Wednesday, June 25, 2008

summer love

{this is how we roll...yo}
seriously. this: really is how we roll, living at the beach. most evenings i do a quick pre dinner run to the market with my big red beach cruiser. and then there's always the, half lidded, leisurely ride down the beach to the next town for dinner. riding my bike in the summer always reminds me of being a kid. so simple and happy.
{tan feet} i know, feet really skig people out. and actually, i used to feel the same way. but now i realize that they're the old sages of our bodies~they're your understanding, after all. to use a {really stupid} phrase from a bad t-shirt, they've been there and done that. mine are as beat up and well ridden as anyone's {proudly} but they always look better with a summer patina.
{canvas cabins} what's not to love about this concept? heated, blankets, well appointed digs. uh... ya. stir me up some grub and pour me a cold glass of trefethen.
{front porch lemonade} i know this sounds so martha {our lord and savior} but i'm not kidding you, have you made real lemonade? oh. man, it's so the best. here's the recipe:
the juice of 1 lb of lemons
2 cups simple syrup {1 cup sugar, 1 cup water-dissolved on the stove top}
add some ice and a sprig of mint
{summer kicks}
tretorns. every summer, it was our requisite uniform: tank suit {for swim team} and tretorns {for tennis} i feel a fashion trend a comin' on.
{eau d'ete} for me? if there were such a thing? it would be a combo of: johnson's baby shampoo, coppertone lotion and chlorine....oh and maybe a bit of smoke from the bar-b-chew
{white sheets}i have a very good friend who once spent an entire pay check on fabulous white sheets, of a very high thread count. so excited was she to feel exotic and chic, that before retiring she slathered herself in self tanner {because really, you want a fantastic tan against white sheets} the rest is history. or her~story.

22 comments:

Emma @ White & Wander said...

I am sadly also in the category of silly person who sleeps in white sheets post self tanning ... not happy in the morning! Love that bedroom photo xx

Kimberlee said...

so jealous of the tan feet - its the middle of winter here in australia and we are supposed to be the ones known for our tan! xx

Allie said...

I love this. I'm one of those that has a foot thing, however this photo is beautiful. It just looks like summer. And I let out an audible gasp on the sheet story. Have a wonderful summer!

That Girl Designs said...

oh the riding the bike thing i love. i miss being able to hop on and take a leisurely ride. and on the beach, i'd be in heaven!

Elements of Style said...

Oh this post so reminds me of being a kid at the beach- my tan legs accented by my white Tretorns! Oh how I want to move to the beach again!

And the only issue with self tanner + nice white sheets is that they become self tanner colored sheets. Gross.

MaryBeth said...

I always wanted to live "down the shore" (that is how we refer to a Jersey beach town if you are from PA) with a bike with big fat tires. You are soooo lucky and thanks for all the great posts.

Courtney said...

oh gosh this makes me antsy for the beach! I'm 1 week away from our little beachy trip. until then, I'll keep rereading this post.

jozette said...

I love this post. You just captured the very essence of summer. And I'm smiling. Thanks for brightening my morning!

Mrs. Blandings said...

One of my favorite posts of yours.

petit elefant said...

I'd give my right arm to be in your bare feet right now at the beach.

Bertie said...

I finished a tennis game one morning and suddenly HAD to have some real lemonade!!
So I stopped by WS, bought a juicer, went home and indulged myself. AHHHH!
Nothing like it.
Bertie

beachbungalow8 said...

mom, what is WS? and do you still wear tretorns? because i totally picture you wearing tretorns with your tennis skirt.

Jessie said...

Williams Sonoma!

Also, are those your real bikes? I'm pretty sure the turquoise one on top is the same one I have! Sadly, she has been living in our garage since we moved away from the beach last summer, and I wish I rode her more here!

Anonymous said...

I betcha WS is Williams Sonoma.......

erika said...

I imagine your mom bought a juicer at Williams-Sonoma (WS).
And Tretorns, bring it back.
I have always loved them.
Great post!

Pigtown-Design said...

WS=Williams Sonoma? I adore Tretorns. Still have a pair around here somewhere.

beachbungalow8 said...

duh. you're all probably right. i was thinking, did she mean, 'WF' for 'whole foods' ?


marinajayhawk, wertz is having a sale, gurl! go get that stool! oh, and tell them you're a designer and can he give you the designer discount

beachbungalow8 said...

duh. you're all probably right. i was thinking, did she mean, 'WF' for 'whole foods' ?


marinajayhawk, wertz is having a sale, gurl! go get that stool! oh, and tell them you're a designer and can he give you the designer discount

Dianne said...

Love the tan feet!!!!

Poppy said...

It's sunny and hot here...gonna get out the lounge chair and get my feet out in the sun!!!!! and perhaps sip some homemade lemonade as well!! What a great post!!!

Teal Chic said...

Ahhhh you're getting me motivated to once and for all move to the beach in socal! Oh and there's hope for my fear of feet. There is a God! :)

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

So sad, don't think I'll make it to the beach this year! Loving that all white bedroom though, so simple and relaxing!

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