I recently had the most amazing family holiday – sunshine every day, swimming in an endless blue sea, salty, sandy, shiny days. My idea of heaven, really.
The idea was to get some distance from the everyday, recharge, refresh and connect with my little family. Ironically one of the most ordinary, everyday moments of the trip, is one I keep coming back to.
Our last stop was Athens and after a hectic day tramping up the Acropolis, we found a great playground close to our dinner destination. As soon as the sun started to set, and the 35 degree heat began to fade, children started pouring into the playground. Parents occupied the fence line on benches, catching up on the days’ events, while the kids played, snacked and laughed, running off the energy of the day.
Sitting in that playground, in suburban Athens, watching the families gather at the end of the day, was just magical. I felt like a part of that place, and lucky to be allowed into this simple daily ritual of connection and release.
I suppose that’s the joy of travel – some kind of alchemy that makes the everyday feel so golden.
From the site this week I am loving the bold clean shapes and warm materiality of objet by Collection Particuliere … and from the archives, check out one of my all-time favourite haunts, while I’m still in Greek holiday mode – Scorpios Hotel in Mykonos.
What I’m coveting this week – more golden goods from Henry Wilson lighting to the lobby at 11 Howard…