Hi! My name is Janine Robinson and I hike, garden, surf, play my ukulele, stargaze, read, cook, go birding, hit the fleas, take photos, dine, and explore the world in our little fiberglass egg camper. In Laguna Beach—which is in Southern California, about an hour south of Los Angeles in Orange County–most of us live outdoors as much as possible. As a coastal town full of artists and creative types, the outside spaces and gardens here are whimsical, inspiring, and joyful. On my blog, I love to showcase and support new gardening, landscaping, travel, design and outdoor living ideas that are inspiring, progressive, beautiful and fun.
I am a mediocre gardener at best, but like many of my hobbies, I enjoy them not because of my talent but because of what I learn and where I get to go while I do them–OUTSIDE!!
Professionally, I’m a journalist and teacher. Currently, I am the editor of a luxury lifestyle magazine called Pelican Hill, which is published by The Irvine Company mainly for guests and surrounding residents of their Newport Beach resort. Way back when, I was a staff reporter for The Miami Herald and The Orange County Register newspapers. I also worked as the editor of a lifestyle magazine in Orange County, California, called Orange County Woman. During the years I got to stay home with my two children (now teenagers!), I freelanced for both editorial and corporate publications, including The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Orange Coast magazine, Entrepreneur media, and Laguna Life and People magazine. Learn more about my freelance writing, editing and blogging services.
Most recently, I earned my credential to teach high school English. I tutor local junior high and high school students, and specialize in helping them write their college application essays (If you are looking for some great advice, tips and information about how to write these dreaded essays, check out my other blog, called Essay Hell.)
If you are interesting in my Marketing Services or just want to talk about my Web site, just send me an email: J9Robinsonlb@yahoo.com.