Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shabbied Master-Favorite Place To Be

Side table from Subtle Tone boutique. The Corona Del Mar store
where I bought this is now defunct. Curtains from here, box
from Shabby Chic boutique  and frame from my collection.
Flowers from my garden. I have two of these side tables.
Toile waste basket from Neiman Marcus catalog.

Close-up of Neiman Marcus bedding-on-line
All were on sale.

Lamp from Pottery Barn kids catalog

Vintage original watercolor from the now defunct Village
Vault antique store in Long Beach, California

Boxes from T.J. Maxx and Ross, pink leather hair clip
from Nordstrom(free with pirchase), and framed mirror
 from Pernilla, a friend who at one time made mirrors with vintage frames.
 I keep all my hair stuff in the boxes.
Close-up of side table
This post was inspired by Simply Me blog. One of
many that I follow.

Some parting shots of the roses close-up

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Affordable Options In The Store At Forever 21

I have mixed emotions about shopping here. The sizing runs small. Unless you are under
5'5" tall and size 0-6 you have to go inside the store and try on. On the other hand it is
too reasonable not to give it a look. They have plus sizes but they run small, too.

All price tags on the party dresses that I looked at were $32.80.

Something for everyone's style

If  you are a reader of my blog you know I can't resist a chandelier.
This was hanging over the escalator.

Cerritos, California

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Rose Garden At Sherman Library And Gardens

Queen for a day

It's in Corona Del Mar, California. Located right on Pacific Coast Highway.

My Sentimental rose in their garden. See how it varies.

I love these. I couldn't resist showing them.

Inside the atrium

Some parting shots

Somthing for the children who visit.
Visit next week. I'll be sharing another public garden with you.
Next week officially starts my new blog schedule: Mondays-In The Garden,
Wednesday-Inspirations Of The Soul (art and poetry-just the first Wednesday
of every month), and Fridays-Favorite Places To Be.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

This is Michelangelo's "Pieta".
It is in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy.

                                                This is what Easter means to me.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chandeliers At Bliss Home Design

Bliss Home Design is located at 3321 East Coast High Hwy
in Corona Del Mar, California (next door to Newport Beach, California)
This is just a sampling of the chandeliers they carry in their shop. They have
the best selection I've ever seen in chandeliers. They have a website at Which one is your favorite?

I'll be coming back to Bliss on my blog next week, showcasing other things in
this beautiful boutique.

These photos were all taken by me. I take all
the photos on my blog myself. The only exceptions
are  photos from on-line shops. Have a great weekend.
Join me here for Easter Sunday.

Monday, April 18, 2011

In Store Shopping Event At Neiman Marcus

Oscar De La Renta
                             They had free appetizers and wine on all three floors. Your photo
                              taken gratis with two beautiful models on the third floor and a DJ
                              on the first floor at the Fashion Island, Newport Beach
                                                               Neiman Marcus.

Dolce and Gabbana

Armani Collection

More my style

Neiman Marcus has the nicest salespeople.


Sherman Library And Gardens In Corona Del Mar, California

Mon amour and I visited the Sherman Library and Gardens located
at 2647 East Coast Highway in Corona Del Mar, California which
is next door to Newport Beach, California. For a small fee of $3.00 you 
can walk the gardens and visit the library. It has a gift shop run by
volunteers and a cafe run by Pascal's of Newport Beach. I will feature
the rose garden in a future post. They have a website at

What California is known for is it's poppies.

I took all the photos myself. If you repost my photos please credit
me SizzleandZoom at Thanks for visiting.
Come back next Monday for 'In The Garden' with Sherman Library and
Gardens.I will be showcasing the rose garden.