Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Dog days are coming...

Are you ready for Summer? I'm just starting to be...thought I'd share some of my favs, not really a shopping guide, but just some things I end up buying when Summer rolls around...


Buy some Summer decor to brighten up the house, I just purchased 2 of these Ikea striped rugs shown above. You'd be surprised how much just switching out a few pieces in the house freshens up the space...

And I always end up buying something for "outdoor" entertaining, for an affordable approach I love the new collections from Cynthia Rowley at Target...


Something about heat really brings out the chef/hostess in me, but when I get to cooking I still want to make things that are easily prepared with fresh ingredients too...check out this recipe for Watermelon Ice...

Since I'm pretty fair, I need to use sunblock every time I leave the house, and I usually try and buy something that is kind to my face (not all that easy with some of the products out there)...but I just added this La Mer SPF treatment to my daily regimen really helps...

Sunblock is one thing, but I just can't help but buy a new pair of sunglasses, nowI'm on the Aviator bandwagon...check out these gold frames from Ralph Lauren...


Can't forget the pup when I'm out shopping, since the weather's so great we're bound to be out on more walks...this cute collar says Summer and it's so affordable too...


And no matter what I have a lot of cool Summer drinks, like this yummy Mojito above...check out this food network recipe here.

16 comments:

SimplyGrove said...

That watermelon ice looks divine right now!!!!

annechovie said...

Hi Kate! I love the yellow striped rug from IKEA! Great pics!

Pigtown-Design said...

I love mojitos! There's a cuban restaurant on the harbour here and they make outstanding mojitos!

stacy said...

Mojito . . . mmmm... in paris the put brown sugar in them and they are even more delicious.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Kate - all great choices - a fresh and summery post!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

I love awning stripes and that rug in the top photo reminds me of a long-departed favourite beach towel... And go with the aviators, they really are the most flattering sunglasses everyone can wear.

Joanna Goddard said...

LOVE those sunglasses.

coco+kelley said...

eeeeeeek!! i'm on summer overdose with all your cute posts!

Jennifer Ramos said...

That collar is so ADORABLE for my DOGGIES- GREAT FIND!

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Cote de Texas said...

love the striped rugs. I was just at Ikea and they have these great wool striped rugs - black and white and sage and white - great looking ones. JUst wish it was in blue.

Mélanie said...

OULALA ! Mojito is the perfect bebida !!!Happy summer !

girl meets glamour said...

I know, I want to make some this weekend Simplygrove!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Anne!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

That Cuban restaurant sounds like a good time!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Brown sugar in a Mojito, yum!!

~Kate

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Nice picks, I love them all.