surf shack hideaway.

as summer approaches, i often find myself fantasizing about having my own little beach house, tucked away on the venice canals, or perhaps paradise cove, or on the beaches of martha’s vineyard. just a warm weather bohemian beach shack (sans wifi!) where i can pad around barefoot and barely dressed. most beach shacks come with a hefty price tag these days, so i suppose... 
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the perfect london flat.

i thought i’d share a longer look at the airbnb flat we stayed at in london, since when i posted it on instagram so many of you were curious about where it was and how to stay there, too! located in the beautiful garden district of holland park, we loved everything about this cozy spot — just a hop skip and a jump from notting hill, portobello market and the tube... 
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sunny delight.

one of the drawbacks of apartment life can be the lack of any outdoor green space. having lived in apartments most of my adult life, i often craved a tiny garden i could plant with herbs and flowers, and would milk any balcony or sunny window spot for all it was worth — adding container gardens and potted plants wherever the sunlight would allow. but this turn of the... 
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tropical vibes.

lean timms photography. i guess i’m really milking these summer days. i’m still craving a holiday away, even though L.A. is warm and sunny — it’s just the idea of jetting off to a tropical island somewhere that sounds so secluded and appealing to me right now. lots of palms waving in the tradewinds, rattan daybeds, whitewashed walls and ceiling fans... 
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summer color.

@justpeachy6. it’s real, real hot out there, people — and it’s even cooled down about 10 degrees, but darnit, it’s just not enough. and frankly, it puts me in a lazy mood. all i want is to be a kid again with long summers off! work, who wants to work? i just wanna hit the beach. but since, i mustn’t let you down, i am working, but i am pretending... 
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