Monday, March 29, 2010

My Spring Trip..(Paradise Revisited !)

Six years ago, I married this man in St. Lucia, West Indies. It was a barefoot wedding on the beach, at sunset. He planned the entire trip, wedding, and honeymoon himself. All I had to do was find myself a dress...... easy enough...... and wonder where he was taking me!? I was more than happy to find myself on a beautiful island in the Caribbean, with the man I love.

Six years later, we decided to revisit our little paradise for our spring trip. Don't I still look like a blushing bride?! (or maybe, that could be my sunburn!)

We found an all inclusive resort with a nice big pool, and swim up bar.

Ah, who needs a swim-up bar when you already have a pool boy?! Thanks, honey!

We took a boat excursion around the island. St Lucia is famous for this view of the Pitons. Don't let the clouds fool you. It was 85-88 degrees each day, and very humid, so it was great to cool off, and do some snorkeling on this boat trip too.

This is the town of Soufriere, as we were coming back from a trip up to the volcano. Isn't it beautiful? Most locals I talked to, have never left the island. St. Lucia is only 43 miles long, and 15 miles wide, although it seems bigger, because of all the windy roads.

Gotta love the road side stands, selling their local wares. I wanted to buy some locally made viagra rum, and pass it around our group, but no one was "up" for that!

We also went into the town of Castries, where they have an open air market everyday, but Sunday. I was more interested in the rusty wrought iron table holding their fruit!

Rather than fly all the way home in one day, we decided to take a break in Miami for a few days. What's the deal with the rain?! I'm trying to keep my tan here! We actually had to buy sweatshirts, and an umbrella. With no sun to bask in, I guess we'll have to go shopping! This store window pulled both of us in........Look at all the old sewing machines! How cool! Must see more! (of course the hubby knew this was a trick!) Proceed with caution.....

All the props in this store had come out of an old sewing factory in London. All the clothes were displayed on old work benches, and old steel pipes. This is a European store! So now I'm thinking I must buy at least one thing in here! I'd rather not tell you how much I spent on one cute little t-shirt, but it's a souvenir, right?!

I guess they have a store in Los Angeles too. It's just fun to look.......and maybe buy a souvenir.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hop on over..

to Uncovered Ruby this Saturday, March 13 1030-4, for some spring inspiration! We are having a progressive vintage garden sale with three other awesome places to visit, and shop. Uncovered Ruby will be serving up some tea and scones for everyone. Sounds very British!...(insert vintage British flag here).
Oh, yes! I'm feeling very royal here! We have all the makings for a fantastic Spring tea! Teapots, teacups, vintage silver, and dishes. I don't know about you, but I love to invite my girlfriends over for alittle "Spring Fling!" Don't forget your proper attire...vintage hat, gloves, and maybe a pretty vintage apron to catch all those crumbs!

The Easter bunny has already been here..... I would much rather find some "vintage love "in my Easter basket , than a big ol' hunk of chocolate! (well, maybe just a little chocolate..)

There is your coffee server, ready to serve up your guests in style! Sometimes things just taste better when you have a beautiful visual in front of you. I'm sure your friends will agree.

Cubbie love......Don't forget to check in all the nooks and crannies!

I love to look in Pottery Barn. Do you know why? To see what the latest and greatest things they have copied from us....what we have been doing for years....using what we have, looking for the unique piece to make a statement, reusing grandma's tea set, bringing that birdcage inside, with maybe a real nest with some faux eggs. And then I look at the Pottery barn prices..... Holy Cow!
I can find the real McCoy at Uncovered Ruby's for a whole lot less! I do have a space here folks, but I also love to shop here too! What is great about this shop, is that all the dealers have a different look, and we all love different things, just like you.

I'm praying for a sunny day March 13th, so I can bring some of my new spring inspiraton, and park it outside the shop on the sidewalk. Don't cha love this bench? So, what cha waitin' for? Hop on over!