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Summertime & the livin is Patagucci & sparkling shiraz!

June 21, 2008

Happy summer solstice!

This is the day when the sun is the highest over head, shines the longest, and the dark is the shortest! Today, here, the sun rose at 5:43am and sets at 807pm. This year, the night sky is also graced with a moon just past full; tonight it rises at 10p or so (mountain dependent). When we wake in the morning, we’ll look out to watch it set into the sea. At my house it means the sun arcs through the northern windows in the morning and the moon shines through the southern windows at night. For ten years now, I have lived here and traced the sun and moon’s seasonal passage across my house and my life.

To celebrate summer solstice, we’re packing up for a weekend at the beach north of Malibu. We don’t have any specific rituals or plans like we do for winter–except I think I have been camping SOMEWHERE solstice for most of my adult life.

The weather is predicted to be PERFECT and I found the most fantabulous summer outfit at Great Pacific Iron Works, the original Patagonia store, which is just down the street here in Ventucky. This light brown shirt, made of organic cotton, is so soft, and cut so well that I have only taken it off this week for a job interview (no, I wasn’t barechested–but I did wear a different Patagonia t-shirt, a light blue one also of organic cotton–with a suit!!)

Not only is it the most comfy cutest t-shirt ever (those are little blue birds singing happiness in the trees and the roots are key words for sustainablity), but it’s part of Patagonia’s Vote the Environment campaign:

Common Roots T-Shirt
$30.00
Men’s | Women’s

$5 from the sale of each Common Roots T-shirt will go to HeadCount, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization devoted to voter registration and increasing participation in democracy.

I’ve been wearing it with this Patagonia skirt:

Summertime and the livin is Patagucci and sparkling shiraz!! See you by the water, at sunset!

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  1. June 22, 2008 4:15 pm

    LOVE that skirt…may have to get myself one. ;)

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