Here comes the sun, finally! After a relentless Winter, June has at last ushered in warm weather. I would have thought it but a dream if not for some of my fashion friends whom I follow on social media—from fabulous Florida, beautiful Brazil, and ever awesome Australia—assuring me via Instagram that our wondrous, fiery orb was shining somewhere in the world.
My international jet-setting life kept landing me square in the middle of miserable weather! As a Seattle native, I've never shied away from the idea of the Summer sun, and enjoying the season of sandals and shorts always holds a special appeal. Lightweight Linens, Playful Prints, and Summer Suede (my latest obsession) all feel prime for packing for exotic sojourns or just a long, leisurely, carefree weekend.
Flying to far-flung locales is what I call a career—so my favorite getaway is no getaway at all. I get enormous satisfaction from a staycation, and seeing home in daylight is truly a delight! Cleaning out closets (for many of you that's more like reworking a room) to make way for all the fabulousness that is awaiting us this Fall, ignoring your handheld, engaging in a book, enjoying the niceties of a nap, gallivanting through galleries, or finding treasures at garage sales. Wherever you call home, take time for yourself and savor June—the heat of July is just around the corner.
This Summer, travel around the country and the world by following me and my fashionable frolics on Instagram @kendowningnm and get an #nminsider look at what's to come in the months ahead.
But do let your personal palace be the ultimate unplug. Put handhelds on hiatus, and enjoy the silence!