The urge to bring nature inside the house really kicks in as the beauty of summer turns and wilts in the fading light. Fall is the perfect time to start filling that indoor nest with cozy, earthy items that give the feeling of nature all year long.
One of the best ways to achieve a soothing, natural vibe indoors is to include design elements that have nature written all over them.
How does the old saying go? “Know thyself”? Something like that. It’s super important that everyone get a healthy dose of Me-Time (yep, so important we’re going to capitalize and punctuate like that) because most days are spent doing things for other people whether that’s job or family or friends-related, or other social things. You might consider Me-Time as your morning run, or walking with your dog, or even the commute on the train when you read and listen to tunes, but how about creating a space at home expressly for that purpose?
NEVER FEAR SUMMER IS STILL HERE! Okay, well, there are about 3 official weeks of summer left before we turn the whole operation around and get back into school mode. So, you know what? Let’s make the very most of these final months! We suggest making a bucket list of all the things you’ve been meaning to do this summer but have put off.
We’ll give you a headstart with our faves:
The school year is fast approaching and with school comes lunches. Sigh, remember those? Whether you’re usually on top of meal planning, or hopelessly last minute, we’ve put together a few useful ways you can start freezing the heck out of everything in sight, save yourself the stress of getting those lunches together, and maybe even get an assembly line going in your house so the whole family can pitch in!
Why doesn’t summer last forever? I mean, really, what’s the use of any other season? Kidding. Sort of. Eventually, we let go of the long days, warm nights, swimming at the lake, music festivals, all-night conversations out on the deck…sigh. But alas, we’ve got to go back to school and so might as well make it pleasant!
Morning, afternoon or anytime the weather is fine, it’s important to make the most of your outdoor patio space. After all, the summer season is short (for some of us anyway) and it may seem like your patio is too small or exposed to create a cozy, inviting oasis, but we’ve got some really innovative ideas to help you get your patio chill on all summer long.
There are a lot of different ways to enjoy the great outdoors in the spring and summer seasons. If it were possible to sleep in the trees in just our clothes, camping would be simple, but alas, you’ll need a bunch of gear to survive the elements (unless you’re someone on a Discovery Channel show).
If you live in the city and have a big backyard, you’re one of the lucky ones. Most of us make due with our cute little patios that house our cute little gardens and furnitures – more like dinner for two rather than a game of frisbee for two. But we love our patios and our apartments and we never let space prevent us from sharing this love with friends and family. So how to make the most of your patio space when you’re hosting?
Writers, ruffians, actors, nouveau riche, and rock stars—Los Angeles is home to many different sorts of people, but no matter who you find, you’ll certainly encounter someone with big dreams. Speaking of dreams, have you seen some of the dreamy décor coming out of LA? Bohemian chic, poolside posh, Mexicana, desert-inspired, simply white…the list is almost as diverse as the population!
In summer, there are tons of occasions to celebrate, but honestly, the only reason we really need to celebrate summer is summer! So rain or shine, invite your favourite people over to eat, drink and be blissful. Even if you have a small space, there are creative ways to squeeze ‘em in and have a glorious evening. We’ve come up with some easy and efficient ways to make hosting this summer in your small space the most memorable yet.