Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let Them Eat Cake Apron

Look good enough to eat in today's 


featured item, inspired by the queen of pastries: Marie Antoinette!!

...It's my Let Them Eat Cake Apron is perfectly sweet cotton candy pink!!



Find it HERE on Etsy, in a few gorgeous color combinations!!
...Custom color requests are welcome too=)
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns : Los Angeles


Pumpkins and gardens, and lights, oh my!!

Welcome to a little stroll through some of my favorite moments at the 
RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns event in Los Angeles!!









No one does Halloween lights quite like The RISE!!
HappyHalloween!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Flower Pick : Bird of Paradise Plant


After the delicate and beautiful summer roses have faded...
... and the sensational purple and gold flowers of the jacaranda and medallion trees have fluttered to the ground...
There is one vibrant and hardy looking plant still going strong and adorning L.A.'s autumn sidewalks!!

...It's today's Friday Flower Pick : The Bird of Paradise Plant...



...and I'm really enjoying how their juicy orange color is a perfect match for my October full of all-things-Halloween!!

HappyFriday!!

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday Things I Love : All Things Halloween


I started celebrating Halloween at the tail end of
September this year and have been partaking in little Holiday festivities all month long!!

There was the RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns exhibit at Descanso Gardens...
...I got caught up on my witchy correspondence (aka Halloween cards)...
...outfitted my living room window with glowing orange lights...
...and checked out the movie Dracula Untold (not to be missed, in my opinion!!)





So, what's next on my all-things-Halloween agenda?
...Well, I've been eying some glittery spider web fabric that would make a great Halloween apron!!
...Perfect for my inner domestic witch!!

Hope you're enjoying a bewitching October too...
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

"Would you look at this night that we've been given;
It's the little things that make life worth living."

-Kenny Chesney
Beer Can Chicken






 These days, you are just as likely to find me heading out on a two hour bike ride down the coast in the middle of the night as you are to finding me pedaling on a sunny afternoon!!
Maybe it's the hot weather we've had the last couple months that gave me the first push to try out nighttime riding...
...or maybe it's just that I really enjoy how my rainbow wheel lights look on the boardwalk after sunset!!...

But from orange sunsets, to purple and pink afterglows, to spectacular full moon rises...
...I am definitely hooked!!

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Foliage and a Restful Retreat


Hello, from somewhere sunny and 95!!
...La CaƱada Flintridge, CA...
home of a gloriously restful retreat known as the Descanso Gardens.
I had the good fortune to spend eight hours roaming the hills, sitting by a babbling brook, and exploring the woods one recent Sunday!!

Here's a look at the tranquil beauty I shared the day with:








Fancy taking a little retreat of your own in the L.A. area?!
...Check out the paradise that is the Descanso Gardens here.

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Monday, September 29, 2014

Mermaid Zodiac Series : Virgo



There's nothing I'd love to share more on a Mermaid Monday than a fresh illustration for my Mermaid Zodiac series!!

This lovely golden-haired maiden is my interpretation of Virgo...
...featuring bursts of sunflowers, wings of sunshine yellow 'n earthy greens, and even a sassy little apron (perfect for the harvest!!)...


She'll be available in prints soon,
complete with a dusting of glitter paint on her wings!!

...Libra is up next!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid