Back to the Past: Music, Dining and Fashion Trends of the 60’s & 70’s Flower Child, The Beatles and Yesterday Movie

Flower Child Restaurant, American Rag Crochet-Trim High-Low Maxi Dress
Flower Child Restaurant, American Rag Crochet-Trim High-Low Maxi Dress
Flower Child Stairway, Butterfly headband with American Rag Croched High Low Hem White Maxi dress with a straw clutch
Flower Child Stairway, Butterfly headband with American Rag Croched High Low Hem White Maxi dress with a straw clutch
Flower Child Retro Fashion, Round Green Glasses, Butterfly Headband
Flower Child Retro Fashion, Round Green Glasses, Butterfly Headband
Flower Child Healthy Food
Flower Child Healthy Food, Forbidden Rice Chicken Bowl, Lemon Olive Oil Muffin, Brownie, Butterfly Headband

Dress: American Rag Juniors’ Crochet-Trim High-Low Maxi Dress, Created for Macy’s. Sizing starts in XXS and is on limited-time special sale for $29.99 (originally $79.50). The sale ends on July 16, 2019.

Sunglasses: Take Two Round Sunglasses in Green from Francesca’s

Clutch: Universal Thread™ Straw Clutch from Target. It has one open accessory pocket on the inside with a snap closure on the flap.

Headband: Light Orange Butterfly Headband with 3 Butterflies from Etsy Seller Kaang. This Etsy seller sometimes offers their own discounts which is why I originally bought this headband. I like how the small black headband blends into my hair so the butterflies look like they are just resting on my head.

Flower Child Restaurant
Healthy Food for a Happy world

Flower Child is a bright happy spot for healthy food. Everything is made from scratch using organic ingredients that are fresh. If you enjoy paleo, vegan, vegetarian and/ or gluten free food the entrees are completely labeled on their menu. Sugar free and gluten free doesn’t mean the food is boring and flavorless! This is a place for hungry people who love great food and conversation.

The decor is fun with a nod to the flower child era with Bohemian style influences mixed with modern clean lines. I love the Santa Monica location that is two stories high. There are whimsical paintings and art including cultural icons like Twiggy and a huge peace sign symbol greeting you at the entrance.

There are great seating arrangement configurations from bar stools, to tables and a whimsical sofa to sit on. The stairs are colorful and I enjoy sitting upstairs which is a little more quiet. It is a good place to work and eat or have a creative meeting with a little more privacy.

The space is so well planned and design elements are everywhere including the bathroom where you are immersed in a floral explosion.

Favorite menu items: “Forbidden Rice” Bowl w/ black pearl, red japonica, snap pea, bok choy, broccoli, carrot, onion, red chili sauce on the side.
Spicy Coconut Curry Bowl w/ grilled pineapple, bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, yellow onion, Thai herbs, organic brown rice with sauce on the side. You can add a protein for an additional charge like chicken for $3.95
Dessert: Brownie and Lemon Olive Oil Muffin (Gluten Free & Vegan)

Flower Child Santa Monica
Flower Child Healthy Food, Spicy Coconut Curry Bowl and Forbidden Rice Bowl with added chicken

Atmosphere Photos: Flower Child Facebook

Flower Child is located in LA (Santa Monica), OC (Newport Beach) and San Diego (Del Mar). Subscribe to eBites to get $10 off $20 and news. You can also place your order online for pickup, curbside or delivery. Event hosting is available.

LA: 1332 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 // Website: Click Here

OC: 1302 Bison Ave Newport Beach, CA 92660 // Website: Click Here

Del Mar: 2690 Via De La Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 // Website: Click Here

Xhiliration Floral Print Short Sleeve Off the Shoulder Smocked Top Dress in Sage
Xhiliration Floral Print Short Sleeve Off the Shoulder Smocked Top Dress in Sage

Smocked Dresses

Retro styles are back in fashion again. Off the shoulder boho chic dresses are in style with smocking on the bodice taken from the 60’s and 70’s. Macrame woven purses have also been appearing in stores.

Target always has affordable fashionable clothes especially for the summer. This sage green dress slips on over the head and the small floral print gives as flower child vibe to it. Dress it up with some earrings and a charm necklace and you’re right in style!

Smocked Dress: Xhilaration™ Floral Print Short Sleeve Off the Shoulder Smocked Top Dress in Sage Color

Earrings: Universal Thread™ Drop Open Wire Teardrop with Tassel Earrings in Dark Green Color

Necklace: Universal Thread™ Light Gold Brass Red Jasper Jade Solid Wood Charm Necklace

Straw Handbag: Macy’s I.N.C. Straw Picnic Crossbody,On sale for $38.16 (originally $79.50) with the code FOURTH. The sale ends on July 7th.

The Beatles
Film: Yesterday

“The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The line-up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr led them to be regarded as the most influential band of all time.”

One of their most iconic hit songs Yesterday takes center stage and is the title of a new summer movie released June 28, 2019.

Film Synopsis: A struggling singer-songwriter, Jack Malik (played by Himesh Patel) has rapidly fading dreams, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). After a freak bus accident Jack wakes to the realization that he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles. See how Jack handles becoming an overnight sensation in this alternate timeline where the Beatles never existed.

Other Beatles songs besides the title song Yesterday (1965) include Let it Be (1970), I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963), Hey Jude (1970), Here Comes the Sun (1969), Help! (1965),  All You Need is Love (1967).

Enjoy the 4th of July Weekend!

I hope you had a great 4th of July and continue to have a nice weekend! I am so thankful for freedom and the blessing to live in the USA.

My 4th of July Look happens to remind me of the classic Spider-Man colors. The movie sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Zendaya was released July 2nd! There are two end credit scenes. Enjoy seeing both films Yesterday and Spider-Man with friends and family.

Top: Petite Star Strappy Cami in whisper White

Sunglasses: LOFT Metal Detail Cateye Sunglasses in Zesty Red 100% UV protection

Necklace: Star Choker Necklace. Similar: Francesca’s Darla Moon & Star Pendant Necklace or Urban Outfitters Mini Star Choker

Clutch: Kate Spade Gia Larchmont Ave Fabric Stripe in color French Navy. I bought this clutch at a Kate Spade outlet store where there was an additional 30% off a price marked already 70% off. You can still find this clutch on Poshmark.

Fourth of July Fashion, LOFT Petite Star Strappy Cami and Zesty Red Metal Detail Cateye Sunglasses

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Comments (4)

Your fresh summer styles are so fun to see!! Thank you!

Thank you Dee! Have a beautiful week!

Courtney, you look so pretty! I love the white maxi dress and what a great deal at Macy’s! Also the food dishes look amazing and so healthy.
Thanks for all the great information. You’re amazing!

Thank you Sandy. Macy’s has some great sales and I like the feature that you can search what location has your specific size and color so you can do a “free pick up in store” or ship to store. Right now they have “Black Friday in July Specials” that ends on July 14th. I hope you have an amazing week!

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