Oh buoy! On Maine, cotton sweaters and surprise eggplants

Email sent: Jul 22, 2021 3:19pm
Now's the time for peak summer living, and we've been busy!
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Hi friends!

How are you doing? We have been busy with peak summer living! Earlier this month we spent a glorious few days visiting friends in coastal Maine, squeezing in all the Down East musts — from taking a scenic boat cruise for seal spotting and fjord appreciation, to savoring dockside lobster rolls. In lieu of L.L.Bean boat shoes, I packed my bone Hazels and my handy Tretorns. We also brought along hiking gear to continue our walking streak on some of the most beautiful trails I have ever experienced.

Maine Challenge: Outfit Planning!

Phewee, it had been a long while since I'd faced a real packing pickle! The Maine trip required clothes suitable for steamy days and chilly nights. I needed sporty gear, casual looks, medium-dressy clothes, a fancy dinner look and a spiffy birthday party outfit. I think I nailed it! I was especially psyched about this little number here — a Christy Dawn dress, a vintage Joan & David crossbody bag and, of course, some Wilders. (I almost brought these dark teal Maudes.)      

Here at home, I am learning a very different skill from outfit planning: meal un-planning! Our weekly bounty of summer produce from our C.S.A. has been showing up unannounced lately. (A regular email telling us what's upcoming just stopped.) So ... spontaneity it is! With a surprise batch of baby eggplants this week, I'm spinning up my favorite eggplant parmesan, rich in seasonal flavors, yet deceptively simple and light. Recommend.

Seeing friends and hosting family again this season has made me excited for small updates to my summer wardrobe. I am even craving color in a way I haven't in a long time. (Maybe I'm inspired by the lobster buoy palette from Maine?) I'm contemplating scooping up another one of my favorite cotton cardigans in the cheeriest shade of yellow. How cute would it look with my new Maude slides in our latest seasonal hue, dark teal nubuck? Conveniently, both colors pair back to my otherwise pretty neutral wardrobe!

I'd love to hear from you and what you all have been up to so far this summer! Shoot me back an email here or anytime at [email protected]!

x Roberta


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