Monday, July 4, 2011

Beach Dreamin' ... Away On Vacation

Hello everyone!
I'm away on a beach vacation,
enjoying a little fun in the sun.
And, of course, that means
the Ooh La Frou Frou girls are here with me!
It just so happens that this Monday
falls on Independence Day, so
if you're in the States,
Happy Red White & Blue!





As I mentioned last week,
even though I'm gone to the beach,
I simply couldn't leave you without some
dreamy tropical images to enjoy too while I am away,
so I hope you enjoy these from Pinterest.

I'll be back next week,
so please join us  for next Monday's blog post
and more glamorous adventures of the girls of the
Ooh La Frou Frou Collection card line.

But, until then,
come to the sun and sea with me ...









I hope that all of you
are having a lovely summer too!
Even while I'm away,
I'll be reading your comments,
thanks to my trusty Blackberry.
However, it doesn't let me comment back very well
so I'll have to catch up with that when I return.

Remember ... our Ooh La Frou Frou posts
with glamorous fun in the city will be back next week!
In Hope's Glamorous Review a few weeks ago,
we learned that she lives in a very chic city
apartment buiding with a doorman called
"The City Girl."
Next week Hope is faced with a shopping dilemma
that she'll need your help with ...
(she's so glad she has her Glamorous Girlfriends to call on).

Until then ...
the girls and I leave you with this ...


See you soon!


Nancy said...

Pictures are gorgeous!! Everyone needs a Beach Vacation, hope you are enjoying yours!!


Vanessa@Luxuria said...

What gorgeous images Sandy! Sending you 4th July hugs from Spain, and hope you continue to enjoy the rest of your hols.

designchic said...

We just got home from a week at the beach...heavenly. Love all of your gorgeous images!! Happy 4th ~

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Nancy: Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it has been quite a while since I've taken a little time off to enjoy the sea and it's been wonderful ~ I'm feeling relaxed and excited to bring new Ooh La Frou Frou adventures beginning again next week! xo

Vanessa@Luxuria: Thanks, Vanessa! Today is a picnic by the water, a good book and perhaps a snooze! Love it. Hope your weekend is delightful as well ... looking forward to new Ooh La Frou Frou posts beginning next week ;) xo

classiq said...

Lovely images! Enjoy the rest of your vacation, Sandy! Happy 4th of July! :) Ada

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

design chic: So glad you had some time to enjoy at the beach as well! It's so relaxing to wake up and not have a thing to do except listen to the waves, lay by the pool and jump in when you get too warm! Thanks, sweets, for stopping by!

classiq: Thank you, darling. I am thoroughly enjoying my vacation ... it's been some time since I've taken a beach vacay and it's one of my favorite things to do. Hope you're enjoying your weekend, as well! I'm lucky because I love what I do, so going back to "work" in the fantasy world of Ooh La Frou Frou is actually a treat! ;) xo

SoapyMermaid said...

these are gorgeous sunny shots that make me want to swim in the sea :). I love the palm trees.. hope you're enjoying your vacation a lot.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

SoapyMermaid: I love palm trees too ... I took some shots at one swaying above me as I was lying on a lounge chair by the pool. Love, love, love it! Thanks for stopping by, sweetie .. hope you're having a lovely Monday! xo

Angelica Ng said...

Even though I don't live in the USA, I still wish you all that do a happy 4th of July! I will certainly be here waiting for your next Monday post. Don't worry too much about commenting back! :D I love all the sunny, beachy photos. A great escape.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Angelica Ng (red-soled fashionista): Hi sweetie .. so lovely of you to drop by for a little walk on the beach (virtually)! And so glad you're there waiting for the next Monday post! The fun begins again ...

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

how is it that you managed to post the most gorgeous photos!? i REALLY want to go on vacation now ;)
xx ~ kristina

Audrey Allure said...

Absolutely loving the beach photos!

Fashionista622 said...

Hope you had a Fabulous Fourth darling!
Great post even while your away...the beach scenes were just what I needed during my office hours. :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Kristina @ Beancakes: Hi sweet Kristina .. thank you! I have had a lovely time during this vacation ... bringing back pockets of inspiration! So glad you stopped by! xo

Audrey Allure: So glad you're enjoying them, darling. There's just something magical about the beach, no? Hope you have a lovely week .. thanks for stopping by!

Fashionista 622: So glad I could bring a little beach to your office day, sweetheart! Looking forward to being back with a little bit of a golden tan and sweet beach memories! xo Thanks for stopping by, love! xo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Hope you are having a lovely vacation Sandy! Those images make me feel like I'm at the beach and have just been drenched by a luscious wave! Believe it or not, it's the closest I've been to the beach in awhile--I try to stay away from all the tourists in the summer, lol. But maybe I'll slip away today for a little r&r :)

xo Mary Jo


Hope you're having a wonderful vacation, sweetie! You know nothing beats toe sun and the surf for me :) Enjoy every second! xoxo

Jessica Nielsen said...

Beautiful post!
I love your blog, shall we follow each other? :)


The French Mouse said...

Oh, so jealous! Enjoy your fabulous vacation darling! And I'm loving those red polka dots.

The French Mouse

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Mary Jo at Trust Your Style: Hi darling Mary Jo ... thanks for stopping by! Hopefully the beachy inspiration will persuade you to kick off your shoes, slip on your suit and pretend to be a tourist! I won't tell! ;)

Dawn at The Alternative Wife: Hi Dawn, sweetie. I know, nothing makes me feel quite as much like a kid at play than being at the beach! Well, maybe the ice cream truck. ;) xoxo

Jessica Nielsen: Hello Jessica ... just visited your blog and it would be great to follow each other .. I'll do that in a moment! Welcome to Ooh La Frou Frou! As you can see, I'll be back from vacation soon and the fantasy adventures of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls will continue .. you won't want to miss them every Monday! xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

The French Mouse: Thank you, honey! I've enjoyed my vacation thoroughly, gone last week and thru tomorrow .. It's been a whie since I've had a beach vacation and I loved it! Thanks so much for stopping by, sweetie! See ya soon!


Oooh, Sandy those beach images are just beckoning me....wish I could just jump right in those pics! heehee... no time off now though for me...working on a revamp of our website... Clinking champagne glasses with your vacation and the beach! *wink wink*

Fashion-isha said...

Thank you for your so sweet comments and I LOVE this post so much your photos are like a dream. So glad you enjoyed your July 4th!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Margarita Bloom: Such excitement .. a revamp of your website! Fun stuff! No beach, huh? Oh well, I guess the consolation is that if you're like me, we love what we do so even though we're at work it doesn't really seem like ... work! Thanks for stopping by, sweetie-pie!

Fashion-isha: Hi lovely. I did enjoy the fourth and the entire couple of weeks that I've been playing while on vacation! So nice to take a little time sometimes and have nothing better to do than ... well, nothing! LOL! ;) Have a wonderful week, sweets! xoxo

Naomi Goodman said...

So ready for a vacation...PERIOD! Looking forward to my European vacay at the end of September...I was also able to squeeze a trip to Paris while away, too! Miss you mon amie! XO

The Little Flapper said...

After seeing these pictures I am convinced I need to go to a beach immediately. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful celebratory summer photogrphs. Yes, I have much published poetry, but not a published collection...yet. Have a lovely day ~ xox Alexandra

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Naomi V Goodman: Hello Darling Girl. Miss you too! Am so happy to hear that you are able to sneak in a trip to Paris while in Europe .. I know that's a dream of yours! How exciting ~ can't wait to see the pictures! I've so enjoyed having a little time to relax in the sun .. you, more than most, know how busy my normal schedule is! Thanks so much for stopping by Ooh La Frou Frou, Naomi. xo

The Little Flapper: Oh, yes, indeed you do, sweetie! I highly recommend it. Nothing like the ocean sounds to lull you into dozing on a lounge! My normal day-to-day life has become very busy as more and more people discover Ooh La Frou Frou ~ which I so love ~ but it's nice to have the balance of time to not think of anything at all except how wonderful the sun feels on your shoulders and how silky the water feels as waves lap against your toes! Thanks for being a part of Ooh La Frou Frou, darling!

Coco Coterie: I assumed that surely you must have had some of your poetry published, you're so very talented. And I'm sure that collection is somewhere in your future! Thanks for stopping by Ooh La Frou Frou, Alexandra. Have a wonderful week!

Monica Whitney said...

I am so in love with that picture of the girl in the water! I wish we still wore hats like that!!

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Heather said...

Sandy, this is a lovely post! Thank you for your sweet comments on Big City Belle. I am looking forward to visiting my favorite girls next week! XOXO

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Monica Whitney: I agree - they-re rather glamorous (the swimcaps) .. Makes you think of old movies with synchronized swimming! Thanks for stopping by Ooh La Frou Frou, Monica!

Heather - Big City Belle: Hi lovely! You're oh-so-welcome, of course! So glad we found each other! I, too, am looking forward to the fun Ooh La Frou Frou adventures again next week,as well! It's so nice when you love your job! ;)

DEva Weddings said...

Hi lovely lady, these are some majorly dreamy images, so imspiring and relaxing, thank you for of my faves "Embrace Messy Hair", hahaha! I hope you are having an amazing vacation :) xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

DEva Weddings: Hi, darling! So good to have you stop by! I did have an amazing vacation ... just back today. So nice to have a chance to have days in a row of warm sun and the sound of the surf, being able to jump in a pool when too warm. Just delightful, but happy to be back too! xo

Veronika said...

Awww...Sandy, you are just THE CUTEST, SWEETEST thing...EVER! =) Thank you so much for stopping by & for sharing your sunshine. I feel it & I appreciate it so so much! Hope you had a beautiful 4th. & an AMAZING vacation! I'm SO happy to hear that you actually missed "work"! =) LOVE when that happens. That means you are absolutely meant to do what you do! One of life's greatest accomplishments! Have a beautiful rest of the week & again...thank you SO very much! Love & Hugs to you! XO

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Veronika: I'm tempted to say "NO, YOU .. NO, YOU" like kids do when you say I'm the sweetest thing ever, as you're a sugar-pie too! I DID have an amazing vacation and the sound of ocean waves crashing in while I lie on the beach is still with me, but I feel very blessed to do what I do! Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie and have a totally fabulous end of the week! XoX

Sarah Klassen said...

Hello my friend,

My goodness, so pretty — I wish I were in one of these beautiful images right now... at the moment, it's raining outside and not so nice — though that's fabulous for our plants — it's what keeps British Columbia so beautiful... but I'm craving some beachy days, floppy hats and a stunning black one piece. I hope you had an amazing time away — you truly deserve it — and work so hard! You give so much in these posts of yours and create such a glamorous and beautiful world that we just love and enjoy... so thank you :)

Wishing you a fabulous close to the week.

xx, Sarah

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Keeping up the fun while you're away, that is frou frou girl attitude;) These captures take me away to beach daydreaming. Wonderful that Summer represents so much fun isn't it? Hope you're having a spectacular holiday Sandy :)

Taj Acosta said...

I wish I was at the beach! I hope your trip is a blast and that you get lots of sunshine! xo

Noelani said...

Enjoy the time away. I hope you are soaking up the sun on a beach somewhere.......those pictures made me instantly want to start planning my next vacation too!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Sarah Klassen: Hi sweet Sarah .. always such a pleasure when you drop by to comment! Glad you enjoyed the beachy post, and yes, I did have a lovely vacation. There's something magical about waking up day after day knowing the only thing on the agenda is PLAY. (woo-hoo!) But I do love what I do, so when I am back to work (just got back the end of this week) it's like travelling to a fun place again ;)xoxo

Taj Acosta: Hi Taj ... yes, my trip was a blast, loved every single minute and I am back now! It was so much fun waking to the sound of the ocean (we were that close) and jumping in the pool whenever I got too warm or dropping by the tiki bar for a little umbrella drink. I'll send you an e-mail this week about the illustration for your button. xoxo

Noelani: Hi sweetie. Yes, I did spend time on the beach, right on the ocean and it was a dream. It had been a while since I had been away on a beach vacation and it was a very good thing! Always love being back at Ooh La Frou Frou, though, since whenever I illustrate, I am transported to wherever the girls are ;) xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Christel at Captivated by Image: Thanks for dropping by, Christel. I had a simply fabulous time at the ocean but now I'm happy to be back, as well. Life here at Ooh La Frou Frou is an adventure too! ;) xoxo