Made it

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Flight was Amazing!

Passport control – Hell… 3 hours in the line.

Missed train and couldn’t rebook because all was sold out on a Sunday… dievca’s friend had to drive 3 hours to pick her up.

The Eco – Lodge is a paradise.  Fresh lemons, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, apricots, raspberries, nectarines all for the picking.  32 C (90F) during the day beside the pool, dropping to 19C (66F) during the night..

Can you find the house (left) and the edge of the pool (right) in the photo above?  It’s taken from down below by the fruit trees!

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The Start of Summer

Hilda Beach Tube

Warm summer sun,
    Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
    Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
    Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
    Good night, good night.

MARK TWAIN


Cheeseburger in Paradise 🍔

Master will be rolling His eyes this morning – but Presenting would be a good bit of fun as a Cheeseburger with Jimmy Buffet in the background.

Eat a little Meat…a sensual treat!


Jimmy Buffet would roll through dievca’s hometown every summer and it was an easy concert to get to ~ ~ outdoor seating and cheesy fun. 🧀

Holy Cats Batman!  It appears that Jimmy Buffet is still performing!  A full Summer Roster of Concerts!

Go, Jimmy, Go!

I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french-fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
Well, good God almighty which way do I steer?


Sushi on the Rooftop

Temperatures hit 91 F (33 C) on the day dievca and Master met for sushi, but the evening was cooler and as the sun went down the temperature was lovely.
dievca had dressed for comfort in a hand-blocked organic cotton caftan + red sneakers for her knee.

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travel (elfje)

Simon Bolz Ibiza

Bright

sizzling heat

head down south

sand in strange places

Beach

Photo: Simon Bolz

Ethnic-cool = Brunch

Actually – this outfit is “cool” temperature-wise and it will cover dievca’s road rash from the sun.

Ulla Johnson Simona Linen and cotton blouse with volume to allow air to flow. Theory Cotton black wide-leg pants.

Theory Black Wide Leg Cotton Pant

Adding Master’s Lauren Landa Sterling Silver WI Moonstone Hair Pin, Aigner Black Sandals, and Officina del Poggio Water Bottle  bag.


Staying cool with watermelon & LOEWE

Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that’s also good for you.

It contains only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and many healthy plant compounds.

  1. Helps you hydrate
  2. Contains:
    • Vitamin C: 21% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
    • Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
    • Potassium: 5% of the RDI
    • Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
    • Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI

    Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid.

  3. Contains compounds that may fight cancer
  4. May improve heart health
  5. May lower inflammation and oxidative stress
  6. May help prevent Macular Degeneration
  7. May help muscle soreness
  8. Is good for skin and hair
  9. Can improve digestion

While eating your way to health – it might be fun to wear a Watermelon via LOEWE!


Shopping the closet worked…

dievca didn’t look pregnant and received multiple compliments on the dress. Note – its been long enough since Melania Trump wore the Big Pink Dress (2017) and its still in style. Plus, it was the perfect choice for an outdoor event.

Wipe the sweat off that brow – whew!


Lick a block of ice – Beat the Heat

Children lick a massive block of ice to stay cool on a hot day. July 6, 1912.
Library of Congress; Ryan Stennes

What do you do when you don’t have AC?

We got through the July Heatwave, but temperatures and humidity in NYC are still running high:

  • Tuesday – Still steamy with a high of 90.
  • Wednesday – Thunderstorm or two with a high of 88.
  • Thursday – Heavy storms with peeks of sun. High 84.
  • Friday – Still a chance for a storm with a high of 82.
  • Saturday – Humid blend with a high of 81.
  • Sunday- A chance for a shower or thunderstorm. High 81.
  • Monday – Hot and humid. High 90.

The humidity is enough to warrant using the AC. But parts of NYC don’t have electrical service and that wasn’t an option in July 1911. All along the East Coast of the United States, temperatures climbed into the 90s and stayed there for days and days, killing 211 people in New York alone.

Though temperatures never quite broke 100 degrees in the first two weeks of July in New York, the city was poorly equipped to handle the heat and the humidity that went with it. Poor ventilation and cramped living spaces exacerbated the problem, ultimately leading to the deaths of old and young alike, with children as small as two weeks old becoming overcome by the heat.

In the peaks of the wave, people abandoned their apartments for the cool grass of New York’s public spaces, napping beneath trees in Central Park or seeking shade in Battery Park.

The streets were anarchic: People reportedly ran mad in the heat (one drunken fool, described by the New York Tribune as “partly crazed by the heat,” attacked a policeman with a meat cleaver), while horses collapsed and were left to rot by the side of the road.

Around July 7, when temperatures returned to ordinary levels of July sweat, the humidity remained high. It was this, reported the New York Times, that was responsible for so many of the casualties, “catching its victims in an exhausted state and killing all of them within the hours between 7 and 10 a.m.” The New York Tribune phrased it still more dramatically: “The monstrous devil that had pressed New York under his burning thumb for five days could not go without one last curse, and when the temperature dropped called humidity to its aid.”

City authorities did what they could to handle the heat, including flushing fire hydrants to cool off streets. At the end of the first week, even a terrific thunderstorm did little to alleviate the discomfort. In New York, the Times reported, it was simply a few showers “accompanied by much thunder, which rumbled as early as 5:45 a.m., giving promise of big things, and then disappeared into the ocean.”

A second thunderstorm, around the 13th, finally brought temperatures back down to manageable levels. As it did so, however, five more people died from lightning strikes.

Original information by Natasha Frost, modified by dievca


Atlanta in Autumn

Its still Warm in ATL 
Thursday through Sunday
82-89 F (28-32 C) with 50% Humidity.
Wedding.

dievca is planning on this:

Haute Hippie Blush Faux Wrap Dress

With these:

Alice + Olivia Rochelle Pumps Pink

Adding a wrap for the church and the evening chill:

Sundance Garden of Earthly Delights Wrap

Something to dance in:

Women’s Saucony Jazz Original Vintage Retro Pink

With gold accessories:

Alexis Bittar Collar

14K Gold Studs

C Wonder Bangle

Rebecca Minkoff Rings

18K Gold Plated Cuff

Hugo Boss Clutch

Anne Sportun 18K 

Feeling a bit Pretty in Pink


Beach Lingerie: Hamabla

Channeling the Island Scene in the Thomas Crown Affair (1999 Version), dievca loves the breezes offered by tropical island life. A very different type of island living compared to Manhattan.

Cotton Gauze and Linen fabrics are must – easing your way into a more relaxed moment of time:

 

HAMABLA: BEACH PAJAMAS COLLECTION

 

WHAT’S IN A NAME? (A note from Joelle)

I’m often asked how to pronounce “Hamabla” (it’s huh-MAH-bla) and what on Earth it means. Hamabla was my late grandmother’s name, but we didn’t know that until days before she died. An Italian immigrant, going through the immigration process, Hamabla became Mabel, but she was always Grandma Mae to us.

My grandmother was an incredibly hardworking woman. The kind of working woman who spent her days at a factory-job, raising four kids along the way, while still finding time for her many passions. She was a chef, baker, gardener, seamstress, sculptor and storyteller. These weren’t once in a while pursuits, they defined her life and fed her soul. I remember watching her in her 80s tending to the tomatoes in her garden and marveling at the boundless energy and zest for life she still possessed.

Her motto in life was “a little bit of everything,” and it’s a core value of this company I founded in her name. She believed that a full life included an assortment of hard work, creativity and time for friends and family.

I continue to be inspired by Grandma Mae’s grace, gumption, and authenticity. I gave this company her name because it was something unexpected, mysterious almost, like a little gift that makes the soul smile.

Despite the naysayers who advised me against such an “unmarketable” name, I held my ground because Hamabla is not about trend or fad or popular opinion. It’s about doing what you love, staying true to your passions and embracing “a little bit of everything” that makes you happy in life.

The rest of the story is HERE.