Monday, August 1, 2016

August greetings...sunny daze.

Thank you for your well wishes on my blogging break...
I am enjoying my time off line and thinking of post ideas as I spend my days leisurely reading, walking and relaxing in the warm summer sun.

Today is the first day of August...and I thought that I would check in.

I have started this book and have read about 5 books in the past few weeks.
This one is taking me awhile to get into it but the characters are quirky and their lives seem very dysfunctional.

I have been wearing these lovely fresh water grey baroque pearls most days.
Darling daughter gave me these last Christmas.
They elevate the simple outfits that I have been wearing.
With the hot days I have been wearing a simple black bamboo dress that is loose.
My straw hat and prescription sunglasses have been essential to keep the sun off my face.

I tend to keep my summer skincare routine light and simple.

Eminence sunscreen powder is water resistant and goes on easily with a brush.
I use it after cleansing and moisturizing.
Then apply with a big brush a dusting of Jane Iredale's foundation.

Lastly a light application of
Jane Iredale's mascara and her lip plumper in the Tokyo shade.

Keeping hydrated with a lime margarita on the deck!
So I will close for now and get back to my book.

I hope that your summer is going well.
I will be back soon.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~


  1. Glad you are enjoying your break. I will be joining you in some blog time off very soon!

  2. Nice to see you pop up! I hope you continue to enjoy margaritas on the deck. Summer has turned out to be just beautiful.

  3. Happy B.C. Day! I'm getting a little tired of reading about dysfunctional families but I will put
    a reserve on The Nest. I enjoyed I'll See You in Paris, perhaps because I've been by Quai Bethune lots of times. Enjoy the sunshine! It came along a little late but the last few days have been beautiful.

  4. Glad to hear the recharging is going well. It all sounds pretty idyllic.

  5. May I suggest a book titled June. I really loved it.Miranda Whitmore. Actually I have liked all her work, June stands out.

  6. So glad that you are enjoying your break. I have started "The Nest" and while I can't say that it's gripping me - I will stay with it and give it chance before I make a decision on how much I like it.]Your pearls are beautiful and so unusual - I bet they look wonderful on.
    Enjoy yourself.

  7. Good to hear your voice again. Continue to enjoy the summer,we haven't had much of a summer here in the north of England, but we should be off to the south of France shortly.
    Looking forward to having you back after your break.

  8. On deck with a lime margarita sounds like Summer bliss to me, Hostess. Your grey pearls are lovely, a colour I have not seen here. Enjoy your break!

  9. Lovely to see your post again, but appreciate that you need a break at times. Love the pearls, really pretty and would go with almost anything. Not sure about the book. My current reading (apart from research about the re-building of London after the Great Fire of 1666 about which I have been asked to write for a magazine) I have been enjoying Michelle Gable's A Paris Apartment and on the strength of it will buy her next novel. For something quite different might I suggest The House in Quill Court by Charlotte Betts (an historical, but a very good read.)
    Enjoy your break, return to us refreshed.
    Margaret P

  10. Really loving your blog. I also use some Jane Iredale products and the Eminence sunscreen powder is my favourite. I have my eyelashes dyed in the summer to avoid mascara.

  11. Lovely to hear from you ...and glad you're enjoying your relaxing time.
    Take care.

  12. Just finished reading The Nest. I would have given it the title The Dysfunctionals. Too many characters to follow, each with their own crisis in life, and surprisingly, a rainbow ending for a family encountering some serious bumps in the road. Oh well, it makes for good reading as long as the dysfunction isn't happening to you.

  13. LOVE SUMMER............and YES!
    I have a stack of books to READ.........but instead I worked on a NEW POST!

  14. Reading in summer, on the deck with a cool drink - what could be more perfect? Glad you're enjoying your break.

  15. Glad you are enjoying your summer break. Looking forward to your return in the Autumn.

  16. I just checked to see if you had returned to blogging, and I'm glad you're enjoying your vacation on the water!