Sunday, July 17, 2011

Escape the heat with a Lazy Day...

There comes a moment, in the midst of the summertime whiteness of heat & humidity, that everyone needs a lazy day.
Well with that deep red blanketing most of the USA on the Weather Channel map, I'm thinking a few moments of cooling retreat, respite & renew could be used by all.
Who would not love to have this to cool down beside & thrust their scorched skin within.
My fave Trina Turk tunic... Tropical drink required.
Later for a nosh I recommend gazpacho... did I mention I add basil since it grows like a weed.
Pane rustica a.k.a figs, ricotta, prosciutto, mesculin & balsamic glaze on crunchy, crusty bread. Sublimely light.

Watermelon granita near the end of the day. Umbrellas make way for lanterns...


& I dream of escaping to the ocean...my way.
Stay cool America.

Photos courtesy of Garden Design, Metropolitan Home, Sotheby's Real Estate, Trina Turk, House to Home

6 comments:

mimi charmante said...

I'll just enjoy *imagining* that it is scorching here, and that I need these things to cool down with. And then, I will enjoy cooking something cozy in my sweater and jeans with the fireplace going...
This is bizarre!
xx

Splenderosa said...

Alicia, this is a wonderful cheery post. I love every image, and I really love Gazpacho. xx's

Lisa said...

Gazpacho! I should make gazpacho! Lucky you, homemade pesto is the best!
Love you for reminding me and also for this lovely soothing respite.
I like mine at 77 degrees straight up with a twist of 30% humidity, just enough to keep the house wide open and the mommy happy!
I replied to your sweet comment at TLPC ;)
xo Lisa

Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Sounds an looks good to me!
Daisy~

chibiwow said...

What lovely treats the warmest weather of the year. I'm loving these very visual get away.
Hope you had a fab blogging days this year.
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Haus and Home said...

Thanks for following my blog! So excited to check yours out! Sign me up for pretty Trink Turk tunics, watermelon granitas, and fresh gazapacho by a pool!