As I looped around the park during my morning walk, I saw this guy carefully removing the violin from its case and I stopped to hear him start to play. Just one note and memories of my violin-playing school days came to me. Like how Mr. Gelfer loved the Beatles and we played “Eleanor Rigby” for… Read More Violinist in the Park
Browns & Leaves: This Marc by Marc Jacobs cotton scarf (a recent thrift store find) will be my go-to wrap for fall. Pictured with it, a necklace that pairs a vintage cameo with a leaf charm. It might seem like there’s an endless summer in Los Angeles, but we have leaves that fall from trees. (Note the cat cooperating for a… Read More Fall Colors & Falling Leaves
Drying off after a swim this weekend, I took a photo while reclined on the beach blanket and got more of my beach bag in the shot than intended. Then I noticed how it showed all the essentials for a beach day: floppy hat to provide good coverage from the sun; polarized sunglasses to shield eyes and fight… Read More Beach Bag: Ready for Summer Days
Some favorite summer sweets, ready to enjoy (from market bag to mouth). While the heirloom tomatoes (top) are sweet enough to eat alone, they are even more delicious with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, and salt and pepper. Yum.
So much to love—and protect.
Bougainvillea on a sunny day; after the rain; and behind the wetsuit hanging to dry. Updated: excited to have the LA Times select the wetsuit photo for their “Southern California Moments” feature.
This & That (& Green): New finds and old favorites I’m loving right now. A combination of vintage or second-hand items; beauty products and other goods made responsibly with better-for-you, non-toxic ingredients; and DIY creations. Spring’s arrival in Southern California is never as dramatic as in other regions, but we still welcome its arrival with… Read More This & That: Spring Flowers, Birds, Butterflies