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My first and last massage occurred seven years ago. Aloha!  Greetings from Maui…while perusing the resort grounds, I happened upon the Spa.  I asked, just for the heck of it (as my budget is tight), to see the Spa menu.  I quickly skimmed through the menu…facials, massages, and body treatments. My eyes rested when I […]

Big Sur…where California Forests meet the Pacific Ocean.  This photograph was taken high atop a bluff at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park overlooking the 80 foot waterfall and cove. A few splendid links that caught my eye: Gray Love in a 17th Century Cornwall home. A sea of dreamy bedding.  Photography by Ara Solis. A […]

Last year at Christmas, hubby stuffed my Christmas stocking with gift certificates for two Cheese tasting classes at The Cheese School of San Francisco.  Thus, began the planning for an idyllic and romantic road trip to San Francisco and Big Sur. In spite of dreary, gray, overcast, and foggy weather, which foiled my photography endeavors, […]

Today  is  filled  with  roses!    Earlier today,  I  drove to  Rose Story Farm,  an old fashioned rose farm in Carpenteria, California.  The 15 acre farm nestled between the Santa Barbara Foothills and Pacific Ocean grows 18,000 rose bushes with 120 varieties. I took the hour long group tour which meandered past charming cottages, fruit […]

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is one of the most magnificent places to visit in Los Angeles.  Located in San Marino, there are 14 separate gardens spread across 120 acres with 14,000 different plant varieties.  While attending fashion design school, I studied elements of composition which include color, pattern, repetition, texture, etc., […]