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I am blogging today from a cozy daybed on the balcony of our totally lush suite in Chiang Mai - I feel so completely spoilt and relaxed.  It is lovely!

We plan to meet some elephants, hit some temples perhaps a cooking class and of course eat some amazing Northern Thai food.  But the main agenda for the next few days will be lots of laziness, reading, sitting by the pool and much needed rest.  Trying to keep things simple and trouble free, I want my biggest concern for the next few days to only be "what poolside outfit shall I wear?" :)

I am inspired by these gorgeous shots from the 2011/2012 High Summer Swim collection from Zimmermann... the lace, the ruffles, the floral!

However I think my Forever 21 floral maxi dresses, Cotton On oversized linen shirts and H&M bikinis will suffice this time around...


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