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…

Eat Your Weeds!

Photo via Brooklyn Supper This winter, many of my friends were raising marvelous salad greens in their gardens, and serving…

The Great Park

I visited the Orange County Great Park for the first time today. It’s only about 15 minutes from my house,…

It’s Official!

 Spring has sprung! (Thanks to Jill–and her helpful husband–for letting me indulge in their amazing wisteria vine at their historic…

Get Out!

This Crate and Barrel catalogue landed in my mailbox yesterday. For a minute there, that cover photo threw me for…

The Camp

We took a friend out to a birthday lunch at a popular outdoor mall in Costa Mesa last week called…