Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And the livin's easy

Ahh, summertime escapes. How can you go wrong with a little r&r and fresh air? 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Last Monday in June!

Days like this make me want to pack up a picnic, take a hike and soak up the sun. And why not? Summer is the best time to take advantage with the long days and warm evenings perfect for star-gazing.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Petanque, bocci. cougette, zucchini. What's in a name? Nada. But I sure love me some petanque in the sunshine! Almost as much as a nice game of croquet. Doesn't this neat area look perfect for either game? I love how there's a small shaded area for those looking to keep their fair skin safe.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Ah, summer fruit. Confession: my hands-down favorite part of summer (other than the beach days, extra sunshine, and relaxed attitude of pretty much everyone) is the fruit. Stone fruit, berries, you name it. Can life really ever get any better than when you have a delicious ripe peach to enjoy?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I am completely inspired by the ivy growing on this stone building.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pinwheel Inspiration

I love how the inside of this rose looks like a pinwheel!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Landscape Inspiration

These linear eight trees have been wrapped with string so that they hold this shape. Isn't it amazing how completely it changes the whole look? While I love wild trees, I enjoy how these are so organized and orderly.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


With the warm weather arrives a bevy of accompanying delights. Most yoga poses are easier, making you feel like a total pro, the longer days give way to more free time (as long as your not stuck at the office!), and best of all, flowers are at their most fragrant. My personal faves are honeysuckle and jasmine. Just walking down the street is pure bliss.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Quaint Countryside Cottage

Aren't colorful fragrant flowers just the best in the summertime? It's amazing how a garden in the yard can transform the space!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Details, details

I love the fantasticly beautiful detail on these types of old buildings.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Doesn't this look like a photograph Slim Aarons would have taken? I love the symmetry, the fountain, the totally awesome trees - and the unique overhead lighting!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

So lovely

These lovely flowers are sold in the northeast in hanging pots because the climate doesn't allow them to grow larger, but in California you see larger bushes of them in the streets and around homes. Aren't they beautiful?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pretty Benches

I love pretty much everything about these lovely benches:

- the straight backs
- the pretty details
- the functional design for a park since you can sit facing either direction (though it's not entirely clear   from the picture, there's another bench on the other side, taking advantage of the straight up and down backrest)
- the style is so French! these benches are just like the ones in Paris! Yay!

Friday, June 4, 2010


To celebrate the first Friday in June - and the middle of peony season!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Amusement for Thursday: Actual Size!

I love this funny sign - When I walked past it, I literally laughed out loud!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Awesomely beautiful

Aren't these flowers awesomely beautiful? I love the bright pink and white - It's such a beautiful pattern and the leaves are so shiny! Can you imagine a bathroom flower stamped with a pattern resembling these flowers? I think it would be just perfect.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010