....{ my week in photos }....

After traveling to Europe
I have realized how much in our own 'backyard'
has gone under appreciated by us.
So this last weekend we took a trip to the spectacular Getty Museum and Gardens.

Getting up close to such iconic pieces...
and being able to take pictures.... (we asked)...
thrilling.

Lunching in their panoramic restaurant .... 
awe inspiring.

I loved their fresh take on a holiday bouquet...
it had all the more impact with the white vase... on white wall.

The menu presentation was visually fresh ....
with the daily special printed on vellum...
while the regular menu was on card stock.

The house special of the month...
a  Florence inspired menu...
to coincide with their large pre renaissance Florentine exhibit...
with even an inclusion of 'crispy pig ear'.

This week I am still working on my trip photos....
I am afraid with holiday prep and trying to get back to designing....
this project is lingering more than my usual pace...
slow and steady is my best bet.

Jeff and I attended the grand opening of 
San Juan Capistrano's newest restaurant....

RokPrime...

I was most enchanted with some of their Pais inspired flourishes.
Marilyn, one of the owners told me it was her favorite city...
and pointed out some stunning pieces that had made their voyage all the way here.


We have had some beautiful rainy days here in So Cal.
Seeing my garden this way....
reminded me why I love to use crystal in the garden.

Speaking of gardening....
my holiday paper whites are planted  and well on their way...
As a holiday styling tip....
I would Never recommend paper whites...
unless you only need a short window of loveliness.
They last such a short time....
I already must plan for their replacement before Christmas.

The tree is up and nearing completion....
I love it .... but....

I am so dissatisfied with my interior photography...
I can't even bear to share this weeks photos...
so back to the proverbial photo board I go....

I am very happy with my seasonal wrapping....
for some very dear friends...

a little trip to anthropologie for some new
package jewelry made wrapping a joy.

as always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


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12 comments:

  1. Oh, I love those urns with your paperwhites! It's such an elegant look. And the Getty's decorations too, so beautiful.

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  2. I've saved that last picture - oh boy I love it and how great to see a Celtic cross on a blog.

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    1. Tabitha glad you liked the palm tree photo! I can see we share a mutual admiration for each other's locales. I love celtic crosses and shot a whole series while visiting your neck of the woods!!

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  3. I love your photos, Tamera...just stunning. I really love the rain in your garden picture. You are very talented and so creative! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Pam thank you for visiting and your kind and encouraging words! happy weekend right back to ya!

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  4. Tamera, I love that you described what the menu was printed on, vellum and card stock. I would notice and be enchanted by those little details too. // I love getting up close to iconic pieces, and even non-iconic pieces. I like to look at the brush strokes and imagine myself in the artist's place, touching the canvas with my brush. I could spend all day in an art gallery. // I love your wrapping touches. Very inspiring.

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    1. Thank you so much Anne! I agree about the ability to get right up close enough to see the brush strokes...it felt like such an intimate viewing....I could just imagine these great masters at work.

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  5. Tamera, lovely photos! Thanks for the idea about paperwhites -- I do need a flower fix; and also thanks for the advice about their span of time. xoxo Lynn

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  6. I just love the Getty. It would be so different to see it at this time of year. How I wish I were in California : ) you photos take me there...if only for a few moments. Thank you.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  7. Thank you Tamera for the much-needed "slow and steady" reminder - the only way to approach daunting tasks! ANother incredibly lovely collection of images. Thanks for letting us see what you see. xoxo

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  8. That is really what I love about blogging. Somehow peeking into the every lives of people all around the world...seeing their gardens, packaging, and tiny little details of life is so much fun. Happy holidays to you. The skies are really grey here so hopefully we get some much needed rain down here!

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