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The kind of class we’ve always wanted!!!

We all know the story of The Little Mermaid who wanted to get her human legs, but where you The Little Girl who always wanted to get a Mermaid Tail? Now you can get your own Mermaid Tail and jump into a Mermaid Lesson for just $40. With a class at The Los Angeles Mermaid School, the ­“finstructors” […]


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Surplus Princess : The Idle Mermaid

Hello Mer-Friends!  It tickles my fins to be able to share my latest discovery with you… “The Idle Mermaid”, alternately called “The Surplus Princess” is a 10 episode series made for South Korean television on TvN, a modern re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s, “The Little Mermaid” According to IMDB “Ha Ni is a mermaid princess in […]


Sea People

Sea People, a little known Mermaid film, starring one of my favorite actors, Hume Cronyn. According to the film’s distributor Sonar Entertainment: “Fourteen-year-old Amanda lives with her brother, Sean, and their parents, James and Celia Forrest, in Rathlin, an old fishing community where stories about mermaids and sea people are the talk of the town.” “Hume […]

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Mermaid School: Los Angeles

Mermaid School has come to the West Coast!  For Ages 8 and up, you can live your dream of swimming like a mermaid.  From the LAMermaid School website: “Our LA Mermaid School is taught by the very same finstructors who make a spash in Hollywood with their incredible tricks, techniques, and mesmerizing personalities. In this […]


The Glass Mermaid: A Falling in Deep Novella

via Poppy Lawless  “I’m the last mermaid. I’m back on shores of Lake Erie, but the cold waters are silent. There is nothing here for me but ghosts and the beach glass that litters the rocky shore. Long ago, I lived below the waves. Now, I am the sole survivor, and at long last, my […]

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Beach Blanket Bingo: Lorelei

Hello Merfolk, I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is movie night with my mer-family.  This year we watched the classic “Beach Blanket Bingo” with Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon and my namesake, the Mermaid Lorelei!  Yes, Merfriends I was named after a the mermaid from a 1960’s Beach […]


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Wings Hawaii : Shooting Starmaid Necklace

Greetings Merfriends, I don’t know about you, but there is nothing I like better than discovering beautiful adornment for my gills and fins! Swimming past Maui this week, I happened on Wings Hawaii.  Lots of shiny baubles!  I picked up the Brass Shooting Starmaid Necklace, “a one-of-a kind gem. Her hammered tail looks like scales and her […]


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The Care and Feeding of Mermaids : Mango Banana Coco Cream Tart

Hello my lovely Merfriends!  Christmas is fast approaching and as I play in the waves at my Winter/Summer home near Papua New Guinea, I dream of divine holiday deserts, created with the local luscious banana, mango and coconut fruits… Crust: 1 cup almond meal 1/3 cup cane sugar 2 tablespoons soft butter pinch of sea salt In a medium bowl mix together […]


Mermaid Christmas

Hello Merfriends, I don’t know about you, but I love a little Christmas with my Mermaids.     To start with, you can send out a bit of Mermaid cheer with a joyful card from Etsy.   Follow up with an adorable mermaid wreath (also from Etsy) for the front door. And quick trip to Amazon.com to dress […]

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The3Tails Movie : Available now!

An amazing cast and a fabulous Mermaid adventure!   “Beloved by millions of YouTube fans, Emily, Selena and Jackie — known as THE3TAILS — risk it all and discover that there’s much more to being a mermaid than just enjoying their ‘special gift’.  With courage and determination, they go on a perilous journey to save […]


The Care and Feeding of Mermaids : Coconut Lime Bars

Hello My Lovelies!  Arco Aquilus signing in from Western Hawaii, I have found some lovely limes and must appease this sweet tooth I have developed over my travels. I’ve decided to share it exclusively with you.  COCONUT LIME BARS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Butter pan and set aside. In […]

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Update: Mermaid Portfolio Workshop

Back in February, we discovered the Mermaid Portfolio Workshops, hosted by the lovely Mermaid Malena.  The Isla Mujeres Mermaids is happening this week!  Experienced mermaids will be making their way from all over the world to Isla Mujeres in Mexico to try their fins at deep water diving, swimming with whale sharks and work on building their mermaids portfolio. […]


How Do I Put on A Mermaid Tail?

Dear Nimiane – How do I put on my new Mermaid Tail? Thanks, Vanessa   Hi Vanessa – Thanks so much for dropping me a line. I understand how confusing it can get there are so many different tails out there so I went ahead and checked in with my friend Sophia who plays ‘Jackie’ […]

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Review : Florence by Ciye Cho

Our favorite Mermaid with a Book is back again!  A huge thank you to Sherlyn for sharing her Mermaid book reviews with us.  Head over to her blog to catch up on all her “fin-tastic” posts and fish puns! Florence (Florence Waverley, #1) by Ciye Cho Publisher: Self-pubbed Released: June 28th 2012 Format: Ebook Source: […]


Bola Ogun : Interview with The Water Phoenix

Part 2 in a 3 part series about The Water Phoenix and her creator Bola Ogun. Last week we introduced The Water Phoenix (Mermaid Anya). Today we dive deeper with filmmaker and star Bola Ogun…   How were you first introduced to Mermaids? Like a lot of ladies of my generation, as a child, Ariel was my first mermaid […]

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Care and Feeding of Mermaids : Hibiscus Citrus Cooler

Arco Aquilus signing in from a beautiful beach here in Akumal, just south of Cancun. I’d love to share a favorite beverage of the native Merfolk, Agua de Jamaica. This refreshing tea made from dried hibiscus flowers tastes very much like cranberry juice with its tart flavor and are reputed to have many health benefits […]


Care and Feeding of Mermaids : Rice Miso Soup

Arco Aquilus signing in from Yumigahama, Tokyo… and just like the name says I have something yummy to share!!  Of course, sea weed is a staple of the mer-diet and for good reason! Kombu, a member of the kelp family, is high in calcium, iron and iodine. Not only is kombu an excellent source of […]

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Mermaid of Užupis

via Spotted by Locals by Radvile Bieliauskiene In Lithuania there is an island, seven bridges cross the River Vilnelė to the Independent Republic of Užupio, a community of artists.  Perched on the river embankment beneath the central bridge, The Mermaid of Užupis sits waiting for her star–crossed lover… “We all know some legends and stories about mysterious creatures called mermaids – beautiful girls […]


The Water Phoenix : Bola Ogun

 I am very excited to share the first in a 3 part series about Mermaid Anya and her creator Bola Ogun… Bola Ogun is a writer, director, and actor making “The Water Phoenix.”  “In this dark fantasy drama, Mermaid Anya has dreamed of what most human women dream of, finding love. But most human girls don’t […]

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Cantaloupes, Mermaids and Surfing: The Random Stuff That’s Gotten Me Hired

by LAUREN MCCABE on JUNE 13, 2011 Hello Merfriends! In my travels through “this big, beautiful sea of possibility called the internet.” I came across the lovely Lauren (who is also responsible for the above quote)  Lauren is a “Mermaid Specialist.”  I hope you enjoy her musings as much as I did… Cantaloupes, Mermaids and Surfing: The Random […]

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Review: Merminia (Merminia, #1) by Emm Cole

My lovely merfriends, I am very excited to share this darling review from Mermaid Sherlyn over at Mermaid with a Book.  Go check out her blog! Merminia (Merminia, #1) by Emm Cole Publisher: Self-published Released: September 7th 2012 Format: Ebook Source: My own In an underwater world that is as beautiful as it is ruthless, […]


The Mertailor

Eric Ducharme was raised by mermaids. Visiting his grandparents in Florida, he was five years old when he first encountered the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs, he stood in front of the glass, so close he could hear and feel the bubbles as he watched a dark-haired mermaid swim by in a gold lame mermaid […]

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Mermaid lovers rejoice! From the creators of The3Tails TV show comes “The3Tails Movie: A Mermaid Adventure” “A mystical and mysterious film centered on three ordinary girls – Emily (Natasha Garreton), Selena (Marlena Rayne) and Jackie (Sofia Garreton), who share an extraordinary secret. Everything is going well until… they get kidnapped and their secret may be […]


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Mermaid Oceana

From “Vancouver is Awesome” photographer Tallulah interviews the fascinating Brianna Lake (Mermaid Oceana).  Giving us a little window into what life is like for a professional mermaid… Vancouver People Project Volume 24 – Brianna Lake (Mermaid Oceana) Many times a day, the people you see crossing the street or meet in your travels make you smile and wonder, “What is […]


What do you feed a Mermaid?!

via Barbara Beery Mermaid Cookbook Tasty and delicious!  Please do not be mislead gentle reader.  This is not a book for cooking mermaids!  Rather it is a delightful book of recipes for feeding your mermaid friends. “Dive into this delightful cookbook by best-selling childrenˇs book author Barbara Beery! Mermaid Cookbook offers themed recipes for mermaid, […]

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SplashTails Australia

G’day Mate! For all our little mermaids down under there is SplashTails Australia From their website… “Our mission here at Splashtails is to provide the highest quality swimmable Mermaid Tails and Play Tails on the market to suit a range of ages. We aim to provide gorgeous fabrics while not compromising on quality, comfort and […]


A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids

by Margot Datz This one is for the ladies! Sometimes we may need a little nudge to help us get in touch with our inner mermaid… “In A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids, artist Margot Datz sees the she-nymph within, struggling to emerge, and in a swirl of whimsical and witty wisdom, lovingly offers tips […]

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Swimmable Mermaid Tails….

by The2Tails.com “Four years ago, The2Tails was a small idea that was started by two little girls. They loved dressing up and playing like mermaids. When they couldn’t find anything that was like a real mermaid tail, they set out to make one themselves…which was just the beginning!”  Check out the tails in action:  


Mermaid: Poetry inspired by the Sea

via Mary Jade Monroe Sweet, whimsical poetry for lovers of the ocean… “Mermaid is a collection of poems inspired by the sea. Classic, romantic and lyrical, the much loved book is the ideal companion when at the beach or in need of escape into the crystal depth. About the Author: Mary Jade Monroe was born […]

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Splash – vintage 80’s Mermaid

A Ron Howard film “She Was The Woman Of His Dreams – She Had Large Dark Eyes, A Beautiful Smile And A Great Pair Of Fins.” “Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later he returns to the same location, and once again manages […]


The Secret of Roan Inish

In 1994, “The Secret of Roan Inish” introduced us to Selkies. “10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie – a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby […]

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The Classic Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Andersen

For me, when I think of mermaids, I think of sitting on my great Grandma’s lap with a copy of “The Little Mermaid” the original, written by Han Christian Anderson, beautifully illustrated by Vilhelm Pedersen. “After saving a prince from drowning, a mermaid princess embraces a life of extreme self-sacrifice to win his love and gain an […]


The Secret History of Mermaids

The Secret History of Mermaids by Ari Berk From the loremaster who brought us THE SECRET HISTORY OF GIANTS comes an intriguing new chronicle revealing the mysterious ways of merfolk. Since ancient times, seafarers and coast-dwellers the world over have reported encounters with merpeople. Variously known as Finfolk, Dinny Mara, Nereids, Blue Men, and Merrymaids, […]

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Surfacing: Swans Landing Book 1

via Shana Norris “Sixteen-year-old Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and now, being shipped off to live with the father she doesn’t know is not how she imagined grieving. She’s already counting down the days until she turns eighteen and can leave the tiny island of Swans Landing. But from the moment she steps […]


Mermaids of Tiburon

“The Most Fantastic Undersea Adventure Ever Filmed!” From writer/director John Lamb who brought us “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” comes the total campfest Mermaids of Tiburon.   “Upon receiving reports that strange unclassified creatures, possibly mermaids, have been observed in the coastal waters off Tiburon Island, marine biologist Samuel Jamison agrees to co-finance an […]

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