Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sweet Escape

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Hello, loves!  And happy Thursday to you all! The weekend is almost here and I'm pretty darn excited about it.  We'll be heading on over to Fire Island for a few days to open the beach house for the summer season. I'm sure it'll be a lot of work to get the house in shape but it will still be nice to get back to the island and see what we have to look forward to in the coming months.

In the meantime I'm dreaming about a little escape.  It seems like everyone I know {well, ok only 3 people but that seems like a bunch...} is headed out on vacation this week.  And if you've been around here before, you know that I love vacation pretty much more than anything.  There's nothing like the feeling of being away, is there?  Time doesn't matter.  Money doesn't matter.  Actually nothing really seems to matter other than being right there in the moment.  Sometimes I wish that I could bottle that feeling and keep it with me forever.

Where would you like to escape to today?

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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49 comments:

barefoot duchess said...

I love your posts!! They always take me away =)

Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

amazing shooting!

O said...

Love the photos! I wish I could go to a "summer house" that is like a long vacation! xoxo

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Lovely images Dawn. OK, where would I like to be? Well I live in the Med where it is 35ºC today, so that's pretty great in itself. But other than where I am? It would have to be Maui where I got married, or a secluded Greek island . Have a lovely break xx

Eva Ana Kazić said...

How fresh.
EAK

lorenabr said...

Enjoy! :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

yes, i am soo dreaming of a beach escape right now!

Pratishtha Durga said...

Dawn, the first picture just took my breath away. Love this post. And oh, I too wish I could just go off on a vacation.

sugarhoneybaby said...

Beautiful post.I am dreaming too:)

Mrs. Sutton said...

Where would I like to escape to today? Into that clear blue turquoise water would be a good start! It's so cold, dreary and rainy here in England that anywhere with sun, sand and water like that would more than suffice! Enjoy your trip - LOVE you blog. Paula xxx

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

ooh Im with you, I was just looking at Greek lovely little hotel, swoon!

Laura said...

Wonderful...I'm so happy for you! If I could escape anywhere it would be the south of france. When I go I never want to leave...there is just so much love and sun down there!

Sweet darling. said...

It's great to hear that you will be having a nice break and a little escape to somewhere nice :)
Island and beach are always amazing !!
Hope you enjoy it there and keep us posted with your vacation :)

Have a great time Dawn :)

Adele said...

Bet you can't wait to be back at the beach house. I actually just booked a holiday to Sicily for June...can't wait!
Happy Thursday Hun xoxo
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LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

I don't have to escape anywhere today. As we haven't bought garden furniture after we moved, my daughters and I simply carried the dining table out to the balcony and we are enjoying a gorgeous weather. I even opened a small bottle of white wine. If only I had sushi ;-)

How wonderful it'll be when you start going to the summer house!

Samantha Green said...

that is such exciting news about your beach house!
even though i've just returned from a mini-vacation, i am dreaming of italy today, so i would escape there :)
have a great day xx

Dancing Branflake said...

This post is just too beautiful. And her swimsuit? I need it! Have so much fun- and my jealously of your beach house begins... NOW!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

An escape would be amazing! Have an amazing time at the beach {jealous!} xoxo

livesimplybyannie said...

I so know that feeling you're describing and you're right, it really is quite unlike any other feeling. You are more in the moment than you ever are in your day to day life. I think that's why it's so special. Excited for you to head to your beach house!

rolala said...

That first photo is stunning! I've been dreaming about an escape lately as well. There are some great island deals to be had. Just have to narrow it down :) So exciting that you'll be opening your beach house in a few days!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Debby Steele said...

Gorgeous photos. Here is to 3 day weekends. So true that being away allows us to live in the moment and slow down. xo

Leslie said...

Bottle it up Dawn! We ALL need more R&R ~ LOVE that first dress!

leslie

classiq said...

I would escape anywhere by the seaside. I'm so happy that summer is only a few weeks away. :)
ada

Lindsey @ be pretty said...

This has me dreaming of a dreamy escape! So jealous, but happy for you and your time away! :) Enjoy it, sweets and soak up that sun! :) Beautiful pics! XO

design traveller said...

A little bit of sunshine... I need it in rainy Oslo today. I love dropping by to see your delicious posts :)

Bodil Huisman said...

Would love to have a beach house too.
Must be so relaxing. I hope you have a great weekend at the beach house :)

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Katie said...

So exciting that youre finally getting back to the beach house!

B. in the Know said...

I want to escape to Bali! So exciting that you are getting to head back to the beach house!!
Much love,
B

Alexa said...

I would love to go to Fiji. I have such wonderful, relaxing memories and it would be lovely to sit on the beach and read!

*Glam Chameleon* said...

So so true Dawn- being away is the best feeling!! I'm sure u will have exciting and beautiful time there.. I like to say that everything is so much easier in the life when u're next to the sea!:)
kisses and hugs
Jelena

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

What gorgeous colors. Makes me want to take a swim.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I'm so excited for you Dawn that your summer beach house season is starting! I was looking at the YSL spread in Lonny today and thinking how nice it would be to escape to Morocco--funny how those sumptuous colors and exotic pillows can transport you in a milli-second.

xo Mary Jo

Talia said...

Such a soothing post. Like you, I am ready for a little R and R. A weekend away could do the trick..

annie said...

love the dress at the first pic!

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SabinePsynopsis said...

The beach house season has started? Sounds wonderful! Anything beachy and sunny would suit me right now... xoxo

Roselie said...

Fire island?What a beautiful name! And you described perfectly the feeling of vacation...I love it too so much...

Fashion Tales.... said...

I won't complain too much, since I've recently had several days off, but if I had extended time I'd love to go to the South of France & visit friends. I hope you enjoy your special quality time away dear. xx

Elle Sees said...

These photos! I'm in love.
I'm headed to Pensacola Beach for Memorial Weekend! Have you and J ever been? It's soooo much fun.

About Last Weekend said...

That aqua sea is right where I'd like to be now...

honey my heart said...

i would love to escape to greece! oh that would be such an awesome place to soak in everything. and can't wait for the weekend. hope you have fun at fire island.

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

If you can bottle that feeling, not only will you be rich beyond your wildest dreams, I will take an entire CASE of the stuff! (c:

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

I'm dreaming about an escape as well!! I will live vicariously through your beach house and I hope to getaway with m soon! Ohh and now I'm on the hunt for a dress in that color!

Jenee C. said...

I love your posts especially this one. There's nothing quite like a summer vacation, especially one that involves sun, sea and a passport.

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Annmarie Pipa said...

gorgeous pictures! my kids are coming home for Mothers day do that will be a party in is elf...always fun.
the beach house is for the summer...always fun too!!
i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I wanna come...the pictures look heavenly!

Ali Rodriguez said...

Ohhhhh I wish I was on the beach right now!!

Samantha Elisabeth said...

Somewhere on the French beaches! I hope you enjoy your weekend and have fun opening your beach house!

Glayki said...

love love love your posts!
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Bromeliad said...

... my desk. But nice to imagine something else.