Greetings from the Russian River! We found a hammock! We drank local coffee made by Taylor Maid Farms in Sebastopol with the most delicious tarts from Wild Flour Bread in Occidental, after stumbling upon a little farmer's market on Bohemian Highway, where we stocked up on goodies for the weekend after stopping for a bite across the street.
Even Bird is acting like a normal dog, like a real American hero of a dog's dog, you know?
WHY IS EVERYTHING SO SUPER CUTIE PIE OUT HERE?!
Suffice it to say that we're rather enjoying ourselves.
Mornings here are perfect for blogging, it turns out, because there are old episodes of The Virginian on the tele (which M loves watching, apparently) and it's just nippy enough to coze under a blanket with coffee while we wait for things to warm up outside.
The amount of stars in the sky at night is staggering. Your eyes'll cross before you can suss out constellations from the dense thickets of light, it's so wonderful, especially with everything so perfectly framed by the coastal redwoods stretched up to the heavens. We stood out on the deck and stared up until our necks ached!
Behind-the-scenes candid of a girl trying to take a selfie.
Reasons this dress is amazing and will be a favorite until it comes apart at the seams (Dear dress, please never come apart at the seams, thanks!):
- Beautifully printed linen from London
- Insanely deep pockets
- Deep bonded hem for extra swing
- Gold leaf leaves and a rose gold zipper!
- Did I say pockets?
Never mind that it's got the most fetchingly cut neckline and a classic, feminine silhouette and length that will never, ever go out of style. Jenna Lyons, you've done it again!
Linen Zip-Front Dress in Gold Foil Leaf— J. Crew
'Sloan' Gold D'Orsay Flats — J. Crew
'Dawnn' Handbag — Dune London (Asos)Lady Leg Switchblade Necklace — Erica Weiner
Bracelets — Madewell, Kate Spade
Sunnies — Forever 21
(Bikini bonus above: Ratti Regatta by J. Crew)
Now if y'all don't mind, there's a river a few hundred feet away with my name on it!
Tune in tomorrow for...lord, who knows what?! Maybe a flowy kaftan or a stretchy Michael Stars dress!