Happy Friday, dilettantes! This week, I’m taking a cue from Disney’s blogs and presenting you with a little spread of all the things you’ll need to show off your artistic side at the beach. From a good summer read to a sophisticated way to accessorize, if you’re looking to bust out all over like June- look no further!
For something to cuddle with on a stormy summer night, we love this MOZART LITTLE THINKER plush from the Unemployed Philosophers’ Guild. He even plays the melody of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik!
If you need to kill time in your hotel room, try playing gin rummy with these STARS OF THE OPERA PLAYING CARDS. I’m glad Diana Damrau and Sondra Radvonofsky (two of my favorite sopranos) are included!
For some “musique tres elegante” at Sunday brunch, you’ll want the FASCINATING GERSHWIN album. It features all of the brothers’ biggest hits, sung by the greats. (Note: Not available for purchase online.)
Planning your summer reading list will be easy with Puccini Without Excuses, an analytical send-up of our namesake composer, written by William Berger. But it’s jam-packed with information!
Finally, for that perfect nautical accessory, we recommend the PIRATE’S LIFE jewelry from Opera Bracelets. Inspired by Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, it calls to mind oceans and operettas.