July Favorites 🌈🍄⚡️

July has been a slow month for all of us, getting back into the swing of life at a bit slower pace. We want to encourage all of you to take this time to improve yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally. Accept this slower paced lifestyle and make the most of it. Get close to the ones you love during this time and fully take advantage of this beautiful thing we call life. We made a list of our July favorites in order to get you back on track in all the right directions this summer.


To Eat:

Induldge in the flavor of the superfood hybrid Baruka nut. These are the healthiest nuts in the world and have notes of cocoa and popcorn for that satisfying crunch.

  • GOOD FOR YOU: Barùkas nuts have more fiber and fewer calories than any other nut. They’re loaded with antioxidants, with more than 3x the antioxidant power of other nuts.

  • GOOD FOR THE PLANET: These nuts grow in the wild in South America, with no artificial irrigation, pesticides, or fertilizers. We plant a tree for every 5 lbs sold to help reforest the area.

  • GOOD FOR THE WORLD COMMUNITY: We work with the local community to forage for the nuts in the wild, allowing indigenous people to make a living off the land.

  • PERFECT FOR RECIPES: Their unmistakable crunch and rich flavor opens up endless culinary possibilities. They make a great butter or nut milk, and are delicious when paired with dark chocolate.

To Read:

“In Just Kids, Patti Smith's first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to Just Kids as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work--from her influential 1975 album Horses to her visual art and poetry.”

To Watch:

Grab some snacks and get ready for a night in. We’re taking you on a ride throughout some of our favorite movie night classics of July 2020.

Frida

Dive into the bold life of Frida Kahlo through her artistic, creative, and political attitude to her life struggles and sexual endeavors. This movie is available on Netflix so watch it before it’s gone!

Before Sunrise Trilogy

Follow two people from opposite ends of world, finding a surprising connection after meeting on a train in Europe, and go on the experience of a lifetime. This is brutally realistic, yet beautiful and romantic.

Almost famous

If you love the 70s and rock & roll, then this movie is for you. “Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.” In honor of this movie being out now for 20 years, we thought it’d be the perfect time to add it to the list.

Harold & Maude

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

To Listen:

To Wear:

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The Western Look

The wild west craze is a trend were in for in 2020. Walk down the runway or the streets of New York and you’ll discover that fashionistas are in for the western theme. Here’s some of our favs:

  • Cowboy Hats

  • Cowboy Boots

  • Fringe

  • Denim on Denim

  • Cow Print

Wearing a mask helps protect yourself and others around you. If you’re aiming for a vintage look, try using flowers, rainbows, or anything 70’s paired with a yellow or orange reusable mask! Make sure you buy a resuable one to keep it ethical 💕


To Do (In a Pandemic):

Start a Garden

Get your hands dirty and go outside. Gardens are so overlooked and I think during this pandemic people have started to see how beneficial they can really be. Starting a garden is a great way to become more sustainable, save money, and pick up a new hobby. Do it with friends or family and make an activity out of it. Some vegetables you can plant in July include . Root vegetables are great if they are sown in midsummer, and below we have a list of what stand a change when sown in the summer.

Popular Vegetables to Grow in Summer

  • Cucumbers.

  • Tomatoes.

  • Peppers.

  • Squash.

  • Sorrels.

  • Beans.

  • Greens.

  • Berries.

  • Sunflowers.

Drive in Movie

Drive-in movies are making a comeback for the win. Step back into the 50’s and 60’s, grab a loved one, and enjoy the privacy of watching a film from your car. Bring lots of snacks though, because the only thing they will be handing out is masks.

Get Creative with Your Workouts

If you were ever planning on getting in the shape of your life, now is the time. With national parks opening again, being able to explore the great doors shouldn’t be a problem with all of the endless possibilities. Some of our favorites include hiking, swimming, yoga, and biking.

 

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