Dinner and Downton

Every weekend this January, I have had the privilege of hosting a dinner-and-a-movie party with some of my dear friends. The “dinner” is usually a mish-mash of appetizers (usually involving cheese plates) and drinks, and the “movie” is America’s current anglo-obsession: Downton Abbey. This last week however, I wanted to try making something a bit…

January in Cali

Please forgive my obsession with oceanic sunsets….enjoy these 🙂

Where the Heart Is…

Flying out from Los Angeles yesterday afternoon—leaving beautiful, sunny, coastal weather—and entering into the snowy, sub-arctic tundra of Chicago has never felt more appealing. She has gone mad. I can hear all of you saying it now, and it makes me smile. Yes, Chicago in winter is brutal. Yes, I will probably be crying for your…