this was a good week

After a week off, this was a good week.  Here's why:

•  My schedule has gone from maniacal to merely busy, which means that I have time to focus on family and close friends for a few weeks.  I'm so relieved!

•  Grocery-store-bought flowers, FTW.

•  I've got no air travel scheduled for a while, but I'm thinking that given my love of sushi, I'm going to have to get these for my next trip. (Only issue:  I might be tempted to let my suitcase move around the carousel a few times before claiming it, just for my own entertainment.)

•  Speaking of air travel, four-year-old Léa's dad is an acrobatic pilot, and he took her on her first acrobatic flight.  I don't have any idea what they're saying, but I'd say she's having a whale of a time. (The difference between Léa and me?  I'd be sobbing hysterically.)

•  My friend Lola had the opportunity to visit a small town in Italy called Ville Montetiffi, where a small family is reviving the 500+ year old tradition of hand-making terracotta pans -- and because she's a photographer, she took some amazing photographs of the process.  Goodness, how Lola's images always give me wanderlust.

•  As of Monday, it's officially summer: the season of beaches.  So I really love these photographs of sand, extra close up.  I'll be looking at Galveston Beach a whole new way.

•  Women's fashion over 100 years in 3 minutes.  We've come a long way, baby.

•  And finally, another JohnnySwim original, Take the World.  I know I featured them recently, but the mood of this song really captures how I've been feeling lately.  Besides, it's June, which is wedding season -- and it's kind of the perfect wedding song.

Click here or on the image below to listen.


Have a peaceful weekend, friends.  See you next week.