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 [...]
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 [...]
Andrew made plans to see some of his friends play a concert the first weekend of December.
Of course, this concert was in San Francisco.
Only Andrew would look at the calendar, see he has about 48 hours off of work and turn that into a quick trip to visit friends!
We left L.A. [...]
One of my favorite newer Autumn traditions has been visiting a corn maze!!
This is something neither Andrew nor I did growing up, but when we lived in Arizona, Michelle introduced us to the wonder and glory of navigating a corn maze after dark …
Last year (2010) Tucson corn maze (2007) Tucson corn [...]
My mom is always finding some kind of travel deal, so about a week ago she and my dad came out to La Jolla where they had a free room at a hotel.
Andrew and I drove down on the Saturday to spend the afternoon and evening with them…
Time for the [...]
Andrew and his co-workers watch Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives during their lunch …. One of the great things about living in Los Angeles is so many of these well-known foodie places are within driving distance.
One of the ones from that show – Schooner or Later – is down south [...]
When my family is in town all I want to do is take them to all the good food places we visit…..
So after visiting LA Renegade, Andrew and I finagled a trip to The Stand on Ventura.
For whatever reason, the weekend my parents were in town, Los Angeles FORGOT that it was December….
That Sunday (mid-way through December) it was something absurd like 85 degrees out. Yuck. I am not a fan of heat.
But, since it was “so nice outside” (my mother’s words) we thought we should all go [...]
Last week Andrew and I made a trip down to Burbank for a little Christmas shopping …. We stopped by IKEA and the $1 bookstore to browse.
The $1 bookstore selection was a bit disappointing – the price point makes up for it, though.
Since we were looking [...]
Ah…. pumpkin patches…
Last year we went to Lombardi Ranch … this year – there’s a pumpkin patch just almost down the street from us.
Pierce College (a local community college) has an agricultural program, with a corn field, strawberries and all … Turns out they also do a pumpkin patch in the fall.
The final group of photos from the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs ….
The grounds of this hotel are amazing …
I love the white buildings with the orange doors, accented with green ivy….