Oh to be poolside....

...it's another scorcher up here. If I only had a nickle for every person who's said 'Hot enough for 'ya?!'... but I don't mind. I said it before and I'll say it again...I love it. My neighbors who share my backyard property line have an above ground pool (which they lovingly care for) and when they get the chance, you will always find them relaxing on a raft, drifting about, reading a magazine. They also do something that makes me incredibly nostalgic...I realized it because, with the advent of iPods, no one seems to do it anymore...they listen to the radio. Boy, does that take me back...back to the 80's when Laura and I used to spend the better part of our summer in our backyard pool with Q107 blasting from the boombox, in the background. My (current) neighbors prefer our local classic rock station which makes me even more nostalgic...because 90% of the songs are the same ones we heard 20+ years ago.

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of pretty awesome lists of the best summer songs of all time. Entertainment Weekly has a great and comprehensive one. Even the Kate Spade Facebook page posted the question to fans...with hundreds of great responses. What are your faves? Here are the ones that top my list :)

Cruel Summer - Bananarama
Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful
Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft
Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Corw
Vacation - Go Go's
Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
California Love - 2Pac/ Dr. Dre
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

...oh and Katy Perry...man, anything by that girl makes me want to head to the beach :)

(Mesmerizing print perfectly titled 'Afloat' by Stephanie Fizer)


  1. love this print! makes me want to go to the beach!!!

    love the songs on the list too...esp the GoGos!

  2. I could easily have had a list 10 times longer. Summer songs are just the best.