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Swimming Pool

Swimmingpool

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If my lovely readers are old enough to remember the original version of the film The Swimming Pool (La Piscine) with Romy Schneider and Alain Delon, they might have an immediate picture of the perfect setting for some vacation drama. Oh, the hazardous emotion, the heat and the sultry sexiness hanging over the whole movie like a sticky cloud. Not to forget that famous pool scene.

Our house in France looks just like that, including the fabulous glistening pool, and since there is not much to do (nor to wear: a bikini, large sunglasses, a hat and a glass (rosé!!!!) will do the job), am hanging there most of the day: doing NOTHING at all.

It’s so peaceful that I had to pull out the glittery stuff to add at least a little “drama” to the scene. Fully prepared now for the 20-something and some optional Alain Delon to cause me trouble.
Hello? Hello? Oh, never mind, I'll just have another glass of rosé instead.

xxx

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Amsterdam / St. Tropez

Amsterdam / St. Tropez

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Unfortunately am not Pablo Picasso, otherwise justifying the fact that I have only been posting blue-ish pictures the past few days would have been a piece of cake (I could simply say I’m in my Blue Period). But the truth is that for once the weather is nice and nothing works better with a little bit of tan than turquois.

Even better if you can sport that color scheme on a boat (boat = white, mood = m(y)ellow, sky = blue: perfect combination), ending a lovely summer’s day on the Amsterdam canals. Having complained so much about the weather lately and having wished so badly to be somewhere warm, now finally feel very St. Tropez (aka spray tan model).

This so makes up for a day filled with running from one meeting to another (killing my heels and probably two pigeons in my attempt to be on time. Note to self: have bike brakes looked at). Nikki Beach? Overrated. Amsterdam is the new St. Tropez. And hopping on a boat with friends is the coolest thing to do on a hot day.

Want to purr into my drink and hug everybody on board (sun definitely boosts the cuddle-hormone), when I realize that I can add a new color to my “feeling so relaxed-spa-summer-water-boat-Pablo Picasso” palette: Red.
For sunburn that is.

xxx

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Today’s picture was taken by the lovely Claire de Meijer