Summer's Last Stand
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
In many areas, September is a siren song of back-to-school, cozy sweatshirts and bonfires. But, here in the south, it’s summer’s last stand. Temperatures soar and we watch, with a tinge of envy, as our northern friends don new boots and search out PSLs.
One tick past the “dog days of summer,” September shadows lengthen and the days grow slightly shorter. But, our sun-drenched days and cookout nights hold strong. So, we celebrate our warmth with friends and family in exquisitely appointed surroundings – grateful for what we do have, not bitter for what we don’t.
That’s why the SoCal Living by Jennifer Adams collection fits right in. Soft and strong, the 3D print of these rugs look cool – even on the hottest “fall” days. And, because these area rugs are constructed with polypropylene, you’re free to entertain fearlessly – as these rugs are stain resistant. Red wine? Yes, please.
Plus, with SoCal Living by Jennifer Adams, you won’t have to worry about the sun, either. These rugs receive a special UV treatment in the yarn extrusion phase of construction that’s literally like SPF for the area rug fibers. This means that your rug remains colorfast and resists fading – even if the rays are still strong enough to burn your skin.
Oh September, we embrace your resilience and lounge poolside on Saturday so we can watch the NFL on Sunday. We toast the often-overlooked apple season before we submerge ourselves in pumpkin everything. We relish a few last sunscreen-slathered, long weekends at the lake or beach before crisp wind fills the air.
And in the spirit of the season, we touch-up our outdoor decor with gorgeous new indoor/outdoor area rug selections, a smartly placed fire pit and potted asters while noticing goldenrod blooming in the fields. As we think, with happy anticipation, about our plans for the front porch come October – to surround another new indoor/outdoor rug with hay bales, pumpkins and not-so-spooky Halloween decor.
But, for now though, we invite you to bring your favorite beverage for a cookout. We’ll grill burgers in shorts and flip flops, keeping sunscreen and bug spray at the ready. And we won’t even mind if someone’s plate lands ketchup side down. We know that we’ve outfitted our homes for real life . . . which comes with real moments . . . when we prepare for summer’s last stand with the SoCal Living by Jennifer Adams collection.