Yearly Archives: 2012

The big 5-0 is the golden jubilee of anniversaries. A semi-centennial, exactly half way to the full-grown maturity of centennialhood. In the ADD-addled age of 140-character Tweets and slang that shortens real words into beloved yet unidentifiable fragments (exhibit A: … Continue reading

With the holidays looming around the corner, it’s time to start planning for the onslaught of family looking to escape frigid temperatures and join us in beautiful, balmy Southern California.  Sure everyone loves their family, but it can still be … Continue reading

Move over L’Occitane, Bath and Body Works and Sephora, there’s a new scent in town. After hearing about a Marina del Rey store in which you can make your own scent, Valerie and I were there in about 5 minutes. … Continue reading

It is F-I-N-A-L-L-Y fall. Don’t believe me? Head to your local Starbucks (there’s one just steps from the delicious-sandwich-wizards at Mendocino Farms) and sip on a Grande Triple Pumpkin Spice Latte with extra Nutmeg. BOOM. One of my favorite things … Continue reading

Less than five decades ago, Willie Hjorth and her late husband were pioneers in the sailing world. The couple moved to the newly built Marina del Rey in the mid-60s with dreams of starting a business and sailing around the … Continue reading