Every year, I make a point to read a book a month. Let’s call this a hobby and a personal fulfillment activity. The books I read are chosen at random. Sometimes a title will surface in conversation or I drop by the UCLA thrift shop in West LA to spend time looking through hundreds of choices. As the months pass and the stack of books on my shelf grows, I feel a sense of accomplishment. At the beginning of the new year I give away all the books I read to friends, making room for the new ones.
One of my favorite things to do is visit my Aunt and Uncle in Oregon. When I was 10 years old, I got on a plane by myself to see them. I remember picking blackberries, digging in their vegetable garden, walking along the river, inhaling fresh air, looking out the window at miles of the open space all around us and the gentle people I continue to meet. Here are some photos of my most recent trip: end of May 2017
Teatime on the terrace
My uncle’s pot
House cat: Shino, named after a glaze my uncle invented
Heavenly shrimp pizza on imported sourdough crust from Crete, Greece
Woke up at 7am Sunday morning to fill my car with flowers and meet my client at Il Cielo, Beverly Hills to set up for the party. White ceramic vases spilling over with giant succulents, seashells, anemones, white hydrangeas and thistle cheered on this sweet mother-to-be in her final stages of pregnancy. Fortunately the rain barely came trickling from the sky above as the ladies sipped on white wine and smoked salmon appetizers.
We headed to Duke’s Malibu for their special radio broadcast of Breakfast with the Beatles last Sunday. That is my Brother Scott holding his son and wife and daughter. We had a blast! Can’t wait to go again!!
One of my favorite things to do is visit my Uncle Hank Murrow(master potter) and Aunt Beverly Murrow(the queen of quilt making) in August. The wildflowers are in full bloom-pears, peaches, strawberries and blackberries are ripening too. The days are long and the sun is hot…enjoy your travels this summer! Explore, create, saturate, meet and mingle! Go Out Doors…..
Celebrating my birthday with a dear friend at the Ivy restaurant. We had to take a picture in front of these gorgeous flowers.
I love going to concerts outside! Here are a few pictures from the Baaba Maal/ classix concert at the Annenberg Center for photography.