Glimpses in Fall

Captured a few moments from my weekend visiting Petals and Pop; a floral shop that fueled my soul with their romantic ethereal arrangements. LA is a little slower to the Fall season, so finding any spaces to capture that has been much needed. 

Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse
Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse
Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse
Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse

Made a visit to Rancho Los Alamitos and their space was so peaceful to set up a spot and soak it in for a while. It was my first time visiting and already can't wait to be back. 

Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse
Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse

Lastly, this little beauty couldn't have been a more perfect addition to my weekend. I had a painting made for me that summed up a beautiful part of life's process: duality: from death to life. Throughout everything we face, a part of us has inevitably experienced pain and something in us has 'died', so to speak. But when has there not been something beautiful that's grown from it? We experience that duality constantly.

21c Hotel Museum // Nashville

Last weekend I got to spend a few days in Nashville again. I've missed it so much and every time I'm back, it seems to have grown more and more. I was so happy to be hosted by 21c Hotel Museum during my stay. They're a boutique hotel that's half known as a contemporary art museum throughout the entire building. It was beautiful to walk through the halls with the interactive art, along with a dark theater room with instrumental music playing and a projector showcasing various images to escape. 

21c Hotel Museum Nashville // Mel Denisse
21c Hotel Museum Nashville // Mel Denisse
21c Hotel Museum Nashville // Mel Denisse
21c Hotel Museum Nashville // Mel Denisse

If you're ever visiting Nashville, this is a must stay. It's close to everything and there's nothing short of inspiration in each corner of the hotel. 

Golden Morning

Golden Morning // Mel Denisse
Golden Morning // Mel Denisse
Golden Morning // Mel Denisse
Golden Morning // Mel Denisse
Golden Morning // Mel Denisse

Autumn Daze

autumn found me in a daze
jewel toned; escaped the craze
a morning in lonely ecstasy
roaming through a yellow fantasy

Autumn Daze // Mel Denisse
Autumn Daze // Mel Denisse
Autumn Daze // Mel Denisse
Autumn Daze // Mel Denisse
Autumn Daze // Mel Denisse
Autumn Daze // Mel Denisse

Old Town

A few days ago I ventured up north to old town Pasadena and the quaint streets were such a refreshing scene. Unlike downtown, where I live, the streets were so peaceful to explore. All the shop were in old brick buildings, along with grassy trails, and old churches. I always feel some part of myself so connected to places like that. It's challenging because if I were to ever strictly live in a place like that, I'm not sure if the pace would drive me crazy. But, I like that I can grasp some moments of it and keep it with me afterwards.

Take a look below as I've also included some new pieces I've been loving as of late with Akira and Charles & Keith:

Old Town // Mel Denisse
Old Town // Mel Denisse
Old Town // Mel Denisse
Old Town // Mel Denisse
Old Town // Mel Denisse
Old Town // Mel Denisse
Old Town // Mel Denisse
Old Town // Mel Denisse