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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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Summer heat

Walker Evans
Detail of Ice Truck, 1973-74
Instant color print

Last night, I went to see Moonrise Kingdom (fantastic by the way) at Milwaukee’s (air-conditioned)  Oriental Theater with the fiance & his brother, but tonight, we’ll be melting away in our 90-something degree apartment. In an attempt to beat the heat, my private bartender (yes, the fiance once again), made us a couple of summer cocktails to sip while we visualize ourselves staying cool.

1 Summer cocktail time, Gin & Tonic and Moscow Mule  2 Industrial Vintage Aqua Blue Zero Fan 1950s found on etsy via Cosa Buena   3 Jumbo Silicone Ice Cube Tray from Crate and Barrel, for chilled drinks that don’t immediately become watered down  4 delicious and refreshing Coconut Water Fruit Floes from Trader Joe’s  Korres Greek Yoghurt Hydrating & Cooling Body Duo found at Sephora

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