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escape for brunch on the beach

Sitting at the beach on vacation last week was incredibly refreshing for me. I realize how much we each need an escape every now and then. This brunch at the beach was designed to encourage us to celebrate summer escapes; whether this means a grand vacation, or just a couple quiet minutes to make homemade muffins and sit with our feet in the sand.

With our littlest in the backseat, we headed first to our favorite bakery for some fresh Danish rugbrod, which is a dark rye bread typically eaten for breakfast and a slice of milky Danish cheese.

We had the beach nearly to ourselves that morning. We unpacked a basket full of homemade muffins, glass jars full of yogurt and fruit, and, of course, treats from the bakery. We sipped our warm coffee which was poured from a thermos and relished the escape as the waves lapped at the shore and the wind tousled our hair.

Before heading home, we strolled through the quiet streets of the nearby town of Gilleleje. The shops were just as quaint as the surrounding homes.

Sometimes escapes worth celebrating are those that we choose to embrace no matter what our schedules look like. I know, for us, that we will cherish that brunch by the sea, not because it was elaborate, but because were alone and the salty sea was a perfect accompaniment to the sound of our littlest laughing and cuddling with us against the chill.

Styling + photography by Tina Fussell for a subtle revelry.


  • Sarah
    July 11, 2012 at 9:03 am

    This is SO LOVELY. Your family is so sweet and what a lovely morning together. The photographer really captured the mood too =)

    – Sarah

  • Lena
    July 11, 2012 at 11:33 am

    What a gorgeous morning! John and I live just blocks from the beach, but we don’t get down there nearly enough!

  • Becca
    July 12, 2012 at 6:50 am

    So very simple and beautiful! Everything tastes better outside too!

  • Sarah Carter
    July 13, 2012 at 2:38 am

    I love those photos. So lovely…
    Take a look at this piece… it’s inspired by nature and the sand ;)

  • […] by Tina on July 13, 2012 I had an unintentional break this week due to a lack of internet in the English countryside.  I’ve missed being here, but next week I will have more things to share than there are days in the week!  We took over 1,200 photos in our first day in the Cotswalds alone!  While we were away, you might have also seen me on the Alt Design Summit Blog.  Do you know the blog very well?  It has some really great articles for bloggers and I immediately became a subscriber.  I wrote an article on vulnerability, which you will hopefully enjoy whether you are a blogger or not!I also shared about our brunch by the sea… a special day that I will always remember because it was right in the middle of our busiest time of year.  Sometimes the best moments in life are what happen in between the hectic ones… or even down the street!  You can find the full story on A Subtle Revelry. […]

  • Brett Bralley Jaillet
    July 13, 2012 at 7:21 am

    This is so beautiful and inspiring. My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon in Monterey and San Francisco, and this makes me think of our beautiful mornings walking by the water. Thanks for sharing this!


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