Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Velvet Turbans in Juicy Fruit Colors

Juicy fruit, jewel tone turbans
...in deliciously soft velvets...
are what's on tap for today's Taste Bud Tuesday!!

From bursting berry to frothy cafĂ© au lait, 
there are 24 gorgeous hues that are sure to delight!!

Try one with bare shoulders on a summer's evening...
...or even as a chic substitute for a hat when the weather cools down!!

...It's just another day at the office here, as I'm photographing a handful of these charming turbans and really enjoying the way the Swarovski crystal hearts 
are dancing in the sun!!

Get the full scoop on Mademoiselle Mermaid's 
handmade and high fashion turbans here.
 ...And shine on=)!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mermaid Musings on the Sunset

"She has worn a wealth of costumes
Hula skirt to wedding gown
Lived in cities walked through jungles
Always sees the sun go down"

-Jimmy Buffett 
Hula Girl at Heart

The sun is setting on a Mermaid Monday
and I have that sweet line from Jimmy Buffett's Hula Girl at Heart 
 playing in my head=)

...There are a handful of places that I love to go to watch the sunset...
and Palisades Park, over looking Santa Monica Beach, and Burton Chase Park, with a view of the Marina del Rey harbor, are two of my favorites. 
 But sometimes on a busy Monday like today, 
I'm contented with just stealing glances at the dancing golden light
 and cotton candy clouds, from my window on the world!!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Flower Pick : Magnolia

White, summertime floral delights come in all kinds of wonderful 
shapes, sizes, and fragrances...
...and the enchanting magnolia can certainly hold her own 
among the loveliest of them!!

And sitting under a grove of magnolias,
 while penning a Friday Flower Pick
is a great way to drink in their beauty!!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Flower Pick : Hydrangea

For today's Friday Flower Pick
I'm revisiting a previously mentioned beauty and favorite-
...It's the hydrangea!!

Radiant in their full bloom and full glory these last couple of weeks, I've had lots of opportunities to admire them around town!!

Here are a few of my happiest hydrangea moments:


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.” 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hummingbird Visting my Bottle Brush Tree

...Just a little something sweet and wonderful to share today=)...
It's a lovely hummingbird visiting my bottle brush tree this morning!!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Mermaid Monday

I'm jumping for joy because after Sunday Funday...
...comes Mermaid Monday....

Dress in something blue and green...
(How about my latest turban?!...in glimmering blue mermaid scales!!)
...Take a long walk on the beach...
...Or just spend a blissful moment today
listening to the waves in a conch shell=)


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hello, Saturday!!

Soft rays of morning sun...
...stunning rose blooms...
...and sprinklers!!
...A simply perfect Saturday morning to wake up to!!


Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Flower Pick : Creamy White Rose

Today's Friday Flower Pick is a lovely, creamy white rose!!
...Looking gorgeous, classic, and sweet in the early morning sun...
it reminds of delicate Victorian-inspired lace.
A timeless and romantic fabric...
perfect for a dreamy day at the beach.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Finding Rainbows in Sprinklers

Summertime lawn sprinklers...
...catching the rays of a setting Santa Monica sun...
...Making rainbows...
...and little magic moments for a lucky passerby!!

It's today's pick for an edition of...


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Barefoot Shoes

"In the morning when you rise
aren't you glad to be alive?
 Oh oh, put on your barefoot shoes."
--Jimmy Buffet (Why the Things We Do). 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Good Morning, Gladiolus!!

Greeting the morning with gladiolus 'n sunshine!!
...a perfect way to start the day=)

Monday, July 7, 2014

An Early Morning Walk

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. ” 
— Henry David Thoreau