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The Pop Five

June 28, 2013


Wasn’t the Supermoon last weekend magical? Funny, looking up at the sky in Atlanta is quite different than the skies of my youth; the vastness in both Hawaii and Kansas, versus the urban glow I see today.

We, like most Americans, are ready to celebrate the birth of our country next week. Because I grew up in a military family, it goes beyond lighting sparklers and sipping a Shandy (though I’m certain we’ll do both come Thursday). Mostly on July 4, I think about our troops and the cost of freedom. The price of it these days seems so incredibly high.

Phew, sorry about that heaviness. Here are my lighter finds from the week.


Summer is here! Doesn’t this bourbon cherry cooler sound fabulous? Must. Make. This.

Image: Courtesy of HonestlyYUM


Dan brought me home some products from his hotel in L.A. (I love it when he does that!). I’m obsessed with the peppermint shampoo and the cilantro hair conditioner from Malin + Goetz. Plus, I’m a sucker for simply designed packaging. Love.


With Dan and I both from the Midwest, it’s a bit strange to wrap my head around the fact that we have a bona fide Southern daughter since all she knows is Atlanta. My sister-in-law and her family visited last weekend and she gifted Margaret the sweetest top that reads:

Lil’ Southern Girls Wear Boots & Pearls

And it’s very true. They do. Find the whole Southern Girls collection at the Urban Farmhouse Market.


Remember last year when a cobra was missing from the Bronx Zoo? Well, this week, it was the above-pictured red panda at the National Zoo and it reminded me how clever the Twitter account of BronxZoosCobra is. Still makes me laugh.

I’m a little late on this, but I finally got caught up on my CBS Sunday Morning watching and this piece is fantastic. Plus, Jim (Hot Pockets) Gaffigan is one of my favorite comedians.