Alison Garwood Jones

Summer favourites (past and present)

July 8, 2010

1278608728796First 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.

Frozen CokeFreezer 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.

Summer picnicPic-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.

51T8taS43lL._SL500_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!4698486638_cd0e363b01_m

Adult reading: Don’t get sand on me!1278618582731


2 responses to “Summer favourites (past and present)

  1. Emily says:

    If you like the Geox summer loafers they are currently on sale! ;) At least they are in Ottawa…

  2. AlisonGJ says:

    Thanks for the tip, Em! xoA

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