My Haviana Slims...
Havianas have always been the best flip flop in my book, and since discovering "slims" last season I am officially hooked. These little graphite lovelies have already been a favorite on my feet this summer. They go with everything, and the boost of metallic adds just enough kick to keep them from feeling like just another pair of boring flips.
*What are you craving for summer 2009?
They literally TASTE like summer to me...and my goodness are they pretty (in a "non-perfect" sort of way)! I am one of those people that used to have to force myself to like tomatoes. I always thought they looked so gorgeous and delicious, however the flavor always left me wishing for much more. So after years of trying to trick myself in to liking tomatoes, I discovered HEIRLOOMS. This type of tomato simply comes from a variety of seeds that have been collected and saved for their outstanding flavor - often passed down from generation to generation. I thought it was interesting to discover that commercial tomato breeders (which supply 90+% of the standard supermarket selection) focus primarily on hybridizing tomatoes. This makes the tomato perfectly symmetrical and red and provides a longer shelf life - making them durable enough to survive the rigors of automated harvesting and long-distance shipping. Sadly, this process strips away most of the flavor that actually makes a tomato taste GOOD. Just remember, the unique combination of colors and the rustic shape of an heirloom tomato = major flavor. Thankfully you can now find heirlooms at most grocery stores, a little spendy but definitely worth it. Or you can completely bypass the grocery store all together and grow your own (heirloom seeds and starts can easily be purchased online or at your local nursery).
* What song will you be listening to this summer on repeat?
Any song from Bob Marley's Legend CD.
The entire album just makes me want to be outside, soaking up some hot sun with good friends and an icy bev!
Thanks Jackie! I will definitely be sure to try an heirloom tomato as I am not a lover of tomatoes. I also will not be without my Havianas this summer, and Bob is always on a summer playlist for me as well. Tune in tomorrow for Nicole's picks.