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Alice Waters at Dosa

December 28, 2013 | 3 Comments
Alice Waters at Dosa

Right before the holidays I had opportunity to briefly meet one of my heroes in the anti-GMO movement Alice Waters at my favorite haunt downtown Dosa. Alice Waters is a pioneer in the philosophy that our food should be grown locally and organically. Her restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley which opened in 1971, began a ...

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Desert Flower Hannah Henderson ~ General Store

December 21, 2013 | 2 Comments
Desert Flower Hannah Henderson ~ General Store

One of my favorite haunts in Venice is General Store with it’s selection of hand crafted items and beautiful treasures. I always feel like I’m walking back int time to old California in the 70’s when I enter the doors. This is a perfect place to get most of your Christmas shopping done. Hannah Henderson ...

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Moon Canyon Christmas Bundles & Garlands

December 17, 2013 | 1 Comment
Moon Canyon Christmas Bundles & Garlands

Lovely forest sprite Kristen from Moon Canyon Design has been making the most aromatic bundles that are perfect for the holidays. I like to give these as hostess gifts or just keep around the house as centerpieces.  She recently paid a visit to The General Store in Venice to bring in some Christmas forest cheer. ...

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Vintage Treasures for the Nest

November 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
Vintage Treasures for the Nest

Finding affordable vintage gems for the home is so much easier these days. I created a collection on ebay of a few special pieces ranging from handmade pottery, vintage Moroccan woven rugs and old French grain sacks for making pillows. Things to bring a cosy vibe to the nest. Buying vintage is recycling and therefore being ...

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Collection ~ Dreaming of Provence

October 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
Collection ~ Dreaming of Provence

These days I’be been dreaming of a French Country Farm house where there are big, rustic, wood tables laden with farm fresh produce from the garden. The fireplace in the kitchen is blazing, and I am cooking there all day. Recently I created a collection of inspiring pieces that are all available on Ebay. Please follow ...

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Dreamy Victoria Morris Pottery

October 22, 2013 | 2 Comments
Dreamy Victoria Morris Pottery

As soon as I saw Victoria Morris‘ work I was in awe. I met her through Lauri Kranz and now the two are collaborating on some planters for Lauri’s gardens. I so so love those muted blue bowls and her little ceramic lamps. After we actually met I was even more impressed. Her studio is ...

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