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Jun 20, 2011

Summer Solstice + Giveaway Winner

Let's celebrate!

It's Tuesday!
But...not just ANY Tuesday.
It's June 21, the longest day of the year!!!
(here in the northern hemisphere)

Like many of you, I'll be working all day.
However, I intend to enjoy every bit of sunshine and light until the sun goes down!

There are so many things to do to celebrate the arrival of summer

Hope you know that you don't have to be in a place like this:

or look like this:

to have a blast, or to spend a simple and peaceful (but memorable) day.
Maybe you just need to relax, feel the fresh summer breeze,
or be at total peace with yourself...

or maybe grab one of these...

...or share the moment (or the day!) with your friends or loved ones

Enjoy your own way.

And if you are in the southern hemisphere, 
hope you are keeping warm and cozy with a nice cup of tea!

And now, my darlings!
The winner of the $75.00 Anthropologie gift card is:
Comment #44

Gina, from:

(sorry loves, couldn't copy the random number generator correctly)

Gina, please email me at

I wish I could give everyone a gift!

Your comments truly make my day.
Thank you for your friendship!

Thank for SO much for visiting!
Enjoy the day and celebrate, wherever you are,
whatever it is you choose to celebrate.




  1. Very nice pictures. I love your blog;)

  2. Oh Silvia, it is SO WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU and talk about a beautiful blog; everytime I come here, and let me tell you, I have been waiting for a new post, I am taken away by the entire design of your blog. THE COLORS are like from a magazine and you just take me away. Thank you for your sweet friendship and kind words and I wish you a LONG AND WONDERFUL DAY TODAY of great celebration of life. It is RAINING and STORMING here, but no matter; there is plenty to do inside like read, write, create and just rest. I am finally on my summer vacation from school and it feels good to sleep in just a little bit longer and not have the urgency of getting somewhere early.

    MUCH LOVE TO YOU DEAREST and congrates to the lucky winner!!! BISES, Anita

  3. Congrats to the winner!!! and what lovely photos and inspiration for summer you have shared... enjoying a Bellini was a fav summer treat.. one I'm thinking needs to be re-started while enjoying sitting by our stream ... sharing a great original bellini recipe over at my corner of blogland..xo HHL

  4. Silvia so exciting for Gina!! Your images are always wonderful!! Everyone has their own way of relaxing, it IS so important!

    Art by Karena

    Last day to enter my exciting Giveaway from the Artisans at Novica!

  5. Wonderful images!

  6. Such a great and summery post! So glad summer is officially here! :)

  7. Oh your images are just divine...

    I'm feeling all summery in here ♥


    Silvia, Thank you so much for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!!

  9. Beautiful summer inspiration! Congrats to te winner!

  10. I just love this the first day of summer is my birthday!!! I was sipping champagne on the beach with my girlfriends as the sun went down on the longest day of the year!!!

    Here's to a warm, sunny summer!!
    xoxo Elizabeth