there were several readers that made me promise to visit this beautiful garden one more time before summer’s end. aren’t these zinnias bursting with vibrant color? there’s no comparison to nature’s bounty.
it’s friday and my mood is as laid back as my ootd. every once in a while i love to flirt with a boho vibe. ralph lauren the king of classic has a fab bohemian side to his designs. this top has a high-low hem a little sass and grommets that give it an edge. similar tops here, here, and here.
come summer, i always have at least one pair of pants with a jazzy pattern. similar here and here. long hot days just require a certain amount of fun even with our outfits. it’s all about casual ease this time of year. and i’m loving it. just as much as i’ve been loving neutral color palettes
although we do have to be mindful not to take oscar on his walks under the hot noonday sun. typically, we head out early in the morning then again late at night when the temps are cooler.
this weekend we’re heading to atlanta to pick up one of our sons from the airport. he’s been on the road the past two weeks with a pit stop in san francisco to visit his big brother. now, it’s our turn to see awesome andy a nickname he’s had since college. i have to admit i’m never happier than when my family is gathered together under one roof. but i have to get my act together and figure out a few good summer dishes to serve up. then it’s off to the super market to stock up on groceries once the menu is in place. when in doubt i always turn to barefoot contessa. i don’t think i’ve ever made anything from her vast array of recipes that i didn’t like. rum raisin pudding sounds pretty darn good on a hot summer evening. but it never lasts long at our house if one of the boys are home. take a peek.