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Summer Staples: Blue Ridge Mountains, Tennessee

All you really need in the summertime is a tall iced coffee, a mountain to climb, waterfalls and forests to explore with your favorite people and pups, and a few solid outfits that will breathe with you through the afternoon breeze. For a recent weekend getaway wandering the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee, I packed a few trusty wardrobe staples along with some new favorites I’ve picked up this season.

Outdoor Voices at Ruby Beach, Washington

The coast along Washington’s Olympic National Park is both impossibly expansive and remarkably welcoming. At once you feel tiny, humbled, yet also as if you’re coming home, surrounded by a cathedral of ancient trees, rugged bluffs, and icy tidal pools. It’s the sort of place meant for basking in the warm sun, exploring secret caves, and tumbling over driftwood to unearth little sea creatures. To be active but not to be defined by activity itself. The sort of place to use (and wear) your favorite Outdoor Voices.   JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.   Outdoor Voices Steeplechase Sports Bra (wearing a medium) Thrifted Patagonia M Stand Up Short Ray-Ban Classic Aviators CPR’s bandana (similar on Nordstrom) Teva Universal Sandals Save

Sun-Drenched: Ocean Shores, Washington

Ten days in Washington State were one long sweet, surreal day dream. Our first stop at Ocean Shores unexpectedly introduced us to equine friends: Maggie and Milly. After an afternoon on the beach we were off to Olympic National Forest and idyllic Lake Quinalt for the best salmon nachos in the world. More photos soon xx Thrifted Patagonia M Stand Up Short (Also here) Thrifted wide-brim hat (similar on sale at Nordstrom and Amazon) Lou & Grey Heather Grey Sweater (40% off everything Lou & Grey at LOFT’s friends and family sale!) CPR’s bandana (Similar on Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters) Ray-Ban Classic Aviators in grey-green and gold H by Hudson “Horrigan” Booties (Sizing notes) JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.   Save

Dog Days of Summer in North Georgia

“Don’t forget to stop by the garden on the way out,” my dad said last weekend, nodding down to rows and rows of emerald kale, Amish tomatoes, squash blossoms. We’d stopped off at his farm before embarking on the bends and twists of the road that winds around Lake Burton, to Lake Seed, to Lake Rabun. We left with the best cucumbers and tomatoes and greens which were shared all weekend with friends and family and each other as we basked in the Georgia sunshine and bathed in the cool waters of the headwaters of the Soque. It was a heavenly break from the stifling Atlanta heat. It wasn’t until sifting through pictures this morning that I realized the weekend home marked Rose & Fig’s third birthday – and also that this time two years ago, we were just getting acquainted with a timid, tiny, extremely incontinent puppy named Mud Bug. We renamed her Pimms Cup and rehomed her out of a short lifetime of apparent abuse, neglect, and starvation. Ever since her best friend …