Are you all glad it’s the weekend? It’s supposed to be the hottest weekend of the year over here, so I’ve definitely planned a trip to the pool to cool off. I’m also attending a wedding tomorrow (and I still have nothing to wear, aah!). Here are some essential ingredients for a hot summer weekend:
Read: Nemesis by Phillip Roth. It’s not really an easy beach read (it deals with a terrifying polio epidemic in a small town somewhere in New Jersey), but the atmosphere Roth is able to create is exceptional. The sweltering summer heat that brought the epidemic, the fear about who the next victim could be, the desperate search for information about this disease… I’ve finished this book in one night because I couldn’t put it down, it’s so good.
Eat: Ice cream, of course. These mint chocolate cheesecake popsicles (I mean – seriously!) sound like a dream come true.
Listen To: Passions Pit’s new album, Gossamer. Everybodies talking about them at the moment and it’s easy to understand why. And while you’re at it, the first album, Manners, it’s pretty perfect as well.
Do: All those summer activities you wanted to do before autumn kicks in. Go to the beach, have a barbecue, make your own bracelets, or just spend all day in your hammock reading a good book (or sleeping).
Watch: To Catch a Thief. I mean, the 50s, the Côte d’Azur, Cary Grant and Grace Kelly? Add a little mystery and you have the perfect summer movie.
Make: How about a pretty floral crown to wear to one of those barbecues (or the beach)?
Buy: I really (really) want to buy an Instax camera at the moment. Should I? Shouldn’t I? I don’t know.
What are you all up to this weekend?