Vintage Market Place…

The Vintage Market place in Rainbow California was an amazing experience. I enjoyed every minute of this wonderful event. The theme was boho beach and  I was impresses by all the amazing booths all  in one place.  I loved all the beautiful vintage displays  but one of my favorites was Seahouse design by Lynda Lairmone from Irvine( 1st  four photos). I loved her colors of gray and turquoise with her shells.  I had to buy one of her market bags and she give me a great price !

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  Thanks Lynda !

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I wore a 1960’s dress and basket bag with my boho shoes and shell necklace. I was surprise I sold all my vintage basket bags and hats, and all my white frames the 1st day so I had to go home and bring back my rack of clothes.

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I work the show for John & Fab of Vintage Vendetta  from Lake Elsinore, where I have my boutique space and I loved every minute of meeting and greeting the customers and I made some new like-minded friends.

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Another one of my favorites booths was Mora’s Antiques also from  Lake Elsinore.

Her display of  jewelry was outstanding.  Most of her jewelry is antique.

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 I had to take a picture of this pretty lady by my booth who came back the second day to buy one of my vintage earrings. Her outfit was vintage perfection.

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Wow, I am inspired !!

 To find out more about the Vintage Market place  follow their blog.

Have a wonderful week !


Rudy Rose…

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Our trip to San Luis Obispo was simply amazing. We walked around this wonderful town for five days and I did a lot of shopping. On one of my trips I was able to visit a store I had seen on a blog, Ruby Rose. This little shop is off the beaten path but so worth your time to find . What a wonderful eclectic shop full of vintage finds, clothes and decor .  This shop had a wonderful surprise around every corner. I loved here very eclectic clothes and her row of  cowboy boots were so cool. I was delighted to meet the owner of this shop and talk about her fun finds. She does a lot of her shopping the same places I do in west Hollywood, and our vintage styles were very similar. I picked up some vintage embellishments for my jean jackets. If you’re in this wonderful  little town make sure you stop by and visit her wonderful shop.

Have a great weekend shopping !

Open Wednesday -Saturday by appointment or by chance

1335 Walker Street

San Luis Obispo, Ca. 93401

Boho Tea Photo Shoot…







Styling, design and photography by Cheryl

I have a closet down stairs full of Venice Beach bohemain clothes(now which is my shop space & Etsy shop) and hats so when Danielle wanted a photo shoot I just had her come over and I dressed her with my hat, top, jean skirt, belt and shoes. I use this Ralp Lauren sette a lot for my shoots. Old books and teacup from my local thrift store.

Review of 2011 by wordpress…

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people.  This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2011.  If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 132 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 281 posts. There were 1148 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2gb. That’s about 3 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was June 21st with 307 views.

The most popular post that day was Venice Beach shopping…”The Bountiful”.

Thank-you wordpress, and a big  thank-you to all of you who have stopped by to visit my blog. I have had some request for more pictures of Costal Beach shopping and alfresco dinning at cafes.  I will be heading to the local beaches a lot in 2012, to post my latest finds so please join me and have a wonderful 2012 !                                                         

xoxo Cheryl

San Luis Obispo….

A weekend jaunt  to San Luis Obispo for some window shopping down Haguera street with some out-of-town guest .

This street is so very quaint with all the outdoor sidewalks and old brick buildings and earthy boutiques…..

It’s that time of year from some warm socks and this sock boutiques was certainly fun !

Have you started your holiday shopping yet ? I am just now starting a little late this year…

Time to pick up some holiday cards and I found the perfect place, The Paper Sky…a whimsical and fun paper shop, I adored the perfect little cards hanging all in a row.

or some simple paper tags in a jars ready for your Christmas gifts …

This small town takes me back to my youth as I use to come spend my summers here with my girlfriend Trish and  ride her horse captain,  I wonder if she still lives here.

This is a town to ponder, to explore and to shop…

have a great week

xoxo Cheryl

Haunted Hollywood like a local

A weekend with  Kim in W. hollywood , I always feel like a local when we go out together in her town . This evening we dined alfresco on her patio  then headed to the silent movie house to see a 60’s french movie. I heard this place was haunted and the whole experience sounded  groovy…..

everything you see here is from Fresh and Easy, we both love to shop there and their pizzas are so fresh !

On to the movie house…611 N. Fairfax Avenue, L.A. We found this information on top 10 haunted placed in Hollywood.

One of the most gruesome histories of any movie theater, the Silent Movie Theatre has forever cemented its status in haunted Hollywood. Legends include ghosts in the projection rooms, blood-splattered carpet from machine-gun murders and a constant haunting by two former owners. Talk about scary movies….

Kim’s phone rang and I jumped…I had a very uneasy feeling and I could feel the ghosts here, Kim just laughed at me and said I was crazy.

How creepy were these  pictures of the silent movie stars who headline here, a lot of them had short careers.

I love this old movie house it was cool and creepy. It was very causal and I felt like I was at some friends house relaxing on sofas and having desert and coffee. The movie was well different and I enjoyed the whole evening. Information below from theatres/SilentMovie.

Silent Movie began in with personal film collection of Mr. John Hampton, who
opened the small theatre 1942, when silent movies had already been passed for 15
years. He hoped the forgotten comedies would bring a smile to those suffering in
the depths of the Great Depression.

struck the Silent Movie Showcase on January 17, 1997, when the owner of the
theater, Laurence Austin, was shot and killed during an apparent robbery
attempt. Police later arrested his longtime business partner for hiring the
gunman to kill Austin, so that he could gain the inheritance.

In June
announced that he was
selling the theatre to new owners: two young brothers, Sammy & Dan Harkham
(age 26 & 24) and Hadrian beloved. They have turned the small theatre into a
revival house, featuring an eclectic mix of relatively recent movies with
sound. However, they do still show silent movies (with live music) once a week.
However, unlike Lustman, who tended to stick with the classics (like Charlie
Chaplin), the Harkham’s hope to show lesser-known silent films. 

A great place to go to for the month of October….but only if you believe in ghosts !

Naples Canals Long Beach…

Yes I love the canals of Venice Italy (Missing the canals of Venice Italy) and the canals of Venice Beach (Bohemian musing in Venice Beach) so when Marissa said their were canals here in Long Beach I told her “let’s go ”  we got back on our bikes after lunch and headed to Naples canals…    Naples is a neighborhood of  Long Beach, built on a series of islands located in Alamitos Bay. Naples consists of three separate islands, divided by canals which open into the bay. Most of the streets on the island have Italianate names. The center of Naples features a large fountain which serves as a popular meeting spot.


We ended up riding our bikes to the bay to see a  unforgettable scene of kite surfers everywhere…Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is an adventure  surface water sport  that has been described as combining wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding and gymnastics into one extreme sport. Kitesurfing harnesses the power of the wind to propel a rider across the water on a small  surfboard or a kiteboard (similar to a  wakeboard). The terms kiteboarding and kitesurfing are interchangeable. There are a number of different styles of kiteboarding, including freestyle (most common and utilises standard kite and board) or wake-style (flatter water using board with bindings) and wave-riding which is focused on big waves using a board designed for wave riding.

Summer is almost over and I have enjoyed every adventure…  it’s still hot here in southern California so there’s  still time for summer fun .  I will still head to the pool, to the beach and up the California Coast, ….why ? because we live in sunny California !

When’s the last time you rode a bike , just for fun  ?

From Wikipedia


It was a long girls weekend with Danielle’s bridal shower(post on ” The paper mystique”) in Thousand oaks and then down to Long Beach to spend the weekend with Marissa. A lot of driving but well worth it as we had a blast  at Long beach and Belmont shores. Belmont Shores spans 2nd Street and Ocean Avenue near the southernmost part of the city between Bluff Park on the west and Naples Island on the East. Second Street and the fifteen intersecting side streets make up the business district of Belmont Shore. The neighborhood features Spanish-style homes from the 1920s and 30’s as well as beach bungalows. We were out late Sat. night and got up late Sunday morning but just in time for some yoga on the beach…

The yoga on the beach is free with a  donation and I was surprised to see so many people. The  mantra for the day was

” All my relationships are encoded in love and infused with joy “

I must admit the scenery was amazing ! I loved yoga on the beach it was so much more relaxing, and the connection to the earth elements made it that much more refreshing !

Next we headed to 4th street which Marrisa said was a great place for Vintage boutiques.

Elans Collections, vintage furnishings, upholstery and accessories.

A lot of very cool retro cameras…I should buy one.

Ok I did the one that is missing from the shelf, should be cool for some photo shoots.

Looks like a cool shop…

wow  these  clothes are very cute.

I really liked the shoes on the bottem roll. About $150.00 to start.

Now this was one of my favoite stores  “Liberty”

The dressing rooms doors are old refrigerators doors how clever ! So very sixtys !

We ended the afternoon with some  Alfresco dinning at the Portfolio. Mango ice tea and grilled pannini.

Next post to Naples Island and then to the beach to watch kite surfing.

 Also Marissas photo shoot on the beach… post on my Simply Natural Photography blog.

Hope everyone has a simply wonderful week !

Crab Cooker in Newport Beach …

Backpack riding  to the Crab Cooker at Newport Beach (#5 in our ten things we want to do for the summer) is a great way to spend a weekend. We rode our bikes (Hunter and I ) 6 miles along the coast and stopped to get some clam chowder, sourdough bread and butter.

I put our lunch in my front basket and rode to the pier where we dine Alfresco at the water’s edge.

I would say this clam chowder is the best along the California coast…a great place for fish too !!

hope everyone has a great Sunday !

At Stonehenge For Summer Solstice…

(Photo by  Matt Dunham)

Thousands of people swarmed over at the ancient megalith of Stonehenge on
Tuesday to celebrate the dawn of the summer solstice — the longest day of the

More than 18,000 neo-pagans, new agers and curious visitors shouted and
banged drums and tambourines at the Stonehenge circle, a group of giant stones
in the middle of an English field, even though clouds blocked out the sunrise at
4:52 a.m. local time.

They braved heavy rain that fell across the Salisbury Plain, about 80 miles
southwest of London, to mark the day. The solstice predates the Christian
calendar and is a significant occasion for those who are Druids and Pagans,
which are now recognized religions in Britain.

Police say the event was good natured. They made just 20 arrests, most for
minor drug offenses.

Stonehenge was built in three phases between 3000 B.C. and 1600 B.C. It is
one of Britain’s most popular tourist attractions, with more than 850,000
visitors a year.

(Informatiom from Larry Miller reported from London )

Today is the summer solstice , the longest day of the year. There are many celebrations all over the world, my favorite is the gathering at Stonehenge, I was there in 2006, I thought I would share a picture of the sunset at Stonehenge

June 21 is the Summer Solstice….and the 1st day of Summer, hope everyone has a wonderful day !!