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March 12, 2020

Even though I floral arrange and design, I admit, I’m not at all a gardener. When I was young, I liked to play in the dirt, but I didn’t like to dig in the dirt to plant things. Maybe it's because I didn't have a lot of patience for that as a child. However, I've alway...

February 13, 2020

Is there a home in your neighborhood that you’ve often wondered what it looks like inside? There is such a home in my neck of the woods that is currently for sale, and I finally got to see its interior. 

            Of course, it’s aesthetically beautiful on the outside...

January 26, 2019

Am I the only one that wonders, 'Why do we have to take down all the winter décor just because Christmas is over?' I understand Christmas for the Western world occurs during the winter season, but isn’t contemporary Christmas décor, with snowflakes (real ones, not labe...

July 13, 2018

Nestled in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains, you'll find a charming A-Frame home emporium that greets you at the entrance of Lake Arrowhead Village, called Jeannine's Home Furnishings Gifts and Accessories, where shoppers are invited to browse, sit, and i...

June 28, 2018

Art is not so much about beauty, as it is about a portrayal of inward significance, and one of the places where this is evident was at last night’s pre-opening of Laguna Beach’s Sawdust Festival, exhibiting the works of over 175 artists.

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May 2, 2018

Some people live in a pretty nice area but just want a change of venue for a few hours. That’s what happened with me last weekend. I longed for a place that wouldn't be too crowded or busy, and where I could roam around and have a drink that someone else would make for...

April 3, 2018

I love winter: the holidays, the rain in Southern California, the brisk air. But winter also gives way to Spring. For Californians that means less and less chances of rain, as the months go by, for our drought prone state, but we once again get to witness the signs of...

Spain is enchanting. Beyond the vibrant metropolitan city of Barcelona, you'll find a countryside with a more relaxed momentum. These rural areas denote a rhythm and pace when life was simpler, neighbors were friends, and home was your sanctuary. Those who have experie...

October 20, 2017

So, you live by the beach, but Fall has arrived and you want to get into the Halloween spirit but still have a beach vibe at home. What to do? One person found a way to combine the elements of the sea and the spirit of Halloween in his beach pad for a haunting effect....

October 8, 2017

There really is something magical about fall for me. Magical, in the sense that our imaginations get to play, explore, and create in awesome and gnarly ways. And I do find myself asking, ‘What kind of mischief can I get into today?’ I’m sure I’m not alone in that senti...

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