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Some designs are so uniquely pretty, they cause your imagination to stir, taking you to a time and place of tranquil beauty and gorgeous inspiration.  These rich shades of blue — turquoise, navy, dusk and even white — reminded me of the vibrant swirling mixtures of colors found in the breaking waves of the ocean . . .  And so, I was inspired, to design a post that captured the uniqueness of the beautiful and intricate fashions designed and inspired by the colors, creatures and life of the ocean.

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It was easy, at first, to see how many of these delicate handmade dresses seemed inspired by the ocean. The ones above by Elle Saab were especially beautiful, they seemed to be directly inspired by sea coral. Each feminine gown — a medley of satin, organza and delicate beading — was designed using the most intricate details and textures. These dresses were made to float down runways — whether that be the catwalk of fashion week, an Oscar or Emmy red carpet, perhaps even the most important aisle – the wedding aisle, where true love awaits.  Let your imagination carry you away.  The couture beauty of each piece is truly a work of art, infused with all of the whimsy and romance of the sea.

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This last dress, covered in stunning blue fringe, started it all — sashaying effortlessly, as if the ocean itself was floating down the catwalk —  left me awestruck and inspired to write this post.  I saw the ocean in it, I saw nature and art together . . . I saw truly breathtaking fashion.

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“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.”
― Thomas Jefferson

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There is something about Paris that is simply magical.  It is the city of romance, the city of lights — pink peonies strewn about, champagne for brunch, crystal chandeliers, intricate moldings in every room,  the exclusive home of Ladurée macaroons — a city full of all things high fashion and perfectly couture.  It is the land of chignons and Chanel, beaded satin and silk, a place so supremely feminine that even the hardest of hearts might be softened.

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To you,

Everything seems to be in a swirl of romance — falling head first, all over again …

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We sit and talk quietly,
with long lapses of silence,
and I am aware of the stream that has no language,
coursing beneath the quiet heaven of your eyes, which has no speech.

—William Carlos Williams

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Travel the world, to some of the most beautiful and exotic locations that exist not only in fairy tales but in real life. Days filled with — the warm sun kissing your skin, pure blue skies or seas, the green countryside and a drive along the coast, winter castles or quaint cafés, perhaps the simple romance of crashing waves . . . Here are a few beautiful spots that you might not have heard of,  get inspired to renew that visa and start planning the trip of a lifetime.

enhanced-buzz-wide-22177-1336659410-11The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system.  Thousands of colors and beauty, It’s located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. 
enhanced-buzz-wide-19341-1336435502-2Ball Pyramid is the world’s tallest sea stack. It is the remains of a shield volcano formed about 7 million years ago. It is 562 meters high and is located southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. An amazing picture of God’s creation.
enhanced-buzz-wide-14756-1336433115-2The ice canyons in Greenland were carved by meltwater and are as deep as 150 feet… Too cold for my taste but its beauty is remarkable.
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The Cinque Terre is part of the coast in the Liguria region of Italy. The terraces built on the rugged landscape are a filled to the brim with color and romance, here lies my dream escape…

Today is the beginning of another spectacularly bright and sunny day for laughter and rays of golden sun, falling upon your skin and warming your soul . . .

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The beauty of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion; if you want to live in the paradise and joy of this place, open your eyes wide, and actually see this world by attending to its people, colors and details.

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“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”

-Isaac Asimov

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