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Rare Flowers

As I walk the salt and pepper beach,

I must watch where I am going or I trip

in other peoples footprints.

Some are deeper than others,

some are just partials, a few toes,

the traces of a heel surrounded

by lighter, drier sand.

I imagine they might still be ours

from that day many months ago

when we ran screaming down the beach,

an array of patterned, silk scarves

streaming behind us, multi colored

sequined headbands tight across our foreheads.

I can still feel the light spray of the waterfall

from that day not so long ago

when we were nymphs skipping up

the mossy carpet of rocks,

scarves dipping lightly into water,

our blissful hands thrown to the air,

the spectacularly different shapes

of our half clothed bodies,

the smell of white ginger and fallen mango

mixing with water and earth.

It was raining peach rose petals

and every one of us was blooming.

- Iris Mary Moon

Rare Flowers

As I walk the salt and pepper beach,

I must watch where I am going or I trip

in other peoples footprints.

Some are deeper than others,

some are just partials, a few toes,

the traces of a heel surrounded

by lighter, drier sand.

I imagine they might still be ours

from that day many months ago

when we ran screaming down the beach,

an array of patterned, silk scarves

streaming behind us, multi colored

sequined headbands tight across our foreheads.

I can still feel the light spray of the waterfall

from that day not so long ago

when we were nymphs skipping up

the mossy carpet of rocks,

scarves dipping lightly into water,

our blissful hands thrown to the air,

the spectacularly different shapes

of our half clothed bodies,

the smell of white ginger and fallen mango

mixing with water and earth.

It was raining peach rose petals

and every one of us was blooming.

- Iris Mary Moon

CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE (Seahorses Forever Reunion, Take #3)

After three hours of walking, waving, hula hooping, tossing candy, throwing glitter and blowing bubbles we finally make our way down the Coney Island boardwalk and back to the sea. The Seahorses Forever Reunion at the Mermaid Parade was nothing short of magical.  Thank you to Coney Island and all of the organizers of the Mermaid Parade for a truly epic day. Until the next reunion, I got your tail!  xoxo H+HH

CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE (Seahorses Forever Reunion, Take #3)

After three hours of walking, waving, hula hooping, tossing candy, throwing glitter and blowing bubbles we finally make our way down the Coney Island boardwalk and back to the sea. The Seahorses Forever Reunion at the Mermaid Parade was nothing short of magical.  Thank you to Coney Island and all of the organizers of the Mermaid Parade for a truly epic day. Until the next reunion, I got your tail!  xoxo H+HH

Coney Island Mermaid Parade (Seahorses Forever Reunion, Take #2)

The sun was blazing when the Coney Island Mermaid Parade took off down Surf Avenue.  The parade itself was a moving party of mermaids swimming among some wildly freakish sea creatures.  A true under the sea carnival for the bold. Seahorses Forever was there to keep things glam! xoxo H+HH

Coney Island Mermaid Parade (Seahorses Forever Reunion, Take #2)

The sun was blazing when the Coney Island Mermaid Parade took off down Surf Avenue.  The parade itself was a moving party of mermaids swimming among some wildly freakish sea creatures.  A true under the sea carnival for the bold. Seahorses Forever was there to keep things glam! xoxo H+HH

Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

(Seahorses Forever Reunion, Take #1)

Our bicoastal mer-folk band “SEAHORSES FOREVER” reunited in New York City for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. We picked up four handsome sailors to join our crew of sirens. Come see the sea-freaks of Coney Island. xoxo H+HH 

Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

(Seahorses Forever Reunion, Take #1)

Our bicoastal mer-folk band “SEAHORSES FOREVER” reunited in New York City for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. We picked up four handsome sailors to join our crew of sirens. Come see the sea-freaks of Coney Island. xoxo H+HH 

Geometric Tea Party (Adventures in Wagga Wagga, Take #1)

You are never too old to have a tea party with your best friend. My bestie and I were lucky enough to have tea for two in the lovely Aussie garden at Burnbank farm on a gorgeous summer afternoon. (Aussie summer that is.) We spent hours beforehand laughing and folding over a hundred perfect origami cubes to serve as tiny lanterns for our party. Cheers to good times with great friends! xoxo H+HH

All hats featured were designed by Izziana Millinery

Geometric Tea Party (Adventures in Wagga Wagga, Take #1)

You are never too old to have a tea party with your best friend. My bestie and I were lucky enough to have tea for two in the lovely Aussie garden at Burnbank farm on a gorgeous summer afternoon. (Aussie summer that is.) We spent hours beforehand laughing and folding over a hundred perfect origami cubes to serve as tiny lanterns for our party. Cheers to good times with great friends! xoxo H+HH

All hats featured were designed by Izziana Millinery

Go Fly A Kite!

Go fly a kite! (or at least give it a try) That’s what we attempted to do on a recent excursion to California’s beautiful Point Reyes. We ambitiously packed our kites to fly them at what is usually a very windy locale. Turns out the day we showed up at Point Reyes was the least windy day of the year. After many hilariously failed attempts, we did finally get some flight time for our kites. Luckily, we had our hula hoops in tow to entertain us when the wind was letting us and and our kites down. From Drakes Beach all the way up to the top of the Point Reyes lighthouse, the killer views will have you falling in love with Northern California. Hope everyone is enjoying Memorial Day out under the blue skies wherever you are.

xo H+HH

Go Fly A Kite!

Go fly a kite! (or at least give it a try) That’s what we attempted to do on a recent excursion to California’s beautiful Point Reyes. We ambitiously packed our kites to fly them at what is usually a very windy locale. Turns out the day we showed up at Point Reyes was the least windy day of the year. After many hilariously failed attempts, we did finally get some flight time for our kites. Luckily, we had our hula hoops in tow to entertain us when the wind was letting us and and our kites down. From Drakes Beach all the way up to the top of the Point Reyes lighthouse, the killer views will have you falling in love with Northern California. Hope everyone is enjoying Memorial Day out under the blue skies wherever you are.

xo H+HH

Swings & Bling

One crazy aunt and one sweetie pie, fun-loving niece spent an afternoon swinging on swings at San Francisco’s Huntington Park. They were not only having a fantastic time, but also showing off the newly bejeweled, sparkling soles of their shoes! Swing Swing! Bling Bling!

Swings & Bling

One crazy aunt and one sweetie pie, fun-loving niece spent an afternoon swinging on swings at San Francisco’s Huntington Park. They were not only having a fantastic time, but also showing off the newly bejeweled, sparkling soles of their shoes! Swing Swing! Bling Bling!

The Magic of Menhir

In celebration of the first day of Spring we are taking you to the Menhir of Klobuky. This standing stone was erected during Celtic times in the tiny village of Klobuky in the Czech Republic.  Legend has it that by placing your hands on the stone you are filled with positive, healing energy.  

We spent an afternoon at Menhir painting the landscape with colorful ribbons.  The vibrant neons and pastels swept thru the golden canvas of wheat fields.  You can see the energy of Menhir in our dancing ribbon.

The Magic of Menhir

In celebration of the first day of Spring we are taking you to the Menhir of Klobuky. This standing stone was erected during Celtic times in the tiny village of Klobuky in the Czech Republic.  Legend has it that by placing your hands on the stone you are filled with positive, healing energy.  

We spent an afternoon at Menhir painting the landscape with colorful ribbons.  The vibrant neons and pastels swept thru the golden canvas of wheat fields.  You can see the energy of Menhir in our dancing ribbon.

Sandbox Bakery

Conveniently located as the bottom of Bernal Hill is the adorable, light filled Sandbox Bakery. We treated ourselves to some of their famous baked treats. Delicious blackberry scones and even warm heart shaped buns! Valentine pastry magic in Bernal Heights. Even if you don’t live in the neighborhood, it’s worth the trek to treat yourself!

Sandbox Bakery: 833 Courtland Avenue (at Gates) SF, CA 94110

Sandbox Bakery

Conveniently located as the bottom of Bernal Hill is the adorable, light filled Sandbox Bakery. We treated ourselves to some of their famous baked treats. Delicious blackberry scones and even warm heart shaped buns! Valentine pastry magic in Bernal Heights. Even if you don’t live in the neighborhood, it’s worth the trek to treat yourself!

Sandbox Bakery: 833 Courtland Avenue (at Gates) SF, CA 94110

EVERYDAY THE 14TH!

One Valentine’s day birthday is all it took to inspire six friends to paint the town red, white and gold.  Armed with Cupid Valentino’s love pistol and a bunch of heart shaped balloons we found our way to the top of Bernal Hill determined to spread the love! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Balloons from Sparky’s Balloons: 115 Clement, San Francisco, CA 94118

EVERYDAY THE 14TH!

One Valentine’s day birthday is all it took to inspire six friends to paint the town red, white and gold.  Armed with Cupid Valentino’s love pistol and a bunch of heart shaped balloons we found our way to the top of Bernal Hill determined to spread the love! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Balloons from Sparky’s Balloons: 115 Clement, San Francisco, CA 94118