the checklist

how to pretend it's summer when it's still winter.

photo by for love and lemons
The Curator: Steff Yotka, Associate Web Editor 

The Look: For Love and Lemons Spring '14
Yes, it might be 28 degrees outside, but in my heart it's a sunny 78 and I'm walking through Venice Beach in this pink floral dress by For Love and Lemons. I also own a yellow sports car and my cup never runs out of iced coffee in this summertime fantasy. Is that really too much to ask for?

The Face: Demeter Fragrance in Lavender
Since my daydreams of hot summer days aren't yet a reality, the least I can do to make it kind of, sort of feel like summer is to start wearing my summertime fragrance. Once New York heats up I ditch the complex scents, and reach straight for Demeter Fragrance's pure lavender scent. 

The News: Scientists See The Beginning of Time
That's the sounds of your mind melting while you attempt to conceptualize the science behind the polarization distortions in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation that is allowing scientists to "see" back too 10-35 seconds after the Big Bang.

The Inspiration: Vintage Surfing Photos
The dreamiest summer inspiration of them all is a hot orange sunset over lilac waves, dudes.

The Song: "Water Fountain" - Tune-Yards
New music from Tune-Yards! It's one thing that's making this frigid day a lot more livable.