Friday, April 3, 2015

༺ Merry Frolic ༻

Vintage beach vibes ~ straw sunhats and floaty dresses | Lavender & Twill

Fun in the surf with jelly sandals and a jelly purse | Lavender & Twill

Lace, seaweed, glitter and sand ~ a day at the beach vintage style | Lavender & Twill

Repro Vintage Tea Rose Shirtwaist Dress | Lavender & Twill

SunJellies Alice Handbag in Baby Pink | Lavender & Twill

My Mister & I at Merry Beach | Lavender & Twill

Leisurely strolls on the beach. Ice cream cones. Paddling in the foamy surf. Relaxing by the flickering fire at night. Building sand castles with the children. Spa baths with skylights above so you can gaze up at the star dusted sky. Drinking a morning tea on the veranda,  while watching the surf pounding on the sand ~ all little snapshots that construct a delightful memory of our family holiday.  

We had a wonderful mini vacation at Merry Beach this last weekend. It was so relaxing to get away to the surf and sand ~ we hadn’t been to the beach all summer!  Which, in Australia, is considered pretty un-‘Stralian of you…  (ಠ_ಠ)  Lol.

Merry Beach is a quiet little cove, so the waves aren’t too big, but water is lovely and clean, a beautiful aqua hue that you can see right through. When we went swimming, the water wasn’t too warm, but although wasn’t icy either, I was still glad to be able to borrow a wetsuit from my mother to splash about in! 

I also enjoyed the chance to take out my SunJellies ‘Alice’ handbag ~ it is the perfect beach bag. I used it for carrying my sketch book, shoes and lip gloss, and it was just the right size. ∩(︶▽︶)∩

My sketch book is one of my beach must-haves. I don’t have much of a chance to just sit down and draw during the week so whenever I go on holiday, it’s always by my side.  I think that my Alice handbag will also be another beach must-have now. I just adore the pale pink colour and the cute lattice vintage style. Plus, being able to easily shake out the inevitable sand collection is a huge bonus!

And how about you ~ what’s been your most relaxing time away?  Do you have any beach or holiday must-haves?  Do you enjoy the beach or prefer to go away to the mountains, or maybe elsewhere?



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Scalloped Lace Sunhat | Local outlet shop
White Dove Collar Pins | eBay
50’s Tea Rose Dress in Pink | eBay
Watermelon Slice Jelly Wedge Sandals | eBay
‘Alice’ handbag | SunJellies

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  1. These photos are so serenely lovely. What a gorgeous stretch of beach and outfit you wore to it. The image of your hat on the sand is positively charming!

    Sending tons of joyful Easter wishes your way!
    ♥ Jessica

  2. It was a beautiful beach, and the sunset colors where amazing! I hope you have a wonderful Easter yourself Jessica. ✿ ♡ ✿

  3. What lovely photos - beaches are one of my favourites for beautiful backdrops! I love a sunhat - you've reminded me I really want to get another one this year! Delightful :) CC x

  4. Oh yes, I don't get to shoot at the beach very often, but I love the colours there when I do! :)

  5. Hi Bonita! Finally I can post comments on your blog :-) . I had quite a struggle with Disqus but today I had the time to solve it.

    You look so adorable and inspiring. It's amazing that you look fabulous and you just had a baby! :o)


  6. I'm sorry to hear you've had such troubles with Disqus Beta, is there anything I can do on my end to fix it? Please let me know if there is. :)

    And thank you ~ but moment of honesty, there were plenty of photos that didn't make the cut because post-baby body was looking less than stellar... ; ) It's a long road back, but I'm excited to get back into exersizing and to get fit again. :D

  7. Hi Bonita! Thank you so much for your help. I was going to email you but in meanwhiles I could solve the problem by my own - finally I can comment on your blog again! But get to know that I always been reading your posts ;-)

    Gosh! It was a long time till I got to my usual shape and size! You are doing very well :-)

    Hugs to you and family!
    Beta xx

  8. Thank you again Beta, it is very sweet of you to say. It certainly helps me to feel more confident about the in-between phase I'm in. ♡ ♡ ♡

  9. You look lovely and it sounds like a wonderful little holiday. We missed the beach this summer too, but we are making plans for the next one!! Day trips aren't so easy from here so it will have to be a proper little holiday.



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