Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer In The City

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Happy Wednesday, lovelies! Hope you're all having a wonderful week. The weather is picture perfect here and it's already the middle of my 3 day work week so you can say that I'm having a fabulous week.

I know in the past I've talked about the drawbacks to being in the city in the summer. The heat, humidity and occasional smells can really make you want to run for the hills. But this past weekend I spent the majority of my time in the city and it made me realize and remember just how amazing it can be this time of year.

Spectacular rooftop views, walks in the parks and along the rivers, the backyard restaurant gardens, it's all a feast for the senses. Also, the city basically empties out on weekends, especially holiday ones, so it's as if you have the city to yourself. It's a real treat.

Don't get me wrong, I'm really looking forward to heading back to the beach house this weekend but it was nice to rediscover the beauty of the city in summertime.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!
xoxo

Images: 1, 2 & 4, 3, 5
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40 comments:

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I love summers in the city too and in the country, I prefer to be where I can enjoy them both. These pictures are perfect examples of the great life of the city, I like the sounds and sights, but the country is relaxing and quiet I hope your enjoying your week so far!! xxx

adele said...

Would prefer the summer by the beach, but I love love love NYC too so it would be a tough choice!!
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LatteLisa said...

These images are so wonderful! That's the best part about cities at weekends; everyone else has left! I've experienced sitting in an almost empty café on a Sunday and I love it.

But the beach is so tempting...

Coffee rings and other things said...

Beautiful images as usual!

classiq said...

Wandering the deserted streets on a summer Sunday is such a treat! I love traveling and weekends out of the city, especially in summertime, but I also love discovering new things to do when I have to stay in town and these images are perfect to illustrate such a day. Hope you're having a wonderful week, Dawn! :)
Ada

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I'd love to see NY in the city- I imagine it's even more alive...gorgeous post as always lovely:)

Dawn said...

Hi Dawn, happy midweek. Summer in the city looks so inviting. Even though I am a fan of alfresco dining, every bug and bee lands right on me. I swear I attract them somehow. I adore the yellow setting. I am filling in for someone at work today. I am loving my new job which makes me a happier person. Working with Seniors! I am getting paid to have fun,today is Bingo at 10am!!! They are so special and sweet. Enjoy your day darling Dawn. xo

Tanvi said...

Lovely images. You are right ... NY City looks marvelous during the full blown summer

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Debby said...

That first photo looks like it could be you, with the long brown hair. Last time we went to NYC it was so humid and mid 90's. I would like to visit in Autumn. I bet Central Park is pretty that time of year. xo

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

love the countryside, but i'm a city girl all the way!! lovely photos ~ happy wednesday!
xx

Dip-tea said...

Three day weeks are awesome! I spent the best part of last and this week roaming around in Boston and Cambridge and it was amazing! Long walks along Charles river, view from the top of the condo that we stayed in, walks downtown, pizza binges and walks back (two birds with one stone! ha!). I am totally going to miss living here. We are sadly moving out of this part of the world in a month or two. :(

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Glad you rediscovered the great things about NYC in the summer. Woohoo - 3 day work week (wish it were the same here!)

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Melissa:: Strong Sense of Style said...

Beautiful shots, love summertime in NYC (minus the heat)!

Styleabaad said...

I hear you, I had such a great weekend in NYC and it felt so empty of people - it was just great! I love those pictures, nothing like a green garden roof top!

Julip Made said...

I typically love the city on the weekends, exploring new restaurants, eating outdoors with the pup, enjoying the National Park that runs through it. However, for the 4th (and most holiday weekends), we run for the hills because unfortunately DC, fills up with sweaty masses of tourists. So jealous of your 3 day week Dawn! Enjoy your long weekend!

Alexa said...

I miss living in the city. I live right near the beach so I shouldn't complain, but it's nice to change it up!
xo
Alexa
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A BRIT GREEK said...

Such lovely images, the one that caught my eye is the alfresco dining one, love those warm sunny evenings.

It's so ridiculously hot here in Athens that it's kinda stifling! Need cool air!
x.o.x.o

modniza said...

love your blog! that make me happy! xoooo

B. in the Know said...

I would love to be in the city sitting on a rooftop this time of year - it would be beautiful. Fun that you get to enjoy the city and the beach this summer by splitting the time at both! Hope you are having a good week!
Much love,
B

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

as much as i love being home for the summer - i miss being back in the city. it's a different kind of summer but i love and miss it!

Katie said...

I bet the rooftop views are amazing - even better to have a weekend where the city empties out!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

Simply Gorgeous. I love living through your photos!

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Summer in the city! I love this lady! You have the best of ALL worlds... city living and beachside living! Soak it up hunny! xoxo

annie markantonatou said...

love rooftops little bars, especially in Athens.

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honey my heart said...

these are all such beautiful photos. i wish to spend a summer in the city.

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

everytime it's summer in the city i think of the song "hot child in the city." :) sure it's humid - pony tails are fab, and like today, we had a torrential downpour downtown which made me have to duck into a boutique to take refuge, not bad place to be stuck. :)

al fresco dining next week? lets take advantage of this gorg weather!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

that rooftop pic with the yellow chairs always always makes me very happy

Taj Acosta said...

Sounds fab, the city in the summer is sultry and sexy to me. And I love seeing all the fashionistas wearing fabulous outfits too! xo

Sandy a la Mode said...

summers in any city i think are the best!! you always soo more people out and about and it just makes the city look even more lively!!

Caroline Boneham said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Summer is so idyllic here in Chicago too! The beach house sounds amazing. Enjoy!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

I also love summers in the city and rarely go to my family's beach house :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

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

Going away is great...but sometimes staying home can be even better!!! Love those city inspiration pics...especially the yellow chairs...darling!

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

I get all dreamy when you mention beach house! Happy mid week :)

Aspiring Kennedy said...

im digging the summer in the cotswalds... with the train to london for the festivals and summer events. best of both worlds!

Kavery said...

That happens here too on long weekends and in summer. I love the city even more then.

Julie and Lauren said...

Nothing better than a night out on a city rooftop! I wish I was here on the 4th to watch the fireworks... heard they were amazing!! I hope you can come to our event on the 20th! XOXO

BigAppleNosh said...

I love these summery city images!

Erica said...

Gorgeous post as always! Lovely!

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Nuha said...

a city party sounds wonderful...i envy you for living in NYC!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Now you are making me want to spend the summer in the city! It really sounds so nice....especially those backyard restaurant gardens!
Have a blissful weekend dear! xo