Style: Summer Essential

Flip Flops

It’s June 21st, the official first day of Summer

What better time to chill out, unwind and get in a flip flop state of mind – the ultimate casual summer shoe. Not just a shoe, but a way of life.

Granted you cannot or should not wear flip flops to a board meeting, wedding or funeral, but you can definitely wear them with a skirt or dress.  Not just for the beach anymore.

Have fun with the zillion variety of designs and colors out there.

Flip Flop images: Havaianas

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Feel-good Friday: Fleeting

The BAD NEWS is time fliesfeelgoodfriday3Wow…we’re almost into the second week of August.  How did that happen? 20160720_144000The GOOD NEWS is you’re the pilot or the driver20160721_202359So don’t conk out too soon.  20160716_113940“Whoa………..let’s take the bull by the horns and get a move on partner! No  time for a bath; we’ll just dust off”20160721_140349Make the most of the rest of your SUMMER

Photos: d. king

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A SUMMER SUMMERY

Today is August 31st – the last day of summer!

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Okay, the last official day of summer is really September 21st but for me today marks the end, for after today it doesn’t feel the same as we start to move slowly towards Fall.  While I love Fall for the clothes mostly I still want to hang on to summer and milk it for all it’s worth.  This summer was fantastic weather wise except for the forest fires, so the best thing to look forward to now is Fall boots and sweaters see, it’s all about the clothes and maybe Halloween.  It’s funny though how everything can change in an instant and we still tend to adapt.  Well I’m moving a bit slower this time.  My flip flops are not moving to the back of the closet just yet……….  I love the warmth and lightness of summer and think what you wilI but I just bought the Beach Boys greatest hits to listen to while glamping.  So???

In this
In this pop top Eurovan camper
Parked right at the lake
Parked right at the lake where Jia Jia is walking back from in this photo

So here, for your viewing pleasure, is a pleasureable last days of summer re-cap:

Lake Kalamalka, Penticton. Jia Jia realizing he could swim.
Lake Kalamalka, Okanagan, B.C.  Jia Jia realizing he can swim.  And me too for that matter.  Just kidding, but it was coooold!
I was preparing at Kits Pool
I started preparing at Kits Pool
With good friends like family
With good friends who are like family
A friend flew in for the party
Some hot shots flew in for the get together/party/= lots of food & wine/= meeting some nice new people too and catching up with old friends like no time has passed (= good friends).
My friends place
Staying at a friends place in the Kootenays – a resort style home with an amazing view.

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Friends we met on our first stop
Friends we met at the first campsite
Freshly picked Okanagan Peaches
Freshly picked Okanagan Peaches

Jia Jia’s favourite moments:

Waiting for his ice cream cone
Waiting for his ice cream cone
His new friend Hugo
Jia Jia’s new friend Hugo, a Silver Lab.
Hugo found a ball
Hugo found a ball
Hugo found a stick
Hugo found a stick
Jia Jia found a deer
Jia Jia found a deer at another friend’s property = lotta landscape
And crossed a few bridges
And crossed over a few bridges
Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden
I found a salt water pool I can live in - or at least float in.
I found a salt water pool I can live in – or at least float in.  But why is the cup holder empty?

The cup must always be full!

And how was your summer?

Photos: d. king (except for the obvious)