Seen in L.A. (intro)
sparkly silver toddler-sized converse shoes. first the left shoe … then the right shoe about ? a block later 4 men’s shirts hanging in dry-cleaning bags from a tree branch young mom (or babysitter) stopping to steal fruit from a tree in the front yard of one of the houses [...]
A few weeks ago, I assisted Maggie on a photo shoot at the Annenberg Beach House.
I read about the Annenberg Beach House YEARS ago in a little blurb in Vanity Fair ….and sine then I’ve been just waiting for a reason to go.
From their website:
The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa [...]
At the end of September, Andrew and I took a VERY SHORT day trip to Santa Barbara.
But I made sure to fit in a trip to the Santa Barbara Mission.
I hadn’t been there since 4th grade (which I remember because I was doing a school project [...]
Sunday morning of our weekend away in Big Bear …. We both woke up at 730a or 8a or so. I’m sure part of that had to do with going to bed early, but we’re both morning people, for sure. Andrew went and got a little (sad, weak) coffee from the lobby, we both [...]
So after lunch we drove around the lake some more … It’s not a very big lake at all, so it was easy to take a short leisurely drive around, checking out the town, checking out the lake, checking out the naturey-activities.
We had identified one of the shorter, nearer trails and went on [...]
Andrew had a month off work this summer – that corresponds exactly with the month that I’m not allowed to take time off from my job. So there goes any vacation plans we might have had.
Instead, I resolved that we would do a little weekend getaway – we live in Southern California, after [...]
So I finally (finally) got all my rolls of film developed – including several from our trip to Alaska more than a year ago!
This first chunk is from my Holga – a medium format ‘toy camera’. I’m still learning how to use it well, but I love the rich colors that showed up [...]
The week that Liz was in town, Andrew actually had several days off!
That Monday the 2 of them decided to go hiking – they went to Malibu so Liz could visit the beach as well.
And Andrew, bless his heart, thought to bring me back the trail map [...]
Completely randomly a few weeks ago I just Google’d ‘Santa Clarita gardening class’ … and found a free composting class just a few blocks away from our house!
The County of Los Angeles is putting on these ‘smart gardening’ workshops in all kinds of cities in the area … (They also offer a series [...]
The last day of our trip on Friday was AWFUL.
Left Aberfeldy at 7am.
Just Andrew and I, luckily, so one else could make us late.
I had a sore throat and the beginnings of a head cold.
We returned the rental car (after missing the airport off-ramp because we were driving INTO the [...]
Once we had walked all through the Cathedral and gravestones, Dad wanted to visit St. Andrew’s Castle site before it closed so they did that…. While the 4 ‘kids’ walked way out the long pier just behind the Cathedral near East Sands beach …
When we got to St. Andrews we parked on North Street, about across the street from St. Salvador’s Chapel – and Butts Wynd.
We separated – Mom and Dad to the golf course to buy something for Grandpa, and the other 4 of us to find St. Andrews College so I could get a [...]
Once Mom had gotten her St. Andrew’s sand, we jointly decided to get back in the car, drive south to the little East Neuk fishing villages and find the fish and chips place both Rick Steves and a friend of my mom’s had recommended – the Anstruther Fish Bar.
Of course, we followed Kevin’s [...]
Thursday. Our final day in Scotland. It feels like the week went by so fast! There’s so much more to see in the country!
I added St. Andrew’s to the itinerary primarily because of Dad … and his desire to see the golf course.
From Rick Steves:
For many, St. Andrews [...]
So Andrew has been working A LOT.
With paying clients and everything….
But recently he got a couple fun little *extras* from a client that he shared with me….
First: A cake.
Chocolate cake with buttercream frosting …. YUM! You don’t want to know how much I ate in 2 days (knowing I was [...]