Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Postcards from Home

picture-23 Even if your summer holiday takes you no further than your own backyard, be sure relax with panache.

Whether your taste veers toward Miami chic, Riviera sophistication or Moroccan eclecticism, pour the bevvie of your choice and drift away.


Wave WV Hammock $23005.00, Royal Botania; 866-207-1111 Vargas Halter & Bottom $118.15 each, Rachel Pally; Martini Set $32.99, Luigi Bormioli; 1-800-GO-BEYOND Tall Tray Small End Table $308.60, Calligaris;

Hammock $79; visit for similar styles French Wire Tray and Stand $59.98 (on sale), Pier 1 Imports; Frill Me Polka Dot Top $49 (on sale), Guess; 1-877-44-GUESS Frill Me Polka Dot Bottom  $45 (on sale), Guess; 1-877-44-GUESS Acrylic Beverage Bucket $12.95 (on sale), Crate & Barrel;

Caribbean Sands Hammock $79.19, Maya Artists of the Yucatan; Outdoor Drinkware $3.18-$14.88, Pier1 Imports; Palmetto All-Weather Wicker Accent Table $149, Pottery Barn; Shimmy-Shake Bikini Top $60.22 (on sale), Ondademar; Shimmy-Shake Bikini Bottom $96.39 (on sale), Ondademar;

Man in the Mirror

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