In the summer of 2006, The Husband built a structure in our back garden & dubbed it The Boys' Fort. The name carried over & became the moniker for The Husband's downtown pop-up shop & eventually the name of his shop in our Kenton neighborhood.
We spend a lot of time in the backyard fort, July-October. The space becomes the center of our home in the summer. The fort is very conducive to being lazy, reading a book, drinking a cocktail, having a little romance, or taking a nap.
Each year, the fort is transformed into something different than the summer before. This year, the structure gained a roof & rearranged walls & windows. Summer of 2012's fort has a slightly Asian vibe. This afternoon I was transported to a beach shanty in Vietnam or maybe a Thai trading outpost. I think it is the best fort yet.
Don't you just want to spend a little time having cocktails & conversations in The Boys' Fort 2012?