Why yes, I am going on another quick trip in a couple of weeks–this time to the beach in California. (I haven’t traveled this much in two years. Poor Toby!) My oldest friend is also turning 30 and has arranged a beach house weekend for eight other people, with menus and itineraries and everything else planned. So the least I could do was make a new dress for the event:
This was one of the new Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity patterns and I have to say I like it a lot. Here’s a better idea of the fabric color (and my own lack thereof):

(While we’re on the subject…spray tans: Pro or con? I’m thinking con, but I don’t want to blind everyone in the group with my special shade of pale, either.)