Summer Upstate

I’ve had a wonderful summer so far – things haven’t gone entirely to plan but we’ve worked something out! Perfect example of this is when were meant to go water skiing on with my friends boat but it needed to go in for some repairs the day we were going to do it! Michael was annoyed because he had read the article on giving tops on water skiing but he still got to use them because we just tied the skis to a 4 wheeler and skiied like that! It wasn’t as good as proper water skiing but I still had loads of fun. Here are my favorite pics:


Wearing H&M bikini and short dungarees (similar dungys).

Michael having a drink wearing one of his favourite New Orlean jazz fest T-shirts


Sheila (one of our friend’s dogs) diving into the lake to catch a tossed ball…


….which she always plopped at our feet to throw out again


Me taking a pic of Michael taking a pic of me


Water skiing being pulled by a 4 wheeler on the bank! (out of the shot)


Midnight bonfires. I could stare at fire for hours…


Bubbles at the lake


One of my best friends Daria eating at the crawfish boil. ย The crawfish were flown in live from Louisiana to cook fresh.


Neon mirrored sunnies & H&M bikini (I found similar shadesย here)


The main house front patio


Eating crawfish


Self iPhone shot with Daria


Home made furniture


Original fittings throughout the entire main house


Some pictures Michael and I took while out of the city for a few days.

I’ll post another batch soon! ย Plus they’ll include Oliver next time ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. Hannah Rose says:

    It all looks amazing… Just done a H&M haul!

  2. herlucidsKy says:

    I enjoyed these photos.

  3. coco says:

    super fotos !!!

  4. Amanda says:

    I’m beyond jealous!

    The UK is still miserable and there’s only so much I can take! I’m looking forward to the next batch – you take great pictures.

    • Karen says:

      Crap I heard it was awful over there. I am so tired of the British weather I tell you it’s really depressing! Hope it clears for the Olympics

    • Karen says:

      That’s one of my Favourites

  5. KeyKey says:

    amazing pics!

  6. vain319 says:

    Love the overalls! perfect for a casual vibe
    got vintage? I do.

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  9. Kat says:

    That action shot of the dog jumping in the lake… love that one. And his expression as the bubbles are a floatin’ and fallin’.


    • Karen says:

      I love that bubbles shot too.

  10. Debby says:

    These photos are absolutely fabulous! Each one told a different store and I REALLY did feel as if I was there. I love your blog Karen!
    xoox Debby

    • Karen says:

      Thx Debby! Makes me smile to think the pics make you feel like you are there!

  11. Daria says:

    It’s my favorite week of the year. Love you both.

  12. Daria says:

    Best weekend ever…. Every year. You guys are part of history there and we love you

    • Karen says:

      : )))))))))

  13. the style potato says:

    ahh talk about a niiiice getaway from the city. i can relate! it’s nice to get away from the concrete jungle once in a while! love the pics ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Fraudian Slips says:

    Love that swim suit top…I have the same one but in the print from H&M.

  15. LivvyV says:

    This makes me miss New Orleans so much. I think I’m going to have to get my hand on some crawfish and flew it too Brooklyn.

  16. LivvyV says:

    This makes me miss New Orleans crawfish broils so much. I’m going to have to flew some up to brooklyn and have one myself.

    • Karen says:

      That sounds like a plan

  17. Eat.Style.Play says:

    Everytime i see a hammock i have a flashback to me and my friends, breaking our friends hammock and we all killed our backs for like two months! All of these pictures are amazing!!

    • Karen says:

      OH NO!!!!

  18. Maggie โ˜ฎ says:

    All your photos look like something you would find in an amazing photo album “years from now”

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