Happy Weekend: 7/20/12

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I’m off to see Dralion with the family this weekend and maybe catching a circus class, too. (Did I mention I started occasionally attending aerial and contortion classes a few months back?) What are you up to? Hope you have an adventurous weekend!

Here are a few links from around the web for you:

Get the best sleep ever!

How cool would it be to wake up to this?

Summer reads from Erin at Apartment 34. Have you read any of these?

Holy smokes, a pink lake?!

And, kiss of the year goes to…

Uncle Beefy speaks the truth. Live it.

Check out this dubstep beatboxer!

Image: Cirque du Soleil

  • Elle UK brings you the latest online fashion tips, trends and news updated daily. Whether it’s high street, celebrity style or designer fashion, find out what you should be wearing and where to buy it.

  • Elle UK showcases the finest in style, from street fashion to workwear. Find style tips and instant outfits based around seasonal must-haves as well as interviews with industry professionals on their personal style.

  • ELLE Beauty brings you the latest in beauty, hair and make-up trends, product reviews, diet and fitness reviews, plus keep up with all the latest beauty news and info at Beauty Notes daily…

  • From Alexa Chung to Emma Watson, Star Style showcases the latest in celebrity fashion, showing you how and where to ‘Get the Look’ of your favourite stars.

  • Straight from the catwalks of London, Paris and Milan, get news on the latest Catwalk collections with profiles of models, fashion designers and show schedules from Elle UK.

when was the last time you did something for the first time

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When was the last time you did something for the first time? That’s the question that Eastpak is asking in their fantastically inspiring microsite. The site takes you through a randomly generated series of first times with huge images, video, and even exploring via Google Maps. It then gives you the option to share something you want to try or to go back to exploring the site.
Such a great campaign, no?

I’m curious to know, when was the last time YOU did something for the first time?

Happy Weekend: 7/13/12

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It’s Friday, and I didn’t even know it. I totally woke up thinking today was Saturday. Oops. What are you up to this weekend? I’m planning on spending time catching up with my bestie who is just back from 10 months in Indonesia.

A few links from around the web to peruse over the weekend:

This looks like the best damn oatmeal ever. Yum!

Apartment Therapy on Escaping Aboard the Orient Express

The Traveler’s Guide to Happiness shows us that it really isn’t just about the destination. Much of our happiness is derived from anticipation and reminiscing, a point made by Gretchen Rubin in The Happiness Project! Read more about the 4 stages of happiness here.

Is Friday the 13th lucky or unlucky? I’d rather think of it as a lucky day!

The best sunscreen for your face

What are you made of?

Is this what summer feels like to you? Sometimes it does to me.

I really love Roséline’s instagram photos, don’t you?

Heart Melt: Zoo Miami’s New Baby Giraffe

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Look who just made his first appearance yesterday at Zoo Miami! My heart is melting. I mean, there really isn’t much that is cuter than a frolicking baby giraffe. You can see more photos on the Zoo’s page on Facebook.

Can you really have a bad day after seeing this?

Photos: Ron Magill for Zoo Miami

The Most Astounding Fact

If you ever question your existence — ever need reassurance of your place in the universe — just watch this video.

In it, astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson answers a question he was asked during an interview with TIME magazine: “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?”

His answer is nothing short of exquisite.

“So that when I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes we are part of this universe. We are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us…

There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life. You want to feel connected. You want to feel relevant, wanna feel like you’re a participant… That is precisely what we are,  just by being alive.”

Video by Max Schlickenmeyer

We Went Glamping!

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Last week, while in Scotland, my travelmates and I had the chance to do something I’ve been dying to try for ages. We went glamping!

This was my surprise to the group, as it was the one location I had kept completely secret from the girls and Aidan. After spending the day at Stirling Castle, I had to hunt around for where we were headed, as I’d forgotten to look up exact directions and it wasn’t in our GPS. Oops! I figured we’d be able to spot it from the road; afterall how could you miss a grand old house with 3 gypsy caravans behind it? See More of Our Glamping Adventure

making popsicles

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Growing up in Florida, my summer memories are punctuated by the smell of chlorine, sunshine, thunderstorms, and popsicles. Do you remember the ones that had a cheesy joke on the stick? I loved those. My favorite popsicles were the ones we made ourselves. My mom had a tupperware pop mold, and I impatiently waited for the pops to freeze. I hated the waiting, or even worse, running out of pops on a really hot afternoon.
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