I hate to say this, but sometimes I really find the working world so overbearing and difficult. I’m not the most happy in my job, and I’m currently looking for a new direction in my career. In the meantime, everyday I wake up and try to give my best, even when it is difficult. I found this quote especially inspiring for how I feel today.
When I was in Grade School/ High School, I never really appreciated the concept of Summer Reading. To me, checking out Brave New World from the library was about as enticing as doing the dishes. But now, I’ve come to appreciate setting aside some time in the sun to enjoy a good story- in fact I wish I had MORE time in my schedule to do it! The irony of this is, I no longer have a great list of preselected reads and I usually find myself scratching my head at the bookstore, trying to pick something out. Here are a few on my list for the summer, any recommendations of what to add?
Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mistress of Modernism: The Life of Peggy Guggenheim by Mary V. Dearborn
Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thorton
What’s on your reading list this summer?
Now that the weather is warming up, and there are fresh fruits and veggies at the supermarket, it is so much easier to whip up creative snacks for guests (or yourself watching the NBA Finals and thinking this should be the celtics winning). I knew after yesterday’s scorcher I wasn’t putting the oven on and I wanted something really cool and fresh. The crab dip here was so easy to make, I surprised myself- crab might sound super fancy but let me assure you that at the grocery store you can find a package of pre-cooked shredded crab, and it is only $10. So I hope you give this recipe a try!
Crab Cucumber Cups
- 1 cup cooked shredded crab
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 cup Mayo
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 3 cucumbers
Mix the crab with the squeezed lemon juice in a bowl. I was pretty much stirring to try and break up the larger pieces. Now stir in the mayo and season. These are all ballpark figures- you might want to take it slow with each since it can quickly be over-seasoned and everyone has their own preferences. Put the dip in the fridge while you prep the cucumber cups
Peel your cucumbers and slice into one inch pieces. Now carefully take a spoon and scoop out about half of the seeds- remember, we’re making CUPS so don’t scoop all the way through! Top each cup with a dollop of your crab dip. Repeat. Serve.
Your guests will think your as cool as a cucumber (yup, I went there). Enjoy!
Today is the first day of summer, and we are starting it off strong with a record breaking 96 degree day. So while it is beautiful out with a sunny, cloudless sky, I probably won’t be heading outside to enjoy it for fear of heatstroke. Which is why I am amazingly jealous of the following rooms- can you imagine having such great views to enjoy from the comforts of your own home?
Whether you are enjoying the first day of summer from inside or out- I hope you have a sunny day!
Last year our building redid the outdoor pool. It went from a dated concrete jungle to a relaxing urban oasis- complete with cabanas- life is rough right? Either way, I’m so happy for the change but now the pool has become quite the “scene” and you really have to dress your best. No grubby gym clothes and sporty speedos- now its all about matching the coverup to the swimsuit and all the accessories…. So today I’ve come up with three fashionable looks for the pool- each with a different girl in mind. Which one would you pick?
Emamó cotton caftan, $575
Mara Hoffman print tunic, $340
Melissa Odabash ruched bikini, $220
Emamó bikini bathing suit, $295
Norma kamali swimwear, $175
Norma kamali swimwear, $175
Bernardo strappy sandals, $295
Giuseppe Zanotti strappy sandals, £291
Acne strappy sandals, $370
Marni leather handbag, $350
Jimmy Choo tote handbag, £525
Aubin Wills canvas tote, $110