musings about food, travel, creativity and life


Easy Does It

We just returned from our first trip of the new year.  It was to a little inn on the bay in Baywood-Los Osos, California and then to nearby San Luis Obispo. Our sojourn included lots of walking along the bay and in the Elfin Forest, […]


  A gentle approach to joy this month…a simple question: what makes you smile?   😊Here are a few “smile creating” events for me this month, all first-time events:      discovering “Spaghett”—a summer cocktail consisting of Aperol, Miller High Life Beer and  lemon juice […]

Home for the Holidays

Home for the holidays, indeed. And our home is over-the-top with decorations. Every holiday ornament, dish, napkin, light, and candle that has been in hiding for years is now out and about and making our house a red and green extravaganza. Why not! By bringing […]

Rabbits, Rabbits, Everywhere

      I have a rabbit fetish.  I haven’t counted how many little stuffed fabric or ceramic bunnies or silver rabbit charms I have, but let’s just say, I have many.  It all started when I had a dream about a rabbit that I […]

A Retreat

A Retreat

I just discovered that I’ve already completed one of my 2019 goals! Little did I know that I could complete the goal of “research and go to a retreat center” in such an unexpected and rather low-cost way. Soon after returning from our trip East, I developed […]

Tidbits for the New Year

Tidbits for the New Year

As 2019 wends its way into our lives, I like to think about what themes I would like to manifest. But I also like to “slow into the year,” leaving room to see what new energy or ideas present themselves. So for this post, I […]