Ahh…I feel refreshed and renewed! Our trip to St. John was very enjoyable and most needed! We had lots of fun and kept ourselves very busy exploring the little island, which is roughly the size of Manhattan. St. John is two-thirds a national park so there are alot of hidden beaches, hiking trials and untouched forest. Soft white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters surround the hilly island. Everyday we went snorkeling/sea kayaking in the morning (conveniently off the beach), hiking in the afternoon, evening beach walks and nightime star gazing, and somewhere in between there was sunbathing and swimming in the ocean. We were away from our kids a long time, but are already thinking when our next visit will be. I’ll try to share bits and pieces of our trip this week.
I noticed while I was sunbathing on the island that I was in need of some new sunglasses–more glam. I guess I haven’t kept up on it. Anyway, Oliver Peoples is a favorite for sunglasses. I like how they don’t have logos on the side. Here are few of my picks.
I noticed a few people in St. Johns carrying umbrellas to shade from the sun because it’s so hot. I like this umbrella for summer cooling. Very Missoni.
I like the new children’s collection “Far Far Away” from Harlequin. It reminds me of when I was a child and would pretend to be on an African safari.
I thought this was a creative way for a flower arrangement–fishbowls, lots of them. Stack one on top of other. Fun for a table display.
Yo! Hip Moms with little boys–here are some cute clothes you don’t want to pass up! My friend Julie has raved to me about her friend’s clothing business that makes really hip, urban little boy clothes. They are too cute! Knucklehead is the company, and I’m sure you’ll hear more about them in the future. Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears sport their boys in Knucklehead gear. And I’m sure Lucas will soon be cool like them too. 🙂
Today is my Grandpa’s 96th Birthday! I rarely get to see him–I live so far away. But I’m proud and feel lucky to be his granddaughter and to carry on his lineage. I’m happy to know that today all of his children have traveled afar to be with him on his special day. He has lived such an amazing life and has a huge family tree legacy. Below is an old picture of me, my sister, Grandpa at Grandma’s funeral.
Hahaha! I used to make coupons for my parents for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Now kids have the luxury to just go and buy them. My Mom called me the other day and said she went through old Mother’s Day cards and came across some of my homemade coupons. I laughed and asked her if any were used. She said nope they were all intact. Unfortunately I would always do rainchecks.
Crewcuts (aka J.Crew) has a really cute little girl butterfly dress on sale. I just love it because it brings back memories of my friend Lauren who had this butterfly dress that she would wear all the time–I think she even wore it to a high school dance. It became her stamp of signature, and she would wear it with these funny looking shoes. Anyway this little dress is almost the same cut too.