Friday, July 27, 2012

Fabulous Fridays

Oh my, Friday is here, and how I would love to be in a warm salty ocean for the weekend! I grew up in California (not warm, but salty ocean), and in Hawaii ( the loveliest salty water
E-V-E-R ), and am a surfer girl at heart, even though those days are long gone. I came across the work of photographer Mark Tipple, and am in awe! How I would love an entire wall of large sized prints to dive into and get carried away...
The underwater surfer shots are amazing ~

I am way overdue for an ocean fix...
I still remember the day when I first went to the ocean beach in San Francisco as a child. I was mesmerized with the pounding of the surf. After experiencing lakes and rivers, the ocean was so different. Later, learning to bodysurf and boogie board ( I never got past paddling on a real board!), I truly became in awe of the power and the beauty of those waves.

Are you a fresh or salt water fan?

If you'd like to see more of Mark Tipple's work, visit his site here 

Have a fantastic weekend! Are you going to be in front of the telly watching the Olympics? I am looking forward to them!


Top Photo via pinterest
All other phots by Mark Tipple

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Mornings...

What a better way to start off your Monday than with a LARGE bouquet of the most beautiful flowers...
I have no idea where this bouquet is,but it is just fabulous, isn't it?!

The Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2012 Show designed
by Raf Simmons...
Five rooms filled with one million flowers ~

Can you imagine?

And this truly tugs at the heartstrings...
15 years ago a british farmer planted 6,000 oak trees to form a heart shaped meadow in honor of his late wife ~
How terribly sweet and romantic!

I wish you all a week filled with beauty ~


top bouquet via color of romance
dior pictures via lost at e minor
heart meadow via inhabitat

Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy Friday!

It's Friday, the weekend is here! I hope you find time for some laughs and giggles ~



I am looking forward to enjoying my boys, and the lingering last month of summer vacation ~

Do you have any fun plans?

Have a joyous weekend,


pictures via pinterest

Monday, July 16, 2012

A Burst of Colour

Niagara Falls in colour...

I came across these pictures of the Festival of Lights at My Modern Metropolis, and they certainly brightened my day...
so had to share!

I visited the Falls as a child, but they were nothing like this...

Incredible, no?

I love colour and lights....maybe a little of Vegas is rubbing off on me!

The other side of the spectrum...
the Falls, frozen, suspended in time ~

Have you ever been? I would love to go and see them lit like this, however I appreciate them au naturel in all of their glory too.

Speaking of Canada, KD Lang put on the best performance I have ever seen! Her tour has just started, if you are a fan I highly recommend going, you won't be disappointed. Sitting 20 rows back at The Smith Center, our new high tech Performing Arts Center, and hearing her sing "Hallelujah"...was life changing!
Not only her voice, and her band...but she is an amazing performer and entertainer whose enjoyment on stage is infectious....she had 3 standing ovations...I would go again in a heartbeat.

How's your weather? Here in the desert in Las Vegas, we have had the most bizarre weather ~  we went from 112 (typical) to 80 and crazy thundershowers, with lightning and hail! We have had more rain in 3 days than we get all year...

Changes are upon us ~

Have a great week!


my pinterest boards are beach inspired this week...
see them here

all pictures via My Modern Metropolis and Pinterest

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

Friday, the 13th...

I consider it a LUCKY day, how about you?

I hope you do something rare and unexpected today!

I will be out on a DATE with my husband, which doesn't happen often enough ~ we are off to see KD Lang, whose voice I just love...very excited to see her at the new Smith Center here in Las Vegas.

Have a lucky weekend!


photo via pinterest

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I spent a large part of my childhood in San Francisco (back and forth from Hawaii), and consider it my "hometown." I came across Pottery Barn's Pinterest Board on the City, which took me down memory lane...what a wonderful city!

My Prom picture...80's fabulousness!

If you too have memories in this great
city,or if you want 5 minutes
of breathtaking scenery,
watch "The City" by
WTK Photography...

The City from WTK Photography on Vimeo.

You'll love it!

Hope your week is coming along great ~
I am "re-doing" 3 rooms in my house,
a big overhaul...
Hot temps outside make indoor
projects happen :)


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fashion and Food

I came across photographer Fulvio Bonavia's series "A Matter of Taste" on Yatzer today, and was completely amazed... 

I had to look really close at first ~

The creativity is mindblowing, no?

Truly original,

it brings a smile to my face...

And so I had to share!

My kitty would follow me everywhere if I wore this ~

And this ring would be perfect for a little afternoon snack ~

 Read more about him and his work here
And visit his website here to see the rest of his incredibly inspiring work...his creativity and eye for detail is astounding...

He also created four striking high fashion images for the premiere issue of Garage Magazine ~ this is "Citrus" by Prada ~ to see the others by Moncler, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton, visit Yatzer here

We have a long weekend going on with the Fourth on a Wednesday this year ~ if you are in the middle, or just about to start yours on Friday, I hope you are enjoying yourselves!


all images by Fulvio Bonavia via Yatzer

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

To those in the USA ~

Happy 4th!

Celebrate safely and enjoy...


picture via pinterest

Monday, July 2, 2012

Put Some Sparkle In Your Week!

A little eye candy to start your week off right...

Happy Canada Day
to all of my fellow Canadians!

And for those of you in the US, how are your bbq plans coming along for Wednesday ~ or are you lucky enough to be invited somewhere? We will be doing the classic fare, with my husband's ribs the piece de resistance.

Which of these beauties catches your fancy?


all images via my pinterest board here

citron is my board theme this week....