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June 27, 2012


Even though summer has just officially started, we are nearing the end of our Summer Issue. What better way to bring it to a close than with a few suggestions for you to enjoy the rest of these fleeting hazy, crazy days. A few years ago, I wrote a 5 part series called 25 Things to Do Before Summer Ends and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to re-use a lot of those ideas and add 10 more. The point is to get out and enjoy every bit of this wonderful season. Share time with the people you love and make lasting memories. Once again, I will be crossing these items off my list and I hope that you will do the same. Happy Summering! 1. Bring back...


June 25, 2012


First things first, I’ve never been to summer camp. Correction, sleep-away camp. I’ve never been to sleep-away summer camp. As a child, when summertime rolled around, there were many day camps and summer programs in the city that I participated in – but actually going away for a couple of months was an experience I didn’t get to have. As, a result I have romanticized the idea of summer sleep-away camp – which is why Moonrise Kingdom and other summer camp themed movies appeals to me. However, I wouldn’t trade any of my experience of traipsing around NYC and living a urban summer life. Now that I am so far removed from ever having the opportunity to attend summer sleep-away camp, I want to combine the best of both worlds –...


June 22, 2012


Okay, we’re almost finished with this month’s summer theme and we haven’t even talked about STYLE. If you’ve been a reader for awhile, then you know about the Cinema Aesthetic series which explores the importance of wardrobe and set design within a film, television series or music video. Usually, a Cinema Aesthetic post is dedicated to just one film but I thought it might be fun to do a round-up of the 10 closets to covet in movies set during the summer. When you think about it, most of the films set primarily during the summertime are filled with the ubiquitous shorts, bathing suits, etc. But there are some films that are able to stand out fashionably against the summer season by upping it’s style quotient. Check out the list...


June 20, 2012


Well, lovelies it’s time for another GIF Party. For those of you that don’t know, it’s where moving images come together in one post to… party like rock stars. This particular GIF Party is dedicated to all things summer. Duh. The very thought of summer puts me in an excited, dancing mood similar to Freddie Mercury here. In a carefree, let my hair down and move my body in an expression of pure joy but can we pause for a moment and talk about those amazing short shorts he has on? We are the Champions indeed. In anticipation of wearing fewer layers and the arrival of ‘bikini season” many of us have started to work out. But my thoughts on working out are similar to Jenna Marbles who contemplates it for...