Jun 30, 2009

by English Muse

This is really where I want to be…


Drifting along on a boat. It can be anywhere. Even in someone’s backyard swimming pool…


Or maybe strolling along with my little parasol, trying not to blind the tourists with my incredibly pale legs…

Or standing on the pier at dusk, watching the lights of the city flicker on…

I’m so restless for a proper summer vacation. I want to be off somewhere. Sigh.

For now, I have to be content with looking at these photos, above, from the Toast catalogue website. (They stopped sending me the catalogue in the mail, I guess because I didn’t order anything.)

I can’t wait until August, when we finally head out to the beach and then the mountains…


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31 Responses to “Summering”

  1. Bambola says:

    They look like lovely places to be! I love the parasol & that polka dot skirt is just beautiful!!!

  2. SHOKOOFEH says:

    oh Tina I have exactly the same feeling! summer should be spent just in water! *sight*
    and the Toast catalogue is the most beautiful one out there!


  3. giulia says:

    Same here with Toast (I didn't buy anything, so…). I want to be just outside of Rome in summer. Or just outside of Naples.

    Most definitely do not want to be in DC…but here I am.

    I'll take the parasol & scary white legs any day. But they won't scare the tourists here, Tina. Far too many of them are more than willing to show their scary white legs to us. Yikes. Americans, other people: khakis & on women (or men, I won't judge), a nice cotton skirt is really just as comfortable as icky, unbecoming short-shorts. What I saw at the Cathedral the other day. Aieeeee.

    xoxo (to you, not them)

  4. Brian Miller says:

    ahhh summer! breath it deep!

  5. Mia says:


  6. Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy says:

    Me too!! Why is it that i have to work!?
    Would love to be in that gorgeous pool!

  7. Jess says:

    A fellow pale-legged gal! Glad I'm not the only one that will be blinding folks on the beach this summer. Lovely post today!

  8. Laura Trevey says:


  9. Stéphanie says:

    Those pictures are beautiful !

  10. TheBeautyFile says:

    That looks amazing…so dreamy!

  11. chicknamedhermia says:

    *snap* on the pale legs …ugh …thank God for tights!

  12. Hi Kooky says:


  13. Joanna Goddard says:

    gorgeous. toast is beautiful.

  14. Miranda says:

    Ah, to be outdoors and at leisure with nothing on your mind but what to have for dinner and which book to read next. . .

  15. ryan manning says:


  16. Sofia says:

    It's hot in my country tight now, and looking at those pictures was not easy since I'm inside the house and not floating on fresh blue water… Oh I want to be there too:)

  17. Tina says:

    oh , let's go!!!

  18. Moon Face says:

    I'm with you girl! I've been itching to just fly away somewhere again! I miss Europe 🙁

  19. Jen @ GreetQ.com says:

    ooh, thanks for letting me know that Toast had a new catalog! I love their photography. By the way, they're not very good at consistently sending catalogues. Every now and again I have to sign up on their site again.

  20. Shaddy says:

    I swam at the Y early this afternoon. It was refreshing but not quite as fine as swimming in a beautiful setting. As I swim laps in the pool, I like to pretend I'm in a beautiful blue body of water with an even bluer sky above me.


    so dreamy & le sigh indeed…Toast catalogue has one of the best art direction! Hope your dream will come true darling-splash-splash! ~XO*

  22. rubyoverdiamond says:

    toast have not sent me the last two catalogues and I did buy something not so long ago…wonder what's going on?

  23. Tina says:

    i realized the new anthro catalogue hasn't arrived in awhile either…maybe it's cost cutting…

  24. Annabelle says:

    Beautiful lovely, it's winter here, but still v sunny.

  25. Darrah says:

    I hope to be relaxing on the water this weekend for 4th of July!!

  26. Jackie says:

    Oh my. I was just at the beach today and I empathize with the emotion in the photographs. Wonderful!

  27. AliceTo says:

    Last week-end I was at the seaside. I felt so good in the cold water. These photos reminds me this great feeling! Thank you!

  28. Jess says:

    great summer outfit in that last photo!

  29. orange sugar home says:

    wow!! what photos! I'd like to be swimming or walking toward that coastal town for a nice meal by the sea. gorgeous.

  30. Tina Tarnoff says:

    These photos made me think of Greece, the hot, the, blue, the white, Santorini, Rhodes, Mikonos. Oh, how I want to go back! Right now.

  31. Mag says:

    the first one ….
    The girl made a yoga pose into the water. So cool!!!
    I will do this next time into the wate!! ha..ha..

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