To me, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the beginning of the laid-back days of summer…and I honestly couldn’t be more ready to welcome them with open arms. This weekend I’m powering down my laptop and leaving my phone on its charger in exchange for pool parties, feasts on the grill and uninterrupted time hanging out with family and friends. Speaking of friends, I’ve got to take a minute to brag on one of my best ones: Chanel, who you guys all know as our fearless assistant editor and writer of many, many posts here on the blog, also happens to be a wonderfully talented songstress. Her first (way-too-catchy) single is currently all over the airwaves, and the incredibly fun video just went live. Check it out and tell all your friends…and Chanel, you can stop blushing now. Hope you all have a lovely holiday weekend, and enjoy my favorite links from the past week!

Serena & Lily just launched an accessories line! Dying for the Atlantic Tote.

Swimsuit season is upon us, and I’m craving healthy-and-delicious like this superfood salad.

Chic on the cheap… you can’t go wrong with an orange and pink color palette, in my book.

A few bunches of kale = 5 great dinners.

Who else is craving all things strawberry right now?

These lovelies have been on my wishlist for awhile, and I’m finally pulling the trigger this weekend.

Loving Ana & Chelsea’s tips on How to Direct a Photoshoot.

and a few fun things you may have missed!

How the Fronks throw a great summer bash.

A new bun technique you’ll want to add to your summer hairstyle repertoire.

Behind-the-scenes with one of the coolest neon pop artists around.

*image of striped picnic blanket: the new domestic shop

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  1. 1
    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} May 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Soooo cool to see that Chanel is a singer! Way to go girl! I just watched the video and it’s awesome!!!

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    Jana Miller May 25, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Oh yes…that yellow bottomed tote is lovely!
    Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

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    jacqueline cote May 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Love it Chanel!!!

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    celine {starbiesandsangrias} May 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    What an amazingly catchy and fun song! Feeling like it’s gonna blow up and be the “Call me maybe” of this summer! Congrats and way to rock the short shorts sista.

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    • Chanel Dror May 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you Celine! We’ve got some big shoes to fill, but glad the song brought “Call Me Maybe” to mind! Definitely the fun party vibe I was going for 🙂

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    Jacquie May 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Chanel you clever thing! Awesome, fun song. I love the video too!

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    Adena Lazowski May 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    ummm can you say multi-talented? FABULOUS video chanel!

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    • Chanel Dror May 27, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      So sweet, thank you Adena! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    Lola May 26, 2013 at 6:05 am

    What brand is that glass bottle with the blue liquid inside? It is the glass jar on the right with the gingham fabric on the lid 🙂

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    Lola May 26, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Also, where is that tablecloth from.. And the matching napkins?! I love them!

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    Liese | lipstickandsoda May 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    thanks so much for all the lovely links, I love that tote bag and the song really is catchy 🙂

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    Chanel Dror May 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks for the link love, Camille!! You da best!!

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