Summer Entertaining

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. Today’s event is a party for twelve and, as usual, my focus is on setting a beautiful table. Here are snapshots of today’s sunny summer set-up! I’ve also attached a link to one of my previous posts about daisies – the friendly flower. Daisies are one of … More Summer Entertaining


Fabulous Food Photos

It seems everyone loves to photograph and post pictures of food.  While I enjoy doing that too, I also love to photograph fruit, veggies and other items at the market. Many grocery stores have taken a cue from Whole Foods and display their food beautifully arranged in baskets or overflowing in containers.  Sometimes the color … More Fabulous Food Photos

Supporting Friends

I do my own flower arrangements for my clients but I get my inspiration from a variety of florists across the Bay Area. One of my favorites is Anne Rizoulis.  Anne and I are old friends from our corporate days in specialty retail.  Anne branched out to do flowers several years ago and makes the … More Supporting Friends

Farm Fresh Dining

For our most recent event, an outdoor party for 20, we focused on a “farm fresh” theme. The weather was a perfect 65 degrees with a pleasant breeze.  The drink station on the front deck greeted guests as they arrived.  And the hors d’oeuvres on the back deck created a nice flow through between the … More Farm Fresh Dining

Dramatic Light

As I progress in the Developing Your Eye photography class offered by Blogging U, I’m paying much more attention to light, light sources and how light adds drama. These pictures are from a trip to Hawaii several years ago and I think they are great examples of how dramatic light can be!


Yesterday afternoon I experimented with some new watercolor techniques. I had a few scraps of unused watercolor paper that I didn’t want to throw away. The green grasses in the featured image happened when I added more and more water to my green as I applied it on the paper. I love how the darker grasses … More Watercolors