what to do this weekend (Memorial Day Weekend)



Growing up in New England, Memorial Day weekend was always one of those holidays that made us giddy. Though school would go through the second week of June, even the nuns seemed more relaxed when we got back into the classroom on the Tuesday following Memorial Day.

Memorial Day weekend traditionally meant shopping for a new swimsuit + and the first tube of Coppertone along with movie night, always a movie. I like tradition and today I bought a new swimsuit and yes, my first of several bottles of Coppertone sunblock. Tonight we'll grab a burger top down at the drive-in and tomorrow night we'll be seeing a movie. It's the wonderful, happy, first weekend of summer. I hope you enjoy it too! What are your plans this weekend?

See you Tuesday!

Buy a swimsuit





There are some super sales this weekend. These two from J Crew would look good on anyone. (+ this weekend up to $75 off on your purchase)


See a Movie

"Fast & Furious 6," "The Hangover Part III" and "Before Midnight" are all good choices. It's worth it just to hear Ethan Hawke say "You are the mayor of Crazytown, you know that?"








Shop for a Bike


It's a great time to look for a bike. Saturday mornings will take on a whole new outlook when you're pedaling to the farmer's market.


Try something new at the farmer's market



Click here to find a farmer's market in your area. 

Order a very special flag



Did someone special to you fight for this country? Remember them by flying a flag that was flown over the United States Capitol. How thoughtful would it be if you were able to give your mom, or brother or uncle a flag that was flown on a special day like her birthday or the day he came home from serving abroad? 

Here's how you do it: 

Contact your Senator here then click on the web form under their pictures. Submit your request to them including the date that is special to you and any other information (i.e. it's honoring your grandmother who served in Vietnam.) 3-4 weeks later you will receive your flag with a letter of authenticity from the Architect of the Capitol that the flag was flown on your date (as well as the specific occasion, if requested).