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Scouting Sundays: Pacific Palisades 01

Let me tell you!  Nothing brings an overwhelming sense of happiness like a house with a view of the ocean!  The colors of the water are tremendously calming. Even when the skies are overcast and the waters are grey it’s still soothing.  This house has views from what seems to be every single room.  My pictures…

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The Ancient Art of Smudging

Do you believe in the ancient art of smudging?  I believe in an amalgam of things one of them being smudging. I believe in Holy Water and  strategically placed medallions. I believe in Fung Shui.  I think anything that can bring  better energy to your home is good. It can’t hurt right? Ok, it might hurt if…

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Scouting Sunday: Chez Panisse

This is a crazy time of the year for me. Work gets busier, the kids are on the brink of going back to school, which means I’m trying to squeeze every ounce of quality time in with them plus preparing for the school year.  We were traveling and it was amazing in so many ways.  I’ll…

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El Rosal

My family has a farm in Colombia, outside of Bogota. The land has been in our family for over 100 years.  I remember going as a child. Forty years ago we had to take the train and then walk a great distance. If it rained it was hard because the mud was thick and sticky.…

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Gasolina Cafe

It’s Scouting Sunday but to be honest, I’m out of houses to show you guys. For this week, I’m going to tell you another story. I love our mechanic. He’s honest, fair and relatively close to our house. When I need to do an oil change and I have the girls with me he is kind…

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Our Own Firework Tour

Last night we did something totally different and entirely unplanned for 4th of July!  I spent the day in Malibu with the girls. We went to the beach, had a great lunch at Kristy’s and ran around Pepperdine’s lovely lawn. Expansive green grass is such a rare commodity these days in Southern California. The draught is…

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Scouting Sundays: Venice 03

Hello 5th of July!  It’s a good morning to sit and read stuff on the internet!  Yesterday was a fun filled day. Venice has some of the best homes!  This one is no exception!  What a great open kitchen, dining and living space! Hope you enjoy the pictures. And in case you missed it, you…