Summer Holiday

Another song starts playing in my mind. Remember Cliff Richard? Well, he was my teenage idol. I went to see the movie and bought the album, played it till it wore out and got burned into my brain.

We’ll be flying out to Seattle to visit Jean, but in the meantime, day trips are part of our summer holidays. In fact, day trips are great anytime, but especially fun in warm weather.

On the way to Niagara Falls last month (we never rush because the moment we pull out of the driveway, the fun begins, I’m all about the journey and not just the destination) we stopped at Grasshopper Imports. A unique shopping experience selling: clothing, jewelry, pottery, home decor and so much more. The store has a ’60s vibe.

Grasshopper Grasshopper 2

Sometimes we detour a little and enjoy Niagara-on-the-Lake.

But not this time.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is just as magnificent as every time we go.

Niagara Falls 2

Always breathtaking.

Niagara Falls 3

I wore my green and black zebra print dress, one of the dresses I can wear anytime. On cool days with a cardigan. In the winter with black tights and boots.

greena nd black zebra print

Bare shoulders and keyhole cutout at the neckline is perfect for hot summer days.

closeupThis black lace cardigan is cool, just right for summer evenings and air-conditioned restaurants. It’s very thin and lightweight, also good to keep the sun off. It has a ruffle on the hem and happens to match the black lace ribbon around my straw hat.

Version 2

black and white Niagara Falls black and whiteNever too old to have fun!merry-go-round

Summertime: a time to make happy memories!

❤ carmen

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14 Responses to Summer Holiday

  1. josep-maria says:

    A wonderful look, my queen of Capri, use them again … thanks! Capri take my first look, but I must highlight the beautiful dress, with this pattern so curious and beautiful design at the neckline and shoulders. Again the charm of your photos back, to see all the beauty of your hair, although today you try to emphasize is the hat. Hats that seem designed for you … The lace jacket is a little gem, dressed for the most wonderful jewels of nature. And today I do not speak of the falls, the jewel it is you! Maybe one day you show me … the falls!

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  2. 🙂 Niagara Falls … well … a little bit too far away from where I come from 😦 😦 . Pictures absolutely amazing 🙂 !!!! And your Zara dress is so pretty. With your cardigan and a cute hat you look lovely. Cheers – Margot

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  3. ToryBri says:

    Summertime is the best for exciting day trips or just relaxing. Of course a day trip to Niagara Fall is not only breathtaking but also relaxing. Amazing how the powerful roar of water can also be soothing.
    Love your outfit and your hat. A perfect youthful look for having fun. 🙂

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  4. Great pictures and outfit! 🙂

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  5. Ileana says:

    Your straw hat reminds me of Anne of Green Gables…:). Your hat is much more elegant though. (Hope you remember I was recently in PEI and visited the farmhouse of Green Gables, which inspired L.M Montgomery in writing her famous novel ‘Anne of Green Gables’).
    Your outfit combined with the hat look really great and so do you, my dear gracious friend.
    ❤️ Ileana

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  6. Jess says:

    Carmen, you always radiate happiness. You look great and I love the halter with the belt and sweet hat! I havent been to Niagra Falls in many years!
    jess xx

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  7. Ralph says:

    Now, that is one place I would love to visit. So thank you dear friend for showing us your photos. 🙂 ❤

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  8. Patti says:

    Wonderful photos, and your outfit is fabulous too. Thanks for sharing with Vis Monday! xo


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  9. Olga says:

    What beautiful photographs, Carmen! As always you look fantastic: beautiful, young, stylish and happy.

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  10. utesmile says:

    I so love that hat. You look stunning as always, just like the falls, breathtaking.! We just went out to an over 30’s disco with 80’s and older music and they had Cliff and the film there on a screen. We had a fabulous time and I can ‘t wait for the next disco in September. 🙂

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  11. Seems like you make life fun wherever you go!

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  12. Ha ha! That last pic of you is brilliant : )


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  13. robjodiefilogomo says:

    How fabulous!!

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