In the words of the immortal Ella Fitzgerald Spring Is Here! Flowers are budding, days are getting longer and it’s time to get fresh and fierce. Let’s stow away our sweaters and knee-high boots, switch out pumpkin lattes for iced Pink Drinks, and start checking out the key spring bling. We’re ready! We’re dropping our Spring Collection here at Elum and to celebrate we’re floating our guide to spring essentials. Want to know where to go, what to eat and how to dress in SS19? We got you covered with our Spring Careening.
WHAT TO WEAR
Pistachio is having a moment. From frothy frocks at Valentino to the prettiest print blouses at Anthropologie, this light-as-air green is Instagram ready for spring. Dip your toe in the sagey-minty sea by pairing a chic tee with jeans or a denim skirt. And don’t forget to show off your fashion credentials by combining this season’s freshest color with the ongoing trend for mini bags with this gorgeous Mini Romantic Backpack. #styleswoon
WHAT TO LISTEN TO
Reach Out I’ll Be There by the Four Tops to go with the card, of course! Indie pop queen Jenny Lewis has just dropped new music featuring a trio of major wingmen. Ringo Starr, Bryan Adams and Beck have collabed on the Las Vegas born singer-songwriter’s On The Line album. We’re loving Jenny’s pistachio-stylin’ and her tell-it-like-it-is lyrics.
WHO TO FOLLOW
We are crushing on Lee Litumbe (@spiritedpursuit) for the inspiration, meditation and effortless beauty she brings to every post. Jessica Romero (@dearestdaughters) is also killing us right now with her candid take on raising her three adorable daughters. And we’d like to steal chef and author Mimi Thorisson’s entire life (@mimithor). Because French cooking, French farmhouses and French style slay us every time. #vivelafrance
WHAT TO DRINK
Here’s a topic that warms our heart at Elum #adultbeverages. Spring is all about the rosé, baby! Nothing says April more than a crisply chilled glass of pinkness. We adore the peachiness of Yes Way Rosé and the ballet-slipper sophistication of Chloe Rosé. And don’t get us started on pink Champagne! Seriously, we consider rosé Champagne to be the Disney Princess of wines!
WHAT TO SEND
Our Rosé Congrats card, of course! We did warn you we’re crazy about the pink stuff, right? And our Owl Be Here For You card…because letting your bestie know you’ve got her back never goes out of style.
WHAT TO EAT
Another subject we’re passionate about here at Elum: food! By now you know we love fish tacos. We have to—it’s the official food of San Diego! But this spring we’re also craving everything Carlo Cao of @vegaliciously is serving, including this to die for pizza primavera and food-porny ravioli with zucchini. We also believe carbs will never go out of style or season and are drooling over Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread. Feeling a little guilty about the pancake bread, we’re also backing the new Asian supergreen, celtuce. Think of it as a cross between celery and asparagus. The NY Times has it tipped as the breakout green of 2019! We’re charring our celtuce on the grill and pouring hollandaise sauce over it…because that’s the way we roll.
HOW TO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS
Our Spring Stationery Collection has dropped and we’ve got the perfect pieces for the ultimate #deskgoals. We all want to do this adulting thing right and look good doing it. There’s something in this collection for everyone!
WHAT TO READ
Helen Oyemi’s Gingerbread follows a British woman and her mother as they delve into family baking traditions and family secrets. We can’t wait to read it this spring, along with Anne Beattie’s new novel A Wonderful Stroke Of Luck. Any story set in a New Hampshire boarding school has us at “Hello!”.
WHERE TO VISIT
Washington DC’s three thousand cherry trees are set to bloom any moment and we’re counting down the days. With its dozens of free museumn and art galleries, DC is one of the most visitor-friendly cities in the country. Take a stroll along the glorious tidal basin and view the Martin Luther King, Jefferson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorials, and then stop for cocktails at the Off The Record Bar in the Hay Adams Hotel. Located a stone’s throw from the White House, Off The Record delivers a clubby hit of insider power. That woman sitting at the bar, chatting on her cellphone? Our lips are sealed, Senator.
Spring is a time for new beginnings, daffodils, fresh fruit, cotton blouses, peep toe heels and blue skies.
What are your plans and loves this spring? Let us know!