Thursday, December 31, 2015

Just in : Victorian-inspired Black Collar

A lovely black 'n lacy ruffle collar is just the thing 
to share on the last day of the year, 
don't you think?! 

I love this Victorian-inspired choker as a little extra something cozy to pair with a wintry ensemble...

It's oh-so elegant and mysterious in black, 
but comes in a rainbow of colors too!!

Happy New Year's Eve!! 


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wednesday Words of Wisdom : for a New Day

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.    
-- Eleanor Roosevelt


NYE Style : Sequin Fashion Turbans

There's no better time than New Year's Eve for a little glitz 'n glamour!!...
...and I've got sparkly sequins on my mind (and on my head too!!)

I'm having a blast stitching up these festive turbans, 
just in time for an enchanting NYE celebration:

...How about making 2016 your most fashionable year ever=)?! 


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : Debutante Camellia

Pretty in pink and practically perfect in every way,
Debutante Camellias are the current object of my obsession on my
Friday Flower Pick-ing walks these days!!  

In Winter, when not much is in showy bloom,
to turn a corner and come suddenly face to face with
the Wonderland-like beauty of a display of camellias,
is a miraculous moment indeed!!



Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas from Mademoiselle Mermaid

Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : A Classic Beauty

With Christmas fast approaching...
I'm appropriately scanning the landscape for something red, 'n green, 'n flowery for today's Friday Flower Pick!! 
...What I found is this classic red rose beauty, looking very festive in her Holiday attire=)...

I've got All I want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan playing the background, and I'm getting in the spirit!!
...Looks like the rose garden is too!! 


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pacific Palisades Point of View

My Pacific Palisades point of view this morning=)...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Words of Wisdom : Jane Austen's Birthday

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn--that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness--that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.” 

--Jane Austen Persuasion

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Venice Canals Morning : Mermaid Monday

I'm starting the week out right, with a little trip to my nearest Wonderland...
A place otherwise known as the enchanting (and a little bit hidden)
Venice Canals!!

I adore an early morning stroll around the quaint sidewalks here, with neighbors' gardens spilling out onto the walkways and ducks quacking contentedly as they cruise by. 

...And then there's the way the gorgeous and golden morning light sparkles through the palms and never ceases to delight me!!...

But the pièce de résistance?!:
A stunning reflection of the whole scene floating in water below.
...Twice the beauty and twice the fun=)!!


Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : Rose Garden Sunrise


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Words of Wisdom (And a Shelfie)

"Because life is short, and fascinating.
And really, there is no time to lose."

-Garance Doré Love x Style x Life


Monday, December 7, 2015

Merriest of Mermaid Mondays

It wouldn't be a true Mermaid Monday without a breath of salt air among the notes of cinnamon, clove, citrus, and pine that fill the atmosphere this time of year!! 

Winter is a very special time for me at the ocean. Thin crowds, clean 'n crisp breezes, and a splendidly crashing surf are the perfect accompaniments to a colorful sunrise sky...
...and make for the 
merriest of Mermaid Mondays.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : Red Rose Morning

Happiness is:
a beautiful and fragrant red rose...
decorated with a few glittering water droplets caught on its petals...
and having just a little bit of time on chilly, very early drink it in=)


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Words of Wisdom : For a Wonderful Day

"This a a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before.”
-Maya Angelou


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hello, December!! Ready, Set, Glow!!

December is here, 
and I'm ready to dive into all of the Holiday splendor that this month promises!!

I have the tree, the lights, and the wreath in place...
jingle bells are on the door...
and soon enough I'll be adding a few little jingle bells 
to my ugly Christmas sweater too (more on that to come!!)

So for now...

Ready, set, glow!!