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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Aquamarine...Tropical Summer, no matter where you live...

When I think of the color “aquamarine” the first thing that comes to mind is Hawaii or the Bahamas.  The color of the water, there is no color that can describe it better in my mind.
The other day, my daughter and I walked through Z- Gallery and right off, there was aquamarine everywhere.  I took some pictures with my cell, so they are a little blurry, but it was totally inspirational.  My main living area (great-room) is desert colors, with as much mirrored and/or “Hollywood Regency Style” as I can without going over the top, I don't like clutter and am totally passionate about everything having its place, and along with that, is a touch of Hawaiian style.  No designer would say that is a “style”, but it’s mine and I love the two together.   But I love bright beautiful tropical colors, and in my relax room, three walls are painted in Ralph Lauren Regent Metallics in a chocolate brown with gold hints of metallic, and one pure white wall.   With all white no fuss contemporary furniture, clean lines as to ensure it’s not over cluttered.  So my accent colors are aquamarine and orchid green, or what some call honeydew.  I wanted this room for my computer room, photography room, and as I’ve said to have a place to go and relax…these colors are just that, so relaxing.   So a few new pieces in aquamarine wouldn’t hurt, right?  One of my future post, I wanted to do on this room, because I think it is so important for all of us to have a room we can go to and just escape after a long day at work, and have time to do our nails, watch TV, do a little blogging, or do nothing at all but just “RELAX”.  So, to me the color of the aquamarine, gives me that calm feeling as though I am just sitting on a beautiful beach and enjoying the water, sand and sun.
Most photographs were found through Bing or actual store website

Z Gallery - International Plaza, Tampa, Florida

Z Gallery - International Plaza, Tampa, Florida

Trina's signature Palm Springs Block print on a vinyl cosmetic case is perfect for home or travel
I just recently ordered the Aqua one....excited!

Trina Turk - Aqua Parker Cuff

Trina Turk Aqua Laurel Cuff
Trina Turk Shanghai Ring

Beautiful "Blue Hawaiian Martini"  with white orchids -  Recipe below
Bukhara Aquamarine Pillow - From Z Gallery

Casablanca Lantern in Aquamarine - Z Gallery

Everglades Round Tray in Aquamarine - Z Gallery

Faux Aquamarine Coral - Z Gallery

Franco - Pecchioli Contemporary Aquamarine Bathroom Tile

Everglade Square Tray - Z Gallery

Frosted Aquamarine Sea Life Etched Martini Glasses
Seahorse Cocktail Shaker - too cute!

Who doesn't love our Florida Manatee!

Murano glass Chandelier - in Aquamarine

Aquamarine Glass Dish - I collect these in all shapes and colors some with embedded glitter with display lighting behind

Palmer Stool in Aquamarine - so pretty in person, Z Gallery

Strongylodon Macrobotrys "The Jade Vine" Found in  Tropical Rain Forest

Who wouldn't want to be here???

Blue Hawaiian Martini:  An old favorite.  Conjure up a Waikiki happy hour anywhere!
 1 oz. Light Rum 1 oz Blue Curacao 2 oz Pineapple Juice 1 oz Cream of Coconut, now sit back under a palm tree, feel the warm tropical breezes, and enjoy!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Bee-u-ti-ful! Lots of "eye candy", but my favorites are the martini glasses and the cocktail shaker...sooo wonderful.