Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Secret


Good morning, loves!  The weekend's just around the corner and this weekend is the first weekend all summer that won't involve any beach time.  And you wanna know a secret?  I'm kinda happy about it.

If you've been reading this space even a little bit this summer you're probably pretty familiar with the fact that I'm a beach girl at heart.  Sun, sand and surf.  It really gets no better than that.  But there are other parts of the summer that I love to experience and this is the first summer in a long time that I haven't had a chance to take part in any of that.

So this weekend I'm making it a point to squeeze in a a summer stroll with J somewhere lush.  Maybe some gardens somewhere out on Long Island or maybe even some time in Central Park.  The sand and surf can wait till next weekend. :)

Have a wonderful day, sweets!

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

37 comments:

Pratishtha Durga said...

This weekend, madness unleashes in my life. the Fashion Week starts tomorrow, and the weekend will be an endless flurry of activity, interviews, shows and reviews.

Have a fabulous time among the greens... See you other side of Sunday!

fashionsensitive said...

Sometimes "change" is a good choice, dear Dawn! I am also a beach girl, but we usually go to the mountains as my BF's mum has a house there. So, enjoy the gardens, parks weekend :*

O said...

Sounds like a nice plan! Central Park is amazing, so I think you'll be enjoying that! xoxo

Adele said...

Aaah I will miss your Fire Island instagrams!
Still it's good to mix it up.
Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo
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Adeola Naomi said...

That is a great plan !
Hope you had fun dear and enjoy!

With love... said...

Ah wonderful. These images are gorgeous as well.

Samantha Green said...

i'd say wandering around NYC is a pretty amazing alternative to the beach -- sounds like a really lovely weekend :) xx

rolala said...

A little break from the beach to partake in some summer fun in the city sounds like a great idea :) Chicago in September would be great. Then you'll probably miss both the extreme heat and cold. Xoco is a must ;D

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

These pictures are so pretty. I can't wait until I can go outside without worrying about heat stroke. August and September are the worst months of the year where I live!

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classiq said...

Summer has so much to offer. It's good you're taking time for other of its pleasures too. :)

Alexa said...

Sounds perfect! You have to mix it up sometimes. :)

Mary Jo at trustyourstyle.com said...

Enjoy the green! Love all these images of lush summer goodness! Hope you and J have a lovely time wherever you end up strolling!
xo Mary Jo

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

That sounds like a wonderful plan. The beach was on our plan but the weather report says it will rain so I think we have to come up with something else. Maybe shopping ;-)

PS. I laughed out loud when I read your second comment. Oh my, I used to be obsessed with Obsession, hahaha. And I remembered another one, Loulou by Cacharel. Did you have that one, the bottles were wonderfully blue.

livesimplybyannie said...

I think it's a lovely idea to mix things up and enjoy the weather in a different way. I'm also hoping to really take advantage of the amazing weather this weekend.. outside time is a must. xo!

Dancing Branflake said...

Can you please transport me into this post? I, too, am such a beach gal but a beautiful garden takes me back to my love of the Secret Garden and all its mysteries.

B. in the Know said...

Sounds like a fun way to change things up - I love strolling through summer gardens!
Much love,
B

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

Even your favorite place in the world needs a break every once in a while, right? Absence makes the heart grow fonder (c;

ijinku said...

Lush greenery sounds perfect for a picnic or just cruising around. Have a great time!

SabinePsynopsis said...

It's all about the balance, isn't it? I always imagine that NY must be beautiful in the summer - at least partly... like morning walks, the Central Park, going to the MoMa, having coffee in the street... xoxo

Elle Sees said...

Great! So that means I can stay at your beach house! ;)

Martina said...

You're right, the greenness of summer is so lovely too! Love the first image - barefoot in the park, oh yes! xx

Sandy a la Mode said...

my friends are coming into town this weekend and i am SOOO excited!! :)

xo,
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Beauty Follower said...

Great pictures!

honey my heart said...

some time in central park for a long stroll and picnic sounds just so perfect!! hooray it's almost friday ;)

Val said...

I love Secret Gardens,

Melissa Blake said...

That purple is really beautiful...would love to relax there on a summer day!

Isabel said...

just like its nice to get away its also nice ot not have to rush off somewhere as soon as work is finished for the week :)

marie said...

I wish my weekend would include a little more beach time, but the Norwegian summer isn't known for its great weather. So, I'll look at the mountains instead this weekend. Have a great one!

Punctuation Mark said...

A stroll down central park must be wonderful... I love a garden full of roses or hydrangeas... Have a beautiful time my dear!

Leslie said...

A walk in lush gardens sounds perfect Dawn :) When you've been away for awhile, it feels good to be home.

leslie

M.E said...

That's a nice change from the beach, I'm sure that you are going to have a great time!
Have a great weekend!

Fashion Tales said...

That sounds fantastic! Enjoy your summer stroll dear. Have a fantastic weekend.-xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

All sounds wonderful, I love strolling around :)) I hope you two enjoy yourselves!! xx

Hind said...

I love green spaces, this is dream like for me. I hope you guys have fun!

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Emm said...

Love the pictures!