Friday, June 4, 2010

June is bustin' out all over!

Because it's June! June, June, June... remember the song from Carousel? I'm an old movie/musical theater buff, so I hope you know what I'm talking about! Well, I'm super-stoked here on the Cape because this summer, June is indeed busting out all over (unlike last year, *cough cough*). Last year we didn't have summer until August, and it was over way too fast. So this year I plan to revel in the summery-summerness of it all. I'm talking about beach days, road trips, carnvial rides, cotton candy, iced tea-lemonade... the works!

Summer is especially gorgeous here on the coast (which is why all the tourists flock here, of course). Lazy days at the beach are a given, along with strolls along the waterfront, stopping for a lime rickey refreshment, locally-made ice cream (you can actually "meet" the cows! And trust me, they really are happy cows) or hot, fresh fries (I say "no" to the fried clams and lobster ice cream, but if fish is your thing then be my guest! You would be in the right place). But my favorite summertime fixture is the weekly farmer's market. You'll find simply the best warm weather produce New England has to offer: corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, summer squash, scallions, beets, and my perennial fruit favorite, blueberries! The best part of a coastal farmer's market? Literally shopping for your groceries... on the coast. As in the ocean is your backdrop. It's nice. :)

It often strikes me as odd, how I would up living in a place where most people want to vacation, whereas I always wind up vacationing in the place where most people (myself included!) want to live: Manhattan! So while many of you are gearing up to pack your beach totes, I'm stuffing my duffel bag with my city essentials: maxi dresses, flat sandals, sunglasses... ok, so maybe our travel picks would be similar! Anyway, I plan to spend as many weekends city-bound as possible this summer. Am I nuts for wanting to leave my little oceanside haven behind? Or is there something better awaiting me in the urban jungle? Maybe a few months of pounding the pavement will have me craving the beach bum lifestyle...

So what's cooking at Ip & Audrey this summer? Lots! I have two planned giveaways, from our friends at L.A. Vintage and CSN Stores, so check back in the next week and enter away! I've been adjusting to my new work schedule lately, so that means blog posts will need to be scheduled, too... or else they'll never happen! Expect some new content over the next few weeks, including a redesign courtesy of a very talented artist friend. :) It's my first collaboration on this blog, and I'm excited to see how it turns out and how you like it! I love having Audrey Hepburn as my header picture (as this blog is named for her), but let's face it: the FTC is cracking down on blogging guidelines, and image copyright is a pretty big deal. And besides, I've wanted to create something original for a while now, but I don't have much design experience. I can draw and edit photos, sure, but web design is a whole 'nother story! I'm learning little by little, but I'll leave the techie stuff to the experts. :)

So... how are you spending your summer?

13 comments:

Raquel said...

oh dear you look summer perfect! love the playsuit and the accessories!
I am spending summer at the beach :)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

pretty pretty pictures ... i wish i lived near the coast!

i just did a redesign myself! err, my websavvy bf did it! he just got a DSLR and has been itching to do fun photo projects with me!

Emily said...

Oh, Carousel! I haven't watched that in years! I'll have to remedy that soon.

Can't wait to see your redesign.

Emily said...

Love your romper! All your plans sound awesome. I'm chillin in DC this summer working and waiting to finally turn 21.

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Raquel said...

ahh dear! I laughed at what you said! I wish I was the Portuguese Carrie Bradshaw!! and yes I have quite some shoes, but not as much I would like and they're all not expensive :D

Elaine said...

That romper is so cute on you! But man, it sounds like your summer is kicking my summer to the dirt! ;)

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Kristin said...

LOVE the romper! I spent time at the beach this weekend. Perfect summer day!

Amelia said...

Great romper! I'm lovin' these pictures.

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Bostonista said...

I feel exactly the same way about last summer and making the most of this one! You look lovely!
xo

Kasia said...

great romper! and nice pics;)

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