Friday, July 22, 2011

MAXI-MIZING SUMMER


Summer doesn't seem complete without sand and waves meeting exotic threads.  We're off to Santa Cruz Beach again tomorrow.  Alright -- it's not Fiji, and board shorts may be more appropriate.  Still, out come the ikat prints and ethnic beads.








I love to be surrounded by mementos from adventures.  The scarf I'm playing with came from a souk in Morocco -- one of my most magical trips ever.  (I completely understand how it inspired both Matisse and Yves Saint Laurent!)  The ladies there taught me how to wrap my hair Berber style.  Honestly, I looked like I could tell someone's fortune.  We came home with a trunk load of caftans, jewelry, slippers, not to mention a roomful of furniture for the riad of our dreams.



The turquoise flip flops were from the charming Bay Area peninsula of Tiburon.  We stumbled upon this pleasant town by the water soon after our expedition from the East. Even the maxi was from one of our first summers here on the West Coast.  The beaded cuff and bracelet fail to ignite my memory but local artisans somewhere must have crafted them.



All these summer reminiscences put a spring in my step.  How can one resist a little summer jig!

Have you experienced an extraordinary vacation that you still think about?



16 comments:

  1. stunning dress..morocco is one of the places to visit in my wish list

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  2. totally love your maxi dress!!

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  3. Really pretty pictures. Love your maxi dress, blue and brown is a very good colour combination.

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  4. Gorgeous outfit !!! The long dress is perfect on you !!!

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  5. I love this maxi dress, it's gorgeous =)
    I am italian and just got back from New York, I loved the holiday (well it was my honeymoon) and it has been one of the best vacations of all times for me ! Kisses

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  7. Santa Cruz Beach sounds very good to me!

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  8. i love the first shot. it tells how excited you are to be going on a weekend adventure looking fabulous!

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  9. Love your maxi! Thank you for your lovely comment :) Hope you have a stunning wknd xxx

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  10. Really lovely outfit. I think any trip to the beach reminds me of running around Mexico. I went one winter to visit some relatives who were working/vacationing down there. Beautiful.

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  11. That is the perfect summer maxi dress. Love your hat as well!

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  12. Love your dress, it has such great pattern!

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  14. Great maxi dress! Love that tribal print- so perfect with the hat!

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  15. I like the scarf. Actually orange is my favorite color.

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