May 26th, 2018
Memorial Day

Long Weekend Ahead

For some reason, Memorial Day weekend feels early this year. It’s the unofficial opening act of summer, yet it’s rarely summer-like weather in late May. And this weekend looks like a mixed bag of sun and rain. So, I’m going to try to do a picnic later this afternoon, then a movie on Sunday.

This cheeseboard, from the blog Half Baked Harvest, is still my inspiration—I love the grilled fruit and pickled balsamic strawberries—always a hit. After reading a review in the The New York Times of  ‘That Summer’, the prequel to the Maysles 1975 documentary ‘Grey Gardens’, I put it on my rainy day list. Directed by Goran Hugo Olsson, this documentary “sheds further light on the Beales with footage shot before the making of ‘Grey Gardens’.” Sounds like a must-see to me.

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  • I enjoy your blog!
    Thank u…

    Linda ZweigMay 26th, 2018  10:24 AM

     
  • The cheese board is inspiring. The Beales and Grey Gardens are endlessly fascinating.

    slfMay 26th, 2018  8:30 PM

     
  • Hi Preston, as a Londoner I loved the post you did about packing for a visit here. I’m planning a trip over to NY this summer (staying upstate not in the city) and would love to see a post with tips for Europeans travelling to the US East Coast. I can’t think of a better source of advice on what to wear, read and eat during a summer hol on Long Island Sound.

    SarahMay 27th, 2018  1:52 AM

     

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