It’s that time again!
When I go to my “happy place” with the annual red & white stripes post.
And what better day than on the eve of celebrating America’s Independence?
I have so much to be thankful for living here and not, say, in Egypt right now.
Not that I’ve ever even been to Egypt, so it’s not like it was a close call or anything,
I’d love to go there someday. Prayers for the situation there to settle peacefully and soon.
and now let’s get back on a much lighter note,
I’ve always got an eye out for a good red & white stripe when I’m traveling.
I’m delighted by what the smallest dose of it can bring to a room.
On my recent trip to Morocco I spotted this lovely display in a great shop in Marrakech.
They had wonderful linens, textiles, place mats etc. so I hope someone will leave a comment reminding me of its name.
*LATE ADDITION: The music I forgot to add last night! Great summer song
(must be turned up really loud)
An All American classic porch vignette
Ice cream filled watermelon rinds via Bakers Royale
Glasses via Taigan.com
How cheery is this kitchen wall painted like a dish towel?
If you’re in a bad mood in the morning in a room like this there’s pretty much no hope for you.
I spotted these cute “vintage” serving boxes in an antique store in Carpinteria and bought the entire stash of them. Perfect for popcorn or hot dogs and chips by the pool. I propped them on my cotton throw/tablecloth in the “new” conservatory (which has basically become my new office!) for this photo.
Ask me if I painted the vintage lamp hot pink for the conservatory yet.
OMG Ines-copy me much??
and Ines de la Fressange’s home in Provence
image via Tumblr
Costa Nova, Portugal
Lovely to make up the bed with crisp, cool rouge stripes in the summer.
cotton sheets via West Elm
Stripes Then. Jean Shrimpton
Stripes Now. Kate Moss in Dolce & Gabbana
photo Cihan Alpgiray
Adorbable striped ‘kini from Ete via Moda Operandi
Or a one piece from Golden Goose Deluxe Brand
I highly recommend it for the perfect combination of luxury & friendly ambience. Not too stuffy for kids and wonderful restaurant, bar & room service.
It’s amazing how well red & white stripes work in old world interiors as well as new.
They can feel totally Euro or quintessentially American. Take your pic.
They’re the Switzerland of stripes.
OK, so I know this is not red & white exactly but how could I not put these 5 photos together? I wouldn’t have been able to sleep otherwise.
It’s not easy being me.
No stripes at all here in fact, but don’t you think this room was “inspired” by Matisse’s “Checkers”?!
French Elle Magazine
But back to red & white stripes
Consider the turban.
Conversely, the Converse
How about Roasted Strawberry & Toasted Coconut popsicles from Joy The Baker
Or classic snow cones (snapped at Williams & Sonoma)
And just in case you missed it the first time; my Red & White Stripes post from last July.
Timeless is timeless after all.
HAPPY 4th of JULY to All You Wonderful Yankees!
Be safe and joy-filled this holiday.
And thanks as always to the troops that afford us this day to celebrate.
More Stripes for the die-hards;