Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lady of Leisure

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Hello, lovelies! How is the week treating you so far? I've been busy playing catch up since the weekend, as usual. It seems to be my summer routine these days. A few days away from the computer can really set you back. Plus work has been extremely hectic so there's little time for anything else the days that I'm in the city.

I'm loving my leisurely weekends but I can't help but fantasize about having that lifestyle all week long. Could you imagine? Waking up to coffee and a book while reading in the garden. Meeting friends for lunch. Taking strolls outside during the day? Sounds like heaven to me. I know in reality I'd probably get bored after a few weeks of it but I like to dream :)

Hope you all have a wonderful day!
xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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42 comments:

adele said...

This is me! I am a lady of leisure & I definitely don't get bored!! Am busier now then when I was working xoxo
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Catarina Almeida Santos said...

always beautiful images at alternative wife :)

Santi
santiroyalhome.blogspot.com

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I have to have a bit of both or I get bored too!! Was out all yesterday, now I'm resting around the house!! Hope you have a great day!! xxx

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I daydream about being a lady who lunches all the time- the photos you chose are perfect...have a great week lovely:)

Julie and Lauren said...

Have a good week!! I hope you can come to our event tomorrow night. Will be fun XOXO

Natasha said...

aw... I like those photos... they remind me of weekends at grandma and grandpa when I was just a little girl.. she had a really beautiful garden, full of flowers.. just like the one on the photo above.

Dancing Branflake said...

The mature person in me says that I would get bored but reality is is that I would LOVE it! Haha.
Gorgeous post.

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

ah the life of leisure! it DOES sound a lot better than it actually is in real life ~ why is that? i guess we all need a lot of play and a little bit of work to balance it out ;)
xo ~ kristina

Josie said...

Eeek, this is just like the inspiration behind a shoot I'm working on!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i wish i could escape to a place like this right about now!! been swamped with work lately and it's no fun!

Amanda Hill said...

I have always wanted a Garden that looked like that...alas I live in the dessert and it would never be.

Jacki said...

Ahh, lovely photos!

I too sometimes dream of being a lady of leisure. Actually I dream of being a freelance writer who can work from home and wake up whenever I darn feel like it to do my lovely, leisurely writing :)

Caroline Boneham said...

Beautiful post!! I completely agree, it would be amazing to be a lady of leisure. Plus they usually have the ability to work on a ton of philanthropy projects. Sounds amazing if you ask me! Have a lovely week!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I think the same exact thing...I mean the part about being bored after a couple weeks! (c: Even thought those days are *amazing*...there is nothing quite as satisfying as accomplishing something worthwhile...everything has to have an opposite, right?

Alexa said...

Dude I fantasize about that every day! That would be magnificent! Ha.
xo
Alexa

Aspiring Kennedy said...

agreed! i always wished it was the opposite arrangement of the current set up, i propose: 5 days off, 2 days at work.

B. in the Know said...

I would love to have time to enjoy leisure every day. I am sure I could find ways to keep myself from getting bored. Ah that would be the life...but in the meantime I must stay as a working woman.
Much love,
B

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi lovely Dawn. I too love days where I can pretend to be a lady of leisure ... since I am my own boss, I kind of CAN do that occasionally but not everyday if I want to have a business! haha It's so warm today and I was just thinking how nice it would be to curl up on a big front porch somewhere with a glass of ice tea and a book ... perfect weather for it! xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
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Meritxell said...

Alternative Wife you are amazing :D

kisses,
Meritxell
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Vanessa@Luxuria said...

I lived that life of leisure when I first came to Spain. Trust me sweetheart, after a few months you will be going stir-crazy. That's why weekends are so special now, because it is only two days ;-)

EclecChic said...

hi Dawn. I am fine and happy to visit you again. Sorry to hear you are so busy. not nice in the summer. At less are you having a sunny days? Here the wheather is so bad. i am still waiting for the summer... Xxxx

Katie said...

The weekends make it worth playing catch up for a couple of days, right? :)

Kelly said...

Lovely! The last image is my favorite!

pretty pink tulips said...

I would adore being a lady of leisure!!! I'm constantly playing catch up...and it keeps me up too late at night!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Krystal said...

i was a lady of leisure until i started working two weeks ago, lame!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

sounds fun! I would probably get bored in a day or two:) love the images

annie markantonatou said...

the week started really well! i made 5 sales! i'm very happy! lovely pics!

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Tanvi said...

the first pic. Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful.

and I am definitely the QUEEN of leisure! :P

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Vintage is for Lovers said...

We must be on the same schedule!? I too have been trying to play catch up after putting the computer away for the last 3 days. It is always nice to feel like a lady of leisure . . . but I think all of the books and readings and lunches would turn into me wanting to go back to school or create some huge business or design some insane project . . . when my mind has that much time to wander, it leads to BIG ideas! xo Samantha

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

These images represent lounging, relaxing and joyful days rather well, hmmm.. I don't think I'd get bored;) Good luck with your hectic week, I think there will be more beach weekends to relax:)?

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

I'm playing catch up as well, but I don't mind when the weekend was so good. Lovely images!

Debby said...

Sounds like the perfect plan to me, Dawn. I wouldn't get bored if I had the finances to just go shopping! xo

Rachel Wright said...

I feel the EXACT same way. I can't seem to keep up with anything with it being so pretty outside! I'm almost ready for winter so that I can get back to work! :)

Rachel Wright
inspiredhouseofwright.blogspot.com

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I think it would be lovely but agree that it might get boring after a while, I think a more balanced mixture is the key, part time work, part time play, oh to dream!!

Audrey Allure said...

I would love to have that lifestyle just for the weekends. It sounds so relaxing; love that hat!

Indie.Tea said...

It does sound lovely...but like you, I'd get bored pretty quick. That's the lovely thing about the city - its busy, and makes you feel alive :)

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

I love Adele's comment in the beginning! Fantastic! I've been a lady of leisure this week and it's been great. Looking for our trip away tomorrow. Wishing you a great week and weekend Dawn, see you when I get back on Tuesday! xoxoxox

honey my heart said...

i would love to try out a life of leisure for a month or two ;) it would be so great to experience that lifestyle and travel.

Stacey said...

Oh, how i wish that i could be a lady of leisure! Oh to dream:-). XX

Isabel said...

i think everything becomes boring after a while. variety is key!

lapetal said...

I have found that after a while I long for change, so no matter how much I have enjoyed lately relaxing, I am longing to work again!!
gorgeous pictures

xox

A BRIT GREEK said...

It's gotta be the first pic, love it! so beautiful!

Hope you have a relaxing week!
x.o.x.o