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Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

by | Jul 18, 2008 | Decorating Inspiration, Sweet Escape

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Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

What a week! I had lots going on this week, so I am glad it is finally Friday!

I know I promised you all a link to my Blog Talk Radio appearance on The “O” Myth, so here it is. It was so fun chatting (live!) with the delightful hosts of that program, Brandie, The Home Office Organizer, and Krista of Organize In Style. So as a little diversion from the usual blog reading, feel free to pour yourself a cup of coffee and listen in our our conversation about decorating and the William Morris quote: “Have nothing in your house which you do not find to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

Paula from Neutral Dwelling is hosting a Photo Story Friday today where she is asking people to post photos of anything regarding design or our homes. Feel free to join in! In my post today, I am sharing a couple of images from one of my favorite shops in Cannon Beach, Sesame and Lillies. I have a growing fondness for “classy beach and relaxed summer decor” and this store really captures that for me! I It is a beautiful place to spend lots of time browsing and absorbing ideas. I love it!

Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

photos by: Melissa Michaels (taken at Cannon Beach Shop, Sesame & Lillies)

Blog Talk Radio: The “O” Myth, click here to listen in!


  1. Kari

    OH I just love it!!! Could not agree with you more…love the cool clean colors of a relaxed beach theme. Sigh…now I miss the beach. :( YOU have a great weekend!!!! :D

  2. Jan & Tom

    Beautiful…it’s calming and relaxing!!


  3. Françoise

    I know that store and i tis lethal to the wallet. Everything in there appeals to the senses! Consider this a caveat those of you tempted to just drop by to have a look: you be leaving with more than just a look in your bag!;-)

  4. Barbara

    I just want to go there and TOUCH all the textiles! They look like they feel fresh and casual… I just loved listening, thanks for sharing it!

  5. Ann Marie

    Great shop photos. I’ll listen to the show when I find a block of time to myself this weekend. Have a good one.

  6. Linda

    I want to move into that shop!! I will definitely listen to the show. I also checked out Blissfully Domestic and like it a lot!!

  7. Vee~A Haven for Vee

    What fun! I’ll be listening before weekend’s end. You have a wonderful one, too!

  8. A Fanciful Twist

    Take me to that shop someday??? I am off to listen!! xoxoxoox

  9. Susan Drysdale

    Oh, I would love to go there. All those beautiful, beachy things I would love to have…my husband would have to take away my credit cards!

  10. Elzie

    This looks just great!! Wish I could go there but it’s a bit too far from home LOL.
    How nice for you to be on the radio. Guess you had lots to talk with the hostesses.
    Hope you have a good and relaxing weekend.
    Love Elzie

  11. sandy

    Great interview Melissa! I just snuck a few minutes of it before running out the door. You’re a natural fit, girl.

    Have a great weekend, Sandy

  12. Ann

    Oh I so want to shop there TODAY! I am off to San Antonio to shop for fabrics for a design job and I really wish I had such a fun shop to pop into…….thanks for the great eye candy and for your visit to hill country house!

  13. indian yarn

    coming to a store like this is taking a vacation.

  14. Lynn

    Hi Melissa, I am in love with the classy beach style too. Today at our little junky local flea market I found some pretty old bottles in beachy colors of aqua but the lady was asking too much for them. In that first photo of yours I love that display of old fishing floats. Years ago I found two of them at an antique shop and bought them not having any idea what they were. They have been sitting in my living displayed on top of pewter candle stick holders. It was only a couple of months ago that I found out what they actually were. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend. ~ Lynn

  15. Beverly

    I’m listening to you now. Your clients must love you – you have such a relaxed, lets make it work approach to life. That attitude certainly translates into a home that works perfectly for the owner.

    That store seems to have something for everyone.

  16. Jenn and Jacqui

    Hi Meli!! It’s soo wonderful to hear your sweet voice on radio! And your advice, spot on :) You go girl!! Hugs! Jenn and jacqui xo

  17. Debra W

    Hi dear heart,

    I can’t wait to listen to your interview, but until then I just wanted to pop over to say “Hello, Friend!” As you know, I am very interested in beach design and decorating. Mine is coming along and I have one room almost finished! I really like the way that it is turning out.

    Oh yes, I want to come play and go shopping with you in that wonderful store! I’ll buy lunch!(sigh…maybe someday)

    Love you,

  18. M&Co

    Beautiful, I love beach living! I can almost smell the sea ;-)

  19. anne

    Beautiful….I love the cushion in the second photo…butterflies..:-)

  20. sarah

    hey I am just listening to the radio show now…great stuff

    of course I love the beach style, those pictures today are gorgeous, you know I passed up a lovely chair today at Vinnies exactly the same shape as the one in the pic, MrBeachCottage put me off it but now I’m running back to see if it’s still there….ahhh you know what it’s like though, I bet it’s gone, the fabric was navy and burgundy red check, not really yucky but not my decor, I thought I’d slip cover it with pale denim or canvass….but he said oh yeah we won’t do it….why why why did I listen to him???

    thanks for the inspiration, lets hope it’s still there :-))


  21. Sandy

    So calming and relaxing! Have a fabulous week my friend.
    Sandy :)

  22. Brandie Kajino

    It was great to have you on the show!
    I’m also loving that shop, must stop in there next time I go over to CB. :)
    Have a great week!

  23. Jrizzo

    OH what a great house she has! So Mag worthy! Jen R

  24. Pat


  25. this is glamorous

    Such great photos, Melissa. And you know I adore the beach style. Looking forward to listening to you on blog radio — how fun!

  26. candi- teal chic

    Wow, I can’t believe all the things I’ve missed by being on blog vacation! Goodness, I love all your posts. Off to read more of what you have to say!!!! :)

  27. Neutral Dwelling

    Oh Melissa, How sweet of you to mention PhotoStory Friday and Design!


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