From Off My List: Sweet Valentines Day Greetings

“The way to a person’s heart is through the stomach” -Libby Traubman Treasure after sweet treasure- there so many kinds of Valentines to give and to get on February 14th. The homemade kind are my very favorite (unless however you were planning to surprise me with precious jewels).  Last year, I made some sparkly Valentine cards … More From Off My List: Sweet Valentines Day Greetings

A Travel Wish List

  “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer” -Albert Camus During these long cold months of summer, I become wistful for warm sun and golden sand.  Once end of the year holidays are behind us, I’m itching (literally) to be done with sweaters, boots and jackets. … More A Travel Wish List

Thoughts and Observations: Change and the New Year

“Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes” -Carl Jung I could be wrong, but I’m guessing that right now along with about 7 billion other people, my thoughts are consumed with things that desperately need change in 2018.  Or if not, we are all at the very least right in the middle of enthusiastically … More Thoughts and Observations: Change and the New Year

From Off My List of Favorite Shops: Sottovoce

  “You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty and irresistible for the rest of your life” -Coco Chanel Immediately upon entering Sottovoce at 1845 Solano Avenue in Berkeley, you will most likely be greeted by the warm, friendly and always smiling shop owner Christine Mewha.  She has been welcoming shoppers in Berkeley CA … More From Off My List of Favorite Shops: Sottovoce

Thoughts and Observations: Thanksgiving Resolutions

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, makes peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow” -Melody Beattie These days I plan WAY ahead.  Some might say too far ahead.  It’s November, and I’m worried that because we have not purchased airline tickets for our summer plans, we will probably have to scrap those plans … More Thoughts and Observations: Thanksgiving Resolutions

Thoughts and Observations: Harvey Weinstein and the Me Too Movement

  “There comes a time when silence is betrayal” -Martin Luther King, Jr. “I’d like to invite you to my house to take a look at the script”, the director said casually over the telephone.  He had given me his number and asked me to call him about a green-lighted film project he was working … More Thoughts and Observations: Harvey Weinstein and the Me Too Movement