hello, weekend! it’s going to be a gorgeous weekend here in athens. a bit warm, but that’s ok because the sun is shining again after a week of unseasonable rain showers. today we are wrapping up summer blockbuster week. we are featuring watermelon today, and we have a wonderful summertime cocktail and salad. and i am ready for the weekend with a fun graphic tee. looks like we are going pink for the weekend!
outfit of the day
today’s ootd is head to toe J.Crew, with the exception of my self-tie belt from Anthropologie. graphic tees are a summertime go-to for me. and this one is my current favorite. mostly because it’s a nice soft shade of pink. with my casual tee, i have button fly white straight jeans; these are a dream to wear, they’re thin but not too thin. they have a great amount of stretch, so they are very comfortable.
ballet flats complete the outfit, these are red with a hot pink cap toe. (this pair appear to be sold out, here are two alternatives: woven smoking slipper and espadrilles.). don’t forget my self-tie woven belt! the hot pink threads run through the weave and add another layer of coordinated pinks. perfectly pink for the weekend!
today’s summertime blockbuster pick comes from my middle son. his favorite summer blockbuster is Terminator 2. T2 premiered in 1991. it’s an action/sci-fi movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. the sequel introduces a new Terminator, the T-1000, sent to kill Sarah Connor’s son before he can become the leader of the human resistance. the action ensues as the original Terminator (Schwarzenegger) is sent to protect John Connor. widely heralded as the best sequel ever made, T2 was directed by John Cameron and boasted new (at the time) technology in sound and special effects.
cool watermelon feta salad
watermelon is our main ingredient this week, continuing our pink for the weekend theme. this recipe is great for a hot summer day. it’s so simple, it’s hardly a recipe! our three-ingredient salad is dressed with lime juice and olive oil. it’s so refreshing and would be a great snack or lunch too.
watermelon and feta salad
- 1/4-1/2 watermelon, cubed
- 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced
- feta, to taste
- juice of 1 lime
- drizzle of olive oil
place cubed watermelon on a tray or shallow bowl. top with feta, serrano peppers, lime juice and olive oil
the refreshing sandia smash
the sandia smash is a great alternative to a margarita. muddled watermelon with elderflower liquor, tequila, simple syrup, and lime juice make up this cocktail. you could leave out the liquor altogether and add sparkling water for a refreshing mocktail.
- 6 watermelon chunks, 3 of which are for the garnish
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/4 oz agave nectar, or simple syrup
- 1/2 oz elderflower liqueur
- 2 oz blanco tequila
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 watermelon chunks. Add ice and the lime juice, agave nectar, St-Germain and blanco tequila and shake well. strain into glasses, garnish with skewered watermelon chunks
fridays with oscar
i hope you’ve enjoyed revisiting our summer blockbuster picks this week. (in case you missed them: Jaws, Jurassic Park, Top Gun, E.T.). we have a lot of great content coming up this month. you will want to stay tuned for home hacks and my quest for perfect summer tops. oscar, ollie (and pax!) and i wish all of you a wonderful weekend!