Rooftop Pool // Summer Motto

Shirt and Swimsuit: Krammer & Stoudt | Shoes: Jay Butler | Watch: Analog Watch Co

You Become What You Water. 

As the unofficial end of summer approaches, this Monday marks a change of tide. Days are increasingly shorter and temperatures are dropping (at least I felt a cool breeze last evening) though the urge to hit the pool remains. I spent many summer days and nights out seeing friends, enjoying beer gardens and dining around town. I spent many other summer nights inside editing, emailing and planning projects. My summer motto — “You become what you water”  — helped me remember it’s important to play hard, but in order to keep playing hard there has to be a lot of hard work, too!

I recently took advantage of the easy summer vibes and hosted a pool party at Sonesta Philadelphia. It was my way of saying “Good work watering all those plants projects this summer, now go enjoy the sun.” Since it’s the unofficial last weekend of summer I’ll be kicking back relaxing, possibly hanging on a swim float again. Then I head back into my pool of intense fall projects. Just how I like it.

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Don’t labor too hard!

Photography: Briana Louise

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Tea Ceremony at Dr. Tea

Ahhh after a stimulating time at the Great Wall, George, Mollie and I went to Dr. Tea in Chinatown, Beijing for a tea ceremony. China likes to promote tea culture to foreigners and pays for the tea house to operate, which meant free tea for us! Our awesome tea expert took us through some of the teas they sell at Dr. Tea. We tasted jasmine tea, which is great for mornings or early afternoons. Olong tea is the most common tea in China – I bought some to bring home to my mom – and it was delicious! It leaves a slight earthy aftertaste. Yum. We also enjoyed a sweet tea made entirely of dried fruits and a few others.

To ensure purified and steeped to perfection, little “pee pee boys” pee when water is hot enough to make tea safely. The little figurines are cute… I’ll let you google that one.

Suit: Krammer & Stoudt | Sweater: DKNY | Scarf: American Trench | Sunglasses: Prada

Watch: Seiko Astron GPS Solar

Photography: George Evan

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