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Mon Paradis

Over the 4th of July weekend, we decided to have a Stay-Cation and hit up the adorable local Crystal Cove Beach Cottages on Monday, and then stayed home to Grill N’ Chill (is this a saying yet? Cause it should be!) on Tuesday. We lounged on our newly built back deck behind the Airstream with a view of the canyon, munching on cheese and sipping Bellinis while trying to soak up as much sun as possible. Then we hit the pool here at our canyon retreat (which we had to ourselves and our Pomeranian/child) for the most refreshing swim!

It was one of the first times I can remember taking a real Stay-cation and treating ourselves as if it were vacation (no work/photos involved!). I think I was happily in Wine Bliss all day… (is Wine Bliss a phrase too?) and spent the entire day outside. I never feel more refreshed and rejuvenated after spending an entire day in the fresh air and sunshine. It does something to my body and soul- for sure refills my lack of Vitamin D, and cleanses my mind. I highly recommend taking a ME Day and spending it outside- in the shade if you have to. Sip on your favorite drinks and eat your favorite things. Read or listen to music or hang out with your friend/partner. It’s feels, to me, as good as getting away on a real vacation. Because… Vacation is really just a state of mind, ins’t it?

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Top & Shorts: Spell Designs | Bag: Before Anyone Else | Hat: Lack of Color | Sunnies: Shevoke | Shoes: Soludos