pair them with.
Freezer treat: Frozen Coke. If you’re feeling depleted from all those trips down the water slide, frozen Coke is the best invention, ever. Mushy, sweet and thirst-quenching. WARNING: drinking FCs too fast could bring on a headache or, worse, flashbacks of those horrid clique battles from Grade 7 trips to Ontario Place.
Pic-a-nic: Hit the beach with a big bunch of grapes, a selection of cheeses and some wine. This Verona portable picnic basket balances nicely on your shoulder.
Movie: Cousins or Seitensprunge in German (it just sounds more summery in the Teutonic translation, nein?). Isabella wears a fantastically-wide sun hat in one scene, stills for which were no where to be found on Google. Trust me on this: she looks stylish and sun savvy.
Makeup: A fresh paint job!
Adult reading: Don’t get sand on me!