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This is Us (and some extra stuff thrown in)

This is Us (and some extra stuff thrown in)

Perched on our Studio City front porch in 2004, Brian and I wondered what it would be like to walk our --then unborn-- child to Carpenter. Three years later we celebrated our daughters adoption at @arts_deli because they had become family to us, as well as our “go to restaurant”, and experienced our adoption process in real time.Countless times in nearly 2 decades we have walked Studio City shoppi…
The Art of Whimsy

The Art of Whimsy

Restrained whimsy means something different to different people.  To some of us, it is a classic black bag paired with a leopard print suit, and a brilliant blue heel. For others it's a candles scent summoning Grandpa's baseball mitt.  For me, though some might be surprised, it is finding an animated piece for our home which guests will randomly discover when they are there. That is some…
It's About Them

It's About Them

Blank.In the time it took to walk from my car to the store, my mind went blank. I went from having incredible birthday gift ideas of fragrant candles, inspiring books, and chic jewelry to … nothing as I stood staring at it all. Thoughts raced through my mind, “This will be easy!…Is that really what you are thinking cuz’, I thought you were good at this?…You have great taste, just choose!…is that r…