From Off My List: A Rewind- The Wall and It’s Fall, Berlin Continued

“The world’s too small for walls” -unknown;  etched on the Berlin Wall Good Lord it’s already spring and embarrassingly enough, I have not yet finished blogging about our wintertime trip to Germany.  As some of you may be aware, after the first of this year I unknowingly dropped into kind of a dark hole that … More From Off My List: A Rewind- The Wall and It’s Fall, Berlin Continued

From Off My List: Exploring Art in Berlin

“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.” -Albert Einsten Feeling refreshed after having slept surprisingly well on our first night in our centrally located Berlin AirBNB, we woke early to grey skies.  I put together a German style breakfast of brötchen in our tiny kitchen (warm rolls, pretzels and cold … More From Off My List: Exploring Art in Berlin

From Off My List: Thanksgiving Turkey Cookie Place Card Favors

  “Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart” -Seneca Thanksgiving Day is so close that I actually smell a crisp pecan pie baking to perfection in an oven somewhere.  If you are a planner (ok, obsessive planner) like me, you’re double and triple checking the multiple lists of the items you still need to … More From Off My List: Thanksgiving Turkey Cookie Place Card Favors

From Off My List: Frighteningly Good Zombie Bark

“If you are ghoulish and ghostly wherever you’re seen, you’re sure to have such a wonderful Halloween!” -from a vintage Halloween card Halloween is just around the corner and as my close peeps all know, now is when my personality turns into a kind of domesticated Morticia Addams:  I start feeling compelled to bake lots … More From Off My List: Frighteningly Good Zombie Bark

Beyond Palm Springs: A Course in Desert Architecture

“Desert sky, dream beneath a desert sky….” -God’s Country, U2 Despite the colorful picture I painted last week, my recent trip to Palm Springs was not all midcentury immersion.  After a crash course in modernist architecture, Chris, Michelle and I were primed for a change of pace. The next stops on our tour included wonders … More Beyond Palm Springs: A Course in Desert Architecture

Palm Springs: An Immersion Course in Midcentury Modern Architecture

“The first five days after a Palm Springs weekend are always the hardest” -Lisa Ihnken My recent trip to Palm Springs was equal parts modernism immersion and desert landscape exploration with a dose of old friends reunion mixed in.  The result?  A 100% nostalgic and enriching experience.  Despite the fact that most sane people would … More Palm Springs: An Immersion Course in Midcentury Modern Architecture

Blog Post by Blog Post: Lessons Learned from Anne Lamott

“I don’t think you have time to waste not writing because you are afraid you won’t be good at it.” -Anne Lamott I fell in love with the wondrous writer and teacher Anne Lamott a virtual lifetime ago, thanks to a dear friend of my mother.  I was still single back then and the only writing … More Blog Post by Blog Post: Lessons Learned from Anne Lamott