We made it! June is here, which means summertime must be, unless of course you live in SF. While we hustle away here in the TS ladies department, designing new women's products to get you through the heat stylishly (let's just say linen jackets, silky shorts, and cotton skirts are on their way...) we put together our usual round up of the things that make us tick.
1. Break out your hammock. Oh! Haven't got one? You're in luck, Terrain, has just made one that's got our name written all over it. And if you're not feeling the need to be a little more thrifty so you can fit in all of those summer vacays, we find this Brazilian one will fit your bill perfectly.
2. So summer is: relaxation, picnics, sunshine, and bugs. We're gonna take a stab in the dark and say that you, like us, relish the chance to hang outside all day and all night long in the summer but dread the smell of the bug spray needed to do so. Well lucky for all of us, natural, non-deet, and actually pleasant smelling bug repellents appear to be trending pretty hot right now. We did some research for the best roundup of products out there.
Beekman 1802's Bug Repellent Bar to be used in the bath or just any old time- made with real good stuff like olive oil, coconut oil, and goat's milk. They also make a really portable beeswax based stick, making it truly easy to use as much or as little as you want.
Malin and Goetz, who, no matter how popular they get, are still hard not to love- they make an old fashioned spray with a new fashioned formula of rosemary, lemongrass, geranium, and citronella synthesized with vitamin E.
And lastly, as another option if you still can't bear to cover yourself with anything scented: Madison James' Flyaway Sticks: orange oil infused incense sticks that promise not to harm our fleeting bee population.
3. Amazing movies!! "Finding Vivian Maier" is out and utterly magical. It tells the story of a woman who, while known to most as an everyday nanny, maintained a secret life of photography, ultimately hiding over 100,000 photos away in storage lockers to be discovered decades later in some very random Chicago thrift auction house. Now she's considered one the 20th century's greatest photographers .
4. Alright, if you live in SF, or anywhere near the bay area, for any extended period of time, then you've probably heard of Beach Blanket Babylon. It's like our version of Cats ... a very, very, very, very, long running musical. But this one has got "local color" like no "Cats" ever has. It's pure San Francisco, and it's about to celebrate it's 40th year. So if you've put this off, perhaps now's the time, because it will be free and at the City Hall next Friday, June 6th, 12pm. C'mon you know you want to.