I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Mine was spent getting to know my new Los Angeles surroundings and spending the day with my father who's birthday is today. So this weekend we went down to the Santa Monica Farmers Market. The weather was overcast, but the people were still smiling. I loved being outdoors and discovering the new produce, flowers, merchants and fruit. So come along with me on this retro Farmers Market day...
First stop, let's grab this adorable bag, some cash and sunglasses.
Who says you have to grab any old bag to go to the Farmers Market? Try one of these stylish Audrey Reusable Bag. And she has sisters!
I would love to get this book as a house warming present because of it's wonderful recipe ideas. I just feel better when eating more fruits and veggies...don't you?
I can't wait to get a bicycle with a basket so I can ride to the beach on Saturday mornings. All I need now is a flowy dress and some flip flops to match my fashion ride.
I'm pretty sure that butter lettuce is my favorite in a salad. It brings something unique to the flavor of the salad and I seem to only find it at a Farmers Market.
Oh that was a fun retro Santa Monica Farmers Market day. I wish I could be there right now. Farmers Market have become so popular over the past years. And I think its a great place to bring children. Tell me, are you as addicted to your local Farmers Market as I am sweetie?
What a wonderful inspirational weekend quote! It's never too late to become the person you've always hoped you could be and I love this thought.
I'm never too old, too busy, too sick, too happy or too tired to become the person I know I can be...
Some people learn this lesson early in life and some later, but it's a gift to know that we never stop growing and learning.
I like the person I am today sweetie and have worked hard to be able to say that. I appreciate my strengths and values and will continue to work on my weaknesses. Since I am in the moment of today, I know I need to be the best I can be...today!
Our move to Los Angeles is finished, but not without some great stories for you sweetie. Right now I’m sitting in my new family room that has a serene shady feel from the ocean breeze. Mission complete! Our move began with a goodbye party where my extended family and friends made us feel like we’ll be missed in San Francisco. Nick's Crispy Taco's hosted us with great food, red walls and full on chandeliers. That restaurant couldn't be anymore city funky.
I spent the next two days packing and preparing for our Saturday and Sunday move. Our U-haul was packed by 1:00PM and then we spent the rest of the day spackling the holes in the walls, meeting our landlord for a final walk through, handing in our cable box etc. But then the unfair thing happened! You see, it looked like the San Francisco parking attendants also didn't want us to move away. We parked our U-haul in the driveway while I was upstairs with a couple of boxes when Honey's family ran up to tell me we were getting a ticket.
You can get a ticket on a U-haul parked in a driveway I had no idea! I felt like I was in a movie.
Our moving movie continued when we drove the U-haul at 5:30AM from San Francisco to L.A. I had a blast while Honey drove. I got to play DJ, set the right temperature in the truck and encourage Honey to stay in the moment.
I could feel our chapter turning as we got closer and closer to L.A. I was excited and nervous for him to see our new home as I had found it a couple of weeks before. We pulled into our driveway and I felt peaceful.
So forgive me as I stop writing and go outside to experience more. I can’t wait to tell you about our L.A. adventure. Do you enjoy moving and is it OK that I’m still tired?
I am so lucky to have Shannon from The Simply Luxurious Life guest post again. I've always had to remind myself that change is a blessing and this post is a wonderful example in pictures of how I'm feeling. We're driving a U-haul from San Francisco to Los Angeles today send positives thoughts...will post soon.
~ The Charm of Change
Life, our lives, are not stagnant. We are perpetually moving forward, although if we are absentmindedly sitting behind the wheel, we may not be going in a direction that is the best course for the lives of our dreams. The reality and the blessing is that change happens and it is a good thing, but it has to do with how we approach it.
Immediately I know some of you may be shaking your head, but look at it this way, as much as we want to convince ourselves that we are in control of our lives, we really only have control over our actions and reactions. The reality is that we create our reality based on what we believe, what we have experienced and how we think.
If nothing else, the realization that change will happen should be a reminder to us every day to soak up the goodness, be appreciative, live in the moment, not hold back and live as though tomorrow we will not have the same opportunity. Use the knowledge of change occurring on a regular basis to propel you to achieve your dreams, your goals, your deep-down-desires today – don’t put it off any longer. Allow this acceptance of change to be your great motivator. If not now, when?
Lastly, I would like to extend a tip of the hat to Laura for inviting me to contribute to her blog while she herself is undergoing a bit of an exciting change. Thank you again Laura, it is a true pleasure to be here.
Thank you sweetie for this lovely post! So tell me would you consider yourself someone that is good with change?
Thank you for all of your comments of support as Honey and I make the move from San Francisco to Los Angeles. See sweetie, you never know what's around the corner for you. And I find this inspirational weekend quote to be a wonderful reminder of positivity and light.
I can actually hear and feel the page turning the chapter in my book.
This week I've been having lunches and dinners with the wonderful friends I've made in SF. And our goodbye party reminded me of the new family I've surrounded myself in NorCal. San Francisco has been my home for eight years and it was the best decision for me. I had 4 years for finding myself and the next 4 years with my Honey.
I'll miss you San Francisco, but I'm excited for the next steps!
Sunshine comes through you to reach others. Can you relate to this inspirational weekend quote sweetie?
Hi lovelies. Today I am sitting in my San Francisco apartment which is covered in boxes getting ready for our upcoming move to L.A. My blogging friend Shannon from The Simply Luxurious Life offered to entertain us with her lovely thoughts and pictures with this guest post while I'm working away. Thank you so much Shannon. I can't wait to read more...
An Ideal Weekend
Although the weekend is not quite here, it is always something to dream about, wish to come quicker or plan as we daydream about at our desks at work or in the car on the drive home or the subway/train ride commute. Last year in Vogue Italia Gisele Bundchen demonstrates the many ways a leisurely ideal weekend could be enjoyed. Have a look . . .