NOW PLAYING:  Magic: Coldplay

Yet another month ended and another month of a disoriented not-so-cold-winter over here. It is also yet another month of serendipitous European daydreaming for me. You know, there is just something utterly intoxicating about this time of year and in particular, living vicariously through the adventures of others, especially via our good pal Instagram. The way those filters make every scene appear flawless! Water is always immaculately cerulean like; mirroring the heavens above, protectively camouflaging those reflected lone clouds within it's waves like an obsessive mother hen. Illustrious concrete jungles glisten and gleam under a sizzling hot sun like no other and those notorious food snaps never fail to make ones mouth water. Though that can actually be quite the dilemma if you're out and about in a public space. I mean, no one wants to see a grown-ass woman drooling onto her crisp white shirt over someones rainbow gelato!

That said, it is also entirely different in viewing those impressive snaps within the comfort of ones home, snug as a bug beside the heater whilst a pitiful spray of rain coats the window pane, to actually experiencing that unbearable heat. For which I almost always fail to remember. So whilst you are all being fabulous sun bunnies, I'll continue to observe from the sidelines (and in a totally non-creeper way), and dream of luscious pastel skies, denim cut-offs and Birkenstock situations. And all while attempting not to bore you with all my winter woes, which have nothing to do with the weather itself. Partly, anyway.

xoxo
 NOW PLAYING:  Magic: Coldplay

Yet another month ended and another month of a disoriented not-so-cold-winter over here. It is also yet another month of serendipitous European daydreaming for me. You know, there is just something utterly intoxicating about this time of year and in particular, living vicariously through the adventures of others, especially via our good pal Instagram. The way those filters make every scene appear flawless! Water is always immaculately cerulean like; mirroring the heavens above, protectively camouflaging those reflected lone clouds within it's waves like an obsessive mother hen. Illustrious concrete jungles glisten and gleam under a sizzling hot sun like no other and those notorious food snaps never fail to make ones mouth water. Though that can actually be quite the dilemma if you're out and about in a public space. I mean, no one wants to see a grown-ass woman drooling onto her crisp white shirt over someones rainbow gelato!

That said, it is also entirely different in viewing those impressive snaps within the comfort of ones home, snug as a bug beside the heater whilst a pitiful spray of rain coats the window pane, to actually experiencing that unbearable heat. For which I almost always fail to remember. So whilst you are all being fabulous sun bunnies, I'll continue to observe from the sidelines (and in a totally non-creeper way), and dream of luscious pastel skies, denim cut-offs and Birkenstock situations. And all while attempting not to bore you with all my winter woes, which have nothing to do with the weather itself. Partly, anyway.

xoxo

83 comments

  1. Ah, but come summer we are always wishing for the cool weather and cosy layers that make winter! haha :)

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  2. All I can also think about is vacation, white sands and blue sea.
    I love the quote!

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  3. Great pictures doll.
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  4. Girlfrien, you should totally come visit me during the European summer. Just sayin.

    xx
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    1. Hahahaha! I will, one day G, one day! xx

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  5. Well, living in the heart of Western Europe, I can tell you that we just had a massive rainstorm this evening and it doesn't feel like summer at all. More like autumn... And according to the weather forecast it is going to rain thru Friday! :(

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    1. Oh no Anouka, I hope it improves for you xx

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  6. Great pictures dear :)
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  7. Wonderful post and lovely pictures sweetie <3
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  8. always lovely photos!

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    xx.M

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  9. Wow I'm in love with your beautiful blog! Definitely loving all the inspiration around me too, making me more passionate about living life to its fullest! I am totally addicted to Instagram and getting a sneak peek into other people's lives-- it sounds so voyeuristic but I feel like it opens up doors that you would have never known existed otherwise.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog dear, hope that we can keep in touch! Let me know if you want to follow each other on Bloglovin' and GFC!

    xx Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! Let's totally keep in touch lovely xx

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  10. Beautiful collage! I feel so lucky now coz it's summer here, but don't worry, your time will come too :D

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  11. Cerulean is such a gorgeous word -- one that is not used nearly enough. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  12. nice collage
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  13. You don't need to ask me twice, I'm usually the random looking kid

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  14. great post like it
    xx

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  15. I always love your amazing pics collages Sonia!!!
    I live in Italy and it's summer now... I love it!!!!
    Happy new week!!!
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  16. Sonia! what an amazing post!
    xx

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  17. While I'm in Europe, and we have summer now, I still haven't visited a beach to take my first swim. But I hope it will happen soon.
    But in the meantime, I also live by other people's instgram accounts. hehe

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  18. Amazing pictures hun!
    kisses
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  19. Tese pictures are divine
    New post dear :-)
    Ti aspetto con piacere per il mio nuovo post
    Baci
    Anna
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  20. What a wonderful collage and beautiful writing! x

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  21. Beautiful post and awesome photos!
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  22. We are in summer and all I am dreaming of is winter;)

    xx Cara
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  23. such a cool and dreamy set of pictures, it's impossible not to like! all that pink <3

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  24. This is such a beautifully dreamy collage, makes me wish for summer, you're so lucky to be having a mild winter there, its ice cold this side of the Southern Hemisphere. Thanks for your comment... Hope you have a fantastic week ahead!

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  25. Trust me I think all of us live vicariously through others(via insta) when it comes to some trips and things we can't yet do or acquire I think it is healthy to daydream and aspire for better things. xx
    M

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  26. Hmm, I'm pretty glad that I don't have instagram or else I'm certain I'd be running myself into the ground by now! Well, either that or I'd be spending half of my life looking at immaculate photos and daydreaming of going on holiday! Pretty pink photoset by the way!

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    1. You've virtually summed up my days lol! xx

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  27. What a gorgeous collage, loving the pink! And you're right about Instagram, sometimes it makes things look better than they really were ;)
    xx

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  28. it's way too hot where i live. i can't wait for fall and winter! ♥

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    1. I always forget that about summer. The heat. Blah! xx

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  29. Nice post,kisses.
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  30. ah i'm a little bit addicted to instagram, but pinterest is my secret crutch ;-) love the shades of pink here lovely!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  31. Great photo. I like pink. I love spending time on Instagram too. I just love photography :)

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  32. Sonia, you are exactly as me when is winter time here! But dont be sad too much, as you see time flies and the hot season is arriving soon also from you. Here, is such a crazy one, one day looks like autumn and the other one is terribly hot! I daydream too on IG, filters make appear all the photos and situation just flawless!:) Have a lovely day! xo

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    1. Our winter is kind of like that too. Warm somedays, cold the next. It's annoying and I wish it'd just stay cold! It's probably why I'm craving a Euro summer so much lately xx

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  33. Beautiful collage Sonia! The winter is so crazy here too... sometimes warm.. sometimes insanely cold! I always day-dream that im at a beach somewhere sipping ice cold coconut juice. Hopefully summer will come soon.

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  34. Love the pics!
    I happy I left the cold for a while... but how cold is it!
    x Kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.com

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  35. Lovely post, i love instagram and pinterest <3

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  36. Hi Sonia! When summer arrives in Australia, we will feel the same as you now! :) As far as me, I haven't been to the seaside or to a swimming pool yet :((
    Kisses
    Oriana

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  37. Wish you a great day!
    kiss
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  38. Ah great round up of photos paying homage to summer!! So funny when I read posts from the other side of the world where it is winter. Here we are dealing with the three H"s!

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  39. Dear Sonia, if it's of any consolation, we are experiencing an Autumn-like summer in Italy. There are storms and rain every day, the weather is totally unpredictable. I'm sending you tons of love darling, keep posting :-)
    Baci,
    Coco
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    1. Oh Coco, this is making me even more jealous of you guys! I love storms! xx

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  40. I love living vicariously through the images of instagram because summer is very different for every person.

    XO,
    Shirley
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  41. Europrean daydreaming happens to me alllll the time! Can we go?! :)
    Happy Tuesday, doll!


    -Ashley
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    1. Oooh we must Ashley! We must before our fantasies drive us to insanity! LOL ;o)

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  42. very lovely!


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    xoxo;
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  43. I've fallen in love with your blog posts! Without sounding very soppy and cheesy, you bring words to life with such charm and humour! Following you now on GFC- really inspirational <3

    Lots of love,

    Julie and Morag

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    1. Naww thank you guys! You're the sweetest xx

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  44. I have very hot summer now, but I understand you, during the winter I always think about vacation and summer.
    Amazing pictures and the last one and these sunglasses are perfect!

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  45. what a beautiful moodboard. I love flamingos.
    xxx
    mari
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  46. First of all, very good snaps Sonia. I'd love to shipped you my over heat here in Atlanta, to you over there. But I definitely love my heat and I am going to takes as much as I could:) and enjoy my gorgeous summer here.

    Hope you have a lovely week so far:).

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    1. Hahaha Tanya, you can keep that heat. I love the idea of summer but I hate the actual sticky heat that comes with it xx

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  47. Sending you our European sun dear!!!
    Love the flamingo quote! xo

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  48. obsessed with this collage!
    xo Jessica
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  49. It's summertime here and I am so happy about it! Our winter was brutal. At least yours sounds somewhat mild--and beauty-filled. Hugs on your day! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  50. Yowzas! This collage is just toooo good! Summahtiiiiiiime written all over it!
    Thank you for visiting my blog doll, would love to get your thoughts on my latest!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  51. Babe, those are photoshopped. They have to be, right???:) At least that's what I tell myself when I'm about to drool over . . . Well, anything - food, scenery, bodies, clothes. It's just a filter. Even when bitches Instagram #nofilter, there's a filter, they're just a bunch of lying phonies. That's what I've decided.:) But I love, LOVE how you arranged the pictures, it really looks like one cohesive piece of art. I know that that doesn't just happen by chance, it's gorgeous. I'd put that up on my wall, honestly.

    I hope you're doing well, dear. I hope that all of your winter woes, weather related or not, aren't too 'woey'.
    xoxo

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    1. It's definitely a filter Peet, filters make everything so much prettier and perfect. They hide the ugly truths lol. And yeah, nothing pisses me off more than when kids use that #nofilter shit. It's like, bitch, we know that's the 'rise' one. ;o) And BTW, you're too kind, I was in a hurry when I did this and most of the images aren't even aligned properly! I'm so bad, but too lazy to correct it at the same time bahaha! xx

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  52. This pic is awesome!
    Xx,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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  53. I always love your collages!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  54. love this collage!
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  55. so so beautiful! this collage inspire me ! :)
    Kisses
    Svetlana
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  56. I love your blog! It's so interesting! I'll be reading! Really.
    Maybe we can follow each other? ;)
    xoxo Kinga

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  57. Can we please just hang out all day and make pretty collages together?
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