Midcentury Mexico City inspires my house

Mexico City was not on my mid century architecture radar. But around every corner, residential and business districts, flat roofs and boxy shapes popped out in bold color from under bougainvillea and graffiti. The bold color gives off the best energy. A month before I left for this trip, I was debating whether I should […]

New York still stuck on you

On 5th Ave, a brisk cold day in March, “licking the windows”, as they say in Paris! I love that the city’s architecture is caught in the glare. A must for me for every NYC visit in my future will be a stop into Trash and Vaudeville in the East Village on St. Mark’s. said […]

Garden Section is my Get Away

The garden section of hardware stores is one of my favorite mid week activities. I’ve done a lot of traveling all over the world and this simple pleasure feels like a private escape without having to check my luggage. It’s a great place for kids to stretch their legs and enjoy some roaming around time. […]

New York Style

New York  is one of the best known places for more than just its tourist attractions.  Small living space is the hot topic whenever I bring up this big city.  Conversations before my trip made me curious to see if renters really do live in apartments the size of closets and store their shoe collections […]

Monets Garden

I still dream of returning to Paris. I need to see Versailles in Spring, seeing those gardens all covered up in winter is not as impressive.  Although, it is an unusual sight not everyone has seen.  To avoid landing in front of a CLOSED sign, I usually try to make detailed travel plans to take […]

Balboa Island Newport Get Away

Balboa Island is prime waterfront real estate. Most houses are year round vacation rentals in Newport that are weekly rentals or monthly rentals. My family rented this beach house, 331 Crystal Ave, to celebrate my mom’s promotion at work. This Balboa Island rental has the perfect mix of styles and full of easy beach house […]