THIS IS 59 YEARS OF AGE!
HAPPY AUGUST PEOPLE!
It feels like FALL this week in Northern California!
I have had a bit of COMPUTER SNAFU’s going on and NOW my Cell Phone isNOT charging!
Do you think I should just walk away from it ALL?
WHAT DID WE DO BEFORE ALL THESE GADGETS FILLED UP OUR LIFE?
I had a BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY WEEKEND in Southern California!
I hopped on a plane with THE ITALIAN!
WE checked into a LOVELY PINK HOTEL MADE in the 1920’s
Then ran to LA CASA of DIANA who I met a few years ago at THE CHATEAU!
She had created a dinner party for us!
A Few of the guests Below!
FIG VINEGAR made by DIANA!
Which was on the corn,tomato & PEACH SALAD!
LA TAVOLA at DIANA’s CASA.
She is writing a cookbook from INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN HER LIFE!
I will Let YOU know when that becomes AVAILABLE!
SHE IS from ITALIAN Descent!
SHE CAN COOK PEOPLE!
ME the night before my Birthday BASH with VALERIE from CHATEAU BEL AGE!
Shall we take a stroll through HER shop?
Would you enjoy that?
The shop (The Chateau) that had my BIRTHDAY BASH and her SISTER SHOP (LE BEL AGE) which I call THE VILLA!
YOU MUST SEE THE FITTING ROOM IF YOU GO there
it is a collection of OLD VINTAGE HATS on the wall!
PLUS, an old display case with JEWELRY!
Sometimes the GINGER cat is curled up on the display case!
His name is LEWIS as he lives on WEST LEWIS STREET!
LE BEL AGE
1607 WEST LEWIS STREET
JUST IN CASE YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT PEEKS YOUR INTEREST EVEN IF ITS ACROSS THE WAY AT THE CHATEAU JASMINE CAN HELP YOU AND GIVE MORE DETAILS!
These GIRLS RUN ACROSS THE STREET ALL THE TIME!
THEY KNOW THEIR INVENTORY!
These two shops are in an old neighborhood!
NOT A SHOPPING MALL!!
PARKING IS EASY!
5 minutes from the San Diego AIRPORT!
CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAYS!
DO I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION?!!
This sofa allows People to sit and converse for HOURS!
I SAW IT HAPPEN AT MY PARTY!
What you see behind are KIMONO’s and PAGLAMAS!
Jewels to try on for your PLEASURE!
The Hallway to Other Rooms!
This BOUTIQUE was a HOUSE in its PAST LIFE!
READY FOR THE PARTY!
OUR BALCONY at LA VALENCIA HOTEL in La Jolla.
THAT DEAR READERS is THE Pacific Ocean.
Where Seagulls and SEA LIONS hang OUT!
Pretty darn Cute!
WE witnessed one baby sea lion chasing a seagull!
WE did not PLAN this but both of us showed up in Johnny WAS!
(DO YOU KNOW THEY CONTACTED ME TO USE IN THEIR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN!!)
That was a GIFT in itself!
I WISHED I LIVED CLOSER TO THIS ONE AND HER WORLD OF WONDERMENTS!
SOME OF THE CLIENTELE at THE CHATEAU!
DRESSED IN THE CLOTHING FROM THE CHATEAU!
TIME FOR CAKE!
I JUST LOVE this photo!
I TOOK IT!
The WOMAN on the LEFT raised THE MAN who CREATED ADVANCED STYLE!
ARI SETH COHEN
Let’s all GIVE HER AROUND OF APPLAUSE!!
I have been given THE NEWS by ARI this week THAT there MIGHT be a FOURTH BOOK coming OUT!
GUESS WHO WILL BE IN THAT BOOK IF THAT DOES INDEED HAPPEN?
BANKSY & ME!
ANOTHER BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR ME!!!
BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES…….I HAD A BIT OF A PROBLEM DOING JUST THAT!
THOUGHT FOR A FEW SECONDS MY WISH WASNOT GOING TO COME TRUE!
BUT I SUCCEEDED!
NOW TO WAIT AND SEE!
This lady CHERYL reads the BLOG and follows me on INSTAGRAM.
She has had pigs as pets and has owned CORGI’s!
She copied photos of her pigs and dogs over the years!
Do you know we even have the same carpet that Banksy positions himself on in front of the oven!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING THESE CONNECTIONS THAT ARE MADE!
THANK YOU CHERYL for coming and giving me that gorgeous floral file FULL OF GOODNESS!
I Adored meeting YOU!
I was told to TWIRL……………SO HERE I GO!
Mouth Opened to CATCH whatever!!!!!!!
YES, THIS ITEM went HOME with ME!
A KIMONO Made by that JENNAFER GRACE GAL.
(Who happened to be landing in London on the day of my PARTY!)
SOLD AT CHATEAU BEL AGE!
MY GARDEN is PRIMARILY YELLOW AND WHITE FLOWERS!
SO, NO THOUGHT NEEDED!
The ITALIAN was VERY KIND.
NO EVIL EYES EITHER!
Did YOU notice I had MY FIRST PAIR OF FAKE EYELASHES PUT ON?
As she had a DARLING MAKE UP ARTIST THERE DOING MAKE UP!
THIS DARLING WOMAN had them done TOO!
She is a VERY LUCKY WOMAN as she lives down the street from BOTH BOUTIQUES!
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE!
I hope you received my THANK YOU NOTE!
She was VERY GENEROUS with her GIFT TO ME!
THANK YOU AGAIN TONI!
DIANA who had all of us for dinner at her House!
THANK YOU for YOUR HOSPITALITY and COOKING FEAST and those FIGS from your TREE!
IT WAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
WE even had a POWER OUTAGE right after I blew OUT my Candles!
Which brought the CANDELABRA’s OUT!!!
YOU DO KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE CANDELABRAS RIGHT?!!
VALERIE SAYING HELLO!
She always looks SO PULLED TOGETHER even when she is MULTI-TASKING!
I found myself in her BACK ROOM trying on bracelets; That I was very politely informed were HERS!
NEEDLESS, TO SAY THEY WERE FABULOUS!!!
DO ANY of YOU know who this WOMAN IS with THE ITALIAN?
A WONDERFUL CONCOCTION made by POURSTYLES!
A WONDERFUL WAY TO SPEND YOUR BIRTHDAY!
VALERIE & JIMMY THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SHOPS AND PHOTOS!
I ADORE EVERYTHING YOU DO!
59 years Be Kind to Me Please!I am Very Much looking forward to the decades ahead!
The next DAY after the PARTY we drove up to see THE FIRST BORN in his WORK SPACE!
Does he look like me?!!!!
PLEASE SAY YES!!!!!
OR THE ITALIAN PAPA?!!
WE were VERY IMPRESSED with what we saw and his Ideas for THE BARN!
Who knew that B – SHELF he made in WOOD SHOP in middle school would end up becoming his CAREER!
THAT FIRST SHELF HAS PRIME SPOT IN MY PANTRY AND WILL BE WORTH A FORTUNE ONE DAY
I recall its even signed with his name too!!!!!!
LA MAMMA HAS THE ORIGINAL ALONG WITH HIS PIGGY TOO!!
Please take a moment to JUMP to HIS website to VIEW the POSSIBILITIES!
I understand HOLLYWOOD HAS DISCOVERED HIS TABLES SO GET YOUR ORDERS IN NOW!
HE IS JUST ONE MAN WITH MY BEAUTIFUL GRAND-DOG AS HIS ASSISTANT!
IF YOU ARE AN INTERIOR DECORATOR BE SURE TO TAKE A PEEK!
THESE TABLES ARE CALLED
BLUE WATER RESIN TABLES
HE MY FIRST BORN STARTED THE RESIN TREND!
HE SHIPS WORLD WIDE!