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.

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

Stepping Into Spring // Urban Outfitters

Another Spring has come so fast. It's hard to believe this is already my third year in Los Angeles, and to be honest, I hit a moment where I wasn't sure if I wanted to be here anymore. Clearly, I didn't go anywhere, but it took a lot more evaluating on what I want and how to guard the many areas of my life to make sure it's healthy, rested, and growing at a pace that's not dictated by the pace of this city. 

So I've been taking it easy since the new year, visiting family a lot more, and not over-filling my schedule. A few days ago I got to spend some time at a friends house that felt like a mini getaway that was so peaceful. Took some of my comfiest pieces as of late, via Urban Outfitters, and had a lazy afternoon. 

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