OUR BE COOL DIARIES
I promised myself that I wouldn’t write about the weather in this space more than once a season, and I definitely cashed in on that months ago. But word on the street is that the entire country is getting a taste of this monster heat wave, so it feels like my patriotic obligation to give our audience a moment in which to collectively mourn the productivity, energy, and pristine makeup that melts away every morning when we step outside our doors. Here are our best tips: Cut your hair short (Erica did), buy some peppermint oil and put it at the nape of your neck (I did), and freeze coffee in an ice tray for a morning cool-off (get real: neither of us are crafty enough to do something like this.) Finally, read this while standing in front of the A/C. —claire
+ Eating up the socialites-at-Burning Man ridiculousness, as chronicled by Mickey Rapkin in DuJour.
+ Trying to wrap my head around this whole wedding-registry business—too much research led me to the very-charming Merci Registry.
+ Ripping off Noho restaurant The Smile with a perfect it’s-too-hot-to-cook dinner: two pieces of grainy, seedy bread toasted and smeared with lots of good ricotta and topped with halved grape tomatoes, a little olive oil, and some crunchy sea salt.
+ Falling hard for the smart, useful blog from Equinox—a gym I don’t even belong to.
+ Chopping off my hair. Into the Gloss has, oh, 65 inspirational-slash-motivational pics if you’re looking to get that mane off yo’ neck.
+ Pre-ordering multiples of the genius product Tile—attach it the things you lose (keys, wallet, etc.) to make their location trackable via app. Oh, the hours and dollars this thing could have saved me over the years.
+ Loving Meet the Ipsums, which offers replacements for your standard Latin copy placeholder with much more entertaining text, like Bluth Ipsum, a goldmine for Arrested Development fans, and my personal favorite, Corporate Ipsum.
+ ID’ing the one sports bra that actually keeps (all) things in their place on a long run: Lululemon’s Stuff Your Bra, cheekily named for its built-in pockets for keys, cash, etc.
+ Predicting the next big thing in wedding snacks will be the popcorn bar: freshly popped corn presented alongside an array of seasonings and topping options—way chicer (and healthier) than a mashed-potato bar.