Thursday, September 11, 2014

Beach Days Ahead



planning to escape this fall to the pacific ocean :-)




 there will be scenic highways and crashing waves :-)





making a list of what to haul .... such as ....bikinis....food and drink




two hours west from palm springs = walking under a pier :-)







my packing list says "bring 2 mexican beach blankets" for sitting on sand :-)







dear Target, got any of these left? i'll take one of each.

or maybe this yesteryear one piece from anthropologie.




fortunately one of America's "happiest seaside towns" is 2 hours away rather then 2 months by covered wagon.




there are hundreds of places like this all over southern california beach towns. i think its what writer's refer to as "california dreamin"




suppose i ended up on a:
cruise (by way of a small yacht) to Catalina Island for a day of shopping for gorgeous things and a spot of lunch. Then by sundown back on the yacht for a night in Newport Beach for dinner and partying until dawn.

in a little black dress...




or none of it could happen and its all my beach life fantasy. i think it was Andy Warhol who said the dream is better then the reality anyway.




whatever..........



THE END

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Glamping in Style

images here and here

we will set up the glamp camp in many pretty shades of coral, 
aqua, beach sand, turquoise, powder pink, 
the plants will make all the greens we need and
the Bougainvillea will give us hot pink
the glamp camp is happenning now
a work in progress
we have several pools on the rolodex
the Hemingway bar (wherein 
we read aloud from "For Whom The Bell Tolls" (hint: it tolls for thee))
is mapped out, in my Dream Journal, in sketch mode.



mages here and here

in my closet is a pool float that has yet to be inflated
that's because it was waiting for the summer of 2014 :)
it's a blue float but I am on the hunt for a coral inner tube for the 
beach. In fact I'd prefer a whole life preserver just on the chance
a giant wave comes along while I'm not paying attention.



mages here and here


mages here and here

in our glamp camp there will be table linnens with botanical designs drawn in. I probably imagined the project 6 years ago, and then because I know Martha Stewart must have a potato stamp video on youtube, I can hack a tablecloth pattern. Just because I procrastinated for 6 years, doesn't mean it won't happen. It will. We also wanna buy designer plastic cutlery and dinner plates of the variety one sees at Target or used to see at Target before the economic grapes of wrath  California lives in now. Oh well.

mages here and here

a colorful wicker picnic basket is an important part of our glamping detail. I am gathering recipes for my mothers potato salad and all 100 thousand of Martha Stewart's designer picnic sandwiches wrapped perfectly then tied in shoe string bows over precision folded wax paper. We are deciding on which triple chocolate cookie to bake and what tea besides raspberry we can infuse with extra lemon slices. Also for our glamping style we prefer fancy cloth napkins, some fine wine and champagne. The avacado shrimp cocktail, and lobster salad is on the dream board along with, some kind of cheese and fruit.   


mages here and here

we have new maps of California, to help hack Google maps in search of the sunniest warmest water beaches without having to go to France to find them.




pineapple is our new mandatory glamping fruit. i am inventing a pineapple coconut macadamia nut cupcake topped with fresh lemon butter-cream frosting.


mages here and here

we could end up in the vicinity of a beach filled with yachts we suppose. the details are in my dream journal. 

mages here and here

As i predicted (maybe not to you but i did predict it)  I still have to find a pink and orange glamp tent.  Or a nice aqua mint tent would be lovely for Yosemite :) 



mages here and here

a rug like this for the glamp life interior would be awesome too.


mages here and here

for blonde hair i must hack the entire process because i dont want to pay $200
for some guy to fry my hair blonde
meanwhile i might even go down a notch to golden brown 
it will probably happen before the fried blonde ever does.


mages here and here

this is the summer i crochet blankets. 
i have to. i need them for the future of our glamping adventures.


mages here and here

somewhere out there pretty glasses hide from consumers. Where are they? On some over priced ebay ad? We don't want to pay ransoms for an old glass. (Target? UO? help us out and HINT: just make some copycat looks old vintage glass wares.....you are welcome .....Thannks)




this duvet at UO will wake you up (actually keep you awake) and make you happy at the same time.
Goodbye pharmaceuticals in your brain ~ this bedspread doubles as a healthy mood enhancer. 



now that I have given up practicing buttonholes (on my non-computerized sewing machine) in favor of easy sew on snaps, i can design a new glamping dress that only has a zipper! Thanks snaps! 




not crazy about rug or the 3-D cubes because - makes my eyes go a bit haywire. This would be nicer in 2-D or even No-D.


sewing this dress to wear with my jean jackets is an absolute glamping must have. Searching for the fabric now. By the way that is a pink/orchid okay Joanns Fabrics? Can you track it down at $4.50 per yard would be awesome. Thannks.



oh the glamping life is a pretty one. so pretty it makes me want to paint my door a Cerulean blue.



i hope this is still available in the same exact colors.



Katz. I helped put the artist on the map 
when the bloggers didn't even know who he was. 
now they do.



this cake photo shoot - very well done by designlovefest




Hint: Pink Flamingos are in Palm Desert CA






as a professional glamper now......i need about fiveK more kinds of flip flops 




no glamper girl doesn't want to paint the whole vacation and i want a suitcase filled with new paints brushes and watercolor paper. I'ts in the dream book.





ice cream sandwiches. priority. 


only cute hats for us.





the dream journal. ya gotta have dreams or you just fall apart.





my baby girl is getting this dress for her baby girl as soon as i make it :)




no self respecting glammper girl does not have a bathtub filled with diamonds. all you do is make a bubble bath and imagine it is filled with diamonds. easy. just ask Brit. 




pink showers are real. they do exist. I know of one in palm springs.


all images are found on my pinterest boards here and here.


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