September has been busy for us at The Well Appointed House and we can’t help but look to the timeless photography of Slim Aarons for a little R&R inspiration. Known best for capturing “beautiful people doing beautiful things,” his subjects were often sunbathers living it up in locations that can only be described as luxuriously tropical. So whether you’re planning an upcoming trip – or you just need to break up the work day – we hope you enjoy this visual vacation as much as we do.
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A jetty juts out from the rocky shoreline at the Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Tuscany, August 1973.
Bathers at La Concha Beach Club, Acapulco, Mexico, February 1975.
Lillian Crawford, the wife of actor Lee Kinsolving, in Palm Beach, May 1970.
A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, in Palm Springs, January 1970. Featured in the group are: industrial designer Raymond Loewy (1893 – 1986, centre, standing), Nelda Linsk (in yellow), wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk, and Helen Dzo Dzo (second from right).
Valerie Cates in Marbella, Spain, 1976.
A woman watching a poolside fashion show at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida, 1961.
American socialite Wendy Vanderbilt at home in Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 1964.
Pleasure yachts moored in a sandy cove at Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, July 1990.
A waiter carrying a tray of food walks past a woman walking away from a swimming pool which is surrounded by tables, each with a parasol to shade the diners, in the Bahamas, circa 1957.
Socialite Alice Topping relaxing by a swimming pool in Palm Beach, Florida, 1959.
Jim Kimberly and his wife, with his white sports car and white boats moored on Lake Worth. A Palm Beach socialite, he acts as Honorary Consul of Jordan. Original Artwork: A Wonderful Time – Slim Aarons.
circa 1960: Mrs A Watson Armour III (Jean Schweppe) with friends and family enjoying the pool on their estate at Lake Forest, Illinois. A Wonderful Time – Slim Aarons.
A swimming pool in Palm Beach, Florida, 1968. Click on image for greater detail.
American writer C.Z. Guest (Mrs. F.C. Winston Guest, 1920 – 2003) and her son Alexander Michael Douglas Dudley Guest in front of their Grecian temple pool on the ocean-front estate, Villa Artemis, Palm Beach.
Young women by the Canellopoulos penthouse pool, Athens, July 1961.
The beach at Saint-Tropez, on the French Riviera, August 1971. Click on image for greater detail.
Holidaymakers in Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil, January 1983. Click on image for greater detail.
Film producer Kevin McClory takes his wife Bobo Segrist and their family for a drive in an ‘Amphicar’ across the harbour at Nassau. Original Publication: A Wonderful Time – Slim Aarons. Click on image for greater detail.
Guests round the swimming pool at the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc, Antibes, France, August 1976. Click on image for greater detail.
Guests at a party at the home of Sebastiano Bergese in Marbella, Spain, 1967. Click on image for greater detail.
Ladies by the pool at the Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, January 1970. From right to left, former fashion model Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur (in white lace), unknown, Nelda Linsk (in yellow), wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk, and actress Lita Baron (in white sunhat). The Linsks are the current owners of the house. Click on image for greater detail.
Guests at the Villa Nirvana, owned by Oscar Obregon, in Las Brisas, Acapulco, Mexico, 1972. Click on image for greater detail.
A desert house designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, Palm Springs, California, January 1970. Lita Baron approaches, while in the foreground (left) Nelda Linsk, wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk, is talking to her friend, Helen Dzo Dzo. Click on image for greater detail.
Bathers round a pool in Sotogrande, Spain, August 1975. Click on image for greater detail.