Now that we’re squarely in the middle of summer, we can officially say that it’s a hot one. But even as the days can get uncomfortable at times, I still love the warm East Coast summer evenings. Add in a breeze and we’re good. Weather is funny that way, you know? I’m all for having distinct seasons as I find myself relying on the cycles to guide me through the year, but I don’t enjoy extreme cold or heat. What I dislike even more, however, is being cold in the summer and having to pile on the layers when the calendar (and my brain) is telling me to wear sundresses. So we bear through the heatwaves because once the sun goes down and we enter into the magic hour, the hour when we witness the day turning into dusk, we’re reminded why summers can be so delicious. And that is the time to be outside. At the High Line (above), or laying on grass in the park, or hanging out with friends at an outdoor cafe, or watching outdoor theater, a movie or music (have I told you that there is a campy musical rendition of Xanadu across the street from where we live, put on by a local theater company? Claudine is obsessed with it and we’ll be watching it again before it closes this weekend. For her, this is the summer of Xanadu). This is what I miss when the temperatures start dropping and summer ends.
Thanks for all who have entered the marshmallow giveaway so far. There’s still time to enter, up until 9pm EST. And look! I found some “seconds” of our tea towels that are ever so slightly unevenly printed so they will go in the box too!