this week’s must reads.

it’s summer and what better time to be reading like little fiends? so i’m back with this week’s must reads and some perfect reads to fit in before our beloved warm weather season comes to a bittersweet end. in addition to some great fiction i’ve been buried in (swimming lessons, a gentleman in moscow, and Along the Infinite Sea just to name a few)... 
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a trip to spain with coast to costa.

i’ve had so many travels this year, i feel extra fortunate. i don’t normally travel this often and i sometimes forget how much inspiration comes from stepping outside your day-to-day world, getting a fresh perspective and seeing life from other countries outside our own. as you probably couldn’t help but see from the abundant instagrams i posted, i went to... 
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a little bit of lisbon.

as promised in yesterday’s post about our charming apartment in lisbon, i wanted to share a few ‘must-visit’ spots around the city if you happen to be headed that way — which i most certainly recommend. lisbon is a beautiful seaside city, full of colorful pastel architecture. it reminds me a little bit of a much older san francisco — it’s... 
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best of: rustic retreat by the sea.

obviously, i am begrudgingly tiptoeing towards fall. apologies all around, i just can’t help but keep falling for these beautiful beach homes. this is the Mediterranean home of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille located in the coastal town of alicante, spain featured on micasa. one peek at this place and i was ready to set that pretty table, break out... 
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sydney by the sea.

this white-washed beauty looks like it could be planted on the mediterranean sea, and yet, instead it’s actually perched on sydney’s bellevue hill — belle vue meaning beautiful view. i came across this home in vogue living, causing every bone in my body to ache with envy. do you blame me? while we’re still in winter months, it’s summer down under... 
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