Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Weekend. We wanted to celebrate the start of Summer with friends and family and an invitation to our summer friends and family sale. Have to make sure those kids are comfortable and stylish with dollars to spare for road trips, days at the beach and trips to the boardwalk.
I love wicker. Plain and Simple, Indoors and Out. We have a fabulous set of black wicker chairs outside on our patio, and when we move, I keep thinking about how fabulous they would be indoors in a kitchen or dining area..
Which, of course got me thinking. I keep seeing the Martha Stewart Channel Islands Collection, and I must say I think it is fabulous. I can totally picture the sofa, chairs and tables in any outdoor space. With a pile of magazines and morning coffee or a group of friends, beverages and ice cream sandwiches the perfect place from which to hang out and catch up.
I was taken by the whole concept of Rough Luxe, I had to add a part two to my post. While the location and spot in London looks divine, I can't help but think about taking an excursion to one of the other fabulous locations in the group.http://www.roughluxe.com/photos/staz%201178.jpg This hotel in St Moritz caught my eye.
How simply fabulous. I am happy just looking at the photos..
So while yesterday's post may not have been seasonally appropriate, I can't stop myself from sharing some of the fabulous hotels and locale's I was reading and thinking about this weekend.
With us all being on a tighter budget, places that are chic, stylish and affordable make the top of my list. This fabulous hotel group has properties in Cape Town, St. Moritz and Costa Brava as well as this spot in London.
Loved the charm and design aesthetic of this spot and think it would be a great place to stay. With a tea room and coffee bar, a small spa area and located near King's Cross, seems like the perfect spot from which to explore London.
So far, Bed rest has been going pretty well. After a few false alarms late last week though, I was a bit antsy this weekend, and found myself longing to get out and explore the world. Over the last few weeks, having kept surprisingly busy with work ( doing mostly creative design and development work ), personal and over due to do's and connecting a bit with old friends I have not thought much about travels outside the home. With family and our new additions on my mind, continued awareness about the importance of staying connected to what is in my heart and building a rich life with my husband, a feeling of peace and contentment.
I did start to think about family trips, a few romantic getaways with the Mister and the thought of our kids, or us travelling or living abroad at some point in the future. Wouldn't you know, I came across a few places as I flipped through magazines this weekend, some that we had been to and some on the list for the future.
So here we go... Korkia Pensione in Palm Springs..Scott and I spent a long weekend here in the late fall. One word-Heaven. With stylish and really reasonably priced rooms this should be a must on every ones list of romantic getaways.
The recipe for the perfect weekend -Reservations and simple packing-dresses, shoes, mag/book, sunglasses -Drive and arrive early Friday morning -Relax and Hang by the pool, play games, retire to your room -Dinner in town -Morning wake up, coffee, fruit and paper outdoors -Morning Yoga ( complimentary at the hotel 0 -Hiking in Joshua Tree -Drinks and Dinner under the stars at the Parker -Morning, wake up and repeat-breakfast and yoga -Massage -Leisurely drive home.
Came across an article and realized that my love of cut arts carried over from simple and elegant silhouettes to these more extravagant art forms .Piles of tear sheets and a fabulous realization....Rob Ryan a British Artist who has turned this craft into a beautiful art form, has a shop on Etsy!
If you love his work as much as I do, you will be thrilled to know that he will have an instillation at the Earnest Sewn shop in the Meatpacking District until the end of May.
Would love to take a visit to Petersham Nursery and the Cafe in Surrey. The shop which you can tour on line looks like the ultimate in English Gardening. The Cafe which is run by Skye Gyngell has become one of the most difficult reservations to secure due to her fabulous cooking and approach to the weekly menu she creates. Entirely dependent on the gifts of the garden and the seasons, just reading it makes me hungry.
For those of us who have no immediate plans to go to England, her cookbooks look fantastic ( and would make a great gift! )
Looking forward to this first weekend in May...And spending a little time outside. Even if only on our outdoor patio! Loved this space from British Home and Garden. A reminder that with some thoughtful gardening and fabulous lounge chairs, any outdoor space is to be coveted. A wonderful spot to enjoy morning coffee and the paper or an end of day beverage!
Amy Williams is a 41 year old Daughter, Wife and Mother. She has three amazing stepchildren and newborn twin girls. She and her husband created and co-founded Peek Aren't You Curious , a store for children and parents to experience the joys of childhood and parenting.
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