Laguna Nursery

Every fall, the owner of Laguna Nursery buys these massive pumpkins and displays them up along the entrance to his store, which…

Tacoma

I dropped my son off at college a week ago at a wonderful liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, that I…

Peachy Keen Summer

Okay, I wished this looked as delicious as it tasted, but I’m not a food stylist. I’m also not much…

Trailer Treasure

Edith Rose I love vintage trailers. So when I spotted these little prints during the monthly art walk at the Santa…

Women in the Dirt

When I heard about this new documentary that showcases the work of seven successful landscape architects, all from California, I…

To Russell

This is Russell. My friend, Annette Wimmer, who is a hairdresser and artist, rescued him as a baby about a…

Charmed

Today, I got to go on the Laguna Beach Charm House Tour–the 39th annual–with my friend, Carey. Our friends, Cindy…

Epic Epiphyllums

My neighbor, Chow, gave me my first epiphyllum about 15 years ago. He has pots of them all over his…

Joshua Tree

We went camping last weekend at Joshua Tree National Park with some friends under the pretense of going bird watching. This…

Cari’s Illness

This vintage Italian ceramic umbrella stand is my friend Cari’s latest “score,” perhaps one of her best after 30 years…