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DIY Modern Fall Wreath

I have been re-using these simple square craft-store wire frames for almost a year now (see previous wreaths here: Spring, Holiday, succulent). They have been a great little investment! For my Fall wreaths, I used thin green florists' wire (which…

Broken Flower Beauties

When I brought home a stunning deep pink bunch of lilies from the store, I was disappointed when I unwrapped them to find five of the buds had already snapped from the stems. I popped them into mismatched wine glasses…

DIY Modern Spring Wreath

This beautiful Spring wreath is a no-brainer. Really. It's an easy, do-it-in-front-of-the-TV, low cost project that you're going to love. All you need is a wreath frame like this one from Michaels, and some balloons. OK, quite a lot of…

Baked Apple Rose Tarts

My friend Ruth (who doesn't usually bake), made a batch of these gorgeous looking tarts. She promised they were easy, so I took on the task. The recipe from tiphero.com is beautifully presented in a short video. I love cooking…

Stunning Succulent Centerpieces

Succulents are gorgeous sculptural plants, they're easy to care for, and they last - which makes them perfect candidates for your holiday centerpiece this year.  I would love these centerpieces year 'round and you'll notice that many of them came…

Favorite places – Magnolia Bakery, Los Angeles

I love hearing about other people's favorite places, and then exploring them myself. It's a great shortcut to discovering the hidden gems in each city and town you find yourself in. It was kind of weird when my own son…