Friday Round Up for


August 2, 2013

As we welcome the last phase of summer, we also say “aloha” to every cheese lover’s favorite month: National Goat Cheese Month, y’all!  Ring in a goat cheesy August with a creamy and delicious Blackberry, Honey and Goat Cheesecake—the perfect dish for a late summer potluck.  Shade your precious peepers from the hot August sun without leaving your air conditioned house—Warby Parker offers an easy online sunglasses shopping experience, and for every pair you buy one pair gets donated to someone in need.  Throw on your glamorous shades and head out to San Francisco’s Aloha Festival this weekend.  Hula your way through two days of Polynesian art, dance, and food, then sample 13 of the Bay Area’s tastiest hot doggeries.  After all this summer fun, detoxify your skin of sweat and grime with a gently exfoliating charcoal cleanser that acts like a magnet for impurities.


Originally posted on by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: 1. Charcoal Cleanser via Shamanuti  | 2. Jules Marbled Charcoal Sunglasses via Warby Parker | 3. Hottest Dogs in San Francisco via Eater; image viaBon Appetit  | 4. Aloha Festival via The Pacific Islanders’ Culturally Association | 5. Blackberry, Honey and Goat Cheesecake via Adventures in Cooking

Baby, It’s Hot Outside for


July 19, 2013

It’s hot outside, we get it, but that’s no excuse to worship your air conditioner all weekend! The Pitchfork Music Festival is heating up The Windy City today through Sunday. Throw on some sunscreen and catch Icelandic music legend Björk rocking out with nearly fifty other musical acts.

Take five to freeze your brain at Chicago’s favorite slushie machine: Parson’s Chicken and Fish serves scorched-to-perfection fried chicken alongside icy and irresistibly popular Negroni Slushies. Cool kicks can also be found in your very own kitchen with easy homemade Blueberry-Green Tea Slushies.

Too hot to wander out for a manicure? Have the nail art shipped to you with Scratch’s monthly subscriptions—each box contains three limited-edition nail wraps from a featured artist, nail art tools and accents, step-by-step tutorials, and a gift from that month’s artist.

While you’re on a DIY streak, turn vino into the perfect table number marker at your summer wedding. This crafty table setting will have guests drinking to your good fortune—and your excellent taste.


Originally posted to by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: 1. Björk via Playmaker  | 2. Parson’s Chicken and Fish via Chicago Reader  | 3. Blueberry-Green Tea Slushies via Whole Living  | 4. Nail Wraps via Scratch   | 5. Wine Bottle Table Numbers via Martha Stewart