Oh, Mrs. Meyer’s Orange Clove!

The holidays must be around the corner. How do I know? Is the chill in the air or the rain that fell gently all day today? Maybe… But I think that it became clear to me when my favorite Mrs. Meyer’s candles showed up on the endcap at Target last week. Orange Clove is my … Continue reading

Pasadena in Plein Air

Last week, on my usual round of vintage shopping, I ran across a painting that was quite a find. It was a small but beautiful plein air landscape painting. Signed by Vic Riseau and featuring the California poppies that I love, I was sold.This find prompted a little online research, where I learned more about … Continue reading

Studio Sale Time!!!

Studio Sale is coming soon!!! Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1-4pm. Tons to buy- details coming soon 🙂

Fourth of July!

We had great friends over for July 4th- it was a wonderful evening! What’s even more wonderful??! Molly’s amazing photos…Thanks, friend, for capturing the time together on film. Love it all!!!! Check out her photos here.


Hello all! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend celebrating our nation’s independence! We had a great time. We have had some of our good friends staying with us and the time has flown by (boo!). One of the highlights for our Fourth of July was the local parade. Wonderful!!!! Our little city of … Continue reading

Guilty pleasure…

Yeah, we are not what you would call country folks, and we are not really known to cowboy up for anything….but this movie was fun. Country Strong is a little cheesy, a little sad, somewhat melodramatic, a good bit entertaining, fairly predictable…..but not terrible. Enjoyable enough that we may have purchased some of the songs … Continue reading

Fency Pants!

Yes, terrible pun: but still a very fun project. Check it out on our “house” blog. Yay for long summer days with more time to work after, well, work.

A blanket of purple…

We are fortunate to be in the midst of a consistent sprinkling of small purple blossoms right now. Our street has many jacarandas and one of the oldest is right in front of our house. It has been a joy to watch the shades of periwinkle, pale blue and lavender fall and leave a cloak … Continue reading

simple, perfect evening

Memorial Day weekend is full of plans and parties, sometimes so many it seems like too much. You just want to stay home in the hammock. But spending time with friends is one of the best things in life, I think. Good friends had a get together recently that was wonderfully easy and effortless- despite … Continue reading

Night Lights

Last week, I had drinks after work with A at LACMA and I was able to see this art installation in person. Artist Chris Burden restored over 200 lamp posts and they have been creating luminary magic for patrons and passersby ever since. For reference they have been in films like that other Natalie Portman … Continue reading