Books On My Radar

I love to read, but lately I have been having trouble really getting into a good book. It seems like it takes me 150 pages to finally dive into a book these days, and by then I’ve lost interest. So I decided to make a list of some books that have been on my radar that I think I will actually be able to indulge myself in. Nothing beats a great summer read by the pool or beachside. What are some of your summer reads?

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1.) The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

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2.) The Vacationers by Emma Straub

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3.) Looking for Alaska by John Green

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4.) Friendship by Emily Gould

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5.) A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

Be sure to check out these great links I’ve stumbled upon this week, too:

1.) Nothing beats some southern comfort food – this article hits the spot.

2.) Love this article on how Late Night TV needs to step up and get some women!

3.) This is so true!

4.) I’ve got to make these for breakfast, ASAP!

Summer At Last

This past weekend, June 21st to be exact, marked the OFFICIAL start to summer, which up here in Boston means the temperature is finally warm enough to break out your denim cutoffs and spaghetti straps. I finally feel at home in my new place and the weather has helped make the patio my go-to resting spot after a long day at work. I even have my eno hammock hung up for spontaneous outdoor napping sprees.

On Saturday morning I was lucky enough to make the trek back down South for one of my high school friend’s wedding in Spartanburg, SC. It felt so good to be back in the land of the South where everyone says “Hello”, “Good morning/afternoon/evening”, as they pass you by whether they know you or not. It was a much needed relief after walking the crowded city streets fearing an elbow to the face up here (no offense, Boston – but it HURTS!).

The best thing about the South: the good ‘ole comfort food. Luckily, Spartanburg isn’t too far from Downtown Greenville (which I guess is now my old stomping ground). My friend Alisha and I ventured into DT G-Vegas for a much needed southern-cooked brunch on Sunday morning to fuel up before the wedding at my favorite biscuit spot: Tupelo Honey Cafe.

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Rather than bread and butter before a meal, you get warm biscuits and homemade jam!

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 My b-fast of choice is clearly eggs benedict these days – but this one is special – served over a biscuit instead of the traditional english muffin.

As 6 PM rolled around, Alisha and I got all dolled up and ready to watch the first of our friends walk down the aisle. Katelin was such a beautiful bride and the venue was spectacular! The ceremony was outside in the bright setting sun and the reception occurred inside an old brick building with vintage features throughout. Dinner was served, toasts were made, and memories were created on the dance floor. It was a great night spent with even greater friends celebrating the lovely new couple, Zac & Katelin!

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 All of the “Barron Girls” with the GORGEOUS bride.

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 The newlywed’s first dance.

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 The funnest photo booth – spent way too much time in it!

 Cheers to a lovely couple with a life full of many joyful years together!