Color me mermaid.

If it’s possible to be deeply in love with a color, I am. I’ve had a passionate love affair with aqua (or turquoise or cerulean or teal) for most of my life. Any shade of that beautiful oceanic combination of blue and green will do. So, when I stepped into BlonDi (Diana) and Vance’s Mermaid Lounge, I fell in love with the color all over again.

Vance described that the most recent modification to the Mermaid Lounge was to select the best shade of blue to paint the lounge. There is no question that he chose perfectly. The combination of the aqua color, the under lights in the cabinets, and the video playing underwater ocean scenes creates the feeling that you are deep in the ocean. I kept waiting for a mermaid – perhaps MeduSirena – to swim behind the bookcase at any moment.

BlonDi, a beloved member of the Fraternal Order of Moai, is a gracious and welcoming host. When I arrived, the Mermaid Lounge and the adjoining pool were filled with friends, hearty food, and choices of cocktails. It was a joy to hear Diana exclaim “Another mermaid’s got her tail!” as guests enjoyed the gathering.

BlonDi’s advice? Let your heart be the guide of what you choose to display and how. Not every tiki bar has to be traditional. Put out the things that make your heart sing.

One thing is clear in these ocean waters … this mermaid’s heart is singing a beautiful siren song at the Mermaid Lounge.

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