If only I could knit, I'd buy these pretty candy-like wool sets right up. Imagine the scarves in these colors!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I love me some Project Runway, but this Kenley needs a serious 'tude adjustment. Her fancy feather hairpieces will only get her so far, if she can't take constructive criticism she shouldn't be in the business!
The trip has finally come to a close, a 10 day adventure in our tent trailer (and the ER...) with the family, hopefully the first of many! Thanks for all your kind words, we're all doing great, no more nasty strep. We're so happy to be home and spent the first day nestled in our comfy bed watching TV, ahhh life's little pleasures. image: just as the sun set in Malibu
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ahhh....Del Mar, the most beautiful of beach towns. Miles of rugged sand bluffs line an endless stretch green grass, all leading into the white sand and impossibly warm indigo water. The mornings here are misty, a cool line of coastal fog that clears before noon. A quaint main street anchors the (insane) beach homes and the (view-errific) hilltop homes, all landscaped with the lushest tropical palms and blooming hibiscus. Pink and orange sunsets bring a day of surfing, shopping, and playing to a close. More to come...this town deserves more than one post.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Malibu is everything beautiful & pristine - and then some. Our campsite is huge, shaded with an umbrella-like tree that also blocks out the winds. Tiny squirrels, chipmunks, and bunnies run freely through, some even sit at the picnic table with us in the morning. We walked to the beach this morning for some great shell collecting and a bit of yoga, all as the morning sun warmed us up. The strep throat is slowly fading, we're trying to use the mind-over-matter trick to make it disappear. Ruby loves camping more than anything; upon arriving at each site, she locates the water spigot and the bathroom, then introduces herself to the neighbors. Oh, and she doesn't want this to end, she wants to keep on going. She's such a free-spirit, like a little wandering gypsy. I'm headed to Starbucks for some type of smoothie and hopefully some star spotting. Next stop -Del Mar! xo
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
We've hit a slight glitch on our road trip, Dave & I both have strep throat! Luckily, Ruby has been spared, and we're now fully into the first couple days of anti-biotics, so things are lookin' up. After spending an entire day in a Santa Barbara ER, Dave hooked up to an IV for hours on end, we opted out of the campground for a night and got a pretty Spanish-style hotel room with an ultra comfy bed. Camping and strep throat do not mix. Actually, nothing mixes with strept throat, my throat is covered in tiny white barnacle-looking things and I sound like I have a mouth full of marbles. Food? Not so much. Sleep? Most definitely not. Keeping a smiley can-do attitude? I'm really trying....but I swear it's hard.
Friday, September 12, 2008
The bags are packed, boards are strapped down, the trailer is stocked and we're making our way down the Southern California coast for the next 10 days. I'll be posting "tales from the trailer" along the way with my trusty laptop, so stay tuned. Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
We went to the Chihuly exhibit yesterday at the De Young Museum. I had no idea how impressed I'd be by the art of glass blowing, but wow, it really is a stunning exhibit. If you go, watch the movie on how he and his team create these magical creations of glass, light and color. There are 11 installations including an enchanted glass garden, an undersea world, and a wall of gigantic flowers (my favorite). Only 2 weeks left, you've got to go!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Hooray! Our tent trailer makeover is finally (well, just about) complete. "Trailer Sue" has had some serious work done since we first bought her on Craigslist a few months back. Here's what went down: bamboo flooring, freshly painted cabinets & walls, all new upholstery, new counter tops (Ikea), fancy hardware, new tires, and new ceiling lighting. We're all set for the big road trip down the coast, I just have to stock all the cabinets and plan a menu. It's very cozy inside and folds down (just like a puzzle) into a neat 8'x8' square. It's pretty tiny, so it was hard to get a good angle with the camera, but hopefully you get the idea. Come on in, have a looksie!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The other night we watched an episode of Date My Ex, starring non other than Jo & Slade from Real Housewives of OC (yes, Bravo will give just about anyone their own show). It was painful because of the complete scripted-ness of it all, but I was completely distracted by was all the scarves Slade was sporting. I mean, it's L.A, it's HOT and he has a huge scarf wrapped 3 times around his neck paired with a t-shirt. I'm not sure how I feel about the man-scarf being worn like this (obviously not for warmth, but for trend's sake only). Maybe in smaller doses? Maybe someone needs to speak with his stylist?
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Years ago my mom and I went on an amazing yoga retreat to Bali. The hotel we stayed at, in the artists colony of Ubud, had all these magical little spots filled with flowers, cushions, billowing curtains, and a view of tropical paradise. These little spots were perched everywhere; along the river, on a the walk into town, nestled into the side of a fern covered pathway. Each day we'd spend time in these little retreats, sometimes with morning coffee and other times to write or watercolor. This article makes me long for my own billowy retreat, right in my own backyard.