It is here!
Summer has begun, and I could not be more thrilled! This is my first free summer since senior year of high school (a whopping three years ago!), and throughout the semester, I have drafted a list of things I want to accomplish. Earlier this year, I mentioned that I wanted to make time to read at least five books. So far, I have read two: The Passenger and Remember Me (a Mary Higgins Clark classic). Earlier this week, I visited the library and checked out three books: Emma (literary classic), The Beautiful and the Damned, and And Then There Were None (My all-time favorite book, written by the queen of suspense and crime.). Currently, I am trying to conquer Emma with its old dialect and sly jokes, so hopefully, I can push through and finish it. Along with reading, I want to continue my research planning, complete a few art projects, and prepare for the move to Athens.
Meanwhile, I found a few great links around the web:
I consider myself a fan of environmentalism, and this article on Instagram’s ruinous effects on landmarks around the world is important.
The most popular Airbnb in the world is the “mushroom dome” in Aptos, CA.
As a child, I DETESTED anything with a strong lemon flavor, especially in desserts. As I grow older, my taste for lemon is more liberal. My only aversion to lemon-flavored anything is when it is in a liquid or gelatin form. In other words, when lemon is concentrated. These lemon-glazed cake donuts sound like the bee’s knees.
Editors at MyDomaine share their book recommendations. How many have you read?
Cancel all breakfast, brunch, and lunch plans and make room for a dinner party. GrubStreet has ranked Spotify’s dinner playlists. Flapper Jazz Dinner Party sounds intriguing.
There is a new music streaming service for classical music…only. Idagio, everyone.
Read this for a laugh. Then, read the comments for another laugh.
Finally, the legend Doris Day recently passed. This is her legacy, explained.
Have an excellent week and weekend!
Top photo of Doris Day and Frank Sinatra on the set of Young at Heart (1954).