All organizing and no fun makes LMW Edits a dull blog. So, I'm starting a new series that gives you a peek into my San Francisco life. This week, it felt like summer had finally arrived - such as it is in our foggy city!
Summer's inaugural beverage
We took an impromptu trip up to Tahoe last weekend with some friends, and although it was a little chilly for actually swimming in the lake, the sunshine and cocktails promised a great summer to come. Chambers Punch, the signature drink of the bar at Chambers Landing on the west shore, is some unholy concoction of rum and fruit juice - the fewer questions asked, the better - but it's the unofficial drink of summer.
Wishlist item: found
I mentioned in this post that I've been on the hunt for a classic navy and white striped top. J. McLaughlin is an east coast based brand that specializes in print tops and dresses in a soft jersey fabric that machine washes and doesn't wrinkle. My wonderful mother-in-law knows my fondness for all things preppy and gave me a sweater for my birthday, but it just didn't work on me. So, I trekked to the store in Palo Alto, the only Northern California location (P.S. Town & Country Village is super fancy now!), to exchange and found this top. It was so cute I bought it in rose too!
Sweet flavors of summer
We're headed to a friend's house this weekend for some quality poolside time, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to bake a batch of my mom's famous lemon bars. The recipe originated with the little old ladies of Ventura County, where I was born and raised and where they've been growing lemons for 100 years. Oh, and I made a few chocolate chip cookies just for kicks - try the Cook's Illustrated Best Recipes version and thank me later!
The next great Instagram star?
Our precious pup Petunia officially has her own Instagram (because from the state of mine, you'd think I didn't do anything other than take pictures of her). If you love adorable and sometimes ridiculous doggie pictures, follow her: @petuniapibblepie
Wishing you a glorious early summer weekend!