I'm back from a wonderful holiday, (CA and NC) to see the kiddos. My final stop on this planet just may be as far west as I am east presently and still remain in the USA, with it's perfect weather and beautiful sandy coastline! Venice Beach, Marina del Rey and Santa Monica surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the 'hills', farmer's markets and a major flea market every weekend! Heck yeah! Bethany and I scoured the Rose Bowl Flea for three hours and I was happy to bring back these pink 'ROSES' letters with the perfect patina from Kathy at Chateau et Jardin. It was so nice to meet her and to our surprise we both had pics in the same Romantic Country magazine on facing pages.
Lovely inside or outside and what a statement! Think I'll use these pics for the next mantel of the month since they don't quite fit on my mantel.
Look at this sweet apartment building that I fell in love with around the corner from my daughter. Mission style with loads of character on Driftwood Street. Yup, I could live here. Give up my beach house to be with the kids? As soon as the last one moves to the west coast! I stalked this place every chance I could get and there was one apartment available!
This place had great privacy from the street with a wall of greens with the exception of this opening....see the yards of billowy muslin with tiny lights strung on the patio and chandelier? Dreamy and so pretty at night. She had a wire going from the house to the tree to create a canopy. One of the many times I discreetly slowed down to peek, (stuck my nose in the opening) the nice lady waved. ha
On the other hand... NC has gorgeous beaches and the surf is warm! The best part? The boys of course!
Now to get everybody on the same coast....I can see it happening!
I also visited the new Pom Pom, Rachel Ashwell's new store and Vintage Weave. More on those soon...