For the past six years, I’ve posted about my childhood Halloween costumes. Here is a picture from when I was in third grade. My mother made the Roaring Twenties costume, complete with lots of fringe and beads💜. I think I made a pretty stylish flapper😉
When I visited my hometown in the Summer, I went to my 20(!) year high school reunion😱. It was at a historic hotel, and included a buffet dinner, presentations, prizes, nostalgic music, and even a dance floor!
Can you spot me in the group of senior girls (above) from the slideshow?
Debuting this month from OLIOSETA‘s line of leave-in hair treatments are two new luxury fragrance editions: Life & Feminine and Life & Liberty. Life & Feminine contains moringa oil which helps control frizz and adds extra shine for a glossy finish. Life & Liberty contains non-greasy opuntia oil and is specially formulated to maintain the brilliance of color-treated hair.
When I visited my hometown, my mother and father treated me to two plays, Alice in Wonderlandand Macbeth, in the famous outdoor Elizabethan Theatre!! Both productions were outstanding, and the creative, psychedelic sets and costumes in the playful imagining of Alice in Wonderland contrasted wonderfully with the dark, sinister plotting and psychological paranoia in Macbeth.
Please enjoy looking at August’s book while having your hair colored or permed!
Whew! It’s really gotten hot and humid in Matsue. Last week was the “Tenjin Matsuri” (every year throughout Japan on the 24th and 25th of July). We went on the evening of the 25th, so we didn’t see the “mikoshi“, which happened on the 24th. We did however see traditional dancing within the Shinto shrine!
The Summer festivals in Japan are a great distraction from the hot weather😁. Being at the Tenjin Matsuri reminded me of the 4th of July celebrations I got to partake in when I visited my hometown: Ashland, Oregon! It was my first 4th of July experience in a very long time, and it was just as fun as I remembered from when I was a child💜. Below are some pictures from the 4th of July parade, which people from allover come to see!
During Golden Week, we visited the beautiful garden on Daikonshima, Yuushien. The garden is famous for its peonies and has 250 different Japanese varieties. Many were still in full bloom while we were there.
It was a warm, sunny day, with a brilliant blue sky. We strolled along the garden paths, over the beautiful vermiliion bridge, and admired the little waterfall.
Also stunning were the many trellises with their veils of blooming wisteria.♥