As I mentioned, I started the day with a gorgeous stroll through the seriously amazing White House grounds. Michelle's vegetable garden knocked my socks off, among other things! Well, with the weather perfectly perfect and the sun shining, it makes me think of spending time in the great outdoors of garden patios. Everybody needs a contemplative, serene refuge, not just POTUS. Here are a few recent favorites that are at once tailored/crisp and casual/untamed.
With the weather so beautiful in these autumnal days, don't you just want to take everything outside as long as you can? I've always loved tents and here are some of my recent favorites. There's nothing better than being out in the wide open landscape of nature but still having a shield of cozy intimacy and interiority -- and sometimes all you need to create that illusion is a gauzy piece of linen hung over your drying line. Expect a post in the future on "fancy camping", but in the mean time enjoy this hodge podge collection of tents from textured bohemian to crisp preppy. Sidenote: the "green" tent is what our front yard in Hawaii looked like growing up whenever I had my way with what the yard men left behind (except my "tents" utilized a disproportionate number of palm fronds).