Jungle Trekking

March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

 


 

My son Andreas and our friend John

On the way to Bird Island

My husband and son at the pyramids

I am just now returning from spring break with my family. It took some trekking to get to the actual jungle trekking part. First, we flew to Miami where we spent the night. Then, we flew to Belize and then, finally, were shuttled through the jungle on dirt roads until finally we arrived at our own little beach paradise. I actually loved that this destination was so remote and lacking technology. While Belize may not be your typical Four Seasons vacation, it is a great adventure. We laid on the beach and ate in beach huts- Barracuda Bar & Grill in Hopkins Bay is an absolute must.  We trekked through the jungle and ate termites with the Mayans and we visited the wonderful Bird Island, home of the red gulled frigate birds. We visited pyramids and spoke to Mayans about 2012 and we soaked up the sun. I hope you all get a chance to visit this wild wonderland while it’s still unspoiled.

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National Treasure

March 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

My love of beauty is at the heart of everything I do. In the words of a legend, “I adore gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” I love her transient attitude to beauty. I am reminded of Shelley’s classic poem Ozymandias. In memoriam, I plan on getting nostalgic and watching some of my favorite movies from the late great Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Here’s to a great lady who I am certain is perched upon a pink cloud.

 

 

Such Great Heights

March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

I adore Chinese pagodas. I love the symmetry and height of their architecture. I love full-scale structures, but am also intrigued by the whimsy of small-scale objets. If there’s one thing I love more than a pagoda, it’s a pair! I always try to buy accessories in pairs as they balance out a room. Here are a few of my favorites from Ceylon made from antique jade, bone, terra cotta and ceramic.

Caught Red Handed.

March 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

Red. Red. Red.

Colors and things I…

Love. Love. Love.

 

Red African Trade Beads

Red African Trade Beads

Red African Trade Beads

Red African Trade Beads

 

 

Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely

 

Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely

 

 

Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely

Chinese Hand Painted Umbrella

Chinese Hand Painted Umbrella

 

Chinese Hand Painted Umbrella

Chinese Hand Painted Umbrella

Chinese Hand Painted Umbrella

Chinese Hand Painted Umbrella

Red Coral

Red Coral

Red Coral

Red Coral

Red Coral

Red Coral

Red Lacquer Buddha on Acrylic Base

Red Lacquer Buddha on Acrylic Base

Red Lacquer Buddha on Acrylic Base

Red Lacquer Buddha on Acrylic Base

Empire Red Chevron Pillow from Michelle Nussbaumer Fabrics

Empire Red Chevron Pillow from Michelle Nussbaumer Fabrics

Red Brain Coral

Red Brain Coral

Red Brain Coral

Red Brain Coral

 

 

Japan.

March 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Wondering how to help? We’ve been researching a few ways we can make a difference from afar.
 

Red Cross

 

Samaritan's Purse

 

Help Japan

Dreaming of Africa

March 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

One place I have yet to explore is Sub-Saharan Africa. I am enchanted and inspired by the beauty of African art and have enjoyed collecting African beads and currencies. My next big vacation I am planning with my family will be to the Okavango Delta in Botswana, but until then I will continue to add to my colorful collection of beads. Here are a few of my favorites from around Ceylon and the chic Emilie Jean sporting my new collier.

 

It’s a zoo in here.

March 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

We have quite a fondness for animals here at Ceylon.   As I was walking around the store today, I noticed that perched on many tables, shelves and walls were a variety of creatures. These dogs, camels, elephants, birds, etc. are some of my favorite items in the store. I love their bold colors, expressive gestures and unique shapes. Each piece is an enjoyable addition to any space.  Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Elephant candleholder.

Metal and enamel camels.

Seahorse lamp.

Bronze fish.
Elephant lamp on dragon throne.
Lion’s head.

Silver Rajasthani throne.

Vintage Indian Ink well

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