Weekend greetings! We had such a big storm last night since it’s the beginning of the rainy season here. The weather is so different than what I’m accustomed to in California. It rains almost every day here, but only for an hour or two and it’s a warm tropical rain, then we get a gorgeous sunset. In California, most summer nights are the same so I’m loving the change!
I do get to escape the wet month of August as I’m headed back to California to help my daughter get ready for her move to the east coast for university. We have a list of favorite things to do together and I’m excited to spend some quality time with her before she flies the nest! I’m just about finished with the hall bathroom renovation and the family room makeover. Woah, these spaces look much different than six weeks ago. I’ll be photographing them before I depart and sharing them very soon!
Favorite links from the week:
This beautiful new build in Brisbane.
This Federal style Brooklyn kitchen with a stunning stained glass window.
This relocated and remodeled Edwardian home in Melbourne.
This moody San Juan island getaway that sleeps a crowd.
Ten objects to include when styling bookshelves.
The English country houses featured in the latest adaptation of Persuasion.
Even more English countryside inspiration: this manor hotel destination.
Online classes you can take for free at Harvard University and Khan Academy.
A real look at van life.
She’s retired and travels solo all over the world.
Been there: ten ways you’ve disappointed your toddler today.