Will be making a mad dash to San Francisco this week to speak at the fabulous de Young Museum. It is their celebrated, annual Bouquets to Art event. I am pinch-hitting for my friend Carolyne Roehm, who has family matters to attend to. She was, as she always is, very […]
You may have noticed (or been relieved) that I’ve stepped aside from blogging, in part to promote The Bee Cottage Story, which is pretty consuming. But also because I’m confused about what to do next. What to say? Where to focus? Who to become? WTF? Do you ever get like that?
Greetings Dear Readers, as we gallop into 2016, I’m still catching up with ’15…Last year’s Downton Abbey for one. Didn’t you love the point-to-point? And how the closed captions said things like: “MAN: FASTER!” The clothes were pretty swell, too.
What can we do when we feel “there is nothing we can do?” When we feel helpless and afraid after what happened in Paris, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles. And that’s just in the last few weeks. Here in the bustle and busy-ness of the holidays, amid the wealth and commerce […]
Happy Thanksgiving from our ranch to yours. Here’s a glimpse of last year, in case you’d like a little last minute inspiration. These feathered turkeys have become a staple in the entry hall. I ordered them from the Internet (no idea the source, sadly). This is his mate on the opposite wall. You will […]
A delicious, versatile, do-ahead dish, great for a crowd. You can dress it up for a party, or keep it simple for a cozy night at home. Either way it’s loaded with vegetables, full of flavor.
It’s beautiful and inspiring and okay a little schmaltzy. But sometimes I like that, because I am, at heart, a sap. Anway it’s a good way to start the week. A dear friend sent it to me, and I thought I’d share. Watch it here: Today I Rise. Below are a few of the […]
Today’s post is a kind of parable, and a true story. If you’ve had a crisis of trust or faith lately, or someone has let you down, this is for you. An extraordinary thing happened to me this week. One of those things that causes you to stop in the middle of whatever– and say wow, that was God, pure and simple.
Saw these on my friend HoneyPaper’s Instagram the other day and loved. Anything this tiny with packaging this exquisite has me at Hello. Went straightaway to order from HoneyPaper for myself and will do for gifts as well. (Heaven help us, we’re already thinking about Christmas. ) From a company in Boston […]
April 2 – 30th Annual Celebrity Authors Luncheon, Santa Barbara
March 16 – Art in Bloom, New Orleans
What a great six-book giveaway has been organized by the folks at Tandem Literary* That’s six little bundles of joy for you, or six holiday or hostess gifts in one swell foop! Done, boom! But tarry not, dear reader, deadline to enter is September 30. Here’s a link to the entry form. I […]