Friday Round Up

Sure, the Fourth of July was yesterday, but don’t pack away the sparklers and sunscreen yet—fireworks are just the start of patriotic partying this weekend.

Give your locks some texture whether or not you've spent the entire day in the water, and don’t miss this beach beauty must-have: Kiehl’s BB Cream not only conceals imperfections, it also carries a whopping SPF 50.

The Fourth of July is synonymous with delicious treats, including boozy homemade popsicles that are sure to chill any picnic. If you’re celebrating Independence Day in New York City, get lost at Gilligan’s (310 West Broadway). This pop-up eatery has anchored just for the summer in the Soho Grand’s outdoor space. Sip one (or two) of Gilligan’s cannot-miss Watermelon Margaritas then end your night with a tip of the hat to America’s original colonists. Featured on The Underground Gourmet’s 2013 Best Cheap Eats list, Eastwood (200 Clinton St.) serves fish and chips so good it might have you missing the British... we said might.

Happy Fourth of July, y'all!

 

4th of July NYC, Kiehl's BB Cream SPF 50

1. Kiehl's BB Cream, $37 via Kiehl's | 2. DIY Beach Wave Texture via The Beauty Department | 3. Boozy Popsicle Recipes via Snippet and Ink | 4. Gilligan’s at The Soho Grand Hotel; Watermelon Margarita recipe via Refinery29 | 5. Eastwood via Grub Street

Friday Round Up

June Brides can take advantage of the perfect combination of Americana and summer love. Few things epitomize the first month of summer more than sun-kissed grooms, gerber daisy bouquets, and food on a stick. Before we welcome July with fireworks and BBQ, here are five summery tid-bits to ponder this last weekend of June.

Find your inner “ohm” at Wanderlust’s Yoga in the City this Sunday, June 30th. Stretch it out with hundreds of fellow yoga enthusiasts in Santa Monica starting at 1pm.

bride wearing peony floral hair crown

Summer brides are ditching the veils for floral crowns, but you don’t need to be tying the knot to create your own blooming halo. Not ready for the full flowery tiara? Add a flower or two to your updo this weekend for a simple nod to balmy June.

 

watercolor wedding invitation by hip ink

Give bold summer colors a swirl—literally. Instead of color-blocking your wedding, be inspired by blended watercolor shades. 

 

Bid adieu to June and wedding cake traditions with cute and flaky handheld pie pops from Cakewalk Desserts.  Then nail your “something blue” with an aqua-tinted manicure. Cerulean polka dots can add a wink of whimsy to a summer wedding or a sandy day at the beach.

Credits:  1.  Yoga in the City via Wanderlust | 2. Floral Crowns via Green Wedding Shoes | 3. Watercolor Invitations Hip Ink via The Invitation Blog | 4.  Cake pops via Cakewalk Desserts | 5Polka Dot Mani via Refinery29