Catching up

PHEW….it’s been a crazy month! More of a whirlwind actually. First, our last minute trip to France and the Cannes Film Festival for our friend Sam’s documentary premier, then returning home to find a kind of unmentionable mess, and then returning to work to find out we’re moving our office space after more than 10 […] Read more…

Radio Show Information

Being on the radio with Ann of Bella Petite magazine, Kim from Good for you Girls and my great friend Nia of Elements of Life (and so much more) was the biggest rush I have ever felt in my life….ever! I feel so incredibly blessed to be involved with such amazing, passionate and inspiring women. […] Read more…

On the Radio with Bella Petite and Nia

I’m so EXCITED! This Tuesday morning at 10 AM, I’m going to be on the radio with Nia and Ann Lauren for the Bella Petite hour which is broadcast on America’s Web Radio. Click Here to listen live or to download and listen after the episode airs. For more information on Anne Lauren (editor in […] Read more…

Cannes Photos

I finally got a pretty good group of photos up for all of you who have been waiting. I wasn’t sure what was the best way to display them and of course my mac proved to have the answer for me. Click here to be taken to the main gallery page from which you can […] Read more…

Cannes Re-Hash

I actually am not completely recovered yet from the trip and all the days traveling. In case you’ve had trouble finding out how our trip went, here are some links to re-hash what I’ve posted so far. I have many, many more photos to post and tons of stories to share as soon as I […] Read more…

Home from Cannes

We made it…after 2 crazy days of trains, buses, planes (including lots of running through airports) we’re home. I’ll work on getting some details and more photos up this week. If you’ve missed how to view some of the photos up so far, they’re on Flickr here. It proved to be too time-consuming to edit […] Read more…

Cannes Day 6

We thought yesterday was going to be a “museum” day in Nice as it was raining in the morning. We all headed to the train station, bought our tickets and proceeded to tour a castle and gardens near the station while we waited for our train. The garden was amazing and as we roamed through […] Read more…

Cannes Day 5

Yesterday was a more “normal” vacation day – as normal as you can be on the French Riviera. Sam and Nia had midday business in Cannes and then a cocktail party to go to. The rest of us decided we were ready to see more of this beautiful area instead of heading back into Cannes. […] Read more…

Cannes – Day 4

Today was our first semi-relaxing day. It was so nice as we’re all pretty exhausted. Sam and Nia had to go In to town this afternoon to do a couple of hours of press. We met them there when they were finished so we could walk around and visit the castle. Unfortunately, the castle and […] Read more…

Cannes – Day 3

Am I dreaming? If I am, don’t wake me. Yesterday, we headed to the yacht for lunch and a relaxing afternoon. The yacht is owned by the man who financed Sam’s movie, Bill Price. Bill couldn’t be here because his wife is about to have a baby, so he sent his yacht for us to […] Read more…

Beloved Free Baba Jimi in Cannes

The last 2 days, I’ve seen opulence I barely knew existed. Each afternoon, as we were picked up by our yacht tender, which takes us out to our yacht worth $7 million with a maintenance budget of $700,000 yearly, I saw much bigger yachts worth a lot more. Some of the owners were paying $50,000 […] Read more…

Cannes Day 2 – The Red Carpet

Walking the red carpet at Cannes is ……exactly as you’d expect it to be…..crazy, exhilarating, mind-boggling and awing. There’s so much action going on as you’re “staged” which is fortunate for me because I simply didn’t have the time to get overwhelmed and to tear-up with emotion (which is typical for me). The only nervousness […] Read more…

Cannes – Day 1

Yahoo!! We made it, we’ve rested, showered, eaten great food, hiked, chatted, dressed and it’s only day one! Tonight is the BIG night! AND we get to walk the red carpet with Sam and Nia at the premier! It’s so exciting! Unfortunately we aren’t allowed cameras, phones, or any other gadgets while walking – so […] Read more…

From Beloved free baba jimi in Milano

Approximately 20 years ago Sam and I had traveled to S. Africa on a surfing trip there. S. Africans use a term called a “joll” which is short for a jolly good time. It’s a term they use on road trips to say all the normal rules don’t apply just relax, let it flow and […] Read more…

The Important Things in Life

Yes, I’m super excited about this upcoming trip of a lifetime to Cannes. I also tend to be a super emotional traveler…well a super emotional everyday person actually. Yesterday, I saw these amazing photos of my beautiful family and thought that even though I’ll be away for 2 weeks, seeing and doing and experiencing all […] Read more…

Hiking with Mickie in Marin

Last Thursday my friend Mickie took me on a surprise “girl” day. I always have a great time with Mickie – she’s super creative and always has tons of knowledge about all the “artsy” events going on throughout the Bay Area. On top of being a world traveler, incredible cook, fantastic party thrower, and amazing […] Read more…

Sunshine Boy

ranchboy, originally uploaded by LitasWorld. This is my first test post from my iPad and thru Flickr. I’d really like to avoid carrying both my iPad and iPhone on this trip, so I need to figure out ways to post. Hopefully, this works! Read more…

Pre-Cannes – Part 1

My life is currently filled to the brim with activity!! Most of the brew-ha-ha pertains to our upcoming trip to Cannes. Besides all the normal pre-trip planning activity (stop mail-check, stop paper-check, get pedicure, make packing list, find pet-sitter-check, stock up on pet food-check, set garden watering timers-check) there’s a ton of stuff to do […] Read more…

Hunter calls “Play Ball” at the SF Giants Game

Today, my 5-year-old Grandson, Hunter was chosen to call “PLAY BALL” before the San Francisco Giant’s baseball game. In a word, he was AMAZING!!!! and, no, I don’t think I’m biased! Here’s a video of his “amazingness” (click below to view) I’ve been fortunate enough to have so many proud moments in my life….about a […] Read more…

Yosemite Beauty

A couple of weeks ago, when my mom was out from Florida visiting, I took her to Yosemite. I simply cannot believe I’ve lived here in California for over 20 years and haven’t taken her there until now. If you’ve been, you know there simply aren’t the words to describe how incredibly beautiful the sites […] Read more…

Gardenin’ Update

I’m truly having a hard time focusing right now with all the excitement and preparations being made for our upcoming trip to Cannes!! But I wanted to put up a little bit about what’s going on in the garden right now. This past weekend I was finally able to get out there and, besides doing […] Read more…

Cannes Film Festival

Um, yep, we’re going – me and Pops…. HOW, you say? Well, let me explain…. See, one of my husband’s absolutely best friends in the whole wide world is Sam George (go ahead Google him, you’ll get lots of info that way) and well, Sam wrote this documentary called “Hollywood Don’t Surf” that just happened […] Read more…

Feeling Blessed

First, I apologize for being a bit off this past week or so. My mom is here visiting from Florida and I feel it’s more appropriate to be present for her while she visits than on the internet having my usual fun. I’m working on a bunch of posts including one from our trip up […] Read more…

I Love Theme Parks!!

Have I already said this somewhere?? I simply love, love, love amusement parks!! I have ever since we moved to Florida when I started High School. My parents bought all of us season passes to Disney World (we lived 15 minutes away) and we all went there every Sunday afternoon after church. It was the […] Read more…

iPad – Help, I want one!

Have I already mentioned how very much I LOVE techie gadgets??? I know that this particular desire doesn’t fit too well with being eco-friendly and loving the simple, handmade things in life. My only excuse is I’m human. AND well, I really, really, really love them and use them and want to know every single […] Read more…

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