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SUMMER INTO FALL

The months are streaming by in fast forward and looking back from my vantage point of November I see there was a lot of food and puppies in September and October. Perhaps I'll just skip all that...One of the most memorable days was spending time at the Jonathan Beach...

A WONDERFUL SUMMER

I was determined this year not to miss summer and it turned out to be absolutely delightful with celebrations and trips to the beach! Quite possibly too much eating was involved! It's always wonderful to catch up with Monique Schenk, my amazing architect and we had a...

KITA THE AKITA’S WEEKEND AT THE PENINSULA

Kita decided it was time for some R&R at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills and was quite excited about checking in.. After baggage inspection it was time to check out her room. Kita's special bed met with her approval, especially because there were also doggie treats...

BUT WAIT, THERE’s MORE…

Everyone seemed to be off to Armstrongs and Home Depot for plants, plants, plants. I got the bug as well although I'm not quite sure why. I keep buying plants but they seem to last a nano-second thanks to all the creatures that come out at night to nibble on them!...

MAY WAS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH

...but that doesn't mean I don't want it to continue into June! Veronica started it off at Midnight on the morning of the 18th with a balloon extravaganza! That girl sure knows how to party! After 2 A.M. cake and a little sleep it was off to the Huntington Botanical...

THE DAYS ARE FLYING BY

It's hard to believe that I haven't written anything for the blog since February...me bad! Honestly, it seems like last week which I guess is a good thing. Life is good, things are busier than ever and now before I turn around it will be May! Where to start.....Thanks...

FEBRUARY WENT BY WAY TOO FAST…

I've decided that the month of love... of expressing love to those we hold dear... should continue throughout the year. Valentine's Day is wonderful but maybe we need a special day each week, perhaps with different names, that we could send out special 'love you's' to...

IT’S BEEN SO LONG…

The weeks and now months have flown by and it's hard to realize I haven't blogged since September....or was it October? I'd like to recap, if only for myself to look back on what was actually a wonderful time in the midst of upheaval. So before I begin that, permit me...

SEPTEMBER WAS MADE QUITE SPECIAL…..

...as Carol Soucek King asked me to be the guest speaker (for the third time) for her Salon for the Creative Arts. Carol had heard a talk that I gave to the China Society of Southern California in January and she thought it would be perfect for September's Salon topic...

WAS THERE AN AUGUST?

The most thrilling thing for me was discovering these three figs on a tree that was planted years ago on the side of the house. Apparently they take a long time to produce fruit and this minuscule crop was enough to send me to the moon. I immediately harvested one,...
SUMMER INTO FALL

SUMMER INTO FALL

The months are streaming by in fast forward and looking back from my vantage point of November I see there was a lot of food and puppies in September and October. Perhaps I'll just skip all that...One of the most memorable days was spending time at the Jonathan Beach...

read more
A WONDERFUL SUMMER

A WONDERFUL SUMMER

I was determined this year not to miss summer and it turned out to be absolutely delightful with celebrations and trips to the beach! Quite possibly too much eating was involved! It's always wonderful to catch up with Monique Schenk, my amazing architect and we had a...

read more
KITA THE AKITA’S WEEKEND AT THE PENINSULA

KITA THE AKITA’S WEEKEND AT THE PENINSULA

Kita decided it was time for some R&R at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills and was quite excited about checking in.. After baggage inspection it was time to check out her room. Kita's special bed met with her approval, especially because there were also doggie treats...

read more
BUT WAIT, THERE’s MORE…

BUT WAIT, THERE’s MORE…

Everyone seemed to be off to Armstrongs and Home Depot for plants, plants, plants. I got the bug as well although I'm not quite sure why. I keep buying plants but they seem to last a nano-second thanks to all the creatures that come out at night to nibble on them!...

read more
MAY WAS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH

MAY WAS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH

...but that doesn't mean I don't want it to continue into June! Veronica started it off at Midnight on the morning of the 18th with a balloon extravaganza! That girl sure knows how to party! After 2 A.M. cake and a little sleep it was off to the Huntington Botanical...

read more
THE DAYS ARE FLYING BY

THE DAYS ARE FLYING BY

It's hard to believe that I haven't written anything for the blog since February...me bad! Honestly, it seems like last week which I guess is a good thing. Life is good, things are busier than ever and now before I turn around it will be May! Where to start.....Thanks...

read more
FEBRUARY WENT BY WAY TOO FAST…

FEBRUARY WENT BY WAY TOO FAST…

I've decided that the month of love... of expressing love to those we hold dear... should continue throughout the year. Valentine's Day is wonderful but maybe we need a special day each week, perhaps with different names, that we could send out special 'love you's' to...

read more
IT’S BEEN SO LONG…

IT’S BEEN SO LONG…

The weeks and now months have flown by and it's hard to realize I haven't blogged since September....or was it October? I'd like to recap, if only for myself to look back on what was actually a wonderful time in the midst of upheaval. So before I begin that, permit me...

read more
SEPTEMBER WAS MADE QUITE SPECIAL…..

SEPTEMBER WAS MADE QUITE SPECIAL…..

...as Carol Soucek King asked me to be the guest speaker (for the third time) for her Salon for the Creative Arts. Carol had heard a talk that I gave to the China Society of Southern California in January and she thought it would be perfect for September's Salon topic...

read more
WAS THERE AN AUGUST?

WAS THERE AN AUGUST?

The most thrilling thing for me was discovering these three figs on a tree that was planted years ago on the side of the house. Apparently they take a long time to produce fruit and this minuscule crop was enough to send me to the moon. I immediately harvested one,...

read more

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