July 6, 2012

the botanical building at balboa park

One of the highlights of my visit to San Diego was visiting the Botanical Building at Balboa Park. It was built for the 1915 Exposition and is one of the largest lathe structures in the world. It’s located at the end of the lily pond and is a breathtaking example of what I would call Victorian garden architecture. 

The building contains more than 2100 plants, including some of my favorites liked orchids, cycads and begonias.

This is the lily pond looking towards
the main buildings that are built in
a beautifully ornate Spanish style.

The stunning interior is so calming and peaceful. 

A huge staghorn fern.



I really liked all the diverse varieties of begonia.

Can you spot the hummingbird?

Stop by and check it out
next time you're in San Diego.

It's right next to the San Diego Zoo!

ciao! fabiana

July 5, 2012

gettin' ready for the 4th

I've got my
4th of July table set...

I found the perfect flowers!

flowers re-arranged by my talented friend Nancy

We’re ready to spend a fun 

evening with our great neighbors!

Personalize your table with your own festive labels!  
They're easy to print and glue on to any water bottle. 

I got these pretty blue water bottles at Trader Joe's. 

ciao! fabiana

July 4, 2012

July 2, 2012

a very vintage 4th of July

Marilyn Monroe

A few vintage starlets posing in
patriotic themed promotional pics.

Wouldn’t they have been
fabulous in color!

Ann Miller

Cyd Charisse

Elizabeth Taylor

Vera Ellen

Ann Miller
Ann Sheridan

Jayne Mansfield

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward & Virginia Dale

Mae West

ciao! fabiana


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