Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tangerine Dream

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I really need to update my closet for summer!  I am very attracted to these bright pops of color suddenly.  Doesn't this Jcrew Laila dress look so cool and breezy?  Pair it with these Cindy sandals from Kate Spade and the Dooney & Bourke Twist Strap Hobo handbag. Top the whole outfit off with Eddie Borge Lattice gold-plated hexagonal hoop earings and you are ready to go anywhere in style!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday At The Beach

This past Sunday, there were a lot of things I should have been doing.  Laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning the house, working on a new painting, are just a few of the things on my to-do list. Instead I played hooky and went to the Long Beach Grand Prix.

A friend of mine goes every year and convinced me to go this time.  I thought it was funny, that after living in Long Beach for so many years and never going to the race, now that I have moved away this is the first time I've actually gone to see it.  It was a really great day to be at the beach again.  The weather was perfect, not too hot, just breezy and sunny.

We got pit passes.  It was fun to see the pit crews working on the cars.  They are so amazingly fast.  You can see the Long Beach Aquarium in the background with the mural of whales painted on it by the artist Wyland.

This skyline is used in filming Hollywood movies and shows sometimes.  The first time I remember seeing film crews out here was for the first Lethal Weapon movie.  That circular building shows up in the opening scene.

Takuma Sato won.  He's the first Japanese driver in history to win an Indy Car series race.
(this photo is courtesy The L.B. Press Telegram - my camera was not fast enough to capture these race cars!)

Well, that was my day playing hooky!  Hope you all had a fun weekend too!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Little Jane Austen To Go Please

Every once in a while, I need some Jane Austen.  Sometimes I reread one of her books.  Or I watch one of the movies.  Last week I watched Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility!  I guess it had been a while since my last Jane Austen day.  Although, for some reason I don't own my favorite version of Pride and Prejudice.Untitled #31

Then, quite by accident, I found these two Jane Austen handbags.  The Emma clutch by Kate Spade and the Jane Austen Persuasion Book Purse by Novel Creations.  So you can take a little Jane Austen with you.