skateboard and potted succulents on porch. / sfgirlbybay

it’s frightfully hot here in los Angeles right now and honestly when it’s this warm out my brain gets a little mushy. all i wanna do is go to the beach, swim in the ocean and sleep the afternoon away under a shady umbrella — summertime and the livin’s easy. or, at least it should be. alas, we can’t always do what we’d like to do, but the next closest thing is to write about it — daydreaming for a living is not a half bad option, is it? so i’m still in a slothy kinda summertime mood here this wednesday and i’m sharing some outdoor living to hopefully inspire y’all. so in your mind, get comfy in your best lounge chair, pour yourself a cold one and come along on this mini holiday with me. cheers!

poolside tilework and palm trees. / sfgirlbybayaerial view of pink patio. / sfgirlbybaysummertime inspiration. / sfgirlbybaywhite shiplap walls and woven rug. / sfgirlbybaynatural pool surrounded by wood deck with diving board. / sfgirlbybaypink lounger chairs poolside. / sfgirlbybayhanging succulent planters on white patio wall. / sfgirlbybayblue and white striped pads on outdoor sectional on wood patio. / sfgirlbybayinspiring summertime imagery. / sfgirlbybaymoroccan hammock poolside. / sfgirlbybaywhite painted shiplap walls. / sfgirlbybaydeck with a beach view. / sfgirlbybaywalking path to the beach. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: apartment therapy; @bask_and_stow; the style junkies; alchemy works by taylr anne; that one adventure couple; @bask_and_stow; apartment therapy; osteria bartolini bologna; lacasa clothing; @sarahirenemurphy; orchard keepers via est magazine; madewell; cannelle vanille; apartment therapy; cheetah is the new black; do the wild thing; apartment therapy; the outdoor collective; Shabd Simon-Alexander via the gardenista; travel and leisure; albert font photography; home and delicious; 100 layer cake; mother mag; turquoise and teale.