There is white hot, which is what we're feeling outdoors these days, then there is white cool. Think of whitewashed houses you imagine perched on cliffs above the Mediterranean or Aegean.
Is there anything that offers a better retreat from the sweltering summer than fresh linens, a white stone floor and a few good books ...
Or a shower with marble cool beneath your bare feet and water running between your toes?a Sorrento hotel find restful splashes of blue.
On a tiny Greek isle, this cool and inviting entryway leads into a vacation villa, that happens to be for rent.
The cloud blue bath, left, must feel like an airy grotto. At right, a breezy passageway joins the villa to its neighbor.
The villa's white stone and stucco kitchen is set off by robin's egg green. A kitchen like this is the right place to prepare icy salads and chilled seafood.
An old-world chandelier lends a crystal sparkle to suppers at the villa's hand-hewn dining table.
La Poste is an occasional feature where I share the best of what I find in my inbox or on blogs about pretty things and places. These images are courtesy of my old favorite newsletter, Remodelista Daily. Hope you've enjoyed them as much as I have.