I am always looking for creative projects to do at night and weekends.  I am trying to shut electronics off at night to spend fewer hours on my laptop, iPhone or even watching television.  I was interested in needlepoint because I had heard it was relaxing and relatively easy.  I liked the idea that I […]


I took this snapshot a few weeks ago. It was a cold day and I needed a little happiness to brighten things up. I love these brass vases (Nate Berkus for Target!) with an arrangement of paperwhites and pink peonies, along with a fern that I picked up on a recent trip to Mendocino in […]


  Thanksgiving is upon us and I wanted to share a very personal story of mine from the last several months. There is an exercise craze that you may or may have not heard about called SoulCycle.  It was started in New York a few years ago.  It is an indoor spinning class – basically […]


I was looking through some drawers a few weeks ago and I came across this pair of knitting needles that belonged to my grandmother.  I have been looking for a new hobby – particularly one that would help me relax on evenings after work (wine always does the trick too, but this is fewer calories….)  […]


Who proclaimed the rule that you can’t wear white after Labor Day?  I am not sure – but I decided to be a rebel last week with a new pair of white jeans.   I know – I’m not exactly a revolutionary here.  But it’s my own small personal rebellion. What do you think about […]

Campbell and Wallace

Last week was difficult. We had to come to the hard decision to say goodbye to Campbell and Wallace. Life had become really difficult for them.   Major troubles seeing, hearing, walking.  The vet thought that one likely had cancer.   I rescued them as a pair when they were 12 years old from a […]


  September is just a few days away.  Kids are already back to school – or just about to be.  I love to spend an evening with a glass of wine and a stack of September issues.  Everything from the annual Vogue -it’s always inspirational to see the colors, textures and trends in fashion and […]

Flea market

Belated thank you to everyone who came out to the Alameda flea market a couple weekends ago.  The whole day was a huge success.  Highlights were seeing old friends and meeting new friends… and going home with basically nothing.   It was a great sale.   Seeing me drive the U-Haul was pretty classic. Thanks […]

Alameda Flea market

  Looking for something to do this weekend? My friend Caitlin Fleming (from Sacramento Street) and I are teaming up to sell at THIS SUNDAY’S Alameda Flea market. We have two truck loads of fabulous furniture, lighting, rugs (including vintage Moroccans that I brought back last year!), designer textiles, art and antiques from around the world. […]

Supper Club

Every few months, I gather with a group of friends for what we call Supper Club. This past weekend was my turn to host.  Lots of menu planning went into the night.  I was also in charge of table décor.  Here are a few snap shots of table. I wanted to mix natural elements into the setting.  I […]