This is Not Pretty

“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”
Coco Chanel

This is Not Pretty

Let’s face it, I’m not exactly a fashionista. There was a time in my life when I was decked out daily in the current fashions. I’d peruse Vogue magazine for fabulous dresses, then sew my own creations.

I haven’t picked up an issue of Vogue in years. Mostly because I’m retired and not concerned about fashion.

The other day I found myself skimming through the April issue of Vogue. There were a few interesting articles, but then I began to notice how utterly ugly some of the so called “fashionable dresses” looked.

Come on Vogue, you can’t be serious with this model in this photo? In my opinion, this is not pretty.

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Sea Life Mosaics

“We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings,
different hopes, different dreams.”
Jimmy Carter

Esplanade Mosaics

These hand created mosaics decorate the street pillars along the Esplanade.

Red Crab Mosaic

Starfish MosaicSeahorse Mosaic

If you are visiting or are lucky to live in Redondo Beach, you have arrived at one of the most beautiful beach cities in Southern California.

My favorite spot in Redondo Beach is the Esplanade which runs North and South along the ocean.

In 2010 the City of Redondo Beach Esplanade Improvement Project was implemented and they added these colorful sea life mosaics.

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Explore – Dream – Discover

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain


Twin sail boats sailing along the Esplanade bay.

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