Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!!


Wishing you and yours a beautiful 2016!

We stayed in last night with big pot of chili, our coziest socks and this bottle of champagne. It was the perfect end to 2015. There is so much to be grateful for and look forward to. 

I shared a toast with my nearest and dearest last night and this morning, I share it with you.


May Fortune Still be Kind to You
and Happiness be True to You.
May you always distinguish between the Weeds and the Flowers.
May you have Warm Words on a Cold Evening
and a Full Moon on a Dark Night. 
In the Year Ahead, May we treat our Friends with Kindness
and Our Enemies with Generosity. 
May it be the Best Year Yet. 
A Votre Santé!  



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Print Guest

I have some very exciting news to share with you!

My dear friends, Drew and Buck, have launched a company called Print Guest.

First, a little bit about Print Guest :

Print Guest is about friends. Each week we invite a friend who inspires us to produce a poster for you. For the next week, they invite a friend who inspires them to create something. And on and on.
We print beautiful archive posters printed on high quality matte paper. We can also frame them for you in a handsome hardwood frame. Each poster comes packaged and shipped to your door. Easy!

 Today the website launches and I am over the moon excited and honored to be their first guest. Three of my prints will be available for purchase for a limited time - just 2 weeks! They would make incredible holiday gifts folks. 

I selected three photos featuring local farmers market produce - more details about each print can be found on the Print Guest website along with pricing and size / frame options.  

Happy Holidays! xx 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Harvest Moon Hoedown

Julia Child once said, "People who love to eat are always the best people".  I love contributing to events designed for these types of people. Food People. This was my second year taking part in the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar corporate holiday party and each year it just keeps getting better and better. The event is designed by creative mastermind Wylie West Creative and I was one of a big group of culinary vendors included in this year's festivities. Here is a look at the cheese and charcuterie display we created for their outdoor hoedown at Newport Beach Dunes. 

All photos were taken by our friend and photographer, Andrea, of Andrea Patricia Photography.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Save Water. Drink Wine.

The Pine Salon Series strikes again. This time with an intimate dinner at Venue 66 featuring a sustainable menu by yours truly and conversation about the facts surrounding California's drought and the topic of conservation in general.  We had some incredible guest speakers including Liz Crosson, the water policy advisor from the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Paul Lazarus, the director of "Slingshot", a film about segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world's water crisis, and Brian Tichenor of Tichenor & Thorp Architects. Collaborators included Mountain Valley Water and ClubW. The event design and creative direction was by the one and only Wylie West Creative. We also had our incredible photographer friend, Andrea, of Andrea Patricia Photography, on hand to capture some of the magic.