Labor Day is seen as the last hurrah of summer — your last swim, last ice cream cone, last spray of sunblock — the unofficial end of summer. It marks a psychological letdown as temperatures cool and your bathing suit gets put away and kids go back to school. People start saying, “I can’t believe summer is over”, “it went by so quickly”, “back to work now”. Hold up – enough of those Labor Day blues. Here’s why:
1. Astronomically speaking, summer lasts until September 21st. That weekend, I’ll be sitting with my nearest and dearest on the beach in Rehoboth, DE.
2. Fall clothes are really cute and you no longer have to stress about how you looked naked in front of strangers.
3. You’re an adult and work all year long. Don’t let the school calendar make you sad. Those days are long gone. Just take advantage of the back-to-school sales.
4. Think about what you want for Christmas. Who doesn’t love getting gifts?
5. Outdoor activities are so much better when the humidity disappears, so plan your next game of tennis, pick out a hike, and don’t miss a chance to go apple-picking.
Two years down. How many more to go? This last year we have tried to even further evolve our project. Where will we take it next? We’re actually not sure. We guess the beauty of having a blog is that it is constantly a work in progress that we continuously modify. Which is totally necessary because the blogosphere is a tough place… As we asked last year if there are things you want to hear about from us more often – just let us know! We love to hear from all of you… your stories are just as important to us.
We’ve been loving every second of our beach vacation, even the rainy ones, like today. After pinning until my index finger got sore and reading through every magazine I had brought, I made my yearly pilgrimage to Atlantic Spice Company, an Outer Cape classic. We weren’t the only ones using the rain as an excuse – the place was mobbed. Bored beachgoers with wallets on a drizzly day – I hope Atlantic had a killer day of sales. I contributed to that and bought (among another $110 of things, oops) this rockin’ tote by Cabo Cado.
The founder is an illustrator and lobster man living on the Cape – majorly multi-talented – and he perfectly captured the Cape’s highlights (also does ones for Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket). My new beach tote will be christened with some sand when the sun comes back out tomorrow!
photo courtesy of Cabo Cado
These ads may explain the recent arrest. I’m not sure that tax evasion was ACTUALLY the reason. Unnecessarily sexually charged advertising may have been the reason. Or were they charged with crimes against good taste? Now granted I give Dolce&Gabbana major props for being imaginative and legendary in approaching fashion design as an art form. Not following trends but attempting to inspire trends instead.
That being said I don’t have an appreciation for their aesthetic and what it explores. It simply leaves me confused. Although I guess not everything revolves around me and my opinions. Maybe it should.