Remember my trip to Cabo? One of the things I love the most about traveling is meeting new people from around the world. We certainly got lucky in Cabo and made fast friends that we instantly clicked with— only a stone’s throw away in NYC. When summer kicked off we decided it was high time to make the trek down (not once but twice) to spend quality time with our favorite New Yorkers. I was so happy to celebrate Fourth of July with them despite the tropical storm that decided to hit the beach all day Friday. We made up for it the rest of the weekend with lounging sessions by the pool, leisurely lunches, trampoline sessions, tennis matches, frisbee and football games, Fourth of July parties, golf cart rides and a little beach time.
It’s no secret around here that blogger and virtual merchandiser Mark D. Sikes‘ Hollywood Hills home is a favorite of mine. So when I spotted it newly remodelled and decorated in the latest issue of Veranda, I just had to talk about it. My favorite upgrade? The library— and I swear it’s not just because Lilly the Frenchie looks so darn cute sitting on that comfortable daybed. The room just oozes a refined sense of ease and carefree comfort. The warm neutral tones and tented ceiling upholstered in a striped linen come together to envelop the room in a snug light-filled filter. I want to move right in!
Happy Fourth y’all! I woke up in Southampton this morning, ready to spend a long weekend at the beach with some of my favorite people. To say I’m excited to be at the beach for the second weekend in a row is an understatement— but before I left I just had to prepare a guide to the best fourth of July sales for you guys…
Time to get shopping! And once that’s out of the way— fire up the grill, crack open a beer, feel the sand between your toes and watch the fireworks. Happy long weekend!
As I write this, it’s about 150 degrees in my apartment and I won’t pretend I’m not working in my underwear while eating a fudgsicle (TMI?). Hi July—Summer’s here, and it’s a hot one! The media predicted above average heat this summer—I’m starting to think they were right. It’s a good thing I’m heading to the beach again in two days to cool off. In the meantime, I’m mentally beating the heat by preparing a short summer bucket list.
Part of the joys of summer is to simplify and slow down. I’ve already made the pact to enjoy summer to the fullest—I want to spend more time outside, less time working and spend more quality time with my family and friends. I want to try new things, push myself out of my comfort zone and unplug more often (says the girl who’s normally glued to her phone). I know a few people who will be happy about that last one!What’s on your summer bucket list? Here’s what’s on mine:
Take a two week vacation (aka work remotely from the beach)
Get this dress to stay cool on ridiculously hot days