Monday, May 3, 2010

The Four Tides

There is a secret behind this door.
A special someone
that I want you to meet...
You will never be the same
after entering~

Her beach hat hangs with
the grace of a
Queen's crown.

Meet my forever beautiful friend
her new blog
her words:
In Laguna Beach, California, there are four "tides,"
which are cottages:
Low Tide, High Tide, Red Tide and Ebb Tide.
Our family lives in one of these cottages.
It is a place by the ocean, with many visitors--
more in the barefoot days of summer.
Everyone exhales.
Everyone is the type of person who can handle
sand in the house
and nights on the deck that never seem to end.
To visit our cottage rentals you my go here.

Jacqueline is also
The Cheif Editor of

Please go visit her here
and introduce yourself.
She will gooble you up, your blog
and maybe even your house!
She will LOVE you ALL
I promise you...
You will discover a whole new world of
simplicity, life, sandy feet,
salty happy faces
you will never be the same~
To know Jacqueline is to
love her....
Her door is always open~
Have a week that's full of
new beginnings!
jacqueline de montravel
dan heller
it's mary ruffle


  1. Janet,

    Oh, this is wonderful news. I have been a subscriber to Romantic Homes for 5 or 6 years and I was a subscriber when Jacquine became the new editor. I always enjoy reading her editor's letter at the beginning of each issue and I feel like I already know her. I love the way she helped to "revamp" Romantic Homes into a magazine that embraces a romantic, international flair of decorating.

    I am so happy she has started a blog...I know that she must be a very busy lady!

    I hope that you are doing well and "balancing" your act with true happiness.


  2. I will stop by and pay a visit. Thank you.

  3. What a wonderful 'forever friend' you are . I went over & am now following. Its funny I have a copy of Romantic Homes that I bought of ebay in Australia just because it looked so lovely.
    Karyn x

  4. So excited about Jacqueline's blog! She is the sweetest and how fun to be able to read her musings! Off to check it out now not later!

  5. Oh sweet friend..what an amazingly good friend you are...Jacqueline is so blessed by your sweet words..I know she is just the kind of person I would so love to meet. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. I am off to visit. Hugs for an amazingly wonderful week. xoxo

  6. I just have to compliment you on your gorgeous blog!

    I discovered you as I was blog hopping tonight, and I've been looking around a bit. Just lovely!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!


  7. Thanks for the link...what a lovely blog!

  8. Dearest Beloved Janet ~

    I just enjoyed a very long visit at "The Four Tides" blog ~ and I fell hard for Jacqueline's words! And those sweet girls ~ too cute!

    Sean, of course, is ready to move right into one of the cottages and never leave! Oh how he loves Laguna!

    Believe it or not, I'm feeling a strong force pulling us South once all our holdings are settled off here. I find it very liberating not knowing where our path is headed, but I do know that it is going to be a fabulous journey.

    Thank you for introducing me to another incredibly talented and big-hearted soul.


  9. I will definitely go and say hello! Such a beautiful post and you have written it so beautifully! Have a lovely day!

  10. Beautiful post! How could we not??? I am off to say hello now :)

  11. I never knew doors could be quite so romantic! What a beautiful post about your dear friend, I certainly will visit her! Have a Stylish day, my friend. Sharon xx

  12. Oh she sounds just wonderful darling, I'm going right over.

    big hugs DJ

  13. Hello,dear Janet!-)))*

    That's true,blog of Jaqueline is really relaxed,elegant and very delight place...
    It likes you are in another world,thank you***

    Wish you beautiful,colorful and blessed spring days:-)*

    My Love,

  14. Hello Janet,
    What a lovely introduction to Jacqueline's new blog and I did go over and say welcome. Another wonderful voice from the other CA, the one of beautiful beaches (not red maple leafs). Are you still so buy, busy? Miss your voice by the way so hope the work load disappears soon so we see you more often. A lovely shipment is on it's way today.....almost done! It takes me forever when it is someone dear to me. Much love.XO

  15. Hi What A beautiful post to introduce your friend- I love that photo of a blue door! You have a lovely site and a gorgeous shop. Have a wonderful day! Sincerely, Jonny

  16. You know I'm going over to her blog right now. Thanks for sharing this new blog with us. Sea Witch

  17. Merci to introduce her to me. I'm running to look at her cottage and to read her blog

  18. How lovely to meet another one of your talented friends! Laguna Beach is one of my favourite haunts. We'll have to meet there for tea sometime!

  19. Oh, thanks for getting me hooked on a new blog!

  20. isn't she lovely? I am thrilled that she started a blog~
    have a wonderful rest of your week,
    bises xx

  21. Thanks for sharing her with us. Such wonderful words about your friend! I could only be so honored if a friend spoke so highly of me! I will have to go over and welcome her.

    Have a wonderful week, it is supposed to snow here on Saturday! It just doesn't seem right!

  22. how wonderful- thank you for sharing this information. Your images are so lovely- it is so beautiful here.

  23. So exciting! She has a beautiful blog, and I'm such a fan of Romantic Homes. They have really kicked it up a notch in the last year. Thanks for the intro!!!

  24. Hello Dear Sweet Janet! I am so excited that Jaqueline has started a blog! I have been such a fan of hers for so long. I can't wait to read her new book. I''m off to say hello and many thanks for introducing her to us. :)

  25. I love these images, they are so very lovely!Especially the one bevore last is amazing! Have a nice day! Hughs from Germany Anja

  26. What a beautiful place she has in Laguna...would love to check it out someday! :) Her blog is lovely as well!

  27. always a pleasure to visit here so I am going to go and see your friend Jacquelines new blog. Thank you for sharing yet another lovely blog,Kathysue

  28. Scoop, this post describes her Jacqueline perfectly. I love the way you've welcomed her to blogland and and so happy she's here with us!


  29. what a lovely introduction, what a friend you are. she seems lovely and I cannot wait to meet her~ off I go!

  30. I had the pleasure of meeting her a couple weeks ago, a lovely woman! I think I will post a blog about her blog too!
    We are all blog buddies!