Dwell on Design 2015

Can I be honest? I love/hate going to Dwell on Design!  I love going to see all the fabulous products and ideas. It’s wonderful!  I also love the people watching! So many stylish people…the stylish without trying types. It seems so anyway. Maybe they spend hours honing that look. Who cares! They still look like…

Visiting Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara was hit this week with an awful oil spill.  It’s sad for the all the sea life affected as it is for the town.  It’s such a beautiful area and now I’m sure no one wants to go. We were just there over our Easter break and I had a great time with the…

Mother’s Day

Yesterday was epic!  I had one of the most amazing days ever!  And I noticed I’ve accidentally started a….tradition or a habit? Can it be called a tradition when it’s only two years running?  Last year we were in Chicago for Mother’s Day.  The night before we decided we would go visit the Farnsworth House out in Plano…

The weekend.

After spending three days in bed with a stomach virus, I finally had the energy to get out of the house yesterday.  My motivation was equal parts cabin fever and lack of vision. Literal vision, not creativity or direction. The last thing I did before yelling angry nothings at my toilet was get an eye exam. It had…

Happy New Year?

2014 was hard.  2015 might be even harder. I’m looking around for a stick because I fear there may be moments to come when I’ll have to bite down… But none of this will knock me down. I get up every morning, I look in the mirror and I see where I want to be,…

6235 Lubao: Entrance

I’ve been looking at Zillow lately.  It’s depressing. Not that we’re moving but I’m always curious. Most houses in the Los Angeles area, priced in the $500 -900,000 range are very…well, I have to say it: ugly.  It’s a clash of architecture styles with no eye for design. I usually have to go on a…

Garden Thoughts

I’m looking to redo or add more to our front, draught tolerant garden.  This area in particular is what I want to redo.  The plants I previously chose didn’t quite turn out they way I thought they would. Partially because I didn’t realize how shady this area is.  Even in the summer I’d say our…