Staying Light in the Darkness: Tips & Tools by Mary

By |March 23rd, 2020|MIND & BODY, UNCATEGORIZED|

The other day I went hiking in the hills above Montecito in an area that had been devastated by the Thomas Fire of late 2017, and then released as the harrowing Montecito mudslide that followed in January 2018. I hadn't been up there since, and for some reason I was drawn there with Napper that ...


Post Traumatic Growth! Healing Modalities We Love. by Mary

By |March 9th, 2020|MIND & BODY, UNCATEGORIZED|

Most of us are familiar with PTSD- post traumatic stress disorder, a diagnosis that is given for some in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Trauma can range from abuse of any kind, the loss of a relationship through death, divorce or breaking up, a severe illness, essentially any situation where on some level you ...


Happy Labor Day Weekend!

By |August 29th, 2014|UNCATEGORIZED|

Happy long Labor Day weekend!  Revel in these last official days of summer and get excited for Fall which is just around the bend and a perfect time for new beginnings.  xoxo

An Incredible Gift to Yourself And Your Best People – Cheryl Strayed’s TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS…

By |June 12th, 2014|UNCATEGORIZED|

  I read Cheryl's Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things, almost a year and a half ago.  Nothing in my life was wrong exactly. Externally everything looked good -  work was going well, I had a great boyfriend, I was getting along with my family better than ever... Internally, though I just felt stuck, stifled, stagnant and ...


NO ES BASURA (This Is Not Trash): Art That Encourages Environmental Awareness and Change…

By |April 7th, 2014|UNCATEGORIZED|

Don't miss the collaborative environmental and photographic exhibit that opened this weekend and will be on display at eARTHWe Gallery at Bergamot Station until May 3rd. NO ES BASURA is the brainchild of Environmentalist and Educator Peter Kreitler (my friend Laura's father), who walked the same stretch of beach in Santa Monica, 1,250 linear feet ...


Peter Som for Kohl’s! Designer duds at super inexpensive prices.

By |April 1st, 2014|UNCATEGORIZED|

We love a good deal.  We are sample sale mavens and love scouring flea markets and vintage shops for treasures.  Perhaps it is the training we received as girls with our grandmother Sue Sue who loved TJ Maxx and taught us to love the thrill of discovering the discounted gem amidst a heap of cheap ...


A Weekend in Washington, DC

By |March 28th, 2014|UNCATEGORIZED|

A childhood friend's wedding brought me back home to Washington, DC last weekend.  Lucky me, I had my two main men in tow!  It was Ever's first time to his mom's hometown and our nation's capital and as you can see from the photos above, he loved it!  The Natural History Museum was a highlight ...


Our Latest Health Discovery….Shilajit!

By |March 18th, 2014|UNCATEGORIZED|

Yes, it does sound like the MC Hammer song from the from the early 90s... "too legit, too legit to quit," but it really is too legit to quit.  Shilajit is the latest health, fertility, youth, wellness enabler we've heard of.  Gianna de la Torre, our good friend and acupuncturist, turned us onto the stuff ...


Five Best Spots in LA for Lunch with a Baby!

By |March 11th, 2014|UNCATEGORIZED|

Last weekend we loaded up Baby Ever for the 45 minute drive to Pasadena and the Huntington Gardens for botanical wonders and a delicious lunch.  Pasadena itself is lovely with plenty of eye candy in terms of gorgeous old mansions as you wind your way through neighborhoods to the front gates of the Huntington Gardens.  ...


The Final Chapter: A Road Trip! Cali Coast with my Two Main Men. HOTEL CHEVAL in PASO ROBLES!

By |March 5th, 2014|UNCATEGORIZED|

The last stop on our holiday family road trip was again, Paso Robles as it is the perfect halfway point between LA and San Francisco.  On our way home, we stayed at Hotel Cheval, a charming, quaint and quite luxurious boutique hotel right on the town square.  I loved our room on the second floor ...