Monday, April 28, 2014


This is by far the best bread cookbook I could recommend!!  Written by local authors, it really delivers sound recipes and great advice.  We have been baking and enjoying the most delicious loafs!
Spinach Feta....YUMM!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


TRINA TURK is one of my favorite designers.  So, yes, of course I had to stop in to her retail shop in downtown Palm Springs.  The shop blends well with the vibe of the classic mid-century modern architecture of Palm Springs.  If you are interested in architecture, this is a must see city.

This photo I took is interesting with the images of palm trees reflecting off the glass and chest of the male mannequin..kind of   artsy!

This was my purchase:  One colorful gauzy scarf and vivid blue silk blouse.   Ahhhh, Trina!

  Walking around town I came across this VERY LARGE statue of Marilyn Monroe...(hmmm...why??)
                           ( Ha ha, nice spot for the sign!!)

Also in Palm Springs we took a Segway tour through town.  Our first time ever on the machines and it was so much fun!!  It was a great way to get back near the homes of celebrities and zip from one edge of town to the other......
   So chic in our helmets!!

Monday, April 21, 2014


Point Lobos is a park in California just south of Carmel, which is a true treasure.  If you are in the area it is a visit you must make!!  Gorgeous scenery of the coastline and an other worldly cypress tree grove.  And speaking are a few snapshots of those gorgeous trees:


I hope your Easter holiday was wonderful!  We had an enjoyable celebration in our home with our beloved family.  What fun it was to share a few hours together, to eat, drink, and relive memories.  I loved every moment and feel so blessed. 
Thank you dear ones!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Our time in Carmel was magical!  What a special quaint...such charming architecture...lovely landscapes...and just steps away from the most beautiful sand beach.  Every morning we enjoyed a stroll into town for coffee and pastry, and then to the beach for a walk along the water.  For a week we lived a charmed Carmel life!!

An abundance of natural beauty infused us everyday.

How fortunate we were to have Reid and Hannah share some time with us here!!

We explored along the famous 7 mile drive, stopping to take pictures.  Here's Bryan in a cheesy photo-op with the Lone Cypress:
We rented a fantastic home with an enclosed courtyard.  Each night we were able to open a wall of glass to the garden, surrounding us with hints of pine, sea and flowers.  And sounds of the mourning dove.
Every night a gorgeous, perfect sunset to behold:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Some beautiful photos from our coastal drives...
From Monterrey to Big Sur on Hwy. 1....