Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer BBQ













Top: Obey c/o Lulu*s; Shorts: Gap (similar); Flats: Asos (similar; similar splurge)

We have two big propane grills at our townhome complex that are never frequented, even in the gorgeous sunny afternoons we have been having lately. The area is partitioned off from traffic (foot and car), it's clean, and it has a ton of shaded seating. It's a wonder that no one uses it. Though we have been here for a year so far, we hadn't yet made it across the complex to the BBQs. This summer, that kind of massive oversight was NOT happening and we grilled! Huzzah!

Turkey burgers slathered in sauce and blue cheese, fresh buttered corn, cold microbrews and some 84 degree, nine o'clock p.m. sunset? It's summertime folks. And we will be definitely grilling for the rest of the summer. BBQ-ing for dinner, outside, is an electronics-free, feet up on the patio furniture, drinking on any night of the week kind of behavior that we are happy to get behind. We also relished being out in a light breeze that is totally absent in our apartment and will be even worse when it hits 97 tomorrow. 97 in Portland? Put my shirt in a freezer, please. That's TOO hot.

Also hoped you enjoyed my stunner-shade mix-up halfway through this post. Ben and I often leave the apartment wearing our own sunglasses and return it wearing each others. There's something about his shiny aviators that appeals to me and apparently he likes pink ladies' sunglasses himself. ;)

16 comments

  1. Mmmm, that burger looks delicious!! I like your shoes very much!

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  2. Love a good BBQ...in the Uk....disposable bbq are thing....lots of people take them to parks...no cleaning up afterwards!!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I AM SO HUNGRY AND IT'S NOT EVEN 7AM!
    www.theadoredlife.com

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  4. So adorable...love the print of your shorts!

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  5. Lovin the simple look and that burger looks so delicious . :)
    rinx
    http://theclosetqueenofandrogyny.blogspot.com

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  6. I love bbqs! Nice outfit : )

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  7. Yummy food! and cute outfit, love the pop of neon!


    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  8. Those burgers look so good. I've lived here in Portland all my life and you are right 97 is just too hot.

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  9. That sounds like a perfect summer evening! Those burgers look so good! Love the pop of color!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  10. What a great way to celebrate summer!

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  11. Your outfit is ADORABLE, looks super comfy, too! Also, blue cheese is one of my absolute favorite things to put on a burger! Ok, now I'm hungry...

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  12. You look too cute! And I'm a huge fan of turkey burgers.. yum:)

    xo http://mrsjaclynleblanc.blogspot.com

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  13. Super cute, and good thing you grilled yesterday because it's HOT today!!

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  14. That burger looks pretty ah-mazing! Loving your shorts by the way! Haven't seen anything like it.


    x Aurélie

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  15. I love your whole outfit!! You look so comfy and adorable... and now I'm hungry for a burger haha

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  16. Looks like so much fun! Love the pop of color in this outfit!


    xo Amy
    www.urbanfrill.com

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