Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Peppermint Candy Striped Rose

Peppermint Candy Striped Rose. Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid.

Peppermint Candy Striped Rose Petals. Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid.

Peppermint Candy Striped Rose...

...What a perfectly fitting and charming name for this beautiful specimen!!

I was delighted to meet her this morning, in her full glory, 
just as the last of the May/June roses were fluttering to the ground!!

Whether in a fresh burst of a bloom, or in a carpet of curling fairy boats, 
her peppermint colors and sweetly perfumed petals are a refreshing breath of summer air!! 

...And what's more?!! I'm suddenly feeling a bit of a Christmas in July mood coming on=)!!


Peppermint Candy Striped Crochet Neck Warmer by Mademoiselle Mermaid.

Flower Photography - In the Garden


HappyFriday!!

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Monday, June 13, 2016

Santa Monica Carousel Celebrates 100 Years

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Brass Ring Sundae at Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Happy Birthday to the Santa Monica Carousel,
which celebrated 100 years yesterday!!

The celebration included 5 cent rides on the painted ponies under a canopy of twinkling lights, and tours of the historic Carousel Apartments...Wouldn't I have loved to live there!!

And the thing I'm still dreaming about?! 
The limited edition Brass Ring Sundae!!
Hot fudge, caramel sauce, potato chips, and ice cream?! Yes please!!

No trip to the pier would be complete without a spin on the Ferris Wheel too!!
...Love the view from up there :-)

A head full of wonderful Sunday Funday memories makes for a 
lovely Mermaid Monday, indeed!!



Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : June Blooms

Sunflower Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Blue Hydrangeas Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Orange Hibiscus Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Tropical Tree Blossoms Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

White and Purple Pansies Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Hot Pink Hibiscus Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid


From gigantic, sun-shiny, orange-yellow sunflowers,
to delicate and dainty royal blue hydrangeas...
There's a June bloom to discover around every corner!!

Not-to-be-missed are tropical favorites like hot pink hibiscus 
and deliciously perfumed orange blossoms...
...And enchanting splashes of annual color, 
like white and purple pansies, 
complete this week's botanical spectacle=)!! 

HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mermaid Monday : Pearls for June


Mademoiselle Mermaid's Pearl Jewelry - Pearls for June

Pearly Grey Beach Day Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

White Roses Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid


It's fitting that June's gemstone is pearl
since the weather forecast for the foreseeable future 
shows many, many pearly grey days ahead!!

The misty mornings and hazy afternoons are perfectly suited for time spent pouring over new summertime designs and polishing up classic favorites!!

Look for my latest caftan design to land en shoppe this week!!

Mini Caftan Dress with Bow by Mademoiselle Mermaid

"If it only doesn't actually rain,
a cool, pearly grey day like this
would really be nicer than hot sunshine."

-Anne of Avonlea ; Lucy Maud Montgomery 

Happy MermaidMonday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Pink 'n Purple Hydrangeas

Pink and Purple Hydrangea Flowers by Mademoiselle Mermaid.

Pink and Purple Hydrangeas - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid.

Pink Hydrangea Flowers by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Pink Hydrangeas - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid


Bursting into beautiful, bountiful bloom...
and just in time to brighten up a misty, June-gloomy sky...
The pink 'n purple hydrangeas are at it again!!

Mother Nature really shows off her color arrangement expertise 
when pairing those pretty pastel petals with vibrant, limey-green foliage!!

I'm taking note and splashing sprinkles of these splendid hydrangeas- and their magical, early summer color palette- all around my collection!!
Here are a couple of my favorites:

Hydrangea Print Fashion Turban by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Hydrangea Print Pendant Necklace by Mademoiselle Mermaid


HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Bay Street Stars

Fuchsia Flowers on a Vine - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Star Jasmine - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Star Jasmine - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Red Lotus - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Tucked away between two busy Santa Monica thoroughfares,
tranquil and quiet little Bay Street is a sweet surprise 
and welcome respite on a warm, sunny day!!

And not to mention, it's simply full of botanical delights!!

At the moment, star jasmine is stealing the show
...flowering on every corner
...and filling the air with the most delicious perfume!! 

The abundant white and starry blossoms look beautiful
paired with spring's fuchsias and reds 
and turn an ordinary city street into the mirror image of
Wonderland!!


HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Monday, May 23, 2016

Alice in Wonderland Fashion Faves

Alice in Wonderland Fashion by Mademoiselle Mermaid

I'm head-over-heels, fallen-down-the-rabbit-hole excited for the release of Through the Looking Glass this week!!
...As I decide what in the world to wear to the show, I'm revisiting some of my favorite Alice in Wonderland-inspired from my collection!!

From lace 'n tulle to crochet 'n pearls...Here are a few of my top picks:




"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."
-Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Happy MermaidMonday!!

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid