Coming Up: Rose Story Farm…and When Bloggers Collide at a Girls’ Lunch

Coming up: I’ll be posting any minute now about the most delightful day at Rose Story Farm in Carpenteria, California, just a stone’s throw from our Rancho La Zaca. Our hostess said Carpenteria was  the flower capital of the world. The world. I thought it was Ecuador or somewhere.

A Bee at Work at Rose Story Farm
A bee at work, Rose Story Farm

But if you just can’t wait for my post, or even if you can, my new friend Carolyn Espley-Miller, creator of the blog Slim Paley, just posted about Rose Story Farm and it’s beautiful. I nearly fainted when I first came across Slim Paley just a few weeks ago. It, and she, is divine. Divine. You will love her blog.

So you can imagine that I nearly fainted again when I was seated next to her at the most lovely and charming lunch given for moi (aww) this week in Montecito. I fawned instead. If I’d fainted I might have missed dessert.

It has been a week of many blessings. Hope yours has, too.

Also Coming Up:

Announcement of the rocking chair winner! Stay tuned…


  1. I love her blog , too! and I discovered Rose Story Farm quite a few years ago!

    Lordy! Isn’t it magical? My friend Brooke wrote about it on Velvet and Linen blog; and it is “indescribably delicious!)

    You have lunch there and think you are in France!!


  2. Oh, my! Beautiful, that bee must have been in rosy heaven. Adding Rose Story Farm to my Must Visit list, it has grown a bit thanks to you and Ms. Hollye. Wishing a Magnifico Marvelous Rosy Weekend to all!

  3. When you get fixin to fix it is about a serious very soon undertaking be it somthin good to eat or an itching project to take on. I am sure your rose growing at Rancho La Zaca will be very prolific. it will not be all due to climatic conditons and soil but another of your sucessful endeavors. By the way just read your article in the latest issue of Veranda on a True Classic and enjoyed it. I feel like I am stalking you but do enjoy following everything you are involved in. Carpenteria is our favorite overnight on way to San Francisco and a must to see the Rose Farm the next time. Thank you for the enjoyment you give to others with your blog.

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