31 January, 2013

Summer, Breezy Days


 


I love sweet, juicy fresh fruit in the summertime.
I love bright colours.
I love cool, breezy rooms on a hot summer's day.




Get The Look


Summer days
breezy days

On hot summer days,
I like to find somewhere cool to escape the heat.
If I'm not down at the beach

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2 fashion by Coastal Style,  3 by Coastal Style inspired by Cococozy

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30 January, 2013

Hamptons Poolside Style - Get The Look







Aqua Outfit


outdoor style

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Escape Outdoors This Summer

Summer is here so most of our living and entertaining happens outdoors.
The days are long and lazy, fresh food is simply cooked on the bbq
and there is plenty of time to relax with family and friends. 

When it comes to creating a Hamptons feel with your poolside furniture - think long lasting materials like teak and synthetic wicker in natural colours. Both of these materials can be exposed to the elements and can stay permanently outdoors. Buy good quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Use waterproof fabric for upholstery and cushions. To keep them clean and looking new it's best to store these indoors when not in use. Consider a splash of colour for accents like cushions and guest towels - navy, pale blue and aqua are the most popular choices for a beach house.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5 by Coastal Style, 6, 7 by Coastal Style

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29 January, 2013

Mojito Magic



 

Vodka and mint mojitos

Ingredients
  • 16 sprigs mint
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice (see note)
  • 2 to 3 cups crushed ice
  • 500ml vodka
  • 750ml soda water, chilled
Method
  1. Place mint and sugar into a 2-litre (8-cup) capacity glass jug. Using the end of a rolling pin, crush mint and sugar together.
  2. Add lime juice to jug. Stir to combine. Pour crushed ice into jug until it is half-full. Pour in vodka. Pour soda water into jug until it is full. Stir to combine. Pour into glasses. Serve. Makes 8

     
Mojito Magaic 

Summer Fresh


boho chic

Cool down with these summer treats

 




Here's few ideas to keep you cool over summer.

Make a large jug of Mojitos to drink with friends on the deck.
Wear something that is light and breezy that lets the air flow through.
This cotton lace kaftan over a pair of bikinis with a wide brimmed hat
will do the trick nicely.
Whip up some homemade lime or kiwi fruit popsicles for the kids.
Make up a healthy salad with green mango and cucumber.
You will feel so fresh you won't even notice how hot it is!
 
Melissah xox

Images via 1 + 2 Carnet Parisiens (edited by Coastal Style), 3 by Coastal Style, 45, 6

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28 January, 2013

Shades of Summer







Turquoise with Naturals - Get The Look


 Turquoise Accents


Turquoise has to be one of my favourite summer colours.
You can see it splashed all around our house and sprinkled throughout my wardrobe.
It's fun, vibrant, beachy and uplifting all at the same time!
Turquoise comes into it's own used as a highlight colour ~
perfect for homewares and decor accessories.
It's great for glass lamp bases, coastal artwork, ceramics and fabrics.
It works best with white and light bright neutrals like:-
beige, camel, tan and grey.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 3, 4 - mood board by Coastal Style

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27 January, 2013

The Sprit Of Adventure









I love heading off on a summer's road trip with my husband. We throw a few basics in the car and head off  down the coast. We have no plans, no destination and no deadline which makes it all the more perfect. We stop when we feel like it and if we find a great little coastal town then we stay until we've had a chance to explore it properly and check out the local pub! We have found some great little sleepy places off the beaten track which we might have ordinarily missed if we'd been in a hurry!
 
Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6 

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26 January, 2013

The Perfect Beach Day




beach vibe





Today is a perfect beach day.
I'll arm myself with towel, hat, sunscreen, mags and beach bag.
It's the only place I truly relax and unwind
and it's the only place where the kids can amuse themselves all day long
without spending a cent!
It there's no winging, whining and fighting
they are rewarded with an ice-cream
so that always guarantees good behavior!
We trapse home sandy, salty and bedraggled
but pleased with our day of fun in the sun!

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2-4 fashion story by Coastal Style
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25 January, 2013

Summer Blush



 



 



 


Nothing makes me happier than the colour pink.
I am a real girly, girl so it's my favourite colour.
Today I'm in the mood for some pretty pink inspiration ~
everything just looks so fresh and summery!

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 23, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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24 January, 2013

Make A Splash!



 


 






I used to love all the old Esther Williams movies,
my girlfriends and I would spend summers in the pool,
practicing our synchronised swimming, making up routines
and forcing reluctant parents to watch!
This shoot brings back happy memories!

Melissah xox


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23 January, 2013

Coastal Blues - Get The Look





 

Coastal Blues
  




If you are looking to create a relaxed seaside retreat then a palette of blues and whites mixed back with rustic timber furniture and organic textures such as driftwood and cane will do the trick. Finish the look of with some nautical accessories and remember a few stripes in the scheme will add to the coastal feel.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34 Coastal Style, 5, 6, 7

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