A thrift store…

yes I love to shop at thrift stores in a old beach town where the vintage clothes are simply perfect, 

today I am doing a photo shoot in my back roads and turning the photos into my retro chic look !

Hope everyone has a great week  ! 

Happy Earth day….

Promote harmony with nature and the Earth.

Take the time to just dig in the earth and tell  mother earth, thank-you !

Have a fun weekend !  xoxo Cheryl


 Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth‘s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.[1][2] Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,[3] and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every yearNumerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.[

(Information From Wikipedia)


San Clemente part 3, Dining Alfresco

I left the guys at the beach while I went to see if I could find a quaint place to dine outside and enjoy the very cool scenery. ( Darrill and Leo like to  dine at the local pizza hut ). 


I found this very cute place called La Galette Creperie,  FRENCH in the middle of  San Clemente beach, how simply perfect !



I sat down at a little pink table with white chairs…



 and they bought me a menu…



I enjoyed looking at the very original  menu.



Croque Madam, a classic favorite with a hint of nutmeg and the price was right as the menu said cash only.



The view was very nice , but I felt like I was  sitting on the edge of the sidewalk , I enjoyed  watching the people passing by…



a simple crepe …but it was so very tasty…



I would say this crepe was  very good, and the service was okay,  but  I am looking forward to coming back and trying one of the fruit crepes… 

I hope everyone has a simply relaxing  weekend, and  Happy Earth day ! 

Shopping at San Clemente beach..


A very warm and fun weekend at San Clemente Beach ,  a beautiful Mediterranean beach town in Orange County. Darrill loves this beach and it’s pretty close to our house, so as soon as the weather gets hot here  in the canyon hills, we head to the beach to beat the heat.  We stay at the Hampton Inn and we love the bedding and the great continental breakfast. But first thing first, Mother’s day is coming up and  I wanted to do a little shopping. The best place for shopping at San Clemente is Del Mar street, and at the end of the street is the pier, and the parking is free, how simply perfect…

This looked like a cute shop…Villa Cucina home and kitchen.

I loved the color of this very fun shop called Jumpin Jack Cards …and the sale assistant was very helpful and give me some very interesting information about these two stores and the website address.

I loved the color of this very fun new shop called Jumpin Jack Cards and it’s other shop called  California Cove Gourmet, at 155 Avenida Del Mar st. Here is the website to both stores. http://californiacovedesigns.com/

California Cove Designs focuses on beautiful cruelty-free creations.
All profits are donated to causes that help abused animals, in an
effort to make the world a better place.”

“The soaps made here do not hurt the environment, and they are
really beautiful.  We believe that surrounding one’s self in beauty
promotes productivity and kindness.”


 I love earthy delights and I found this very earthy shop  called “The Humble Abode at 228 Avenida Del Mar… www.thehumbleabode.net.

Is this bike  cute  ?  Yes ! I love the color and how old and rustic it looks. I knew I would love this shop.

as I walked in I saw the perfect color  creams candles all neat in a row,  with some wonderful  planters with a touch of green moss…

This  boutique is  filled with fresh treats, garden blooms, and one-of-a-kind gifts. As I  walked onto the  back
courtyard, I found more one of a kind garden  treasures.


A great day of shopping ! I had to call Tanya and tell her of this great street with all theses beautiful shops, and of course what I wanted for Mother’s Day,  next post dinning Alfresco  by the spanish village by the sea …

Hope everyone has a great week !

Cool cloudy days…

I have been relaxing at the beach…and just simply enjoying our  weather… the days have been cool and cloudy here in California . The sun is shinning, but the air is crisp. I love to dream of sailing away, somewhere far away…








I have to give these guys who surf when it’s so cold out a lot of credit, as I watch from this bench taking pictures, I feel like I am outside looking in, cold as it is, they are doing what they love best, and I must say they are brilliant at what they do !





Is life really better at the beach… maybe… It’s suppose to warm up this weekend and we are going to San Clemente for some family fun.

Hope everyone has a simply fun weekend !     

 I photo shop these photos to give them a retro chic look .

Take me back to Belize…

A photo Darrill took in 2006 when we were waiting for our small plane to fly to the very cool Island of San Pedro. We sat at this little Cafe and the polit  came and got us as we were the only two people on the small plane. Belize is a place I recommend going as the price is very reasonable and this exotic place makes you feel like you’re in a James Bond movie, adventure is everywhere ! From zip lining through the rain forest …to swimming with sharks and stingrays in the teal blue ocean… to riding a tire down the dark  rivers of Belize through bat caves…



and hiking the Mayan ruins…




 Take me back to the beaches of Belize…where  my passion for adventure lives forever on the Island of San Pedro.   

A great day at Laguna Beach…

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The place for a fun and beautiful photo shoot is  Laguna Beach, everyone wants their engagements pictures done here and why not , this Beach is the  most beautiful beach in California, the rock formations are stunning.You can see this photo shoot  on my photography blog. My mom, Tanya, Leo and Katie and her soon to be husband were all having a great time !! After the shoot we had   lunch at La Brisa. A very nice place for Mexican food at the beach. All in all a  great  beach day !