Friday, September 30, 2011

one city over

A couple weeks ago we had brunch at Yucatan Grill in Seal Beach, then walked down Main Street to visit the shell shop.  After our trip to the natural history museum this summer, where Chloe stood and listened to shells forever, I figured a trip to the shell shop was in order.  Niether Geoff nor Chloe had ever been, can you believe it? 
All that natural beauty and she chooses the fairy mermaids. She could not take her eyes off of them.  I have three pictures just like this one, she just stood and stared at them.  Their names from left to right: Luna, Pursa, Scara, and Ariel. They are fun in the tub, and I'm always happy when the item she so strongly desires carries a $2.99 price tag.  Please, allow me get this for you.
I did get a little sea star, a shell we can hear the ocean in, and a sea fan that is the prettiest pale yellow and looks lovely in our living room. This antique shop on Main Street had lovely estate jewelry, and they had a nice selection of jade which was handy, so I could show Geoff what I liked before his trip to China.
We stopped in a few other stores and the little nursery, where I didn't take photos because I was busy rescuing Chloe from a crazy cat who kept batting (with nails drawn!) at her skirt.  Crazy cat.  I'm not sure if he lives there, but he did not make me want to go back and buy plants. 
It was a nice, lazy Sunday afternoon, and I'd gladly do it again.  Minus the cat. 

Here's to a great weekend. 


  1. It sounds like a wonderful day! Envious of her mermaid set! In need of new bath toys

  2. Adorable. I remember Annabel picking up a shell when she was little. She told me the ocean was speaking to her.


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