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Following closely upon the paint-splattered heels of last week's ejoanna-shallow-diary (dream kitchens; remember?) we have the dream bathrooms edition. And a few thoughts on the "end" of Summer.
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About the photo: no, not my style. Looks more like Louis XIV--only slightly updated.  But I had to start somewhere.  Follow my spackle-dusted footprints below the orange building inspector's warning tag.

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When I gathered some photos of dreamy kitchens recently some dreamy bathrooms popped up too.  Here are a few.
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I never have gotten the "two-sinks in the master bathroom" deal. (And I don't much like the term "master bath" anyway.) It's to keep your messy (or neater) partner from hovering over your territory, right?  BUT what if he/she doesn't stick to their sink?  Hmmm?  In the eJ household we have solved it with his and hers bathrooms.  Single sinks work fine cuz his bathroom is downstairs and mine upstairs.  And two sinks on one counter takes up valuable real estate, IMHO, better used for, you know, girlie necessities.

Now about the "end of Summer."  I have found that term a bit ambiguous.  For a few reasons. School starts so much earlier now (and for the laudable end of completing a term before the winter holidays.)  The technical end of Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) is the September Equinox, the third week of this month.  

But the main reason for me is where I live: in the SF Bay Area.  We typically have the hottest weather of the year in September and October. And no, that's not really what "Indian Summer" is, a term (http://www.almanac.com/...) way too loosely applied to any late season warm weather. So as Fall starts in the media and the public consciousness, we Bay Areans are just breaking out the shorts and flip-flops.

What does the "end of Summer" mean to you?   And don't forget to dream a dreamy dream of a dreamy bathroom!

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