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Coastal Grandma Aesthetic

If you haven't heard, the new buzzword in clothing and lifestyle would be the "coastal grandma."  The definition of this term is... "based on the clean and classic style of middle-aged, wealthier women living in luxurious oceanfront properties, similar to that of Diane Keaton in the Nancy Meyers movie, and Something's Gotta Give, set in the Hamptons. Coastal grandmothers wear cashmere and linen; they love to garden, take leisurely walks on the beach when slightly windy, and sip white wine while reading on their wraparound front porch. They cook fresh meals with goods they picked up at the farmers market in their open concept kitchens accessorized with neutral and natural elements like butcher block and rattan. And, naturally, they listen to soft jazz and the oldies while doing so." (source)

Being a big fan of all Nancy Meyers movies and their sets, I am very intrigued by this concept and its appearance in society.  The short story ... I am here for this. And before I type any more, you must read the blog post that goes with the image above, it is so perfect and I am in love with her kitchen!!

I would define it precisely as it is above.  The idea of a big kitchen with the windows open, fantastic music, and a complete and large marble counter you can prepare fresh farm-to-table food and looking effortlessly doing so.  I think this is how I see my life later on. Relaxed, content, watching my children grow into their subsequent phases in life and just being present for every bit of it. Anyone else?

It is also a spring, summer, and fall feel for the south, where it may be all year long in California.  I love eating outside with the twinkle lights and fresh food straight from the grill.  I also love to dress a table with beautiful linens, fresh flowers, and all my favorite people.  Can you tell I am absolutely leaning into this vibe for the summer?

What do you think?  I feel like Nancy Meyers invented this aesthetic, don't you?  The big and open kitchen. The collected rooms with books galore. The lived-in and comfortable spaces designed to house family and friends for long weekends. Fresh flowers and bowls of fruit ... can I move right in?

We will dive more into sources and clothing and more of this fantastic aesthetic later, but right now, I will leave you with these great images and this fabulous playlist on Spotify

I hope your weekend is magical.  Why do I feel like I need to paint my kitchen the palest of pale blues?

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