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Friday, July 3, 2009

Beach Polaroids

paradise cove

When we arrived at Paradise Cove north of Malibu this morning, it was still foggy and cool.

paradise cove

By noon the sun had broken through and the 4th of July weekend was officially underway.

paradise cove

We lounged around, watching the sea and the clouds.

paradise cove

I read French Glamour and started a new book, Hot House Flower and
the 9 Plants of Desire.
My friend Veronique, who lives nearby, stopped by to say hello...

paradise cove

We ordered french fries, chicken wings and fish tacos from
the Paradise Cove Beach Cafe. Everything was lovely, until...

paradise cove

Throngs of people descended upon our little beach. So we came home. Sunburned and happy, with Polaroids covered with sand and french fry grease.

Happy Weekend!!


PS: These Polaroids were taken with my 180 Land Camera.


Blogger The Townhouselady said...

These are fantastic shots! I love the vintage feel the Polaroid film gives it. So lovely.


July 3, 2009 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger LouDuk said...

I love these! Your blog just continues to get better with your photography. Keep it up!

July 3, 2009 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger mina said...

these are just lovely - sounds like a fabulous day!

July 3, 2009 at 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

What a beautiful start to the summer. Your polaroids evoke all the memorable beach days of childhood. You once mentioned you grew up in New Mexico. Where and when did you first discover the joys of seaside sand and sun?

July 3, 2009 at 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Clumsy said...

We went to Topanga last night. Just a few other couples and a group of kids with guitars. Moonlight and the waves lapping the shore...

July 3, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger becka said...

Oh lovely! I was looking forward to these after seeing your tweet earlier today! I think I must plan a beach trip now!

July 3, 2009 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Char said...

happy weekend - love the bright blue polas

July 3, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger V. said...

It was so lovely to see you! And your Polaroids are fantastic -- so moody and evocative. You have such style, mon amie. (And a wonferful family.)

July 3, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Oh Ms. V! it was so nice to see you today!!! you have a gorgeous backyard: the most beautiful coastline in the world. I'm so excited about your new blog!!

July 3, 2009 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Love the look and feel of the shots- so much like a memory we have had from a day at the beach. Candyfloss, suncream - does it still smell like coconut? and sand.

July 3, 2009 at 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So soft so poetic ! Huge shots ! Many thanks ... here in Paris it's so hot ... too hot like pre monsoon and no rain ! Have a lovely week end. I read your two blogs every day, I really love your spirit and your taste ! Sunny Side

July 3, 2009 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

thank you sunny side darling!! xo

and yes jen, they do smell like coconut! hah! half of them were stuck together ...

July 4, 2009 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger Szilvia said...

What a great way to spend 4th of July (or any other sunny summer's day for that matter)! And the polaroids really puts me right there, I can practically feel the sand under my feet! =)

July 4, 2009 at 2:39 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

great pics! makes me wish i was at the beach today! have a great 4th!

July 4, 2009 at 4:12 AM  
Blogger orange sugar home said...

what wonderful photos!! the lunch sounds perfectly beachy. what a great day!!

July 4, 2009 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Ivy Lane said...

what great photos! I can almost smell the salt in the air and taste those delectable delights you ate!!! Sounds like a divine day!

July 4, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Your Polaroids were terrific although you were killing me. I long to move back to CA so bad it hurts. Your day looked divine, crowds & all. Happy 4th to you.

July 4, 2009 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Mag said...

pupil & blue sky..
hot beach...
I will go to beach next weekend.
I hope you have a happy weekend.

July 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

Nothing like a good Polaroid images...LUV them tina! Continue the fun throughout this weekend I hope... ~XO*

July 4, 2009 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger nath said...

mmmmm, all sounds thoroughly delicious! a perfect summer's day!

July 4, 2009 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Simply Mel said...

The perfect combination - sand and french fry grease!

Polaroids are spectacular!

July 4, 2009 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger The Cottage Cheese said...

Lovely beach polaroids! I feel as if I'm there...

July 5, 2009 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Stacey Sargent said...

ohhh love these! i love the little pops of color of the umbrellas.
your polaroid is amazing!

**and thanks for following me! I have loved finding your blog!**

July 5, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Anonymous What Possessed Me said...

That blue is so Beautiful summery photographs, Tina. xoxo

July 5, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Tina Tarnoff said...

Aaaaaahhh, lovely, I wish I could drag my husband to the beach. He used to live on the beach in Goa, literaly, but now, he's not much of a beach enthusiast.

July 6, 2009 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger *c said...

sounds like a perfect, perfect day.

July 6, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

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