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Instagram 13 Dec 2019

Don’t you love this cardboard cut out of His Grace?! We busted this out at a launch party for the new book, and I thought “Wow, the beginning of a slick pr campaign right here” (propped up on the stove) And he said “Maybe in Amarillo” And I said “I’ll take Amarillo!” From now til Jan 1, buy a copy of California Cooking and Southern Style and get a Talkin’ Big free. What a deal, right?! Order via link in profile. Merry Happy!
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#californiacookingandsouthernstyle
#talkinbig #tomdittmer
#rancholazaca #slickprcampaign

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Instagram 12 Dec 2019

Our festive book club lunch today, having read The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, by @mitchalbom It’s been out a few years but like Frankie’s guitar strings, it hasn’t lost its magic. It’s also great on @audible hearing the real life @lyle_lovett @wyntonmarsalis and others read their parts. The menu was first a Spanish potato and chorizo torta, broccoli rabe, second a salad and cheese, and lastly homemade peppermint ice cream w chocolate sauce and ricciarelli cookies and chocolates. #californiacookingandsouthernstyle
#ranchlazaca #francesschultz francesschultzflowers #ladieslunch #guitarcenterpiece #christmaslunch

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Instagram 11 Dec 2019

Love the beauty and simplicity of all green… reposted from @flowermagazine the work of Atlanta floral designer @canaanmarshall. Swipe for foliage details. I’m just getting around to my own mantels. Keeping it pretty simple this year as we are traveling a bit. You?

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Instagram 9 Dec 2019

The ‘60s lived on in last night’s LA soiree celebrating a movie-tv friend’s homecoming from a months-long project on the East Coast. One of the clever hostesses (i was strictly a guest!) decorated a series of styrofoam wig stands in go-go and other super groovy get-ups that were pure genius! .
#sixties #sixtiesparty

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Instagram 5 Dec 2019

Funny-not-funny! Don’t get me started… about this ho-ho-ho-riffic habit of cancelling, no-showing, not replying. What on earth is happening to us that this has become endemic in our culture? Especially in big, busy cities full of big, busy people… though it does remind me of how grateful I am for the many good friends and loyal acquaintances we do have and appreciate all the more for their integrity, honor, and manners. … Image is a greeting card I found at @jwoesteinlo Swipe for artist/creator
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#manners #mannersmatter

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Instagram 3 Dec 2019

I have watched this 100 times… with granddaughter Piper aka @djpipertini1016 casting a critical eye o’r new book California Cooking and Southern Style, and coming upon beloved family friend Junebug’s (aka @dogtalkchef ) gorgeous flatbreads in Chapter 5. You can hear His Grace jn the background speculating that she might become a chef… That or a comedienne. Looking forward to celebrating in NYC tonight. .
#californiacookingandsouthernstyle

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Instagram 28 Nov 2019

Did something a little different with the old @potterybarn cornucopia, putting the two larger on the mantel as bases for flowers and two smaller one on a bed of moss on the table, with pumpkins, dried seed pids and acorns, and the handful of leftover flowers left from the other arrangements. I sort of of all out. Ok not sort of. Don’t know what gets in to me . Sooo grateful this year for the help of the talented Ashley Brady, and now so tired can barely keep my eyes open…
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#californiacookingandsouthernstyle
#rancholazaca
#santaynez #santaynezwinecountry
#thanksivingdecor #tablescapes