Welcome July: Dog Days of Summer

Grey Barn Farm Martha's Vineyard, Architectural Digest, Hutker Architects, Summer Bucket List

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

Get really ridiculously good at tennis

Get at least a little better at golf

Attend NY NOW in August

Watch the sun rise

Read a book

Go sailing



 Images via Architectural Digest, Mark Sikes and Jeffrey Alan Marks



  • Marybeth Tormey

    Hi- just an fyi– I subscribe to your blog by email, and the posts from July 1 & 2 are the first posts I’ve received in ages. Not sure what the problem has been, but I hope to continue to receive the emails from now on. :

    • http://savvyhome.wpengine.com/ Gabrielle | Savvy Home

      Hi Marybeth, they will keep coming, we just had a bit of trouble getting them going. Thanks for your patience and enjoy :)) Happy 4th!

  • http://simplyelegantblog.com/ Nan // Simply Elegant

    Love all these items, I was just looking at that lemlem scarf yesterday. I have been wanting one for ages..and I think its about time I go for it!
    Oh my gosh the heat this week has been killer…I am working up a sweat just when I walk from my apartment to the subway..ugghhh gross! I equally cant wait for this weekend when I will be by the water up in Maine!
    Love all your outdoor activities on your to-do list. I just got back on the golf course last weekend with my dad, and it was so nice to be outside and enjoy the summer weather!

    • http://savvyhome.wpengine.com/ Gabrielle | Savvy Home

      I’m just obsessed with everything lemlem does, especially their beach tunics! And the scarf is 50% off!! I love golfing with my parents also – it’s a nice excuse to spend quality time outdoors. Enjoy Maine!! I’m also happy to be escaping the heat at the beach this weekend! Happy 4th xoxo

  • http://www.comfycozycouture.com Comfy Cozy Couture/Dominique

    I love everything here! Especially that adorable scarf and the metallic sandals!! I’m ready for a pool/beach trip because this summer heat is BRUTAL!

    • http://savvyhome.wpengine.com/ Gabrielle | Savvy Home

      I hear ya Dominique! I hope you get to escape and cool off for 4th of July! Enjoy the long weekend xo

  • http://katezucconi.com Kate Zucconi

    I really love the main bedroom image with its cool muted tones and freestanding tub!
    Also the Dawna B dress!! Lovely fresh edits!

  • http://www.rebeccaatwood.com/ Becca Atwood

    I’ll be showing at NY Now so hope you’ll stop by and say hello! We’ll be in the Accent on Design section at booth #4014. Love your list of summer to-do’s. I just want to spend as much time on the Cape as I can!

    • http://savvyhome.wpengine.com/ Gabrielle | Savvy Home

      Of course I’ll come and see you! I’m so proud of what you’ve accomplished with your business Becca 🙂 Enjoy your summer on the Cape! xoxo