Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saturday Morning Finds

There's nothing I love more on a Saturday morning than hitting the sidewalks for some flower photography.
Couple that with yard sale browsing, and it's a nearly perfect start to the weekend!!

Here's a look at what's blooming...

...and a yard sale find I couldn't return home without=)


Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Flower Pick: Exposition Park

Hello from Los Angeles's Exposition Park!!
...a gorgeous little gem of a place nestled between a few of L.A.'s best museums. 
This spectacular (and free) park features 15,000 rose bushes, shaded gazebos for lingering, and a quite impressive water fountain. 

Feeling inclined to visit? Here are the details.
...And here are a few of my best shots!!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Swallowtail Butterfly in the Garden Today

I love surprises!!
...and a beautiful little visitor surprised and delighted me today by stopping by the garden to check out my marigolds!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles had been on my "must go-to" list for quite some time!!
 Somehow it just never seemed to work out...the butterfly exhibit was closed for the season, there were rennovations, and there was the fact that I'm never in that part of town!!
...But last weekend's trip to San Francisco reminded me of just how much fun it is to explore new places!! While brainstorming for something clever and undone to do around town, I couldn't get the NHM out of my mind!!

This weekend the stars aligned, and here's the delightful day of butterflies, gems, and fossils I was treated to=)...

The museum:

The Butterfly Pavilion:

Want my full explorer's review?...Head on over to TripAdvisor, where I am developing a passion for dishing on my favorite travel finds!!


Catching a Wave 'n Catching Up on What's New

"Unofficial" summer is off to a fun 'n fabulous start!!

...This week I'll be back to blogging and catching up a bit on what's new in Mademoiselle Mermaid's fashion Wonderland!!

There are new sewing machines to discuss, my latest turban design to debut, and lots of butterfly and flower photos to share...courtesy of a much enjoyed trip to the Natural History Museum and Exposition Park!!

...But for now...
it's all about the beach=)...

...Wishing that everyone enjoyed a long, luxurious, and lovely Memorial Day Weekend!!

Here comes summer!!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

San Francisco

Time for a weekend getaway!!

•paddling around Stowe Lake in Golden Gate Park
•enjoying a sunset dinner cruise aboard the Red & White Fleet...
•checking out the sea lions at Pier 39
•taking in some fantastic evening vistas...
...Those were just a few of the highlights of my first visit to San Francisco!!


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Favorite May Flowers

Roses, roses, purple flowering trees, and more roses!!
...A sampling of some of my favorite May blooms I've spied this weekend!!