Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunny Peaceful Day in Santa Barbara

It was a beautiful beautiful Saturday, the day we took a trip to Santa Barbara. I have been there a couple of times before but never spent enough time to explore this precious town. Now it became our second favorite town to visit in California!
(Monterey remains in first place!)


Sea Cliff, Ventura

It was also a perfect day for driving on 101 Ventura Freeway. The air was crisp and the view was incredible.


The French Press

Our first stop was a coffee shop called "The French Press" in down town. It was very cozy with a cute decor.


La Arcada

After checking out this pretty hidden gem of La Arcada, we headed to the beach.


Driving straight on State Street to hit the beach!


The beach was so wide open and so calm.


Taking a walk on the boardwalk,


Indulging this outstanding view....,


And after greeted by Mr. Seagull,


Came back to the shore again.


The beach trail was so long and beautiful. I say this is one of the best in California.


We ran into a nice little surprise along the way: the djembe performance! Cheerful beats and rhythm....we loved it. I wonder if there is any restaurant that performs a djembe live in OC. We would love to go.


We enjoyed so much of this peaceful trip. Good bye for now, Santa Barbara. We shall be back!!



P.S.  On the way back we stopped by Starbucks in Brentwood, West LA and it was a cute one!

P.S.  ウエストLA・ブレントウッドのスタバに寄ったのですが、ここのはかわいかった!

Sea Breeze Collection

'Sea-Breeze Collection' by joonijewelry

















Enjoy the early summer beach collection! This is my entry for the challenge #80.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Flower & Jewelry

It finally cleared up yesterday. I went to run some errands, grabbed soy latte at Peet's, relaxed a bit & bought some flowers. I thought this color combination is so lovely. I enjoyed adding some effects on each photo. Which one is your favorite?


Moonstone Cascade Earrings

Moonstone & Starfish Leather Bracelet

Rustic Amethyst Earrings

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise & Starfish Necklace

Carnelian Turquoise & Starfish Leather Bracelet

I usually use a white ceramic plate for photographing my jewelry so it displays the most of its own character but adding some flowers made it lively and interesting. The weather seems to be gorgeous this weekend over here. Have a wonderful one!!

それぞれの作品のキャラクターがしっかり出るように、と、普段はジュエリー撮影には白い陶器のお皿を使うのですが、 お花を加えてみると、生き生きと面白いかんじになりました。今週末は素晴らしいお天気になりそうです。よい週末を!!


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