Anthropologie Finds

26 09 2013

Some more finds from my recent trip to Anthropologie in Santa Barbara.

I already showed fun DIY Ideas here and beautiful dishes here.

I really liked this hat, the bag, scarf and their decoration. 

More "finds" of others here today...

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Anthropologie Shop Anthropologie Shop

Anthropologie Shop Anthropologie Shop

Anthropologie Shop Anthropologie Shop

Happy Day,

Anette 


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Lazy Grey

01 09 2013

...is this months color theme for Color Me Happy.

I immediately thought of this lazy group of elephant seals I photographed on our trip down Highway No.1

You can find the rookery between Cambria and Hearst Castle

So cozy and relaxed...

elephant seals between Hearst Castle and Morro Bay

Wishing you a wonderful lazy Sunday,

Anette 


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Are YOU A Gypsetter?

19 08 2013

"Aren't you loving the Gypsetter-Style?", asked my California friend Lynda while I was marveling about this long lose fit flowing and beautifully embroidered caftan she was wearing. 

"Gyps -äh - WHAT???"

And then I learned what a Gypset and a Gypsetter is.

A Gypset is a person with an unconventional, bohemian approach to life and is characterized by a fashionable exoticism and down-to-earth ease.

And a Gypsetter is a Gypset who has perfected a high-low approach to life that fuses the freelance and nomadic wile of a gypsy with the sophistication and global references of the jet set. It's an alternative way of traveling and living that's based more on creativity then money.

AH - sounds great - doesn't it? 

And then I remembered a magazine article from years ago about the french Mignon-Sisters - THE Gypset-Icons - and their family clan.

I was absolutly fascinated back then by their amazing story. They travelled the world by ship, looked irresistibly beachy, supercool and beautiful with their "Free-Spirit-Hippie-Charm.

Now they run a hip shop and a little hotel in Mexico.

What an unconventional life...sounds like endless summer, happiness and sand between the toes.

"I NEED such a caftan!!!", was all I could think.

Maybe with a piece like that I could also transfer a piece of this glorious lifestyle feeling back home to northern Germany? 

But I also think about the tiny little village in lower saxony we live in and what a sighting I would be in that caftan on my way to get fresh rolls from the bakery.

I sigh deeply.

"Why?", says (clueless) Lynda, "Don't you have the Gypsetter-Style in Germany?"

I decide to visit lovely Rita in Summerland who runs Shop Bonita (and another shop for gypset men in Los Olivos called Toro) where you can find all gorgeous things for the love of Gypset Style. She has also a blog called Bonista.

Please come with me and take a look! 

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Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

Rita was just busy organizing an event with designer Rocio G. who made these beautiful bags on the pictures.

Well - all caftans were sold out...

Good for Rita and maybe good for my reputation in the village :) 

I should have bought Julia Chaplins "Gypset Travel" to dream on...

Happy day,

Anette 




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Highway No.1 Between Monterey And Morro Bay

11 08 2013

Happy Sunday!

Are you up for a "little" inspirational drive going south on Highway No.1?

Late afternoon - the sun started to set and the often present fog lingered around...

(please click "continue reading" below, if you like to see my pictures from the coastline taken between Monterey and Morro Bay on our recent trip to California)

Big Sur coastline in the late afternoon


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