Beer is for breakfast.

The heat means I am wearing little more than shorts and a bikini each day.  So in the absence of outfits here’s a quick round up of a fabulous trip we had yesterday up to Kantara Castle, the third castle after St. Hilarion and Buffavento.

It’s another venue we visited back in 1998.  Back then we had a photo taken at the very top of Kantara by a friendly English man who was ex-military and was revisiting where he had served.  I remember it vividly as MM still mocks me for the denim dungarees shorts that I wore that day.  Funny how I have a River Island pair lurking in my closet today.  I should have bought them with me to fully recreate the shot, as all our honeymoon photos, in fact most of our photos pre-2000, were ‘lost’ along with other belongings in the move to Atlanta. Insurance doesn’t pay out for the sentimental value of goods unfortunately.

We started the day driving up from the sea to Kantara.  We stopped in an idyllic village where it only felt right to have a cold Efes in the shade, smelling the pine in the heat, 11am isn’t too early for beer is it?

Beer for breakfast


We then made the climb to Kantara castle itself – I certainly sweat the beer off!  The sun was beating down up there.  It is well worth the short climb though – Kantara is my favorite of the three castles and in my opinion offers the best views down towards the Karpaz.



To reward ourselves we drove down the other side of the mountain to the ‘armpit’ of the Karpaz, in order to revisit Bo gaz.  Fifteen years ago we had two magnificent dinners there – sitting on plastic chairs, on a dusty sidewalk down to the harbor, surrounded by what seemed like a thousand cats.  The town is now significantly more developed, with more ex-pats having discovered it’s charm.  We still managed to find some fabulous fish and octopus though – and the cats!




The shorts that I have almost been living in, as they are the softest denim and so comfortable, are old selvedge denim shorts from J.Crew – there are similar ones here.  The t-shirt has become a favorite – it is the essential t-shirt from Gap in diva pink – just $12.99 now.

I wore the same shorts the other day with a Gap tank and Zara sandals ($49.99 in the sale).

pink and denim


A lazy day on the beach is in store for us today – I’m going to soak up every minute of our last week here!

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7 thoughts on “Beer is for breakfast.

  1. avenue57

    I could actually drink a beer and eat some prawns RIGHT NOW! It’s lovely and hot here in the UK too! Sounds like you guys are having the best time ever!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I hear the roads are melting and you can fry an egg…etc…not quite equipped for the heat yet over there hey:) Enjoy it while it lasts!

  2. Martha Merrill Wills

    It’s so hot where we are right now that I’ve been living in bathing suits and tunics. Haven’t put on pants in days. Loving this wonderful summer adventure you’re having. Every picture (like the one with the cats) tells such a great story!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I’m quite happy to be missing the humidity in Atlanta – you can’t beat a lovely dry heat!

  3. J in TO

    Such a cute pic with your husband and son walking with the teddy between them! Gorgeous cats — they look like Ocicats or Abyssinians.
    It’s really hot in Toronto (Canada) too. It was 33C today, with the ‘humidex’ factor making it feel like 46C!!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Aww it was cute – I was lucky to catch it! He loves his Daddy:) Thanks – I wondered what types of cats they were – they love their cats here – and they all seem to have really tiny, fragile looking heads!

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