Cruisin Over Sixty

Cruisin Over Sixty
Life is too short not to have a sense of humor

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Halloween Inspirations

Mini skull cakes made with the cake pan in the shot below.
Mini skull cake pan from Williams-Sonoma 
A string of cute Halloween lights from Pottery Barn.

Staub pot from Williams Sonoma

Black tabletop chandelier found on Pier 1.
This mask I found at Pier 1 on-line and
I have been looking for a matching mask
that I got from a boutique a while back
that Mr. COS is modeling in the next shot.
Nice match, don't you think and it's 13.95.
Mr. COS modeling Halloween mask purchased last year.
 This is a better shot of the mask.
When I post this it will still be over six weeks till Halloween but all
the shops are brimming with merchandise now.
I found this on Nordstrom's website for $8.00
It's a head band. I might have to get this for me. If
I do purchase this I will take a pic and post it of me
wearing it.
This was on Nordstrom's site as well ($20.00).
It has a double meaning for bloggers. Get it?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Another Birthday

I had another birthday this week. I celebrated quietly at home with my family.
This splendid concoction pictured here is a green tea cake. Do you see the tiny spent candle
on it? By the way this was delicious and prepared by a Parisian themed bakery.
Beautifully decorated table by my daughter.

Some delicious rum punch to go with the summer weather.
Here is a picture of the cake with some green tea ice cream. Delish!

Sunflowers for the table.

And this is what I wore to celebrate being
one year older. By Johnny Was.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Favorites From The Vintage Marketplace

The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks is coming up September 5,6 and 7th.
These are some of my favorite shots I've taken from the Marketplace.
Enjoy. Try to make it. It is held four times a year in Fallbrook, California.
It is down the freeway about 5 miles from Temecula, California.
There is always a good selection on vintage chandeliers. 


 This is by Christie Repasy who is famous for her rose paintings.  She is a co-founder of
this event.

Paris inspired.

Vintage fabrics.

 Seasonal inspirations.

Beautiful displays.

This is from Rita Reade's booth, the other co-founder of the event.

Here's all the info you need to know to go. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Best Of My Shabby Chic Visits

These are some of my favorite photos from my visits to Rachel Ashwell's
Couture Boutique in Santa Monica, California.





And this moody shot taken in natural light.
Even if you are not into shabby chic you have to say her
display people are top notch.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Irish Eats And Drinks

Mr. COS and I spend our time eating out at favorites like Muldoon's Irish Pub in Newport
Beach, California.

The food and drink is delicious and fresh. 

It has lots of old world charm.

  Ghost images appear in the glass at evening hour.

We had the corned beef and cabbage. It was excellent and only on the dinner menu.
We ate lunch here a few days later and it wasn't nearly as good but still better
than any chain restaurant like Chili's or Mimi's.

This is tee-shirt worn by the staff.

Outside look of Muldoon's Irish Pub. Click on it for the menu.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Prague, Czech Republic

                                                Prague, Czech Republic

What am I doing in Prague? My grandson just got back from a
trip to Prague. When he arrived he said he shed a tear because
it was so beautiful.

Before he left I collected these images of Prague and sent them
to him.

All images are from Pinterest

So if you asked me where my dream vacation would be this summer I would 
have to say in Prague with my grandson. But it wasn't to be. He went
with a group of kids from his school to perform in a dance festival. 



This is Christmas in Prague.
I hope my grandson got to see this dancing building in Prague. Pinterest.

This photo and the ones that follow are all taken by my grandson while
he was in Prague last week for the dance festival.
Photo by DGC.

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I thought he did an amazing job of capturing a vibrant and beautiful city.
Photo by DGC
I'm here. Come join the rest of the party at Anitas's.
Click on this link  Castles, Crowns and Cottages.