Hello Dear Readers,
Excuse the pause in posts over the next couple of weeks. I’m on a much needed vacation (but aren’t they always much needed?).
Eighty Seventh St by Monica Smiley
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I hope you enjoy the last few weeks of summer!
I wish I could say that I was talented (and patient) enough to build this:
But I can’t. I didn’t. I spotted it on the beach last week on one of my morning walks. I thought it was well done.
I’veĀ been back from Florida for less than a week, so naturally I’ve still got the beachy lifestyle on the brain. As such, today I’m featuringĀ Florida’s go-to accessory – rattan.Ā If you live on a FloridianĀ beach, some dose of rattan is a must!
pair of decorative rattan mirrors, $3700, 1st Dibs
set of four bentwood and rattan chairs, $2800, 1st Dibs
pair of rattan sconces by Louis Sognot, $2502, 1st Dibs
hanging rattan chair, $304.17, Etsy
rattan arm chair & stool, $1900, 1st Dibs
Who am I kidding? Rattan works outside of Florida, too. I have a rattan set for my own patio, and I love it!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
p.s. I also think this bed is pretty cool.
I’m certainly looking forwad to my upcoming beach vacation. Books, sand, beach, ocean, and ice cream…it’s all in my near future! Hoo.Ray.
Photos of the beach in Florida by Corie.
This past weekend I made a quick trip to Florida and boy-oh-boy was it worth it! I was hesitant to spend the money on a flight (did anyone follow my decision making on Twitter?) since I was just in Florida last month but I am so glad I decided to go. Four days of sunshine, ocean swims, and shopping trips (not to mention meals cooked by my parents and nightly ice cream snacks), made me feel so spoiled. I’m so grateful I had the chance to go!
photos by me
Where would you go for a four day escape?