To me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language ."
With end of summer approaching I realized I had not relaxed by my pool once this entire season. Since moving into our home, I had renovated it , decorated it ( still doing) gotten married in it, but not much mossing in it.
Although I am type A, a somewhat neurotic New Yorker at heart, I still like to have that day, every now and again to decompress. I needed to get my tush in one of those lounge cushions. After all I had spent all that time choosing the fabric , driving down to L.A. to have them made, getting them extra thick and comfy, wasn't I suppose to enjoy them?
We had one somewhat free day, I invited my boys over (globallygorgeous.com) otherwise known as John & Gregg, and made a simple lunch.
I bought all the latest home decor and fashion mags, and we lounged, ate, swam, and talked real estate. A perfect day! I highly recommend taking this time every once in a blue moon. We all need it!
Speaking of moon, did you see it the other night.... spectacular!!
Lunch by the pool Menu:
Pitcher of Arnold Palmers .... fresh brewed ice tea and homemade lemonade, I made the night before.
Chicken Salad with avocado
Mixed baby greens
Heirloom tomatoes ( from our garden ) and Burrata, with fresh Basil ( also from garden ), drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt.
Chicken Salad Recipe:
3 Chcken Breasts ( boneless skinless )
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
1 Tablespoon ( give or take ) fresh minced tarragon leaves
Approximately 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1/2 red onion chopped
about 3 celery stalks chopped
1/2 to 1 lemon.
Season chicken with salt & pepper , then poach. Refrigerate when done.
In a bowl mix all the other ingredients, squeeze lemon juice in and mix. chop up chicken and add to bowl. add salt and pepper to taste.
Place in a pretty serving dish and put sliced avocado around it... Serve... Eat
Enjoy your last days of summer and please share what you are doing.