At A Glance, July

A gathering of what I find notable for the month.

Blueberry Crumble. This was the best dessert in a while. You don’t need any equipment to mix this except a plastic zip lock bag or a bowl with clean hands. Add two pints of fresh blueberries to an oven safe dish. In a plastic zip lock bag–to keep your hands clean, or in a bowl if you are okay using your hands–combine, 1 1/2 cups of flour, one cup of oats, two sticks of cold, diced unsalted butter, one teaspoon of kosher salt, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 granulated sugar. Smush everything in its mixed together as best you can. Put mixture on top of berries and bake until the top gets golden 350°. Approx 40 min. Serve with marscarpone, ice or whipped cream. It smelled like a blueberry pop tart as it baked, but was even better!
Kirkland Signature Raincoat. Yes, Kirkland, as in Costco. This incredible raincoat has seen me through rainy days at home and on the road. Though it has has a detachable hood, I never take it off as it protects me so well I don’t carry an umbrella when I wear it. It has zippered pockets (one inside the coat-I love that.) That is doesn’t have a belt makes it unfussy and easy to manage. I have the charcoal grey but it comes in a few colors.
Tods. I love the interesting shape of these fisherman sandals. I would rather see them in a plain leather-instead of this print.
Update: Tods Fisherman Sandal. It does come in plain leather. I like it this way much better
Maybe you don’t even know who Ryan Serhant is, (he is one of the stars of Bravo TV’s, Million Dollar Listing, New York.) Never mind that, this Youtube video of his elegant, tasteful, family friendly, Brooklyn townhouse is a fun watch.
Obi belt. Sometimes having a no hardware, soft belt quietly brings an outfit together. Photo by Tim Graham. Anthropologie.com has a good one.
Madewell Tote. If you ever took a cab in NYC circa 1970-1990 this type of beading was used as a car seat liner to keep the cabbie’s back comfortable as he drove. I dig its 1970’s vibe.
Atypical, Season Four. Netflix is airing the fourth and final season of this moving, funny, well written show. It focuses on Sam, a brother/son/friend on the autism spectrum, but it is really a story of family and relationships.

At A Glance, June

A gathering of what I find notable for the month.

Sézane sneakers can go the distance with dresses, jeans, shorts.
Colorful Jewelry. You choose how to thread Carolina Bucci’s colorful hard beads on the gunmetal lurex cord.
TikTok is not just for middle schoolers and dancing. I have learned recipes and life hacks, how to spot a narcissist, and watched countless cute animals and babies. It is fascinating! I love it.
Carolina Herrera. This is a great three season tote. I would lose the CH logo charms and keep the tassels. Which leads me to my next notable activity…
De-badging my accessories. I have some well designed accessories that have loud gold or silver tone logo charms embedded into the bags. With careful seam ripping and some needlework, I remove the logo tags. It can leave tiny holes–but they are barely noticeable. I am not against designers tagging their work but can often cloud the piece’s good looks.
Watch The Komisky Method. If you can’t hear about the ailments of the aging–stay away. But if you can, this is a show that is well written, funny, and has great performances by stellar actors.
No polish hands. I can’t believe it took until I am 56 years old to have healthy nails. All of the splitting and peeling of my youth have resolved over the last year. I will never say never, but for now, bare nails are my chic option.
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Bread wrap alternatives. The eggs wraps are from Costco, the Jicama wraps are from Trader Joes.
Ralph Lauren Polo white sweater.

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