Outdoor Escape...

I love the outdoors! And can't wait to get outside this weekend. We are headed to the lake (probably my favorite outdoor escape) to relax, play, and celebrate my husband's birthday. Here are some lovely outdoor settings, enticing an outdoor adventure and to get out and relax this weekend.
What are some of your favorite outdoor escape locations?


Posh Patio...

Summer time makes you want to get outside, and who wouldn't enjoy lounging on this patio. The couple transformed their sheltered patio into their chic tropical retreat, with a designed and constructed daybed lounge, updated outdoor kitchen, new patio furniture, neutral backdrop with splashes of yellow and green to complement the surroundings, abundant natural light, and last but not least, an outdoor shower (we just can't get enough of them!).

the before

courtesy of Point Click Home


Image of the day...

I was delighted to find this image from Country Home (and it is in a guest room). Two of my favorite things... an outdoor shower and wire baskets. I expressed my love for outdoor showers and found out I wasn't alone. Courtney @ In(side) the Loop had a great post on outdoor showers; which made me love and want one even more! I have also expressed my love for all things wire. What a clever and useful application for them used here.
Have an enjoyable day!


Ageless Summer...

I love the eclectic twist of interiors (and exterior) in this four story
seaside cottage in New York.

courtesy of House Beautiful


Architectural Find...

The architecture of this home is beautiful.


On a Wire...

Yesterday over at Beach Bungalow 8, she posted on a wire basket collection that I am so jealous of! I would consider myself a 'wire basket junkie' as well, with only a small collection so far.
But every time I see them, I love them and want them!
some of her collection:

my collection:

love this shelf unit seen at Carolina Eclectic:

If you consider yourself a 'wire basket junkie' as well and want to help your collection grow or would like to become one and don't have time to get out and search; I found some great online places to start.

Antique Mystique

The French House