Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My August Parting Shot

It's time to say au revoir to August...

My, what a beautiful, fun, and hot month it has been!! 
...Full of flowers, butterflies, birds, and sunshine!!

...I think this gorgeous pink water lily, photographed on the last day of August, 
is just a perfect way to sum it all up!!


Now let's say bonjour, September!!
...Bring on the fall fashion 'n all the fun that goes along with it!!

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mermaid Musings on Labor Day










I'm hitting the beach for the last time before the (unofficial) end of summer!!
It's been a fantastic season full of bike rides, 
days at the beach (under an umbrella- that's new!!), 
splashing in the surf, 
sensational sunsets, 
classical concerts in the park,
 and even a visit to the Annenberg Beach House pool!!
...Basically, for me, that's a suntanned summer of very few regrets!!

...Wishing you a perfect opportunity to send summer out in style today=)!!

Happy Labor Day!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Flower Pick : Water Lily



HappyFriday morning from Santa Monica's lovely Tongva Park!!

...The water lilies are awake 'n ready for their close up!!
Enjoy today's Friday Flower Pick...
...and have a long, luxurious weekend!!




Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summer Sunset 'n First Fall Foliage

A luxurious $1 pool day at the Anneberg Beach House...
...daisies dancing in the breeze in Palisades Park...
...and the sun setting over Santa Monica Beach.

That's how we do summer=)!!

Even if it's still perfectly hot and gloriously sunny...
Summer is winding down...
there is just a hint of that Fall feeling in the air!!






 After watching the daisies twirl in the afternoon sun,
I spotted my first Fall foliage on the way home!!



Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom : Slowing Down


Slow down and enjoy life. 
It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - 
you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.

-Eddie Cantor


Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, August 22, 2014

Glittering Water Droplets 'n Pink Delights

I hit the trail just after sunrise, expecting to photograph some 
gorgeous water lilies in the early morning light...
but my original plan for a Friday Flower Pick  didn't quite go as planned!!
...When I got to the pond, I discovered that those flowers like to sleep in;)!!
Not a single water lily ready for her close up, so I set out for Tonga Park where 
I was instead treated to an absolute glory of morning sunshine, dainty pink flowers, and glittering water droplets. 







Wishing you a HappyFriday full of unexpected delights!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid



Purple Passion : Thursday Things I Love


 Today's Thursday Things I Love is all about purple passion!!
...Starting with a gorgeous, new ruffle collar (it's convertible!!)...
...and ending with a glorious passion flower vine in bloom!!






 A deep, rich purple is a bewitching hue that transcends seasons!!
...And if you find yourself wanting to add
a little more everyday magic to your life, 
why not start with a little purple passion?
Try it in lovely amethyst jewelry, a gauzy caftan, or even poured over ice!!
(...vodka, triple sec, grape juice, and cranberry juice.)



Love,
MademoiselleMermaid