Monday Love: Mint-tea on the beach




 
 Why do we love the sea?  It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.  
Robert Henri

Some pictures from a recent trip to the Netherlands, visiting Scheveningen, with it's huge sandy beach and the beautiful city of Den Haag. The best part of these days was sitting outside in a beach cafè with a hot, fresh mint-tea, watching the sun go down and slowly melting into the ocean, sand on our feet and a scarf wrapped around the shoulders. I wish i could see the sea more often.For me, it has such a soothing, mind opening efect - the sounds, the smells, all connecting me to the rhythms of nature.
If you feel stressed this week ( i hope not!), think of the ocean and tune in, or, if you are lucky enough to live close to the beach, just go there and - let go!
Happy start to your week lovelies!

Photos: Martina Voigt-Schmid

25 comments:

  1. I love the candles hanging, what a great place!! The beach and sea always calm me over, what a great start!! I hope you have a wonderful start to the week :) xx

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  2. Das sind sehr schöne Fotos. Da bekommt man gleich Urlaubslaune.
    LG
    Ari

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  3. the sound of the water is so relaxing! i do miss it :)

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  4. Woww!! Such beautiful captures from an equally beautiful place. This is indeed so soothing and refreshing! I would love to hop over any day!

    Have a great day, Martina :)

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  5. Lucky you! The Netherlands by the sea...awesome!
    I'll bet it inspired some painting :)

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  6. Beautiful photos Martina. You know how much I love the sea for the very reasons that you mentioned. :) There is something so magical about it. I am so glad that you had a wonderful and relaxing time.
    xoxo

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  7. Well, we don't want to feel stress...but sometimes it really does get the better of us..and you're right...we do need to take a breather...a much needed break to refresh ourselves and find that inner connection to self...for you it's the beautiful beach....

    for me, it's journaling and doing something, anything creative! even going for a nature walk has soothing effects on my countenance!

    Thanks for this post...I need to take a little refresher break at some point today!

    ciao bella



    creative carmelina

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  8. wow amazing photos :), i love your blog :)

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  9. Absolutely fabulous! Makes me wish I lived by the sea more then ever!!!

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  10. What beautiful photos, Martina! Reminds me a bit of my beach weekend :) Oh and that mint tea looks delicious. I have one when I get to my office every morning but wasn't able to today because I'm off site. I've been craving it for hours now :)

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  11. You were in Holland!! o my....i would like to drink a cup of mint tea with you.....i shall love that!!..next time???...love for a happy week ......groetjes van mij....xxx...

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  12. Looks so relaxing! I live 10 minutes from Lake Mi. I should try to get there before it gets too cold and windy.
    Blessings~

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  13. I agree with this quote. It really does open up your mind. What a beautiful place Martina! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! <3

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  14. You are so right the beach is so calming my friend...wish I lived closer to one...our ocean is about 35 mins. away. Hugs and love to you. xoxo

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  15. Oh Martina, what a perfect place to relax with a tasty cup of tea. This place looks awesome, I would love to visit Scheveningen and go for a stroll on that beautiful beach......Have a great week, xo M

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  16. Oh dear, I am so late Martina......I want the sea...just one more time....I need water in my landscape! BE WELL MY FRIEND, and peace, Anita

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  17. Ohhh, your blog = CHIC!
    Wonderful post!!

    XO,
    Lucija
    WLL

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  18. Oh, my dear, dear friend,

    It was so nice to see your latest comment on my blog...to know you are thinking of me and sending love my way...I TOO SEND YOU HUGS and warm wishes to enjoy a cozy and fabulous start to a new SEASON! Oh Martina, how I am craving another vacation, already!!!!!!! MUCH LOVE, Anita

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  19. Looks & sounds like you had a lovely time. I love the ocean as well! We live about an hour and a half away, but haven't been there this year. I think we are due a trip! :)

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  20. Wunderschöne Bilder! Und der Minztee sieht sehr lecker aus!
    Viele liebe Grüße,
    Yvonne

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  21. Drinking mint tea by the ocean sounds wonderful! I love these pictures. Looks like such a great, relaxing time!

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  22. It's a joy to be back with you here Martina!

    enjoy your weekend,
    elena

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  23. Oh ich liebe Scheveningen und den Haag, wir fahren auch oft dort hin- die Atmosphäre gefällt mir dort immer sehr gut... die hast du ja auch schön auf den Bildern eingefangen!
    Liebe Grüße
    Esther

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