Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I found my heart in the trees

It's my favorite time of the year, when the air is crisp and cool and the leaves begin to change their colors. The Aspen trees in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are turning from chartreuse to deep golds to bright orange and even to bittersweet red.
Every year the ski area runs their lifts so folks who only like to hike down the mountain (like me) can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Being in the mountains is like being in a sea of gold!
-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM

Monday, September 13, 2010

I think I was born too late

How I wish I could have lived in a time when feminine beauty was celebrated and was as easy as pouting your lips and batting your eyelashes. Click to watch this beautiful video of Kodak's earliest motion pictures, dated to 1922.

-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Morning Pause

Whilst I should be getting ready for work, I am still in my jammies, listening to good tunes, enjoying a frothy chai latte and eating the most wonderful figs for breakfast.
It is finally the season and the stores are bursting with multiple varieties. I of course had to photograph them because they are so pretty, but I wish you could taste them. They are plump and ripe and remind me of long summer days spent in my grandmother's backyard. We would climb onto the branches and pick figs straight off the tree, and have no idea how special that was.
-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Most Beautiful Store in Malibu

If you ever find yourself in Malibu, California, you MUST be sure to stop at Cosentino's !
There you will find the most beautiful succulents, orchids and seashells...not just on their own, but all mixed together. The creative arrangements are stunningly beautiful and each display is carefully crafted.

Exotic succulent and orchid species are tucked all around the shop and each corner provides another surprise to delight the senses. Everywhere you look, another detail is to be appreciated.

Shelves display antique sea glass, vintage linens and a variety of seashells. You can also find unique furniture, Chinese containers and other one-of-a kind treasures.

I was in heaven! If I could live there, I would. Cosentino's is truly the most beautiful store in all of Malibu.
-Jessie, via Malibu, CA