Monday, September 13, 2010

Serene Start


Good morning, lovelies and welcome to a new week. Can't believe it's Monday morning already. I really didn't want the weekend to end. We escaped the city and had an amazing time visiting with my sister and her husband. We barbecued, watched the sunset from a secluded beach, walked around quaint towns while enjoying delicious gelato and drove around the North Fork of Long Island. I actually felt like I was on a mini vacation. It's not that far from the city but you feel like your in another world. There are sprawling farms and vineyards and the most wonderful little fruit and flower stands that were overflowing with the freshest looking fall fruits and veggies including tons of pumpkins and gordes! Guess it's finally time to wave a final farewell to summer.

Hope you all had an amazing weekend and that your Monday is off to a great start!

xoxo

Images: 1 & 6 - David Barton via Hot Mess, 2 - Alexandra Anton via Dujour, 3 via Tartlette, 4 via weheartit , 5 - Eva Lindh via Everything Fabulous

37 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Its always so good to take a little mini vacation here and there...I found them more relaxing then taking a week long trip:)...Glad you had a fun time...and everything sounds wonderful:)
We had a wonderful weekend too...My tummy is way too full on the cake I made and now my gym is calling my name...hahaha....:)
Have a lovely Monday,sweetie

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh, that sounds like such a nice weekend. Family and bbq and gelato? Perfect. I'd love this weekend to last just a few more days . . .

Kristin said...

Glad you had a great weekend!Your photos are awesome today!!!! xo Kristin

CHANTELLE said...

gosh i adore the light colour pallette :) simply gorgeous! have an amazing week ♥

LifestyleBohemia said...

These gorgeous photos make waking up on a Monday morning look so glamorous!

Glad to hear you had a great weekend. Hopefully this week will fly by!

Have a lovely day!
xx

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The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. My mind has begun to drift to thoughts of pumpkins and actually will be looking for some tomorrow. September brings such beautiful weather - not too hot, not too cold. If only it lasted just a bit longer. Enjoy your Monday Dawn and have a great week! :) (gorgeous images!)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Dawn, I think you always make THE BEST of your weekends. This sounds wonderful, and the pictures are just right for Monday morning. Wishing you a good start to the week! xo

Debby said...

Dawn, it sounds like a heavenly weekend!! Love how you live life to the fullest! xo

coolkids said...

sounds like a perfect weekend!

Tanvi said...

A good weekends prepares you well for a week ahead, doesn't it? :)

Marie-Ève said...

Glad to hear you had such a great weekend! It definitely feels like fall this morning here... I'm fully into fall mode now. Thinking about a stroll in our neighborhood with my son, so we can pick fallen leaves and making a collage. Or gathering different kinds of pumpkins and gourds to decorate my front yard with...

Jude said...

Love how you evoked your amazing weekend! I agree we all need mini breaks now and then. I love that part of Long Island too - it's really like another world :) Have a wonderful week ahead!

very married said...

glad you had a good weekend!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gelato and times with family on the beach - sounds good to me!

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

Sounds perfect especially the vineyards and gelato, two things I could live on.

honey my heart said...

ooo, fall fruits and veggies and pumpkins! hello fall :)

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful.
Long Island is definitely on my list of "places to see before I croak it!"
Sounds like a wonderfully romantic film.

Kristin said...

Gelato+vineyards=a win win IMO! My mama is seeing a whole lot of both of them right now in Ital. And I'm JEALOUS! HA!

Andrea said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend sweetie. Hope you have a great week!

Taj Acosta said...

Happy Monday doll! Lovely pics, prefect for my morning ;) hugs

Nell said...

It sounds like your weekend was a dream. And these pictures are too. Pink hydrangeas are some of my favourite flowers. Hope your week is just as much fun lovely xx

and flowers pick themselves said...

so glad you had a wonderful weekend. thanks for the gorgeous photos!

xo Alison

this free bird said...

Totally thought of you this weekend. Fall finally came to the beach here and I was wondering if you were having a dreamy time in the east!

xoxo,
Carrie

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Wonderful + serene pictures to start off the week! Happy to hear about your serene, beautiful weekend!

Nell said...

ps. Thanks for your comment, i'm glad to hear of another couple who can't bear to be apart!! I've already had two text conversations and two phonecalls with B and he's only been gone 9 hours, hehe! Lovely to hear from you as always xx

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Sounds like a nice weekend. I know, I think fall is really here...the cool mornings and nights are back!

Draffin Bears said...

What a wonderful weekend, you had and always great to get away.
I love all these beautiful photos you have shared and such a nice way to start the week.
Thank you for telling me about that book, will see if I can find a copy.

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

The Zhush said...

Wow...your weekend sounds ideal...makes me want to jump in my car and head east!

Valerie said...

Your weekend does sound like a fabulous mini vacation! Hope your Monday is going well.

xo
Valerie

style'n said...

sounds like you had a fabulous time! uh...back to reality and monday right? today has been such a crazy busy day. naina

Stacey said...

I so envy your weekends...sigh...loving your sexy and glamorous pics too. xx

The Backseat Stylers said...

You always find the most gorgeous photos! So pretty.

ryan said...

What a great weekend you had, and those photos are indeed serene : )

Indie.Tea said...

Sounds like a magical weekend.
And the pictures are lovely, as always :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I want to have a serene, peaceful morning like these images portray! Love them all!
So glad you had a wonderful weekend!!
xoxo

♥Simply Seductive said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. Would love to visit family in such a dreamy place... mine are all within 20 minutes of each other, which is a blessing, but still...

p.s. love the pics you selected for this post!

Linda, xo