Click on. Lily. Love. 5.21.21 | Jess ann kirby

It’s starting to look a lot like summer around here and it’s happened so fast. We went from life in sweaters and boots to shorts and t-shirts overnight. The island is in turmoil, I have a feeling it will be the busiest summer we have ever seen. I can’t wait to maybe get a glimpse of normal this summer. Marin finally begins to meet people, without a mask. She smiles at everyone. We will finally have child care this summer and I look forward to the opportunities that will arise, both personally and professionally. One thing I hope to spend some time on is a comprehensive Newport travel guide, a little different from what I have on the site now. It’ll be launching (fingers crossed) in early fall and I’m really looking forward to creating a resource that I think will make traveling here easier and more fun. For now, take advantage of the good weather and the opportunity to socialize a little more, which brings a whole new set of angst, ha. Have a nice week end.

If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share, or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here is the best of the week …
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Click on. Lily. Love. 5.21.21

It seems that a lot more people are taking the road in vans and camper vans. This piece was an interesting look behind the pretty Instagram photos at some of the challenges that may arise along the way.

If you’re looking for a great mineral sunscreen for kids (or yourself), I absolutely love this transparent zinc spray from Babo Botanicals. It’s so much easier to apply and doesn’t leave white streaks. The sports stick is perfect for the face too.

More proof that work / life balance is at the service of life.

Wow that really spoke to me, America divides parents, the solution is community. (J)

Do you know when to look for a good explanation as to why a thought process is messed up? Well, this specialist on oppression has a big one for the “not all men” argument.

This week, the governor of Vermont signed a bill ban PFAS or “ chemicals forever ” in some products. It is the first state to do so.

A great essay on the culture of joy.

As life returns to normal what happens to our relationship with the internet?

Lots of questions about the denim shorts that I wear a lot this week. They are AGOLDE Dee and I have had them for three years now, they are still very much appreciated. I took the size and like that they are a bit loose. (J)

Mary Oliver on Happiness, Terror and the Sublime Interdependence of Life

Understand the history of Dark power movement.

Quick and easy dinner alert: these sesame noodles with honey and ginger sautéed for 20 minutes fantastic look.

Nick Cave fans? He’s doing his own version of Ask Me Anything with these Red Hand Files and I was blown away by the poetry and interest of his answers. (VS)

If you feel ready to get your fake tan I used my Paradise Island Moss (in medium) and it’s a total mood booster.

I really enjoyed the nuance of this essay de Grace on what it feels like to return to normal life.

An interesting read on the new world of fertility entrepreneurs.

Meet the Plant Doctor – Maryah Greene! On how his hobby became his main gig.

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