On this weekend meander, a little of Tahoe’s West Shore, easy summer pieces you need in the closest, pretty woven lampshades, and Aerin Lauder’s dreamy Palm Beach home.
I’m a huge tennis fan and Wimbledon is my favorite two weeks of the year! We have it on non-stop and so fun seeing the players, the spectators and everything about this event.
Of note this week, the All England Club finally came into modern times and is allowing men and women to wear black undergarments. Clearly this was need a long time ago and is a relief to women especially dealing with menstrual cycles. I think this looks great with the white dresses don’t you? I think it will actually start a new trend. As a tennis player, I will try this look too..
Rybakina and Azarenka below… Photos Huffpost.
The big makers like Nike and adidas make dresses especially for these grand slams and Nike’s offering is this dress which Azarenka and others were wearing ….Adidas’s Wimbledon look is this fun dress with longer shorts on right..
The Princess of Wales looked great in her white skirt and jacket..
I love seeing the lovely spectator looks and many opt to wear longish length summer dresses which always look very 1930’s to me.. I will share more next week on Wimbledon style.
Summertime in Lake Tahoe
We got up to the little cabin in Tahoe for a few days of the long weekend and it was lovely to be in Tahoe in Summertime. Tahoe is currently having its spring. Creeks and streams are flowing and little streams are running everywhere with the huge snowmelt.
Our meadow was stunning…
This late spring means everything is covered in heavy yellow pollen dust. We even saw yellow clouds blowing in the afternoons. It was quite rough if you have allergies, but still nice to be there!
Above and below the Ward Creek Trail that is next to our neighborhood..and the cabin.
As you can imagine the little cabin took a beating with the record snowfall. We did our best to get the roof and deck cleared as much as we could. Our roof lost some boards and our teak table looked like it was karate chopped in half and the edges of our benches were damaged too.
Hopefully we’ll get to it this summer, but everyone who has a place up there this year has some work to do.
A walk to the beach ( we had Jackson with us -I was so happy), flowers and boats on the lake..
The lake is so high our beach Hurricane Bay, lost about six feet.
I hope to get back again soon ..
A few of my favorites if you are on the West Shore…
If you’re on the west shore, there are a lot of new places popping up. Since the pandemic, The Dog and Bear Tavern in Tahoma is new and has excellent food, pizzas and a big bar where locals go and feels like a neighborhood pub. It’s one of our favorite spots. They don’t take reservations and have limited parking so go early.
The Swiss Lakewood Restaurant is also a special place and has been newly updated and has a terrific atmosphere and food. You need to call for a reservation, but it’s absolutely a meal you will not forget.
Tahoe House is an incredible bakery and no trip happens without first stopping there for the most delicious sandwiches on their home made bread. We always buy the rye levain and multi grain bread to take home. They also have salads, incredible pot pies and other gourmet foods to take home and cook…They have the best baked goods on the lake. The almond cookies are marzipan like and the banana nut muffins are other favorites.. Did I mention the coffee? They sell their own beans too.
I found a pretty braided lamp shade at Homegoods before our vacation and grabbed it. I was thinking I’d bring it to the cabin, but it was so pretty, I plan to keep it in the entry for now with this white lamp
I looked for a similar one on the Homegoods and TJMaxx sites, but nothing. It was in a section with other Kilim sort of pillows. It’s amazing how much shade can change things up. I love the charming feel of a woven shade.
If you want to add a little seagrass or wicker shade to a lamp, I found options in woven shades here..here at Anthro, and this scalloped version at Ballard, and this simple and perfect wicker one and this at World Market. I’m going to look for small versions of the shades for my bedroom revamp.
On My Radar
I’ve been needing an easy linen/cotton jogger pants I can use for travel and also for cooler summer days and evenings. I happened upon this Caslon pair while at Nordstrom this week. I bought the small in black and at 5’4 and 135, they fit perfectly and hit at the top of the anklebone. A great price and they are much nicer looking than online. These are another light color option.
In that same casual summer mindset, I’ve been wearing my Ola Kai flip flops non-stop. I may make them my in-house shoe as they are so good, so I want another besides my all black and this fun version with the silver, white or sea glass straps is cute.
I also spotted this top while I was getting the pants and it its very similar to this Rails top I’ve been wearing so much. I like the green and bought it in a small. A pretty light top for hot days. I need more of those.
I’m a sucker for a beach sweater and have bought a few over years from J. Crew. This year’s version is extra cute and comes in a creme, white, navy, and bright orange. I would love the creme with jeans and shorts..
Aerin Lauder in AD
I finally got time to sit by the pool and read a few magazines…
This month’s edition of AD was exceptional and there was a great article about a family that took over a Julia Morgan home in Berkeley that I was hoping to share. That story is not currently online, but there are a lot of other great ones.
The dreamiest is the beautiful Palm Beach home of Aerin Lauder. It’s got all the feminine details she is known for and she even used some of her grandmother Estee’s charming lawn furniture in the stunning yard. To see all the prettiness go to the full AD article or this month’s issue.. I loved her dressing area with the blue chandelier and the kitchen with gingham in the upper cabinets.
Her table settlings are always gorgeous…
My Summer Dinner go-to
Since it’s Max and I now most of the time here dinner is pretty easy. We are always trying to eat lighter, especially in summer. My go to lately has been a mix of baby kale, spinach and a toasted nut ( usually walnuts), sprinkle of hemp and whatever fresh fruit is available. Last night we used fresh apricots, and berries we had leftover in the fridge.
I find toasting the nuts makes a huge difference in taste so don’t skip that. I have some diced chicken to add for protein from a rotisserie chicken from the store.
For dressing I always just use a small jar and mix olive oil, vinegar ( I love a lemon or champagne one), a dab of mustard, salt and pepper and occasionally a bit of honey or a squeeze of orange. I love the versatility of having bags of clean greens on hand and the option of just adding a protein and what is leftover especially at the end of the week..
I’d love to hear your salad ideas..
Juliet and I also did a LIVE this week finally! We chatted about our holidays and her amazing Italy trip, some talk about the upcoming Nordy sale, bras, tv shows and more chat. You can still catch that here on Juliet’s Instagram.
Last week I shared our five night trip to The Big Island of Hawaii and the historic Mauna Kea hotel, my new bed that arrived, and some pretty nightstand options.
Have lovely weekend,
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