31 December, 2013

Happy New Year!












A fresh start and new beginnings,
promise to start the New Year off on a happy, positive note.

With a perfect temperature of 27 degrees and not a breath of wind,
I am looking forward to a seafood extravaganza on the deck.
As the sun goes down
we'll watch the lights of the fun fair and the town twinkle in the distance
then at midnight there will be fireworks over the ocean.
 A simple evening in a perfect setting.

I wish everyone a happy and fun filled 2014.
May all your dreams come true! 

Melissah xox

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30 December, 2013

Swedish Summer Cottage







 


Re-create this relaxed outdoor look


Lazy Sunday



Today I'm loving this Swedish summer house situated in the Stockholm archipelago. The mostly white colour palette is broken up with blue accents and nautical motifs that accentuate its maritime character and summery feel. The overall mood of the cottage is fresh, relaxed, cute and cosy.Those adirondack chairs look like the perfect place to while away a lazy afternoon!


Melissah xox

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29 December, 2013

Mauve Madness











Bright colours, bikinis and icy treats are synonymous with summer ~
so here are a few of my summer picks in
the prettiest pastel shade of mauve.

Melissah xox

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28 December, 2013

Chill Out Beach Days








 


For me weekends and holidays are a chance to catch my breath.
Our favourite weekends are low key and chilled.

A perfect weekend is about
salty air, sunshine and blue skies
sand between our toes
some decent surf for my husband
and relaxed entertaining

Melissah xox

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The Road Trip



 









Every year my husband and I go on a road trip.

Some years we drive for days up the coast
and others we stick close to home.
Derek surfs along the way and I read mags on the beach.
We mix camping with cheap roadside motels and
the occasional luxury splurge in a fancy boutique hotel.
Romantic restaurants are intermingled
with camp bbq's, fish and chips on the beach
and pub meals.

All in all they are great adventure, discovering new places
and re-visiting favourite old ones.

We take each day as it comes, carefree and spontaneous.

Melissah xox

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27 December, 2013

Make it White




 
 






Statement Pieces in White

L - R Top to Bottom 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 

White works wonders in a beach house. White paint on the walls, ceilings and furniture keeps rooms white, crisp, clean and bright. White paint also makes a room feel larger and it lets the light bounce freely off the surfaces giving a light, airy feel to the space. White sofas and chairs always look fabulous and beachy but make sure they can easily be unzipped or slipped off and washed otherwise they will be your worst nightmare!!

Melissah xox

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