Friday, October 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
It has been awhile since I have been able to write in this blog. We have moved our residence to a wonderful gated enclave in Newport Beach; we have joined the stunning and compelling real estate force, the McMonigle Group in Newport Beach. Affliated with Coldwell Banker Residential and Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. The McMonigle Group, lead by the visionary John McMonigle has been named by the Wall Street journal recently as the #1 Real Estate Group in the nation. The global reach of the company is palatable; the affliations John has created with his far reaching insight has changed the face of real estate practice in Southern California and beyond.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
So, time to be creative and set the table ! I am using my bright fuschia place mats with white polka dots ! My lavender colored goblets I hand carried back from France in 2002. Mounds of cookies and treats on the table. We found some great little ceramic buckets full of cookies for our grandsons. Maybe truffles for the adults, each boxed by the plates of our guests.
Take a deep breath and be grateful for each day. The moments add up to memories; and we can carry them with us, always.
Embraceable Spring !
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
I took this photo of the Sellers Winery vines, laden with fruit when we visited Dani and Ed Sellers in Paso Robles last August. The promise of the grapes is like the promise of Spring: new beginnings, fresh ideas, a time to marvel at life. Watching 60 Minutes last night which also featured Alice Waters, founder of the brilliance behind the legendary Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA was an inspiration too. Intuitively, I am always drawn to the freshest foods available and there is nothing better that the snap of fresh corn just out of the field under your teeth; or that delectable mixture of smell and taste of a brilliant tomato just off the vine. Making fresh pesto yesterday for a topping on the wild salmon dinner last night was relaxing with a delicious result. I am making Shrimp Stew with a twist for Dani and Ed tonight and will use the pesto to top off the bowls. We will serve their wonderful wine with dinner and drink to the bounties of our planet, if we pay attention to keeping it safe. I am using shells from my collection, as the centerpiece as an ode to the shrimp. Like a gift to Neptune for the bounty of the sea.
Each day is a gift, so enjoy what it may offer. I welcome your comments on my blog; I would love to have some to read !!