Link Love: Summer Edition

The sun-drenched, hot weekend just passed in Portland and most of us did our best to soak up every bit of the sun that we could and take advantage of the playground we call the Northwest – whether we were relaxing at the beach, picking berries on Sauvie Island, or hiking in the Gorge.

Link Love: Our Summer Favorites

It’s more important than ever this time of year to make sure you are protecting and hydrating your skin. We love Naturopathica Lavender Protective Moisturizer with SPF 17 to provide your face with nourishing protection from the strong rays.

Want a captivating summer read perfect for backyard lounging? Lose yourself in Paula Hawkins’ new thriller The Girl on the Train or indulge your literary senses with Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts.

As if the beach couldn’t get any more fun, try laying out on this charming Kate Spade picnic blanket that conveniently rolls up into a transportable tote.

Speaking of picnics, Vegetarian Times has planned the perfect one for you and your friends. Just don’t forget the rosé!

If you can’t make it to the beach, mimic the ocean’s effects with your own DIY Sea Salt Spray to give off the illusion of a day spent splashing among the waves.

Indie band Belle and Sebastian and summer go hand and hand with each other for me, which is why their newest album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance has been playing continuously in my car or through my headphones.

Our Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow in Shell from our new collection is a go to for an easy and effortless subtle summer look.

And of course, the ultimate summer accessory! A protective Lip Tint that provides just the right boost of color.