Saturday, May 9, 2015

Venice, CA., Artist's Garden-Home Art Studios I

Front courtyard

Venice Beach, CA., Garden and Home Tour
featuring the homes or gardens with Art Studios on the premises.
Part II is linked at the bottom of this post.

Children's Book Illustrator-Artist Micah Linton
Garden and studio at his home
Front patio and Mediterranean style home
Continue...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Different Look of Fess Parker Winery Los Olivos, California


My husband and I had the delightful opportunity to attend the Release Day wine event at the Fess Parker Winery in the Santa Ynez Valley.  Yes, it's thee Fess Parker from Davy Crockett TV show days.  He opened this winery and has a lovely Inn in Los Olivos.  He actually loved the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley areas and was at the winery a lot until his passing. What a great day trip to visit and admire the beautiful old towering oak trees and flowers among the rows of wine grapes.  The setting is a stunning example of a natural California landscape.





                             Four wine tasting stations and the scrumptious BBQ lunch was a delight...                                            not to mention the live Blue Grass music, Ventura Strings.







The tasting room is elegant with just a few memories of the legendary star of T.V such as photos and a coonskin cap on the bar.

Such a fun place to be on a cool Saturday in the Santa Ynez Valley!










The Inn at Los Olivos and don't forget the Inn at Santa Barbara.  









Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lauren Bacall's Pricey Vuitton!


Lauren Bacall was such a lovely and mysterious woman.  She passed away recently and her apartment at the Dakotas in N.Y. went up for sale.  Her antiques and fine art have been auctioned recently.  The Louis Vuitton ensemble luggage with Ms. Bacall's monogrammed initials went for $37,5000.  Wow, that's traveling in style.  Photos on Lonny.






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Monday, March 30, 2015

Clooney's English Country Estate




I've featured George Clooney's Lake Como villa in a previous post but now visit George and wife's British country estate near London...see it at Lonny.



Sunday, March 29, 2015

'Bottle Shock" with '70's Flavour


If you've not seen the movie "Bottle Shock" starring Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine and Dennis Farina, then check it out on Netflix.  It's all about the emerging Napa Valley Wine industry in the '70's and the impact it had on the skeptic French wine sommeliers. The scene above where the blind tasting event was held, reflected Euro vintage vehicles on a rustic farm as if it were set in France (and convincingly pulled off).  However, scenes were shot n the beautiful California Napa Sonoma Valley.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Map Arts



                       Occasionally I've posted unique and creative uses with maps for travel lovers.                                Here's a rose made from a map.  Very cleaver don't you think?


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Big Night Movie

  
A lighthearted movie about two brothers as Italian chefs who run a flailing restaurant. Although filmed in 1996, the setting was the 60's which reminded me of visiting with my Italian family.  There I learned about the routine gatherings where everyone socializes around the much loved meal.  Stanley Tucci and Isabella Rosselini are outstanding in their roles.  Continue to see more of the kitchen, food and movie...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Euro Color Study


Chic color study...loved the clay pots from Pinterest so I made this color study...


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