A perfect summer day with Tina of The Enchanted Home

Hi there! To all those who have lost a loved one today, 9/11, I send you my heartfelt prayers and best wishes. Today is a bittersweet day because its also my sons birthday. He is a remarkable young man and one who I am sooo proud of and who has made our lives so full! So we choose to make it a happy and celebratory day and I urge everyone to make mark this day  as one to be thankful for life itself, a a day to reflect on our blessings and for the precious gifs of freedom and life.

I was going through my draft box and realized I never posted this! (after a few readers/fellow bloggers said they would like to see my thoughts on a perfect summer day).  I am ending my “perfect summer day series” with my own take on what a perfect summer day is. I am about to start a new fall series, but lets have just one more fun dreamy summer day, shall we? Its always bittersweet to say goodbye to the season of sun, lobster rolls and long beach days sleeveless shirt dilemmas. But I must admit I do love fall more than any other season…so its all good as they say. I will spare you my normal mushy intros because that would be just well…weird. So here I am…….

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My perfect summer day would start at this time of the morning (or afternoon)?6:30am a perfect compromise from my usual 5:30 wake up time to the time that I consider “sleeping in time” of 9.

The bedroom I wake up in would look something like this? Very soft colors, monochromatic, high ceilings, a huge window overlooking the sea, the softest, cool to the touch most luxurious cotton linens and soft billowy drapes that move freely with the ocean air…..

And my bathroom like this…?. white marble, clean, crisp and with a big window to overlook the sea.Humm..this one looks familiar!

A favorite beauty product I love to use during the summer….love my bronzers, really liking a Mac powder one  this year especially since I smartened up and keep my face far away and protected from the sun, with a big hat, lots of SPF and my big glasses. (a little goes a long way)


And this is an ideal summer outfit that you might find me frolicking in…?.either capris in a fresh summer color, a soft cotton  top and a fun necklace or a chic sundress from Calypso and a pair of Jack Rogers


My view from my bedroom in the summer looks like this??all you see is the endless expanse of the ocean for miles and miles….

(My own picture taken in  Montauk last week)


And of course this perfect summer day is located in……?.. Any beachside locale will do, but lets say Southampton for arguments sake:)

For breakfast I would indulge in…?..French press coffee, a tall glass of freshly squeezed orange juice or grapefruit juice, two slices of fresh sourdough bread, an omelet with asparagus, tomato and Swiss, home fries and a big bowl of fresh juicy fruit (all served on a bed tray in bed of course)! 

 

After I am showered, fed and revved up to start my day, I will?take Teddy for a long walk on the beach, come back for my second cup of coffee, sit on the deck and read awhile undisturbed!



For lunch this is my absolute favorite summertime meal…?a lobster roll, maybe a small cup of seafood bisque and a tall glass of iced tea

An afternoon snack might comprise of…?.hum there are so many I love,warm tomato brushetta with fresh basil with sea salt on a thin baguette or one of my all time faves…. a side of guacamole with still warm tortilla chip. Yes I do love my snacks!

My afternoon activity would be……a little retail therapy, meeting up with a friend for coffee and maybe a sunset bike ride



The ideal summer drink is…?.so  many that I love equally….. from a chilled Rose, to peach sangria and for something with no alcohol… a tall glass of grapefruit Perrier (have you tried it… so good)!




This is what would be served for my ideal summer dinner??Has to be seafood, so since I had lobster for lunch going with crabmeat stuffed shrimp, a vegetable and a potato or orzo. Do I get dessert too? If so key lime pie please!

And where I eat it might look like this…?.right on my terrace overlooking..you guessed it, the sea!


A perfect summer ending to a perfect summer day would end……slipping into my favorite pjs, with a book I have been dying to read waiting patiently on my nightstand, with a cool ocean breeze blowing through the window and total silence in my house. Now that is heaven!



The best part of my summer day is……?.knowing I get to do it all over again the next day.


Sound good? I wish I could say my summer days were even close to this, but fat chance. If I was lucky enough to have a day like this I would never ever want summer to end! But its time to usher in a new season, fall with its glorious parade of rich color, a fresh  nip in the air and one laced with excitement over the coming holidays. Excited? I have to admit I am a little, less the anxiety I inevitably feel over Christmas and the shopping lists! One day at a time, though, thats what I keep telling myself!  Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful day.

A perfect summer day with Tina of The Enchanted Home

Hi there! To all those who have lost a loved one today, 9/11, I send you my heartfelt prayers and best wishes. Today is a bittersweet day because its also my sons birthday. He is a remarkable young man and one who I am sooo proud of and who has made our lives so full! So we choose to make it a happy and celebratory day and I urge everyone to make mark this day ?as one to be thankful for life itself, a a day to reflect on our blessings and for the precious gifs of freedom and life.

I was going through my draft box and realized I never posted this! (after a few readers/fellow bloggers said they would like to see my thoughts on a perfect summer day). ?I am ending my “perfect summer day series” with my own take on what a perfect summer day is. I am about to start a new fall series, but lets have just one more fun dreamy summer day, shall we? Its always bittersweet to say goodbye to the season of sun, lobster rolls and long beach days sleeveless shirt dilemmas. But I must admit I do love fall more than any other season…so its all good as they say. I will spare you my normal mushy intros because that would be just well…weird. So here I am…….

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My perfect summer day would start at this time of the morning (or afternoon)?6:30am a perfect compromise from my usual 5:30 wake up time to the time that I consider “sleeping in time” of 9.

The bedroom I wake up in would look something like this??Very soft colors, monochromatic, high ceilings, a huge window overlooking the sea, the softest, cool to the touch most luxurious cotton linens and soft billowy drapes that move freely with the ocean air…..

And my bathroom like this…?. white marble, clean, crisp and with a big window to overlook the sea.Humm..this one looks familiar!

A favorite beauty product I love to use during the summer….love my bronzers, really liking a Mac powder one ?this year especially since I smartened up and keep my face far away and protected from the sun, with a big hat, lots of SPF and my big glasses. (a little goes a long way)




And this is an ideal summer outfit that you might find me frolicking in…?.either capris in a fresh summer color, a soft cotton ?top and a fun necklace or a chic sundress from Calypso and a pair of Jack Rogers



My view from my bedroom in the summer looks like this??all you see is the endless expanse of the ocean for miles and miles….

(My own picture taken in ?Montauk last week)


And of course this perfect summer day is located in……?.. Any beachside locale will do, but lets say Southampton for arguments sake:)

For breakfast I would indulge in…?..French press coffee, a tall glass of freshly squeezed orange juice or grapefruit juice, two slices of fresh sourdough bread, an omelet with asparagus, tomato and Swiss, home fries and a big bowl of fresh juicy fruit (all served on a bed tray in bed of course)!?

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After I am showered, fed and?revved?up to start my day, I will?take Teddy for a long walk on the beach, come back for my second cup of coffee, sit on the deck and read awhile undisturbed!





For lunch this is my absolute favorite summertime meal…?a lobster roll, maybe a small cup of seafood bisque and a tall glass of iced tea

An afternoon snack might comprise of…?.hum there are so many I love,a?warm tomato brushetta with fresh basil with sea salt on a thin baguette or one of my all time faves…. a side of guacamole with still warm tortilla chip. Yes I do love my snacks!

My afternoon activity would be……a little?retail therapy, meeting up with a friend for coffee and maybe a sunset bike ride



The ideal summer drink is…?.so ?many that I love equally….. from a chilled Rose, to peach sangria and for something with no alcohol… a tall glass of grapefruit Perrier (have you tried it… so good)!





This is what would be served for my ideal summer dinner??Has to be seafood, so since I had lobster for lunch going with crabmeat stuffed shrimp, a vegetable and a potato or orzo. Do I get dessert too? If so key lime pie please!

And where I eat it might look like this…?.right on my terrace overlooking..you guessed it, the sea!



A perfect summer ending to a perfect summer day would end……slipping into my favorite pjs, with a book I have been dying to read waiting patiently on my nightstand, with a cool ocean breeze blowing through the window and total silence in my house. Now that is heaven!





The best part of my summer day is……?.knowing I get to do it all over again the next day.




Sound good? I wish I could say my summer days were even close to this, but fat chance. If I was lucky enough to have a day like this I would never ever want summer to end! But its time to usher in a new season, fall with its glorious parade of rich color, a fresh ?nip in the air and one laced with excitement over the coming holidays. Excited? I have to admit I am a little, less the anxiety I inevitably feel over Christmas and the shopping lists! One day at a time, though, thats what I keep telling myself! ?Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful day.

A perfect summer day with Teresa of Splendid Sass!

Hi and happy Monday to you! Did you have a nice weekend?  Hope you are off to a great week, hard to believe we are nearing Labor day!! I am so happy to welcome a wonderful friend and talented taste maker, today to offer her take on a perfect summer day.  Say hello to  Teresa of Splendid Sass. Teresa is one of those people that everyone loves. Her wonderful blog is one of my first stops every morning and I am always treated to a great parade of design pictures and serious inspiration that often leaves me drooling and wanting more.  I never miss a post of Teresa’s and seriously cannot imagine my blog world visits without her!

 I love her taste and her take on what is beautiful. Beyond her wonderful taste, Teresa is a genuinely kind and giving person…a generous soul and one who is loved by everyone. So naturally I am happy to count her as a friend and fellow blogger.  I am delighted that she is here today with me to share her take on “A perfect summer day”! As I expected, it is just nothing short of perfect. Take it away Teresa………….

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My perfect summer day would start at this time of the morning (or afternoon)….. 5:30 AM
The bedroom I wake up in would look something like this…… white sheers, blowing in the sea air, with piles of white linens, and seagrass covered floors.
And my bathroom like this… black and white with a large Jacuzzi bathtub, a rain shower, and a huge window overlooking the beach.

A favorite beauty product I love to use during the summer…….. Keratin Complex Conditioner to control the frizzes caused by the humidity.


And this is an ideal summer outfit that you might find me frolicking in……. a shift is my all-time favorite beach and home outfit with a pair of sandals or espadrille. I love the tee-shirt shifts too!

My view from my bedroom in the summer looks like this…… a beautiful view of the ocean at every time of day, especially stormy weather.


And of course this perfect summer day is located in……….. 30-A
 

For breakfast I would indulge in…….. Eggs Benedict and fresh fruit with honey poppyseed dressing. Fresh orange juice and coffee. Bloody Mary on the weekends.


After I am showered, fed and revved up to start my day, I will……. go shopping and later in the evening play tennis.
For lunch this is my absolute favorite summertime meal…… raw oysters or Mexican.

An afternoon snack might comprise of…….. a smoothie.

My afternoon activity would be……… a nice nap.


The ideal summer drink is…….. Pina Colada, Mint Julep, and of course Sangria.

This is what would be served for my ideal summer dinner…… Seared Sea Scallops or a Kona Crusted Filet and Lobster at George’s. I always have a gelato or sorbet for dessert.

And where I eat it might look like this……….. I really love to eat on the deck in the evening. The smell and feel of the salt air breeze is amazing.

A perfect summer ending to perfect summer day would end………. a walk on the beach with a glass of merlot in hand or a night in a favorite nightspot.

The best part of my summer day is……….. falling asleep with the moon above and the waves roaring.

Tina-Thank you so much for this interview. I am honored that you asked me.
Teresa
xoxo

Photography/6-Taylor Crouch /21- Carl Coleman /1- Alan Hoelzle/9- Alan Bastenpour//12,15.16 Teresa Hatfield, Splendid Sass


Wow Teresa, you have me wanting to click my heels and be transported to this picture perfect day, the beach pictures have me dreaming! And the idea of walking along the beach at sunset, Merlot in hand is absolutely the best way to end a perfect day I could not agree more.  Love your ideas of an afternoon siesta, and the food at George’s looks DIVINE!! One question, I know we are all wondering is the picture of all the dolphins in the wave “for real”? That is the most amazing picture…and to have caught it on film, even more astounding. Thanks for sharing with us your perfect summer day, my bet is that you have a lot of people out there dreaming right about now and even more that would be more than happy to share it with you. Click here to visit Teresa over at her blog, Splendid Sass. Thanks for stopping in….wishing you a wonderful summer day.




A perfect summer day with Teresa of Splendid Sass!

Hi and happy Monday to you! Did you have a nice weekend? ?Hope you are off to a great week, hard to believe we are nearing Labor day!! I am so happy to welcome a wonderful friend and talented taste maker, today to offer her take on a perfect summer day. ?Say hello to ?Teresa of Splendid Sass. Teresa is one of those people that everyone loves. Her wonderful blog is one of my first stops every morning and I am always treated to a great parade of design pictures and serious inspiration that often leaves me drooling and wanting more. ?I never miss a post of Teresa’s and seriously cannot imagine my blog world visits without her!

?I love her taste and her take on what is beautiful. Beyond her wonderful taste, Teresa is a genuinely kind and giving person…a generous soul and one who is loved by everyone. So naturally I am happy to count her as a friend and fellow blogger. ?I am delighted that she?is here today with me to share her take on “A perfect summer day”! As I expected, it is just nothing short of perfect. Take it away Teresa………….

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My perfect summer day would start at this time of the morning (or afternoon)….. 5:30 AM
The bedroom I wake up in would look something like this…… white sheers, blowing in the sea air, with piles of white linens, and seagrass covered floors.
And my bathroom like this… black and white with a large?Jacuzzi?bathtub, a rain shower, and a huge window overlooking the beach.

A favorite beauty product I love to use during the summer…….. Keratin Complex Conditioner to control the frizzes caused by the humidity.


And this is an ideal summer outfit that you might find me frolicking in……. a shift is my all-time favorite beach and home outfit with a pair of sandals or espadrille. I love the tee-shirt shifts too!

My view from my bedroom in the summer looks like this…… a beautiful view of the ocean at every time of day, especially stormy weather.


And of course this perfect summer day is located in……….. 30-A
?

For breakfast I would indulge in…….. Eggs Benedict and fresh fruit with honey poppyseed dressing. Fresh orange juice and coffee. Bloody Mary on the weekends.


After I am showered, fed and revved up to start my day, I will……. go shopping and later in the evening play tennis.
For lunch this is my absolute favorite summertime meal…… raw oysters or Mexican.

An afternoon snack might comprise of…….. a smoothie.

My afternoon activity would be……… a nice nap.


The ideal summer drink is…….. Pina Colada, Mint Julep, and of course Sangria.

This is what would be served for my ideal summer dinner…… Seared Sea Scallops or a Kona Crusted Filet and Lobster at George’s. I always have a gelato or sorbet for dessert.

And where I eat it might look like this………..?I really love to eat on the deck in the evening. The smell and feel of the salt air breeze is amazing.

A perfect summer ending to perfect summer day would end………. a walk on the beach with a glass of merlot in hand or a night in a favorite nightspot.

The best part of my summer day is……….. falling asleep with the moon above and the waves roaring.

Tina-Thank you so much for this interview. I am honored that you asked me.
Teresa
xoxo

Photography/6-Taylor Crouch /21- Carl Coleman /1-?Alan Hoelzle/9- Alan Bastenpour//12,15.16 Teresa Hatfield, Splendid Sass


Wow Teresa, you have me wanting to click my heels and be transported to this picture perfect day, the beach pictures have me dreaming! And the idea of walking along the beach at sunset, Merlot in hand is absolutely the best way to end a perfect day I could not agree more. ?Love your ideas of an afternoon siesta, and the food at George’s looks DIVINE!! One question, I know we are all wondering is the picture of all the dolphins in the wave “for real”? That is the most amazing picture…and to have caught it on film, even more astounding. Thanks for sharing with us your perfect summer day, my bet is that you have a lot of people out there dreaming right about now and even more that would be more than happy to share it with you. Click here to visit Teresa over at her blog, Splendid Sass. Thanks for stopping in….wishing you a wonderful summer day.




A perfect summer day with Mon of Splendid Willow

Good morning……its Tuesday and you know what that means, another round of “A perfect summer day”. Can I just tell you how much I am enjoying all the interpretations from all 0f my many talented blogging friends! From beaches on both coasts, to Paris to Sweden, we are getting  a glimpse into some pretty amazing places! Today’s guest is no stranger to many….. a beloved blogger, Mon of Splendid Willow. A kind, fun, genuine, thoughtful,generous and authentic girl…..someone I am proud to call a friend. 

Mon is the talent behind her very popular blog, Splendid Willow and highly successful shop, Splendid Avenue brimming with all kinds of stylish (mostly Swedish) items for your home and self. Its an absolute must stop and visit! Let’s just say Splendid Avenue is a wonderful stop for a little “retail therapy”.  If you are not already a reader of Splendid Willow I think you will be delighted when you head over, a wonderful mix of home design, retail therapy, inspirational homes of her readers and a little bit of travel. I am so so happy to have Mon here today and immensely  enjoyed her take on what a perfect summer day is to her, and might I say she is onto something pretty grand! So take it away Mon………….

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It is an honor for me to be here today. Tina is one special lady and friend. Talk about someone who brings the sun & goodness — all year around!
 
 
My perfect summer day would start…. at this time of the morning (or afternoon)…..6:00 am (yep!) when the rest of the house is sound asleep and I get to enjoy the first sun with a hot cup of tea/coffee.

The bedroom I wake up in would look something like this….Feel the breeze!


And my bathroom like this…….


A favorite beauty product I love to use during the summer……..OK, I have just ordered my first jar of Karin Herzog’s Vita A Kombi 1 creme. The one that the Duchess of York is using and the Brits now are going nuts for. I will let you know if it does wonders!

And this is an ideal summer outfit you might find me frolicking in……Long, summery, bohemian dresses. Work with sandals and heels. I have been trotting around in several this summer!

My view from my bedroom in the summer looks like this……I wish I still could say it looks like this. My childhood summers had this view – from the most stunning island on the planet, in my opinion, Gotland in Sweden.

 
And of course this perfect summer day is located in………..Sweden on the beautiful island of Gotland again. An old viking island.



For breakfast I would indulge in……..Anything with good smoked salmon and hand picked berries.


After I am showered, fed and revved up to start my day, I will……Head for the beach with my kids. Or go exploring. As a family we love visiting new places but we also enjoy the great outdoors.



For lunch this is my absolute favorite summertime meal……I never grow tired of a really good, thinly sliced beet salad with some good crumbled cheese.


An afternoon snack might comprise of……..A cappuccino from a good coffee shop. And a pastry. I am European after all!

My afternoon activity would be………Golf, horseback riding with the kids or hanging out in the hammock equipped with a good book.


The ideal summer drink is……..
Something refreshing with mint, cucumbers, coconut water and (w. or without) vodka.


This is what would be served for my ideal summer dinner……Small, thin, wonderfully prepared lamb chops or anything with seafood. And a glass of really excellent, chilled wine.

And where I eat it might look like this…………….


A perfect summer ending to a perfect summer day would end……….With close friends over and kids and animals everywhere – everyone enjoying the good food and vibe.

The best part of my summer day is………..The quality time I get to spend with my wonderful husband and kids and many wonderful friends. I am one lucky gal.
 
Thank you so much for having me over! Summer hugs to all of your readers and one extra big hug to you Ms. Tina. You are the best.

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Sold!! You don’t know need to twist my arm,  I am so there with you Mon! From the  early morning wake up call (yes guilty of this too) to the fabulous view from your bedroom to the wonderful bevy of leisure sports to while away an afternoon, it all sounds amazing. Then that last picture showing a dinner with those you love and care of is absolutely a perfect way to end an already perfect day, could not agree more! Want more Mon?……then click here to visit her fabulous blog, Splendid Wilow. You too will want to make it a daily “stop in”. Always something wonderful going on over there. Thank you Mon for being my guest and to all of you for stopping in today. Wishing everyone a splendid day!

A perfect summer day with Mon of Splendid Willow


Good morning……its Tuesday and you know what that means, another round of “A perfect summer day”. Can I just tell you how much I am enjoying all the interpretations from all 0f my many talented blogging friends! From beaches on both coasts, to Paris to Sweden, we are getting ?a glimpse into some pretty amazing places! Today’s guest is no stranger to many….. a beloved blogger, Mon of Splendid Willow. A kind, fun, genuine, thoughtful,generous and authentic girl…..someone I am proud to call a friend.?



Mon is the talent behind her very popular blog, Splendid Willow and highly successful shop, Splendid Avenue brimming with all kinds of stylish (mostly Swedish) items for your home and self. Its an absolute must stop and visit! Let’s just say Splendid Avenue is a wonderful stop for a little “retail therapy”. ?If you are not already a reader of Splendid Willow I think you will be delighted when you head over, a wonderful mix of home design, retail therapy, inspirational homes of her readers and a little bit of travel. I am so so happy to have Mon here today and immensely ?enjoyed her take on what a perfect summer day is to her, and might I say she is onto something pretty grand! So take it away Mon………….



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It is an honor for me to be here today. Tina is one special lady and friend. Talk about someone who brings the sun & goodness — all year around!

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My perfect summer day would start…. at this time of the morning (or afternoon)…..6:00 am (yep!) when the rest of the house is sound asleep and I get to enjoy the first sun with a hot cup of tea/coffee.



The bedroom I wake up in would look something like this….Feel the breeze!



And my bathroom like this…….




A favorite beauty product I love to use during the summer……..OK, I have just ordered my first jar of Karin Herzog’s Vita A Kombi 1 creme. The one that the Duchess of York is using and the Brits now are going nuts for. I will let you know if it does wonders!




And this is an ideal summer outfit you might find me frolicking in……Long, summery, bohemian dresses. Work with sandals and heels. I have been trotting around in several this summer!




My view from my bedroom in the summer looks like this……I wish I still could say it looks like this. My childhood summers had this view – from the most stunning island on the planet, in my opinion, Gotland in Sweden.

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And of course this perfect summer day is located in………..Sweden on the beautiful island of Gotland again. An old viking island.






For breakfast I would indulge in……..Anything with good smoked salmon and hand picked berries.



After I am showered, fed and?revved?up to start my day, I will……Head for the beach with my kids. Or go exploring. As a family we love visiting new places but we also enjoy the great outdoors.






For lunch this is my absolute favorite summertime meal……I never grow tired of a really good, thinly sliced beet salad with some good crumbled cheese.




An afternoon snack might comprise of……..A cappuccino from a good coffee shop. And a pastry. I am European after all!




My afternoon activity would be………Golf, horseback riding with the kids or hanging out in the hammock equipped with a good book.



The ideal summer drink is……..


Something refreshing with mint, cucumbers, coconut water and (w. or without) vodka.




This is what would be served for my ideal summer dinner……Small, thin, wonderfully prepared lamb chops or anything with seafood. And a glass of really excellent, chilled wine.



And where I eat it might look like this…………….




A perfect summer ending to a perfect summer day would end……….With close friends over and kids and animals everywhere – everyone enjoying the good food and vibe.




The best part of my summer day is………..The quality time I get to spend with my wonderful husband and kids and many wonderful friends. I am one lucky gal.

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Thank you so much for having me over! Summer hugs to all of your readers and one extra big hug to you Ms. Tina. You are the best.





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Sold!! You don’t know need to twist my arm, ?I am so there with you Mon! From the ?early morning wake up call (yes guilty of this too) to the fabulous view from your bedroom to the wonderful bevy of leisure sports to while away an afternoon, it all sounds amazing. Then that last picture showing a dinner with those you love and care of is absolutely a perfect way to end an already perfect day, could not agree more! Want more Mon?……then click here to visit her fabulous blog, Splendid Wilow. You too will want to make it a daily “stop in”. Always something wonderful going on over there. Thank you Mon for being my guest and to all of you for stopping in today. Wishing everyone a splendid day!

A perfect summer day with Beth and Kristy of Design Chic

Good morning everyone! I am excited to be here with another one of my absolute faves….the talented mother/daughter duo, Kristy and Beth from Design Chic. I  know many of you know and follow them religiously as I do but for those who don’t, its a must visit and I assure you will want to make it a daily habit. They combine the perfect worlds of beautiful interiors, architecture and fashion and I know I am in for a serious visual feast anytime I visit.
Plus they are two uber classy stylish ladies…and its an honor to have them here today. They also got me dreaming big time about a perfect summer day with this amazing post. I am so enjoying all these amazing takes on what a perfect summer day is….thanks girls for coming by and sharing! Enough of my talking, lets welcome Design Chic and take a look at what a perfect summer day means to them………

Thanks so much, Tina, for including us in this fun guest post! We loved thinking about our perfect summer day almost as much as we love your gorgeous blog!

My perfect summer day would start at this time of the morning (or afternoon)…..
6:30 a.m. because we want to be early risers who start our day with activities like these:


The bedroom I wake up in would look something like this……

 
 

 

And my bathroom like this…….
 

 

A favorite beauty product I love to use during the summer……..
Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. It’s lightly tinted and smells yummy.


And this is an ideal summer outfit that you might find me frolicking in…….




My view from my bedroom in the summer looks like this……


And of course this perfect summer day is located in………..
Beaufort, NC!

For breakfast I would indulge in……..




After I am showered, fed and revved up to start my day, I will…….

Followed by:


For lunch this is my absolute favorite summertime meal……
BLT’s on the beach!

Or maybe a picnic on a picnic boat!
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An afternoon snack might comprise of……..
Freshly baked kale chips. So yummy!



My afternoon activity would be………
You can’t stay in the sun all day… A little shopping makes good sense.



The ideal summer drink is……..
Mint juleps, please!



This is what would be served for my ideal summer dinner……
Blackened mahi–caught that morning by my hubby–with cilantro lime quinoa.



And where I eat it might look like this…………….





A perfect summer ending to a perfect summer day would end……….
Cocktails and a bonfire on the beach with all of my friends!


The best part of my summer day is………..
Slipping in between cold sheets, after a warm bath, in a quiet house, with that good, sun-and-sand tired feeling and curling up with a good book!

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Oh boy…..every one of senses is on fire! I want to be taken to this summer day N O W!!!!!!!! Could it get any better? From start to finish this is indeed a perfect summer day. And that house you have dreamt up? Something tells me your new beach house won’t be too far off. Perfect! Love the outfit, all the food though I might have to replace the kale chips with salt and vinegar chips by Cape Cod but am a willing sport so will give them a shot. And the way you chose to end this day is dreamy to me, cool sheets, a great book, and feeling sun kissed….truly doesn’t get better!! Kristy and Beth, thank you for letting me dream along with you….am sure everyone else will agree you hit it out of the park! Thank you for coming along and sharing your perfect summer day. Want to hear and see more from this talented duo? Click here to visit one of my favorite blogs of all…..Design Chic!
Wishing everyone a fabulous summer day, just wish it wasn’t flying by quite so fast!
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A perfect summer day with Beth and Kristy of Design Chic

Good morning everyone! I am excited to be here with another one of my absolute faves….the talented mother/daughter duo, Kristy and Beth from Design Chic. I ?know many of you know and follow them religiously as I do but for those who don’t, its a must visit and I assure you will want to make it a daily habit. They combine the perfect worlds of beautiful interiors, architecture and fashion and I know I am in for a serious visual feast anytime I visit.
Plus they are two uber classy stylish ladies…and its an honor to have them here today. They also got me dreaming big time about a perfect summer day with this amazing post. I am so enjoying all these amazing takes on what a perfect summer day is….thanks girls for coming by and sharing! Enough of my talking, lets welcome Design Chic and take a look at what a perfect summer day means to them………


Thanks so much, Tina, for including us in this fun guest post! We loved thinking about our perfect summer day almost as much as we love your gorgeous blog!


My perfect summer day would start at this time of the morning (or afternoon)…..

6:30 a.m. because we want?to be early risers who start our day with activities like these:




The bedroom I wake up in would look something like this……

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And my bathroom like this…….

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A favorite beauty product I love to use during the summer……..

Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. It’s lightly tinted and smells yummy.





And this is an ideal summer outfit that you might find me frolicking in…….





My view from my bedroom in the summer looks like this……




And of course this perfect summer day is located in………..

Beaufort, NC!



For breakfast I would indulge in……..








After I am showered, fed and?revved?up to start my day, I will…….

Followed by:




For lunch this is my absolute favorite summertime meal……

BLT’s on the beach!


Or maybe a picnic on a picnic boat!
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An afternoon snack might comprise of……..

Freshly baked kale chips. So yummy!





My afternoon activity would be………

You can’t stay in the sun all day… A little shopping makes good sense.





The ideal summer drink is……..

Mint juleps, please!





This is what would be served for my ideal summer dinner……

Blackened mahi–caught that morning by my hubby–with cilantro lime quinoa.





And where I eat it might look like this…………….








A perfect summer ending to a perfect summer day would end……….

Cocktails and a bonfire on the beach with all of my friends!





The best part of my summer day is………..

Slipping in between cold sheets, after a warm bath, in a quiet house, with that good, sun-and-sand tired feeling and curling up with a good book!

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Oh boy…..every one of senses is on fire! I want to be taken to this summer day N O W!!!!!!!! Could it get any better? From start to finish this is indeed a perfect summer day. And that house you have dreamt up? Something tells me your new beach house won’t be too far off. Perfect! Love the outfit, all the food though I might have to replace the kale chips with salt and vinegar chips by Cape Cod but am a willing sport so will give them a shot. And the way you chose to end this day is dreamy to me, cool sheets, a great book, and feeling sun kissed….truly doesn’t get better!! Kristy and Beth, thank you for letting me dream along with you….am sure everyone else will agree you hit it out of the park! Thank you for coming along and sharing your perfect summer day. Want to hear and see more from this talented duo? Click here to visit one of my favorite blogs of all…..Design Chic!

Wishing everyone a fabulous summer day, just wish it wasn’t flying by quite so fast!

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A perfect summer day with Marianne of Marianne Simon Design

Hi and good morning. So happy to be here with yet another favorite blogger for my “A perfect summer day” series. This woman knows style and elegance….and her elegant design work speaks to that so I knew she would hit a home run when she came aboard and as I expected…Marianne of Marianne Simon Design delivered. Hopefully you know of Marianne Simon Design (formally Style for Living)….an elegant blog always with an interesting musing or two and lots of great design inspiration. So happy to have and welcome Marianne here and her perfect summer day looks like winner to me! So here we go……take it away Marianne!

My perfect summer day would start at this time of the morning (or afternoon)?9:00am



The bedroom I wake up in would look something like this??Classic and calm with crisp white sheets, upholstered headboard and a simple flower in a vase on the bedside table.


And my bathroom like this…?. I simply love a beautiful white bathroom. ?This one has been a long time favorite of mine. ?What a dream shower!


A favorite beauty product I love to use during the summer…?.. Chanel lipgloss in the color Sundress




And this is an ideal summer outfit that you might find me frolicking in…?.There’s nothing better than a pair of jeans, a classic t-shirt and a statement necklace!

My view from my bedroom in the summer looks like this??Who wouldn’t want to look out their bedroom and see the Eiffel Tower!?




And of course this perfect summer day is located in…..Paris!




For breakfast I would indulge in…?.. A delicious latte. ?I would add a croissant to go along with it.?

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After I am showered, fed and?revved?up to start my day, I will….go shopping.



For lunch this is my absolute favorite summertime meal…..Ina Garten’s roasted shrimp and orzo salad.

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An afternoon snack might comprise of…?.. French macarons, of course!





My afternoon activity would be……? A trip to the spa. ?A massage sounds really good right now!

The ideal summer drink is…..?A fruit smoothie, always refreshing on a hot summer day.


This is what would be served for my ideal summer dinner?? ?I love pizza and dream of having an outdoor pizza oven one day. ?Yum!


And where I eat it might look like this……A beautiful outdoor space to have friends over and sit by the fireplace.



A perfect summer ending to a perfect summer day would end……?With a nice walk with my dogs in a park. ?It’s one of their favorite things to do every day.




The best part of my summer day is…..Stress free and relaxing!

Tina, thank you so much for including me in your wonderful summer series! ?I am honored to be included! ?xo
HOLY MACAROON! I am kind of reeling from how amazing this is and how it has every one of my senses in serious overdrive. Paris? Macaroons? That outdoor fireplace setting? The walk ?in a chic Parisian park? The food? The chic outfit? Seriously, Marianne I think you might have just nailed it. Paris and perfect summer day go together like chocolate and caramel, popcorn and butter, cheese and crusty bread…well you get my drift. This is a brilliant idea for the perfect summer day and I would be so delighted to spend it with you if you need a willing and able travel companion who has zero inhibitions about delicious food:) Want to see more of Marianne’s wonderful style? Then click on over to her wonderful blog, Marianne Simon design by ?clicking?here.?Merci beaucoup ?Marianne for this fabulous post and to all of you for stopping in…..wishing you a wonderful summer day, Au?revoir!

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A perfect summer day with Marianne of Marianne Simon Design

Hi and good morning. So happy to be here with yet another favorite blogger for my “A perfect summer day” series. This woman knows style and elegance….and her elegant design work speaks to that so I knew she would hit a home run when she came aboard and as I expected…Marianne of Marianne Simon Design delivered. Hopefully you know of Marianne Simon Design (formally Style for Living)….an elegant blog always with an interesting musing or two and lots of great design inspiration. So happy to have and welcome Marianne here and her perfect summer day looks like winner to me! So here we go……take it away Marianne!

My perfect summer day would start at this time of the morning (or afternoon)?9:00am


The bedroom I wake up in would look something like this??Classic and calm with crisp white sheets, upholstered headboard and a simple flower in a vase on the bedside table.


And my bathroom like this…?. I simply love a beautiful white bathroom.  This one has been a long time favorite of mine.  What a dream shower!


A favorite beauty product I love to use during the summer…?.. Chanel lipgloss in the color Sundress



And this is an ideal summer outfit that you might find me frolicking in…?.There’s nothing better than a pair of jeans, a classic t-shirt and a statement necklace!

My view from my bedroom in the summer looks like this??Who wouldn’t want to look out their bedroom and see the Eiffel Tower!?



And of course this perfect summer day is located in…..Paris!


For breakfast I would indulge in…?.. A delicious latte.  I would add a croissant to go along with it. 

 

After I am showered, fed and revved up to start my day, I will….go shopping.

For lunch this is my absolute favorite summertime meal…..Ina Garten’s roasted shrimp and orzo salad.

  


An afternoon snack might comprise of…?.. French macarons, of course!



My afternoon activity would be……? A trip to the spa.  A massage sounds really good right now!

The ideal summer drink is….. A fruit smoothie, always refreshing on a hot summer day.


This is what would be served for my ideal summer dinner??  I love pizza and dream of having an outdoor pizza oven one day.  Yum!

And where I eat it might look like this……A beautiful outdoor space to have friends over and sit by the fireplace.


A perfect summer ending to a perfect summer day would end…… With a nice walk with my dogs in a park.  It’s one of their favorite things to do every day.


The best part of my summer day is…..Stress free and relaxing!

Tina, thank you so much for including me in your wonderful summer series!  I am honored to be included!  xo
HOLY MACAROON! I am kind of reeling from how amazing this is and how it has every one of my senses in serious overdrive. Paris? Macaroons? That outdoor fireplace setting? The walk  in a chic Parisian park? The food? The chic outfit? Seriously, Marianne I think you might have just nailed it. Paris and perfect summer day go together like chocolate and caramel, popcorn and butter, cheese and crusty bread…well you get my drift. This is a brilliant idea for the perfect summer day and I would be so delighted to spend it with you if you need a willing and able travel companion who has zero inhibitions about delicious food:) Want to see more of Marianne’s wonderful style? Then click on over to her wonderful blog, Marianne Simon design by  clicking here. Merci beaucoup  Marianne for this fabulous post and to all of you for stopping in…..wishing you a wonderful summer day, Au revoir!

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