Tag Archive: Florida


Lunch on the island…

Today I had lunch at Relish Cafe here on Anna Maria Island with my Dad. It’s such a great little place! We had some really good wraps accompanied by some deliciously light slaw and potato salad. I snapped a few photos with my phone of the cafe and we also stepped into the Relish Market which is a vintage articles shop. Very Chic!

Image

There were these really great tables that double as chalkboards and chalk in Mason jars for drawing, writing, etc. The ceiling fans are fantastic! The counter has a vintage feel as well! Plus there are tons of goodies for sale inside the cafe.

relishcollage2

Everything inside gives the space a vintage/modern feel in an eco-chic kind of way. I love the vintage door turned table, it is beautiful and a bit of antique flair. Some of the quirky items for sale I liked: Drunken Sailor coasters and recycled paper fan-wheel ornaments. If you are ever in Anna Maria Island you must stop by and have a treat here!

Advertisements

Image

I am, as the title says, on my own plus a couple of little friendly animals. Using a Mac, something I’ve not done in a long while and trying to get used to going to bed a little earlier so that I can get up to catch the trolley to work in the morning. As I type I am listening to old episodes of How I Met Your Mother on MOR. Here’s what I saw today on my commutes back and forth from the house I am sitting.

photo

Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

photo(1)

Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

photo(2)

Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

photo(3)

Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

photo(4)

Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

photo(5)

Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

photo(7)

Original shot of a sculpture by the main bus station in Downtown Sarasota.

photo(8)

A different perspective using Vintique.

photo(9)

What’s below our feet.

photo(10)

Southwest Florida Evenings

photo(11)

My ride home this evening.

An Om kind of shopping experience…

IMG_1200

Sunday was for shopping and Monday is for posting mail, running errands, doing laundry and mentally preparing for being away from home for a week while I house sit. I went to several places yesterday but the one place I really enjoyed going to was Sahara, a really chic and tranquil women’s clothing and accessories store located in St. Armands Circle in Sarasota. Part of the Binjara Traders, Inc. family, Sahara specializes in clothing and accessories straight out of India, beautiful and ornate with decent price tags to match. If you want authenticity then don’t hesitate to stop by. They have an amazing assortment of Buddhas in all different sizes as well as Ganesha sculptures. I took several photos of the store so you could see the inside.

A look inside the store from front to back, looking at clothes and the space.

A look inside the store from front to back, looking at clothes and the space.

Clothing, Buddhas, and more.

Clothing, Buddhas, and more.

Balinese Ceremonial Umbrella in yellow.

Balinese Ceremonial Umbrella in yellow.

Home decor and art.

Home decor and art.

More clothing, accessories and home decor toward the front entrance.

More clothing, accessories and home decor toward the front entrance.

Ganesha

Ganesha

Relaxing Buddha surrounded by beautiful accessories.

Relaxing Buddha surrounded by beautiful accessories.

The beautiful jewelry is astounding.

The beautiful jewelry is astounding.

Buddah and more.

I love the earth tones of all the jewelry. Very natural.

I love the earth tones of all the jewelry. Very natural.

Om Beauty

Om Beauty

Golden Buddha

Golden Buddha, hiding in a corner.

My favorite one.

My favorite one.

Beautiful candle filled ornate jars.

Beautiful candle filled ornate jars.

Three meditating Buddhas.

Three meditating Buddhas.

The one I purchased perched on my bookshelf.

The one I purchased perched on my bookshelf.

If you are ever in the Sarasota, FL area for a visit or you live here and have never experienced Sahara, please do not hesitate to stop in. The staff are friendly and helpful and the ambiance is soothing and peaceful. Namaste!

Store Location & Contact Information

Sahara
362-C John Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941.388.0587
E-mail: binjaratraders@comcast.net

A foggy night in Bradenton…

IMG_1049

 

How beautiful the fog looks when you’re standing still on a cool night such as this one. I just had to snap a few photos after arriving home from work to share. It looks pretty but sure can be dangerous. Still, I enjoy looking at it. All shots are straight out of my iPhone 4s.

Looking through the dark trees.

Looking through the dark trees.

Fog and bursts of street lights...

Fog and bursts of street lights…

A tall tree in the foggy night.

A tall tree in the foggy night.

A cool, thick layer of fog.

A cool, thick layer of fog.

Taken with a Ttv app.

Taken with a Ttv app.

Taken with a Ttv app.

Taken with a Ttv app.

Taken with a Ttv app.

Taken with a Ttv app.

Taken with Hipstamatic app.

Taken with Hipstamatic app.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers…

SUBJECT: Flowers in landscapes

DATE: May 31st, 2011

LOCATION: Bradenton, FL

Sunsets…

SUBJECT: Sunsets

DATE(S): May 29th & 30th, 2011

LOCATION: Florida (view from my back porch)

naomi loves

documenting & discovering joyful things

The Candour Cabin

a forgotten place with magical memories

hibabyblog

New Mum | Rambler | Foodie | Amateur

ladynicci

The strive to be a perfect goddess, whatever the occassion

mummytravels

Can you really keep travelling with a child in tow?

The Old Fashioned Mama

The Vintage Life of a Retro Mama

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.

Ali Does It Herself

adventures in grown-up living

My Little Babog

Irish Parenting Blog

In Her Lens She Trusts

Just a kid with a camera.

andrea0125

Just another WordPress.com site

Keira Lennox

real-life beauty & style.

O at the Edges

Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.

t h i n g s + f l e s h

lyrical essays on songwriting + other mysteries

Insidethelifeofmoi

An eccentric blogger with a pen and a thousand ideas

Attenti al Lupo

www.attentiallupo2012.com

Line Of The Week

Miscellaneous Utterings From Best Friends