24 August 2008

Way, Way, Way, Way...

way beautiful sunset seen from the beachfront balcony I marooned myself on last week.

And these steps took us all the way down from our condo to said beach, where I definitely logged some sun-filled hours of pleasure reading.

I've been way out of the loop of blogland while we've been working like crazy around the shop for the past month. One week of sand, surf, and sparkling sun was just what I needed before the big dive into fourth quarter retail. This past week away in a warmer climate, my one un-work-related vacation of the year, was therapy for the soul. The beach wasn't overly crowded at this time of year. Lots of young families with kids under school age. That and retirees. All the rest were getting ready for the arrival of that first yellow bus, sharpening pencils, buying new notebooks and school shoes, and all that accompanies a fresh start.

There's something about the promise of autumn in Ohio that never fails to inspire this former teacher. I've got so much to show and tell, including our new looks for Fall Semestre 2008. Please sharpen your pencils and stick around.


Kasey said...

oh, what lovely pictures!!!
I'm so glad to see a new post.

Becky said...

Oh my legs would have been jello and my calves would need a vacation from my vacation. Hope you came away refreshed.

Teresa said...

Doesn't the beach work wonders? I spent my weekend at a beach also, lovely! Beautiful sunset.

littlebird said...

very lovely photos!! i absolutely love and adore your little boutique. one of my little delights is to go in make a couple of rounds and soak in all the unique gifts. it's a sensory experience...smelling all the soaps and candles, touching the soft fabrics, hearing the beautiful music playing, and taking in all the artistry! hmmm...i don't know if i've tasted anything yet. haha!

i'm also writing, here, because your dad's taking care of our roof (as i write, in fact). i thought i would share that he was talking with my mom about your boutique and also about how you're a fantastic writer. so of course i had to check out your blog. i am very impressed to say the least!

i'll keep letting my friends and family in on the little treasure that the blissful is!

angela holmes

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Lola Enchanted said...

Looks amazing!!!! Blissful!

Anonymous said...

WOW that looks beautiful - makes we want to go back to the beach but I guess I have to wait till June 09 - yuk!