Scotty, do not beam me up. I have been transported and think perhaps I’ll stay a while.
Where have I been for so long? Certainly not in Silver Lake for it is a magical kingdom. To quote Wikipedia, “There’s a bohemian vibe and neighborhood feel with an eclectic gathering of hipsters and the creative class.” Robert D. Putnam, author of “Bowling Alone,” which is about the loss of community in American life, has most certainly not been to Silver Lake. This little enclave contains some of the most famous modern architecture in the United States, a Schindler house, Richard Neutra’s galore and many more.
When Molly Siple invited me to lunch at her Silver Lake home I was totally unprepared for what would greet me. In this charming old neighborhood of winding streets & amazing residences you get a sense of community that perhaps is found only in Europe.
Entering Molly’s front door I glimpsed ‘It’ floating before me. There it was, Silver Lake, dotted by a flock of white seagulls & what I was told is a Snowy Egret who now owns the place.
Stepping onto Molly’s deck I thought, “Is this a Mediterranean villa I’ve entered?”
You can see Molly in front of her amazing vista with ‘Ginger’…lucky cat. (Winston too, who is also a precious rescue.)
Allow me to rhapsodize about lunch but first I should tell you that Molly is an award winning author of too many books to list. O.K., a couple…’Eating for Recovery’, ‘Healing Foods for Dummies’, Low Cholesterol Cookbook for Dummies’, ‘Recipes for Change’, ‘Delicious Way to Better Health’ and on and on. It’s like being invited over to Julia Child’s (and did I mention Molly is the recipient of a J.C. award?) So, here is this best selling nutritionist and best selling author making ME lunch! Oh heavenly repast.
Here’s Molly in the ‘test’ kitchen Victor built for her (#1 kitchen is upstairs) and here is the fantastic retro-fitted stove. Love it!
I was served ‘Bouibaisse’ and what better to have on a Mediterranean villa. A beautiful salad, French bread and delicious marinated olives that I’ll tell you about in my next posting.
Because we both adore New York there was N.Y. cheesecake for desert with grand coffee.
Here’s my gracious hostess serving our salad.
Oh, as if all this isn’t enough, Molly is an accomplished artist, member of the California Art Club and a regular contributor to their newsletter as well as American Artists, Southwest Art and many more.
Driving home, past Silver Lake there were dog walkers galore…a perfect sight to end a perfect day.
For more information about Molly:
http://www.eatingforrecovery.com/ and also Google Molly Siple
And, be sure to Google Silver Lake architecture