I think we could call this first Summer living | Vive l'été post in August and ode to stay-cationing, to really turn your home and surroundings into a summer haven. It would help if you had a garden but a balcony will do, or large windows that you can keep open to let the summer in. Instead of sending a postcard from a resort you can write a few inspirational lines on beautiful stationery and send to friends and loved ones. If you cannot think of anything, then borrow something from your favourite author or poet.
Yesterday while dining al fresco (I made a delicious quiche and will share the recipe later this week) I was thinking that I almost couldn't remember when we last ate in the kitchen. Is there something called al fresco living? As all our meals are taken on the balcony, it feels more like al fresco living. On Friday I even sat there until late in the evening in 27 degrees watching Out of Africa on the laptop.
I love these summer days.
outdoor living area in Montecito, California, John Saladino design
1: Leo Evidente Photographers via Style Me Pretty (stationery: Oak & Orchid) / 2: Pictilio via Style Me Pretty / 3 + 6: Bonpoint Spring 2012 via Haute Design / 4-5: Pernille Kaalund for Bo Bedre / 7: Alexandre Bailhache for House & Garden via Aesthetically Thinking