Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a shirt by Vince, skirt by Kinzo, and sandals by Vince Camuto.
Happy Thursday! I am proud to share that my new "lazy" skinny way of living for the past 2 1/2 years allowed me to have a near perfect annual doctor's visit today. He is amazed at this 57 year old! I say "lazy"--because I only work out 2 days a week and cut out carbs and sugar. Wine is on the agenda every day. I have defied the odds! I am working on another blog idea where I share recipes and my workouts. Will also share my choice of wines--haha! Will keep you posted... Today I am featuring an article in House Beautiful called "Pitch Perfect." The article is written about a summer retreat complete with fancy tents for their guests. Anyone who knows me knows that camping is NOT my thing. Never was and never will be. This retreat is classy enough that I would consider it. Have a great Thursday--the weekend is around the corner!
Love this fancy tent view! How precious is this?!
One of the many fancy tents at the home on Whidbey Island--which is a 90 minute ride from Seattle Washington. I have done a log cabin home on Bainbridge Island years ago. Another reason this article caught my eye. The beds used in this tent are from Old Hickory--a vendor I have used at a lake house and loved the quality. This tent is so cozy and well appointed.. if air conditioning was included I would stay there. But I don't see the bathroom attached...
A great view of "tent city." The home owners entertain up to 40 people at this weekend getaway with the fabulous view of the Puget Sound. This is truly an adult camp experience with panache. The rafters and struts of the tents are made of Kiln-dried stained oak. Not your every day tent. Love that the designer Tim Pfeiffer was an Eagle Scout. My son Harrison made Eagle. I was and am still proud of him for this achievement. Pfeiffer also created tepees for Ralph Lauren's Double Ralph Lauren ranch in Colorado. The homeowners truly chose the right designer for the project!
This is the largest tent and houses a queen size bed. I love the 1950's Hudson Bay wool blanket on the bed. The pillows are made from vintage fabrics. What a great, comfortable vibe!
The mess hall was created in an old cottage on the property. The chairs are 250 years old Welsh Oak--How cool is that?!
This great 5 foot long trough sink from Kohler was chosen for "camp experience" clean ups.
The renovated cottage has a new standing-seam metal roof--perfect for the look of this retreat. The Cedar shingles were artificially aged to give it a weathered, aged look. Well done!
What a beautiful setting to dine and share with family and friends. There are no electronics allowed on the property. Truly a back to nature experience only hearing and smelling nature. A true place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday lives.
"Pitch Perfect" Article Featured In House Beautiful July/August 2017 Issue
Architecture By Steve Hoedemaker
Interior Design By Tim Pfeiffer
Interview By Kathleen Renda
Photography By Lisa Romerein
Producer By Doretta Sperduto
Dinner last night was salad made from leftover diablo chicken from Central Market, half an avocado, jicama, served with a chipotle dressing. Delicious!
I love this song! It always puts me in a good mood.