Last night we kicked off the long weekend with our first time at the famous Westport town fireworks. It was possibly the best night of Amalia’s life, running around with her friends, glowsticks, and popsicles. Watching her so happy and in her element made it one of the best nights of my life too!
But it was bittersweet and felt weird to be celebrating our country’s independence and freedom when so many people are not free in so many ways right now. This weekend is going to be hard for a lot of people but I’m trying to focus on making it fun for my kids and coming back to fight the good fight when it’s over.
Sending love to you all. I’ll be back on Tuesday!
AROUND THE WEB
Staycation shorts: I bought these off of a friend’s recommendation and love how easy they are to pull on for summer. I wore them last night (pictured above) and got so many compliments!
Your complete guide to investing. This Marie Claire article is very helpful and includes a list of the best investment apps and when to get a financial advisor (something we did this year and I highly recommend).
15 delicious and easy summer salad recipes. A great round-up from Jess!
When in doubt, follow Gen Z.They’re not going to sit back while reproductive freedoms are taken away, according to a new Cosmopolitan/YouGov survey.
Zucchini cacio e pepe? Yes, please! This recipe looks incredible.
10 habits of women who are always in shape. I need to work on number 5…
This blueberry and corn crisp recipe though. My mouth is watering already.
Carla Llanos art: I think I’ve mentioned this artist before but I found her through a random targeted Instagram ad and fell in love with her work. I ended up ordering this flower print and framing it for our family room. It is so pretty and different from everything else we have. And a great price point too!
On growing up trans in Texas. One little girl’s brave story.
Don’t surround yourself with admirers. Instead, befriend people who inspire awe in you.
A big congratulations to Grace on the purchase of her first home! I’ve seen her work so hard over the years and she deserves every success she has.
The prettiest highlighter: I have the Day Glow in Citrine and I just love the way it makes my cheeks sparkle.
Is your kid headed to Kindergarten this fall? Here are 5 skills to start working on this summer.
I read every word of the Vanity Fair interview with Dakota Johnson. Her stories about making the 50 Shades movies sound insane.