Summer 2015 Movies

While summer movies are’t always necessarily Oscar worthy, they are just what they need to be – entertaining, exiting, and a way to veg out in some comfy seats & air conditioning. We’ve seen a couple of the films below, and were very happy with what we saw — what movies are you looking forward to this summer?

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01. Ex Machina
We both saw this a few weeks back and completely loved it. An artistic yet thrilling view of technology in a world not too dissimilar from our own, this movie will definitely have you thinking about it long after you leave the theater. I believe the term “so meta” is completely applicable here.


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02. Spy
We saw Spy a few weekends back when we were all together in Boston, and let me tell you, there were some hilarious spots. We looked over at each other a couple times, with tears in our eyes from cracking up so hard. And as mentioned before, it was just what we expected and just what we needed.


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03. Jurrasic World
Reg saw this last night and I’ll be seeing it soon – I mean, how can you not?! We re-watched Jurassic Park a few weeks ago and are pretty pumped to be back. Also, if you’re up for waiting until the credits, Christa’s dad worked on it (Doug Tubach), and he’s in the Visual Effects section somewhere 🙂


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04. Pitch Perfect 2
This gloriously self deprecating flick has everything you want in a comedy sequel — it’s vulgar, blunt, and didn’t ruin your love of the first movie, yay!


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05. Love & Mercy
We had to throw one serious film in there, so your brain doesn’t become total mush! This biopic chronicles the rise and fall of one of music’s most iconic voices — Brian Wilson, front man of the Beach Boys. With two actors playing two different phases of Wilson’s life, it should be interesting to see how he’s portrayed in cinematic form.


And don’t forget about fun movie nights in the park! Most cities have them, and they’re always a blast! Hartford’s round up of movies starts this Friday and goes until Aug 21st, rotating Hartford Parks for the showings, while Boston has a whole list of spots to set up an evening picnic with friends!

Pins We Love

Good morning! How was everyone’s weekend? Hope it was both relaxing and exciting all at once. It’s finally sort of starting to feel like spring around here (and by that, I mean that we can wear flats and rolled up jeans without our ankles shivering), so we’re feeling inspired and light. We feel like cleaning, painting, cooking, & exercising all at once. While of course that’s probably over-ambitions and we’re likely to only get one of those tasks done if we’re lucky, it’s nice to dream! Here are some of our favorite pretty pins keeping us inspired this week:

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Patio Envy

Since we both grew up with lush backyards and now live in cities, we are always on the lookout for great outdoor space. Unfortunately neither of us has any yet, but that’s ok – we can invite ourselves over to peoples houses (porches/patios/yards) whenever possible and browse pinterest until we cool down in the AC. Someday though…someday…

If you’re reading this and you have a lovely outdoor space to retreat to – we are extremely jealous (use these pics as decorating inspiration), and if you are in the same boat as us, check these out and pretend you’re there!

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Julep Challenge // DIY Pedi

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Full disclosure — this feels sort of weird to be flaunting my feet for the world to see. But hey, it is what it is. Anywho, today we’re teaming up with Julep to give you a breakdown of how we keep our toesies looking fine & fresh for summer. A couple of weeks back we picked up the bright and sheer color “madison” and had at it! Check out the steps below for our routine (and more goregous Julep colors here)!

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01. Get the Goods // You’ll be needing the following — a medium-grit nail file, medium-grit nail buffer, a cuticle pusher, some creamy lotion, a paper towel (or actual towel), and some warm water for soaking. *optional — pumice stone for rough/cracked heals

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02. Shape Nails // Using gentle motions and moving in one direction (this avoids nail-splitting) begin filing to your desired shape.

03. Buff ’em // Grab your buffing block and give your nails a rub down. This reduces your nail ridges and gives the polish a little something to grip onto.

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04. Soak It Up // Let your feet soak for five minutes in some warm water. If you have any roughness on your heals, this is the time to grab your pumice stone. Move the stone in circular motions to remove buildup.

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05. Moisturize // Using about a pea-size amount per foot, use your lotion to soften your cuticles, heals, and smooth dry skin.

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06. Push it Real Good // Once your cuticles have softened, use the smaller end of your cuticle pusher to clean out any buildup in and around your nails (sorry — gross, I know). Then go around your nails to push back any wonky cuticles (this usually happens to my pinky toes).10

07. Clean Up // Use a dry paper towel (or dap in in nail polish remover) to remove lotion from your nail. This will allow your polish to stick better and chip less.

08. Coat ’em // Apply your first coat, starting in the center of each nail and working your way out. Allow be fully try (not tacky!) then apply your second coat. *Note — working in thinner coats rather than big globs helps in preventing chips.

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09. Top Coat // If you’re feeling ambitious, go ahead with a top coat once that second one dries. It’ll give your nails more shine, and hide little chips/bumps that may have happened along the way (that’s our specialty).

10. All Done! // Now put your feet up and watch a movie or read a book while you let those suckers fully dry. I’m also a fan of taking a cold shower to speed up the process — just be careful not to bump them on anything!

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Soo those are my feet. Hope you liked ’em!

PS. In case you’re curious, the color on my hands is “clambake” by Essie!

xo, reg

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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It’s nearly Dad Day! Time to pick out some of those last minute gifts to show your Pop some love!

01. Heathered Tie // For those 9-5 Dads who are traditional, but wouldn’t mind adding something a little modern to their wardrobe.

02. Beatles vs. Stones Book // Our Dads grew up during the time of two of the most popular bands in history. If your Pop is a music buff and loves to read, this one is perfect for him.

03. ‘Merica Spatula // The Grill Master can’t have too many spatulas, especially when they’re adorned with American Flags! Perfect for the 4th and endless summer BBQs.

04. Dean & Deluca Peppercorn // Good spices are things Dads (and most people) don’t buy for themselves. Splurge on some delicious herbs & spices that he’ll be so happy to have!

05. Enamel Mug // I don’t know about your Dads, but my dad was a big camper. These lightweight mugs were essential to camping, but are making a comeback. Keep Dad in the know with this awesome mug and he’ll be the most stylin’ coffee drinker around the neighborhood!

06. Pink Floyd DVD // Continuing with the music theme, this DVD is a great option for those rainy spring days that New England is oh-so-prone to.

07. Outdoor Thermometer // Dad’s like their home to look nice just as much as Moms. This gorgeous thermometer will come in handy this summer when he looks out the window and decids whether or not to brave the humidity…