Friday, June 17, 2011

Splendid Weekend

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Happy Friday, lovelies! We've made it to another weekend and I can't wait to get it started.

I'm not heading to the beach this weekend but I will be getting out of the city on Sunday to go celebrate Father's Day with my family at my grandmother's home on Long Island. The weather is supposed to be perfect and I'm thrilled because that means lots of time outdoors in her picturesque yard. She has the most gorgeous gardens ever and I just love spending sunny spring and summer days there. And it's always so nice to get together as a family to share stories, eat some delicious food and drink amazing wine. My Dad is a huge wine guy. He's been a conoisseur for years and he travels the globe visiting friends vineyards, helping harvest and distribute wines, and he always has a fantastic selection of varietals to choose from and a lot of interesting stories to go along with them.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. And wishing all of the father's in your lives a very happy Father's Day!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4

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57 comments:

KizzyDoll said...

Have a great time sweets!! Sounds great!! I hope the weather will be nice for all!! And your father has a great day!! xx

Martina said...

Makes me think of holidys at my own grandmothers place with beautiful gardens, lovelyfood and most of all, her wonderful presence! Happy weekend sweet friend! xx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Have a grand time with the family on this Father's Day weekend, my lovely. Hopefully the weather will be warm and sunny for you all. xx

Debby said...

Dawn, we are so much alike. I have that first photo saved in a post ready to go! Anyways, the way you put the post together is brilliant as always. Happy Father's Day to your Dad... he sounds like an interesting man. Enjoy your family and your Grandma's gardens. My Mom's house is like that... almost like a little storybook! xo

LatteLisa said...

your weekend sounds wonderful and the photos are simply dreamy ... have fun!

Stacey said...

Have a wonderful time with your family Dawn! I hope the weather cooperates!:-) XX

Ylenia said...

how funny, over here in Italy, Father's Day is on the 17th March, when it's St.Joseph!

go anche enjoy the garden you lucky lady, here it will be raing all we long :-(

[ Longuette ]

Kelly said...

Have a great weekend with your Dad!

Julie and Lauren said...

That garden patio is heaven. Wish I would be sitting there instead of my desk at work. Happy Father's Day! Xx

Design Elements said...

have a wonderful time, Dawn! love your selection of images. hugs

classiq said...

It seems that you're headed towards an amazing weekend. Have fun and enjoy the family time! :)Ada

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Oh I love this Dawn... and I've missed you! I've been a blogger MIA this week! Have a lovely Fathers Day weekend my dear... this post makes me hungry for a floppy hat, long skirt, girly bites and frilly drinks! I love gardens... Much luv sweets!

very married said...

so this year, i got really confused and thought father's day was last week so sent my card like, super early... i told my dad not to open it until father's day but then last night i got a text from his wife saying that they LOVED the card (it WAS pretty neat, if i do say so myself) but, what the heck! it's not father's day yet!

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

i want to be sitting on that patio- lovely! my dad is a big wine guy too- happy father's day to your dad and enjoy your weekend!

Cara said...

Enjoy your weekend sweetie! Beach and wine here I come!

Jacki said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! Happy Father's Day to your dad :)

I will be celebrating my dad, my grampy and my boyfriend, all wonderful dads!

xo

quintessence said...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. So glad the weather is supposed to be nice, since I will be making my Father's Day meal I posted and hope to be outside with the family. Cheers!!

Alexa said...

My dad is also a huge wine guy...been making his own for years now. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Lovely photos!
xo
Alexa

La Maison Boheme said...

YES to headscarves, salads and summer patio time. Lovely post as always!

Katie said...

Have a great weekend!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Have a fab one Dawn, hopefully with lots of sunshine xo

That Girl in Pearls said...

Sounds wonderful! Have a great time with the family. Loving the alfresco eye candy. Always, always the key to my heart :)

Hope you have a wonderful day, Love.
B.
That Girl in Pearls

Indie.Tea said...

OOo, these are so pretty! The photographs that is.
I hope you have a great time with your family this weekend.
p.s. following you on Twitter now.

kristina@beancakes said...

now i want to sit in a picturesque yard eating fresh salads and drinking good wine! LOVE these photos, thanks for sharing!! happy friday to you and have a fun week-end in long island!
xoxo ~ kristina

ag. said...

Oh, your weekend sounds so wonderful! Enjoy the time with your family!

B. in the Know said...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your date afternoon today since you get to get out of the office early!
Much love,
B

Dancing Branflake said...

Lovely post! Having those memories must be such a sweet thing. I love every photo here.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

It sounds so lovely! I love wines, so even more heavenly. And looking at the last image with the brick patio is inspiring me--I always get swayed by brick used this way right when I'm thinking of re-doing the back patio in flagstone.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

xo Mary Jo

STYLE'N said...

Have fun with your family Dawn!

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

sounds lovely! I love a good meal, a great wine and some relaxing company and nature around me. enjoy your weekend Dawn! xxx

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend spending time with family! What your dad does visiting vineyards sounds so fun! What a wonderful thing to be able to do!
xoxo

Jana and Vanessa said...

Those pictures are really very beautiful. :)
Midnight Couture Girls

Oh to Be a Muse said...

hope you have a fantastic time sippin' on some vino this weekend, luv!

DailyDreamDecor said...

Sounds great, have lots of fun!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji said...

You have such a beautiful weekend planned Dawn! Fathers Day in my side of the world is in September so we have a while yet. Have a fantastic weekend with your family!

honey my heart said...

i'm thrilled that the weekend is here :) hope you enjoy yours.

sugarhoneybaby said...

Have a nice time!:)

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Happy Weekend Dawn! Your weekend sounds wonderful, have a brilliant time ! xo

Draffin Bears said...

Have a wonderful weekend Dawn, with your family and hope that the weather is great.

Hugs
Carolyn

the nyanzi report said...

sounds like you're going to have a fantastic time. Have a great weekend!

Chelsea Lane said...

these are such dreamy images dear! have an awesome father's day weekend, sounds lovely :)

xoxo

Audrey Allure said...

Hope you have a great weekend & I hope your father has a great Father's Day! :)

Aura said...

Wishing you a wonderful time1 We don't have Father's Day here, I'm sure it is a wonderful celebrations.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Have fun with your family and oh enjoy that garden!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Tanvi said...

Have a wonderful time! :)

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SabinePsynopsis said...

Dawn, you always seem to be having the perfect weekend plans. Hope you have a great time. xoxo

Jess said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Enjoy your Sunday with your dad!

xo

Kellie Collis said...

What a gorgeous weekend! I love those outdoor dining! Perfect for brunch. Enjoy, Kellie xx

A BRIT GREEK said...

Have an amazing weekend cherub. This sounds like my kinda weekend! How cool is your pops love of vino?!

Those pictures are so dreamy, I wish I could be teleported to Provence for a Chateau-neuf-du pape or somewhere in Spain so I can get my mitts on a bottle of Sangre de toro.

x.o.x.o

Kristin said...

SO BEAUTIFUL, Dawn! So inspiring!

xx's

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Came over here to find exactly what I was looking for, gorgeous images giving me a great feeling;) I hope it resembles what you're experiencing this weekend with your family! sounds like you will have a great time.

Elle Sees said...

just lovely photos and tons of inspiration! your newest follower.

designchic said...

Have a wonderful time with your family...sounds lovely!!

Regan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous photos! <3

Krystal said...

sitting in that garden sounds heavenly, i hope it was amazing!!!

Josie said...

Hope you had a splendid weekend and a fab time with your dad. I didn't get much time to chill, did a wedding with 400 guests yesterday, was slightly mental! Here's to a more relaxing week :)

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Your sunday celebration sounds divine! Picturesque gardens mixed with an abundance of nice wine. How lucky to have a Dad who doubles as wine conoisseur! Hope you had a great celebration.

Btw - love the cure and your cake cutting song, Just Like Heaven. I adore you and J's love story, so sweet.

Let me know when you can meet!

xo tamra