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, relaxing weekend!!


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!!


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


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!!

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!!
(, triple sec, grape juice, and cranberry juice.)


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom : From a #Girlboss

I've just finished reading Sophia Amoruso's interesting, amusing, delightful, and oh-so inspiring #Girlboss

The chapter called Hocus-Pocus : The Power of Magical Thinking,
was my particular favorite!!
When I first glimpsed the title, I held my breath for a moment because I wasn't sure which way she was going to go on the subject...
...I had thoroughly enjoyed the book up until that point, but what that awesome #Girlboss had to say about magic, made me throw my whole into it!!

"Focus on the positive things in your life and you'll be shocked at how many more positive things start happening. But before you start to think you just got lucky, remember that it's magic, and you made it yourself."
-Sophia Amoruso

I also loved this simple little nugget tucked into the book...
"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
-Roald Dahl


p.s...Wondering what that ruffly hint of purple gauze 
in the image above is all about?!
This mermaid #Girlboss will be revealing that tomorrow!!...
It's Mademoiselle Mermaid's latest;)...Stay tuned!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mermaid on the Move : Exploring Balboa Park

 This mermaid has been on the move!!

From road trips to roses...
Exploring San Diego's Balboa Park...
and hiding out in quaint, beachy inns!!
...It's amazing what even a day or two away can do for the soul!!
Here's a handful (or two=)...
or my favorite moments from my recent stay down in San Diego!! 

Hopefully you've had the chance to explore somewhere totally new and special this summer,
and now I finally have too!!

Here's to a little summer travel!!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Making the Most of Summer

Making the most of summer means weekend trips to the beach
and afternoon strolls through rose gardens!!
...Gathering inspiration and passing out admiration...
to each gorgeously fragrant bloom I see!!

Back in the studio, I love to turn some of my favorite shots
into unique floral prints.
...Here's my latest!!
...A lovely collaboration between my camera, a softly sunny morning, organic cotton, and hydrangeas in candy shades of pink and purple.

...Just in at Mademoiselle Mermaid.
Get the details right here.