Let your imagination carry you away, to the beaches of Brazil, Hawaii, Greece; wherever your mind takes you. Sailboats and nautical stripes, coral and bikinis… Let yourself be swept away, for the warmth and beauty of summer, will soon be fading into a new season.



Today, I enjoyed the cool breeze off of the ocean, stuck my feet into the warm sand and felt the touch of sunlight, warming my skin and relaxing my body and mind. I’ve been so preoccupied these days.  I sometimes share deep truths about my life on this blog, but I really try to make it more of a beautiful escape… for us all. It’s so important to take time to enjoy the simple things, to reflect and meditate…. life is simply one beautiful day at a time.



“She loved the sea. She liked the sharp salty smell of the air, and the vastness of the horizons bounded only by a vault of azure sky above. It made her feel small, but free.”

― George R.R. Martin


I held a Jewel in my fingers —
And went to sleep —
The day was warm,
I said “‘Twill keep” —

I woke — and chid my honest fingers,
The Gem was gone –all beauty too
And now, a remembrance
Tis all I own — broken pieces, all alone

Emily Dickinson

There is a magical place, where true sophistication and beauty abounds, poetry is written, couture fashion is created and for many – dreams become reality. It is like no place on earth.  It was once suggested, that one can not know true sophistication without spending some time in Paris. . . Although it was put a bit more bluntly… “Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.” -Honoré de Balzac.  Now, of course I don’t believe that, but I will say… You can’t escape its beauty or its past, and yet what’s so wonderful about Paris is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it creates this juxtaposition of style that is gorgeously unique.   And while the city can be overly romanticized by us Americans (guilty,) there is still no question… it is a breathtaking place, frozen in time, capturing the essence of glamour and romance.

I spent some time there years ago, but don’t think that I fully took it all in, perhaps, that is why I write about it so often… Paris and I have some unfinished business!  So, for today – Tuesday, take a walk with me…. leave any stressful thoughts on a shelf and lets enjoy some time in the magical city of lights.





“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.”

-Ernest Hemingway









To you,

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




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






You pulled me in
it was the first kiss
magical, wonderful
absolutely flawless 

This homemade date instantly swept me off my feet. It is cleaver, cheap and meaningful. He used simple white sheets to drape the fort, cut out paper white clouds {my favorite detail} and hung them around the room. He draped a row of lights within the tent and the two were able to lay by candlelight, roasting s’mores over candle flames, eating cheese and wine while simply being together. Props to the guy for one of the sweetest, coolest and outta the box dates, ever.

Guys, put this idea in your pocket for that special girl, you’ll sweep her off her feet instantly.


“I’ve been spending the last eight months
Thinking all love ever does is break and burn and end,
But on a Wednesday in a cafe, I watched it begin again”







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You’re nothing short of my everything.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away;
and all the things I want to say can find no voice.
I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.

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Valentine 5

Romantic love reaches out in little ways,
showing attention and admiration.
Romantic love remembers what pleases, excites,
and surprises a woman.
Its actions whisper,
you are the most special person in my life.

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