Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Beach Comber's Style

Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche evokes light scents of water hyacinth,
and reminds me of the subtle freshness of the sea. 
      Most mornings just before the sun rises, I like to find myself beach side. You would think that I would be tired at 5:30 am, but as my eyes search the glistening sands for sea glass my mind is woken up and alert in a short time. Even though I am alone with the ocean (and she does not judge), I typically mist perfume on neck before leaving the house, just for me. I might have even fallen asleep in the previous night's accessories and then worn them to the beach, but that's okay too, a little unintentional glamour in the early morning never hurt anyone (just make sure those earrings are secured tightly, lest one fall into the ocean to be lost forever).  Sometimes you met a fellow morning riser or two along the coast in the early AM. People exercising scoff at my rain boots wondering why I have selected such strange shoes, but beach combers glance over at my boots with a slight smile, knowing that I will be darting thru the water for jem like bits of tumbled glass.  No matter how early I arrive at the beach, I always find myself slightly disappointed when the sun fully appears and sunglasses are needed. This means that my time with the coast has come to a close for the morning and the "real day" begins.

Bonny Doon beach located up highway 1 just North of Santa Cruz.

Someone had tagged these natural beach rocks with synthetic spray paint, I ended up taking them home as free art work and to keep the beach clean. Now these bits of rock lay comfortably in my living room next to an easy chair.

Missoni rain boots that I received as an xmas gift that get
a lot of wear at the beach. (Same pair here on sale!)

The smooth tender color of Eau Fraiche inspires me to search for rare bits of bottle green glass on the shores of my city.

Sunglasses are a necessity for me as the sun's rays can create harsh line and wrinkles around the eyes very easily over time. This pair is by Chloe and I purchased them several seasons ago at Neiman Marcus Last Call.

Chanel's "Azure" nail varnish paired with malachite and copper statement earrings that I took home as a souvenir from a Native American Pow Wow gathering at Mount Madonna.

The view leaving the Bonny Doon beach, you must travel over that small
 beach river, up the hill, and over some train tracks to get to the parking lot. 



  1. Ahhh beaches! I can't wait for my beach vacation next month! I'm going to try to get up at sunrise one morning for some blog photos, we'll see if that happens.
    I looove Chanel Azure, those earrings are gorgeous too

  2. Scarborough Beach in Rhode Island. We rented a house that's right across the street from the beach for a week! Woo! :D

  3. Amazing pics!!


  4. Adore the beach, so wonderful to go there and be at peace. Gorgeous place this is and I adore the nail colour, stunning!! I hope you are having a great week so far doll xx

  5. Inspiring photographs! Love those sunnies! xo T.

  6. Lovely pics they are so crisp what type of camera are you using? I love the product pics with the sand. Did you really carry those rocks home?! They look huge in the picture. It looks like you have wonderful morning:)

  7. It must be truly magical to live near the ocean! And I fully appreciate the notion of wearing perfume for yourself. You're the one who'll notice it the most! ;D


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