Saturday in Laguna Beach

I was back in Laguna Beach on Saturday
for another of 
The French Basketeer's 
French Food Camps.

My favorite part of wardrobe styling
is always dressing for an occasion
going to Andrea's Saturday afternoon classes
are always a stylish occasion!

For  Andrea's French Food Camp
which is always at her historic home
outside on the patio
I wanted a boho patio dress vibe.
Romantic comfort was my intent.

I pulled out my vintage crocheted skirt
paired it with my favorite piece

my Free People tunic slip
and topped it off with my Rachel Zoe ribbon weave sweater.

To keep the outfit from feeling to bulky
I gathered the bottom of the sweater
fastened it with some vintage flowers.

I finished my ensemble 
with a new crown
 a perfectly boho backpack
from Forever 21.

This month one of my all time favorite florists joined the group!
Mary Qvale of Qstreet.

I had previously met Mary at one of Andrea's dinner parties
was immediately taken with her  paired down sense of style.
Her ability to edit out the unnecessary
highlight what is
always has me in awe of her artistry.

Mary's restrained table top decor
was built on a linen tablecloth
with white butcher paper run down the middle.
Stunning arrangements of branches
with sculptural appeal lined the long table
 were interspersed with 
vintage glassware
luxuriously large linen napkins
free floating ferns.

I wanted a special Crown for the occasion
 opted for 
a Frida influenced headpiece
in all taupe florals.

I simply slicked my hair back into a low pony
 had a style that lasted from 
day to night!

Andrea's house in always a most romantic destination
I always feel ever so lucky to visit!

All this … and ocean views as well!
And to think I met Andrea
on instagram!
Social media is sometimes a magical connector!
And speaking of the magical powers of instagram
I was able to meet the gorgeous Diana
of Frenchybubbles at the French Food Camp!

She and I were introduced to each other by
@peoniesandtumbleweedsblog on instagram
Shelley who writes for the Huff Post 
Peonies +Tumbleweeds
thought Diana and I would have a connection
she was so right!

Social media can be such a magical gift
when it comes to making connections!
I wouldn't even be at Andrea's without it!

Sharing some more of the beauty of the afternoon!

Andrea sharing about how the French use their herbs.

Luckily Mary brought
linens to buy …
because I couldn't wait to bring home
some of the afternoon's  Laguna Beach magic.

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

linking with
Not Dead Yet Style


  1. Another stunning party! Andrea is such a fabulisu cook. Her French Food Camp is inspired. I just wish I lived closer so I could attend more!! Stunning crown on you!! Simply stunning! Enjoy Your Sunday my friend. xoxoJennifer

    1. Jennifer I certainly do wish you lived closer my dear! Thank you for your kind words my friend! Wishing you a beautiful new week! xox

  2. Wow...bowled over. Looks like a wonderful afternoon. Stylish and yummy. I'm coveting that view...and the warmth... we're still buried in snow here.

    1. Susan it was a most wonderful afternoon! Sending you warm hugs for SoCal! xox

  3. So stunning, Tamera! Thanks for sharing with visible Monday, xo.

    1. Thank you Patti! Thank you once again for hosting Visible Monday my dear! xox

  4. Your vintagey outfit and your flower crown the perfect outfit for such a beautiful day. The table settings are simple but so beautiful, as is that stunning scenery. Another wonderful day, so perfectly captured.

    1. Thank you ever so much my dear for your kind words and visiting from down under! xox

  5. See, every word I said in my comments were so true and you simply proved it again. Dressing so classy and elegant even in a boho style. Love how you simply chose to gather the sweater and yet you did it in a Tamera signature way.
    These Saturday afternoon cooking classes seriously take my breath away and make me ache to be there. I do want you to know I'm so grateful you share all the splendid as well as the little details with us. You have such a gift of capturing the magic of events. Also love how you shared your love of how Mary is able to "edit out the unnecessary" which is a huge artistic talent.
    Now, my dear friend, I must add, that photo of you with the natural filter is absolutely stunning!

    1. Thank you my dear friend … for your gift of words! I do wish you lived close enough to come to Andrea's classes … I know you would appreciate them … because I know your personal gift of entertaining!

      I was just thinking … you and I are another story of … a wonderful friendship … that came to be through the magic of social media. I still remember 'seeing' you for the first time and being so taken with your shoes and personal beauty!

      Wishing you a wonderful new week my friend! xox

  6. I love the table top decor! Honestly I am not much of a flower person when it comes to decoration, so this gives me an idea for my next dinner party. I love the blush/neutral color on you and the head floral hear gear is spot on boho! I agree with you on the social media 'magic'.. it's truly a blessing!

    1. Always so lovely to have you visit from Dubai my dear! Talk about social media magic!

      Yes, the floral arrangements would be a great idea for your next dinner party … the branches add instant natural beauty to any design!

      I enjoyed your neutrals in your latest wear post my dear! xox

  7. I love your take on the Freida floral crown; it is absolutely gorgeous! Your outfit is exquisite, and perfect for a beautiful occasion.

    1. Why thank you Patricia for your lovely words and for visiting from down under!

      I have enjoyed your photos from the David Lynch exhibit! xox

  8. This all looks TOO fabulous, how amazing is that flower crown of yours?! And I love the decor on the table, it's divine. x

    1. Thank you Porcelina for you kind words my dear … and for visiting from Wales! Your latest Wear post was so lovely as was the beautiful countryside!

  9. What a beautiful post, the table setting looks very inviting, ready to join!

    1. Thank you Nicolene! I am sure you would enjoy it! Thank you for visiting from South Africa my dear!

  10. Beautiful pictures Tamera!! Thank you for giving me this opportunity to enjoy it again! Have a wonderful week!

  11. I am so glad I found you and your site. Such beautiful photography and the look you were going for was acheived in such a glorious way! Love the neutrals and natural flow to your outfit as well as the floral headpiece. This dinner party looks amazing, as does the view!

    stop by when you can
    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Turning Heads Tues Link up!

  12. Hi Tamara!
    Glad to meet you, looking very glamourous!!

    thank you for participating in Turning Heads Tuesday!!
    jess xx

  13. Glamorous you! Beautiful photos! Stunning setting! So much to embrace in your post. I agree with you! There are magical connections to be found on social media. Blogging introduced me to you, and now I have the opportunity to follow you on Instagram. My life is enhanced every day by the interesting relationships gifted to me online.

  14. It was such a lovely afternoon together, Tamera, and I love that you notice and appreciate all the little things that go into our Food Camp events! I absolutely adore Mary's work and how fun was it to have Frenchy Bubbles here with us!! You looked divine as always...have a beautiful week~

  15. Tamera, you look like a forest nymph queen xoxo