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Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July Perfection

When I think of the 4th of July, an image of a faraway cabin, or of a wonderful picnic with family and friends comes to my mind. With a bounty of food and lots of kids running about, what could be better? 

The perfect cabin getaway. See more pics on the fab Bedlam of Beefy blog- with links to the architect! 

The cabin shown above is in Stockholm-- yet hey, all of us Americans originally came from somewhere else, right? Let's imagine that this one is nearby your own home-- & then picture just how many people could sit at that table!  Now, are you already thinking about what will you wear? Here are a few ideas:

The best dress I've seen all year. Wear this Eva Franco one nearly everywhere--
after you find it at Horseshoe in Ballard.
Be Fancy & Charming!

For a more casual affair, I like this Fireworks dress from ModCloth

Pair with these Indigo sandals at Market Street Shoes; or even just a pair of flats.

...don't forget to grab these Nikki Jacoby earrings at Velouria.

Peering into the display case at Velouria-- ooh, ahh--- LOVE!!!

For the wee one. From Flora and Henri

Or this one: Including their Novelty Beach Pant

This is a Dockers look? YES! This man is also a real vintner named Andrew Mariani.
Watch his video here and  see more pics of his look and of his brother Adam's, too.
I think these clothes will fit in quite nicely with our weekend (especially given how
 cold Seattle has been lately). Let's pack some of their wine, too!

For your guy when it warms up-- try these retro inspired trunks by Frankie Four

He can pack his clothes in this new bag from Wood & Faulk from Portland.
 Check out Matt's blog, too. Writing about manly stuff for us all!
Actually, I want that bag to be my cabin bag, too!!!
Photo by Lisa Warninger who also does the gorgeous
Portland Street Style blog Urban Weeds

Now for the food! Fire up the grill, make a few salads, pair with fresh fruit and corn on the cob!

PCC Emerald City Salad Variation from Repricocity Foods. YUM!

Peaches, strawberries and homemade popsicles via Colorful Life

Fanciful decorations via Martha Stewart

Whatever you may do this weekend, enjoy your getaway--  even if it's just down the block!


  1. This is fabulous. I want to join in! Your imaginary 4th of July sounds like fun.

  2. You're in, Lisa! Here's to a fabulous "real" 4th for you!

  3. This was a great post! I stumbled across it when I was looking at different blogs. It makes me want to go back to the Fourth of July. The last two photos are probably my favorite; corn on the cob is delicious (we eat it so often here in Iowa), and Fourth of July decorations are always so pretty. Thank you for the inspiration to do posts of my own! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

  4. Thanks, Dawn! I'm so glad you stumbled upon my blog and took the time to comment. I kinda wish I could be somewhere like this right now, too! Seattle has had a very cold summer-- while you all are scorching hot (I'd guess). With a current temp of 69 degrees, we'll be lucky if we can even eat dinner outside tonight. Happy summer to you, too!


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