Things That Make Us Love July

mcx-backpage-0709-3-sm.jpg40th anniversary of the first moonwalk (July 21). Neil Armstrong's, not Michael Jackson's.

National Nude Day (July 14).

Also Bastille Day. La coincidence?

BBQs and fireworks (July 4). The one day it's OK to crack a Bud Light at 11 a.m.

mcx-backpage-0709-2-sm.jpgFor National Cheesecake Day (July 30), the Cheesecake Factory unveils a red-velvet version and donates 25 cents from each slice to a food bank. Chow down—Nude Day already happened.

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Fine-arts painter Wayne White's new book, Maybe Now I'll Get the Respect I So Richly Deserve, edited by Todd Oldham (July 1). Buy it, and your cute, arty neighbor will give you the respect you so richly deserve.

Cartier's fabulous new sunglasses line. The only accessory you need on Nude Day.

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Nine West's new Vintage America line, inspired by the Gold Rush. Vintage is the new new.

Bath & Body Works's new American Grown body washes, with scents like Washington Apple and Napa Grape. No plans yet for Wisconsin Cheddar.

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Major League Baseball's All-Star Game (July 14). If your guy's team wins, you might get to third base.

Jennifer Lopez turns 40 (July 24). And still caliente!

mcx-backpage-0709-1-sm.jpgLoose, imperfect finger waves, as seen on the Proenza Schouler runway. Now it will only take you 40 minutes to look low-maintenance.

The Y.E.K. Market Tote ($32; global goodspartners.com), made from Cambodian rice bags, to benefit land-mine survivors. Wow the checkout guy at Whole Foods.

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