If you FOLLOW ME on INSTAGRAM you know I and THE ITALIAN got away for a little VACAY!
We were invited to a WEDDING, so on THAT NOTE WE HAD TO GO!!!!!
For THE ITALIAN to take VACATION well that is just NOT DONE SO this was BIG NEWS for me!I of course was prepared to GO BY MYSELF if I had TOO!
I took ONLY CAFTANS to wear with one pair of WHITE LINEN PANTS.
This CALIFORNIA GAL was PUSHING the ENVELOPE for SPRING!
YOU know it ALL WORKED OUT BEAUTIFULLY!
CAFTANS are LIGHT WEIGHT and easy to PACK!I took a couple of leggings just in case it got cool in the evenings.
I also took MY JENNAFER GRACE KIMONO’s that I buy in San Diego VIA MY PHONE!!!!!!!
SO, MUCH BETTER THAN CATALOG SHOPPING!
I ASK VALERIE to send PHOTOS to MY PHONE!
I ALSO HAVE GREAT NEWS!
THE KIMONO’s are NOW available in Northern California made by hand by JENNAFER GRACE in THE USA!
She is NOW at THE LAZY K GIFT SHOP in the middle of ORCHARDS NURSERY in LAFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA.I bet if you made a call THEY TOO would send you a couple of photos of the prints they have in STOCK!
ALSO, LA BELLE FIFI CALIFORNIA I believe has a few in MARIN COUNTY!
CORTE MADERA to be EXACT!
SO IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO COPY ME PLEASE GO AHEAD AND DO SO!
I would be SO FLATTERED!
I would LOVE to see MORE WOMEN DRESSED in CAFTANS and KIMONO’S prancing about running errands!
THEY ARE A GREAT PIECE OF FABRIC TO COVER UP THAT EXERCISE PANT!
WE AMERICANS STILL NEED TO EXERCISE FROM MY PEOPLE WATCHING PHOTOS BELOW!
WHAT did I do on the ISLAND of OAHU for one week?
I ate PINEAPPLE EVERY DAY.
I tried a different cocktail every day.
I sat on the BEACH for one WHOLE DAY under my UMBRELLA I had to pay GOOD MONEY FOR!
I went out on a Catamaran and saw WHALES, DOLPHINS and TURTLES.
I ate FISH MOST DAYS………….and DESSERTS!
I had THE BEST DINNER OF MY LIFE with a glass of ROSE that was BEYOND………..
I saw FIREWORKS from my dinner table.
I WALKED with THE ITALIAN after dinner every night!
I attended a WEDDING!
HERE IS A VIEWING OF WHAT I SAW FROM MY BEACH CHAIR AND UMBRELLA.
COULD BE CONSIDERED” R” RATINGS……….SOME NUDITY INVOLVED and MY BARE LEGS!
JUST ME AND MY WHITE MOZZARELLA LEGS!
MY VIEW for THE DAY!
With TWO BOO BOO’s on my Big Toes from my NEW SANDALS!
I know better than to take NEW SHOES on a TRIP!
But I did and I paid BIG TIME for IT!
DO NOT DO IT!
Cute Couple……I’m ALWAYS on THE LOOK OUT for ADVANCED STYLE!
By The way HE rang me in HAWAII(ARI SETH COHEN)……………..More on that LATER!
Let’s just say the children’s STORY BOOK comes to mind here for me!
THE EMPRESS AND HER NEW SUIT!
MY NEIGHBOR to the LEFT.
SHE was eating a BIG BAG of CHIPS before 10 AM……….
LET’s NOT EVEN GO HERE!!!!!!!
The bathing suit is sitting on her lower back……..
LUCKY ME I was within 3 FEET of this VIEW……
The CHEEKS did not give the SUIT any VIEW TIME!
I was sitting next to this FAMILY at BREAKFAST.
A MOM a DAD and TWO young BOYS…….
I stopped listening AFTER PANCAKES, EGGS and BACON were ordered…………. just for HER.
The DAD did the BUFFET and the BOYS were TERRIFIED of a WHITE PIGEON who was coming by all tables to say CIAO!
THE MOTHER SCREAMED AT THE PIGEON!!!!!
I of coursed WELCOMED HIM to SIT WITH ME as I was dining alone that morning as THE ITALIAN went SCUBA DIVING!
How can anyone BE AFRAID of a WHITE BIRD?
NEW LOOK coming out of JAPAN!!!?
One LOOK I did SPY was GIRLS from JAPAN would DRESS ALL THE SAME!
Does anyone know the story behind that?
After seeing more than 6 groups of GIRLS we had to ASK……
LET’s CRITIQUE THE CAFTAN~KIMONO LOOK……………GO AHEAD I CAN TAKE IT!
A MAN’s YELLOW YUME WORLD CAFTAN with a JENNAFER GRACE KIMONO for warmth!
HUSH HUSH on INSTAGRAM for the BASKET…………..which I LOVE!
Velvet Shoes from VENICE, ITALY.
Headbands ALL by JENNAFER GRACE.
Kimono is vintage another instagram purchase!
Necklace is ANGELA CAPUTI.
MY FIRST PURCHASE a MU~MU…….or is it MOO~MOO………….
PENELOPE HELP ME!!!!!!!
A CAFTAN with a KIMONO over to protect me from the RAIN!
It worked PERFECTLY!
YEP……..Of COURSE I WENT IN!
Moving through The Lobby at Lightening Speed……….Gotta GET THAT COCKTAIL!
The HAWAIIAN KING who united ALL the ISLANDS………..
I cannot spell HIS NAME!
GOOGLE doesn’t even Know what I am trying to SPELL!
NOT A CAFTAN but CLOSE ENOUGH!
A CROWN MADE WITH PETALS…………….
OFF THE AIRPLANE and INTO THE WATER!
CAFTAN from AUSTRALIA was BORN in BALI!
Did any of MY DOWN UNDER friends GO VISIT YET?
ANDREA NICHOLSON DESIGNS in MELBOURNE in case your NOT MY FRIEND and want to check out her inventory!!!!!!!
My ONLY JOB on this TRIP was to finish This BOOK and I DID!
Written by an ACTRESS, FIONA LEWIS from ENGLAND……….who ended up in HOLLYWOOD!!
AS A SCREEN WRITER…………
Than at MID LIFE she decided she needed a PROJECT!
She bought a crumbling House in FRANCE!
BEFORE SHE TOLD THE HUSBAND!
I wonder if THAT would WORK for ME TOO???!!!!!!!!!
Yep, The ITALIAN wears a SPEEDO!
You will never catch him in those long shorts for swimming TRUNKS!
This sign caught my eye as I had met ALDO GUCCI!
He ended up in jail for TAX evasion at the end of his LIFE!
The shop carried GORGEOUS HATS from ECUADOR hand made.
Should I have made the PURCHASE?
Is it WORTH $2400.00?
Yes, you read THAT right?
I had to have a PHOTO with a TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR HAT ON MY HEAD!
LOVED The MAN who OWNED THE SHOP!
He was from Costa Mesa, CALIFORNIA and we went to the same JUNIOR COLLEGE at THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I MAJORED in FASHION MERCHANDISING………..CAN YOU TELL?
He was FULL of information on where to dine and short cuts to the BEACH!
THE BEST WAS The PHOTO we got with our stay!
Seems the PHOTOGRAPHER went to the same HIGH SCHOOL as my SONS!
He lived down the street from us!
He even knew THEM!
WE HAD TO DO A SELFIE and send off to THE BOYS!
WHICH I JUST LOVE!
THE WEDDING WAS GRAND……..
BAREFOOT as it was in the SAND.
A few GUSTS of WIND made my DRESS DANCE.
As we headed back to the POLO FIELDS for a TOAST.
Of HANNE and HER MAN!
I thought YOU may want to SEE the SHOES!
THE BRIDE AND HER LOVELY PARENTS!
The BRIDES SISTER………
Flowers on the table Tops.
HANNE & ME!
I met her MOTHER in a swimming pool when she was pregnant with her SISTER!I was pregnant with MY FIRST BORN at the TIME too!
This LOVELY BEING was BORN on MY BIRTHDAY!
I found out as we were in ITALY for the summer and called from a PAY PHONE with a long distance calling card.
YOU could hear MY SHRIEK OF DELIGHT from FLORENCE TO ROME NO DOUBT!
CONGRATULATIONS HANNE…………..and may YOU live HAPPILY EVER AFTER!
SO, Now you can feel like you were a part of my trip TOO!
It is GOOD for THE BODY and SPIRIT to DASH AWAY I HAVE TO SAY!