Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Flower Pick: Pink and Mauve Roses

Today's Friday Flower Pick features a couple of lovely roses
in stunning shades of mauve and pink!!
Astonishingly beautiful and eternally intriguing...these heavenly-scented blooms never cease to delight!!



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday Things I Love: Mermaid Art

A special project that I have in my w.i.p. bag for 2014 is a collection of mermaid zodiac drawings!!
First up will be Miss Aries, and she'll completed by the time the sun moves into her sign near the end of March!!

I'm really looking forward to bringing this collection to life!! 
Two of my long-time loves: mermaids and astrology- are as a lovely and natural a pairing as the sand 'n the sea.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Today's Wednesday Words of Wisdom quote 
comes from my favorite fashion expert:Tim Gunn!! 

...and Magical Fashionista: Dress for the Life You Want by Tess Whitehurst,
also features this quote in a fun, inspiring read about creating mindfulness in everyday dressing!!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Taste Bud Tuesday: Mint Tea

As one who has spent most of their tea-drinking life sampling the plethora of (wonderful) prepackaged teas available, 
making mint tea feels delightfully self sufficient.

All you need is hot water, a bit of honey and lemon if you like, and a bunch of mint -which is almost as easy to grow as it is to pick up at Wholefoods!!

I fill my tea pot with a generous amount of mint leaves, pour in some hot water, and add tsp of honey...
and off I go...
to a delicious, minty wonderland!!

Hot, heartwarming, and's the perfect afternoon delight!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Flower Pick: Flowering Almond Tree

My Friday Flower Pick  is a lovely flowering almond tree...
found on a not-so-quiet Santa Monica street...
on a stroll, just before twilight.
...A little glimpse of tranquility amongst all the city bustle!!
 They're in bloom everywhere around here now!!

Happy Friday!!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Faux Leather Fashion Turban

Mademoiselle Mermaid's faux leather fashion turban!!
Available on Etsy in sizes S-XL.



Mademoiselle Mermaid's new leading lady!!...

 I love this flapper-style, hand painted mannequin head, and I am sooo looking forward to sharing some fun 'n fabulous photos featuring her!!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Taste Bud Tuesday: Picnic Eats

9 times out of 10 I prefer to eat my lunch outside, like a gypsy...
so today's Taste Bud Tuesday post is about a few of my favorite picnic eats!!

Fresh fruit tarts, green salads, and hibiscus clove soda...
served with a side order of green grass and warm sunshine...
 make a blissful afternoon even sweeter!!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Mermaid Monday: Crisp Whites

Bright, crisp whites delight and inspire on this Mermaid Monday!!
...Love these sweet, little white blossoms against the blue, cloud-spotted sky.
...and freshening up my flower boxes with chrysanthemums and alyssum!!
...Satin 'n lace lovelies, perfect for a tea party or a winter day dream too=)


Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Flower Pick

...Gorgeous hot pink 'n purple fuchsias
...fresh with morning sprinkles and wrapped in a cloak of a lush green leaves
It's a flower after my own heart...
and it's this week's Friday Flower Pick too!!

Have a Happy Friday!!


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday Things I Love

Talk about somewhere sunny 'n 75; it's gorgeous out there!!
...Especially for January.
...But that doesn't mean we have to forego winter completely this year!! 
One of my Thrusday Things I Love favorite is the Dec-Jan 2014 issue of Mary Jane's Farm, which I read cover to cover
I soooo enjoyed the articles about unique Holiday decorating, organic eating 'n farming, and getting some good winter sleep!!
...All from the comfort of my (appropriate-to-the -eason) plaid beach blanket!! 
I was also introduced the fact that Mary Jane has produced her own glamper.  
Must put it on my life list!!...It will be perfect for when I (someday) spend a year traveling around the country photographing and riding all of the  
hand carved carousels still in use.

A few other favorite picks this week are also perfect picnic/beach reads 'n eats!!

Magical Fashionista I am just diving into, and my biggest challenge with this book is that I can't spend the whole day in some lovely, sunny spot reading it!!
Tea Pleasures from Victoria Magazine is also a divine read and full of eye candy!! It features glorious photo after photo of delightful tea time inspiration.

...And delicious, organic berry tarts are a very nice pairing with these whimsical reads. If you're in the L.A. area, Bob's Market in Santa Monica has some that are perfection!!

The links:


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Write it on your heart 
that every day is the best in the year.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, January 13, 2014

Mermaid Monday: Royally Beautiful Velvet

I just found out that I share my birthday with the lovely Kate Middleton (cool)!! what would be more fitting than a Mermaid Monday musing on this royally beautiful velvet turban that has just landed en shoppe?!! 

And if royal blue isn't your cup of tea...not to worry;)...This gorgeous piece is available in 24 fabulous colors!!


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Love 'n Roses

My beautiful birthday bouquet continues to bloom...
and looks more lovely with each passing day!!

...These are a few of my favorite photos of the flowers, captured in the early morning light today!!

Love 'n Roses,

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sail Away Saturday

...Rinse and repeat!!

Happy sunshiny Saturday from Santa Monica Beach!!


Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday Flower Pick

Friday Flower Pick: Red 'n Pink Roses

They're classic, lovely, romantic...
and I'm starting to get in the mood for Valentine's Day;)!!...
Wishing you a very Happy Friday!!

It's My Birthday!!

Happy Birthday dear Capricorns!!

...Today is my day;)...
I'm celebrating with flowers, butterflies, and sewing!!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Fantasy Fashion

By now, the twinkling lights of the Holidays are beginning to fade, and the whole month of January seems to me like it's that dark, quiet time...just before dawn.

Moody, misty fogs blanket the late afternoon and then make way for starry skies and long, cold nights...
It's the perfect time for reflection, meditation, fairy tales...and fantasy fashion!!

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
what's the loveliest lace collar of 'em all?...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tropical Expressions

Mademoiselle Mermaid's photo print shop, Mermaid Sightings, is growing!!

I am super pleased to announce this week that all 100+ original fine art prints are now available in 3 sizes:
-4x6 $7.00
-5x7 $10.00
-8x10 $20.00 

 Presented in lovely ivory mats, these prints make fabulous little gifts to have on hand...or create a gallery style wall with a bunch of your favs!!

 Get the scoop at Mermaid Sightings on Etsy!!
...New tropical expressions added daily!!