Wednesday, August 27, 2014

summer food

I went grocery shopping the other day while I was hungry. Bad idea usually. But I came home with a few extra things I didn't have on my list just because they looked good (watermelon, cucumber and basil) and then proceeded to make myself a snack to go with the sunny day and my good mood. I ended up with these little bite sized snacks, just a cucumber slice with watermelon, goat cheese (already had it in the fridge) and basil. They were ridiculously tasty and so refreshing.

The next day I made myself a salad with the same ingredients. It was also very very good. In conclusion I will simply say, I am not ready for summer to be over...

Monday, August 25, 2014

vintage dress heaven

One of the last stops we made in Southern California was to what is essentially my dream home, a giant warehouse full of beautiful vintage dresses. Shareen Vintage was next to impossible to find, we missed it a few times but persevered and it was totally worth the trouble. Inside this no boys allowed haven (no dressing rooms, just trying things on in the aisles willy nilly) was a meticulously organized array of vintage. Printed cotton frocks sorted by decade, so much beading and tulle and of course all of the crazy psychedelic prints it was total eye candy. I could have stayed there forever but had to settle for a few hours. The girls working there were sweet and knowledgeable and very helpful and in the end it was just a wonderful little dress up play date. And of course treasures were found. More on that later...















Thursday, August 21, 2014

{snapshot}

We used airbnb to find a place to stay in Venice Beach and lucked into a wonderful studio walking distance from everything. I particularly loved this door.

Vacation.....mischellany

Just a bunch of the random snaps from my trip, including a very colorful pile of luggage all ready to go!







Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vacation...the walls and signs

LA in general and Venice Beach (where we were staying) in particular, were very colorful. There were so many beautiful murals, cleverly painted shop facades and fun signs that I couldn't help but snap up a few of my favorites (especially this Chewbacca bus below!)





















Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vacation...the scenery

I have about a million pictures of blue sky and expanses of water so I tried to pick just a few of those. Of course it was all incredibly beautiful and colorful and the sunsets were so very colorful (apparently it's the smog or so I've been told).