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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
April is BIRTHDAY MONTH!
As in …. I make Andrew be extra birthday-nice to me all month….
Also, it helps to reinforce birthday month when we don’t celebrate with Kaitlin and Joe until mid-way through the month ….
Way to stretch it out
Over the weekend, Kaitlin, Joe and Chris came up from [...]
So, 6 days a week I blog tips and inspiration for creatives over at Lemon and Raspberry.
And if you don’t know that …. um. …. Shame on you? What are you doing here? I don’t even know ….
Blogging is SUCH an incredible thing. … I seriously feel so lucky to be able [...]
We’ve lived in this apartment now …. a year? Plus a couple weeks?
One of my favorite parts about where we live is that we are within walking distance of a Trader Joe’s….
Not just walking distance – a short 2 tree-covered blocks!
Once you leave our apartment…. walk down the hallway to the [...]
I had a different blog post planned for today … but the beauty of running your own blog is you can change the schedule whenever you like!
Gas is now about $4.25/gallon by our house!
Not a typo. It’s absurd.
We have been saving on gas this week though …. Now that we’re down [...]
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.
When Lori and I were first talking about her coming out …. She asked, “Have you ever been to the Getty? Is it good?”
Um, yes. I’ve been to the Getty – it might be my favorite place in L.A.
So, Sunday afternoon we headed over to the Getty … it was SUCH a [...]