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After our wedding this weekend, the fiance Andy and I will be jetting off to St. John, the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, for a full tropical week at my generous Aunt and Uncle’s condo. I’ve visited St. John many times with my family, but am excited to share the experience with Andy. Over half of the island is made up of National Park, making the island an incredibly tranquil, virtually untouched escape.

Nicolas Poussin (French, Les Andelys 1594-1665 Rome)
Study of a Palm Tree, ca. 1635-40
Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk

Rather than concentrating on finishing up wedding day details, as I should be doing right now, I keep leaning toward daydreams of our tropical trip. My current obsession, making sure I’m travel ready, with the hope of avoiding the inevitable scramble for a perfectly prepped carry-on. Let the count down begin…2 days until the big day!

Tory Burch Foxy Printed Brigitte Cosmetic Case / 1 Estee Lauder DayWear BB, my latest addiction, the perfect BB Creme, with SPF 35 and tinted hydration, that feels lightweight and dewy / 2 Garnier Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes, great for freshening up during a long day of travel / 3 Burt’s Bees Balm & Shimmer, you won’t find me without these in my bag / 4 Anthropologie’s Multitude Hair Ties / 5 Sephora Small Detangling Brush, gentle and easily packable / Banana Republic Leather Market Tote / Kate Spade Mikas Pond Travel Wallet  / Kate Spade Say Yes “Mrs” Necklace, mmm adorable / Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James, preeeetty much the ideal beach read from what I’ve heard / Rifle Paper Co. Botanical Journal to capture many a memory sure to be made on this trip!

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Beach Day

I can’t get enough of this balmy weather, and plan on taking cue from Bosman’s 2003 woodcut.

Take some time this week to pull out your oversize beach towel, your favorite summer read, and find a deserted bit of beach to savor the summer.

Richard Bosman (American, b. 1944)
Glance II, 2003
Color Woodcut, ed. of 10

1 perfectly preppy Sailor’s Knot Studs from Kate Spade  2 Varanear Browline Shades by Anthropologie  3 showing just enough skin, the Basta Surf Biarritz Halter One Piece found on Piperlime  4 the Crisscross Boardwalk Sandal from Madewell  5 in love with the gorgeous design by artists Karen Kilimnik and Peter Doig for Anthropologie’s Artist Series Beach Towel 

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