Saw this little entry mat at Target and thought it might be festive with the black square planter boxes and pumpkins. I’m working on Thanksgiving menu and college son is coming home today! My favorite time of year. 🍁💛
The Ojai Valley Inn where I visited the awesome spa and had lunch overlooking the pretty golf course. Absolutely gorgeous place and I’d like to stay there next time. #ojaivalleyinn #californiatravel
Loving this cover. I think a poster size is in order because I’d buy it. #whoruntheworldgirls #hilarygram
Buying persimmons behind the lovely Shalom Harlow at the cute Ojai Farmer’s Market. Don’t you love her style? #ojaistyle #californiagirl
Finally made it here! Have read so much about this spot - an open air bookstore and it did not disappoint! Thank you @slimpaley for pointing the way here and so many other cool spots! 💛 #onlyincalifornia #bookstoresaremyweakness
Scenes from a morning walk among the citrus groves on the street where I am staying in Ojai this weekend. The quiet and beauty here is all encompassing. 💛 #Ojai #californiagram
Beautiful drive into Ojai yesterday. Love the line of palms lining the road here. #ojai #californiadreaming
When it’s dark and rainy I make scones and sit with my cats by the fire with tea and piles of magazines and books. Love this lemon crème scone recipe I tried out today for the first time from my fab British friend @debbscorner . Mine are not as lovely, but they are so good I ate three. This is how I get into trouble. I am not a bear getting ready to hibernate. Salad for the rest of the weekend! 😂
This sweetie was at my back door today. I believe he’s a Cedar Waxwing. So great to see him close up. Happily he pulled himself together and flew away after a while. #birdwatch #cedarwaxwings
Kicking off November by putting in my winter veggie garden with my dad. I started the month with green tea and a salad poolside with our dry farmed tomatoes we are still harvesting! Soaking up some sun as rain is in the horizon. I’m kinda excited for it.
One of my favorite Halloweens a few years back that cracks me up. They came up with these costumes themselves and was so their personalities Grif was a pre-teen and a Jackson a moody 14 year old. Miss those days. 🎃
Couldn’t wait to wear this sweater and my black jeans today. Hope you all had some fun. I love Halloween! 🎃
Lunch at one of my favorite spots @terraingardencafe with a dear friend and a browse through the pretty garden shop. Kind of fell in love with this dress too.. #gunnesaxstyle #anthrolove
Beautiful warm fall evening last night at Spanish Bay listening to the bagpiper with bubbly in hand. Rare to get such beautiful weather.
Driving through Pebble Beach and this guy was just finding a spot to nap in the middle of someone's pretty front yard! 💚#pebblebeach #carmelhomes #wildlifeintown
I never miss a chance to visit the most lovely home store ever- @tancredimorgen when I'm in Carmel! Brought home the most beautiful linen throw in dusty rose. Don't miss this gorgeous collection of wonderful textiles, pillows, candles, jewelry, clothes and much more. Their 30th anniversary is coming in November! Love this spot. ❤️#carmelstyle #californiahome #carmelshops #carmelvalley
Lunch with the prettiest view at Pebble Beach today. 💙
It's five o'clock @quaillodgeca or somewhere close! Enjoyed my Pink Quail! Beautiful weather here in Carmel this weekend! #quaillodge #carmelvalley #northerncaltravel
Amazingly awesome night with Adam Ant and his band. Can't believe I saw him 36 years ago. Yes we got concert t-shirts.❤️He still rocks!! #standanddeliver #adamant #mountainwinery
Tailgating tonight with the dearest friends before Adam Ant at the Mountain Winery. Always feel lucky to live here in nights like this! #mountainwinery #adamant
First X Country meet of the season for Griffin on a 92 degree day, but he did fine. Was here exactly 5 years ago to the day with Jackson doing the same run. #xcountry #sophomoreyear
Something about the 'Royal Mail' thing gives me a little thrill. I love getting mail from the U.K.! ❤️🇬🇧I have this little thing for Hello magazine and it's nearly impossible to find here so my husband gave me a subscription for my birthday! When I need some fluff and escape I grab this and a cup of tea and find a cozy spot to check out. #anglophile #uklover #mailbag
Beautiful Tahoe with snow in September! Had a lovely girls weekend with this bunch talking, eating, shopping and more talking. Altogether wonderful. 💕
Ramping up for fall just a bit. This little sign from a friend inspired me to create a makeshift bar. It's finally cool today and I'm excited for the change of seasons and maybe someday even wearing a sweater!! 😅 Happy Friday everyone! 💛
Figuring out what to do with this next batch of my dad's tomatoes. He's gotten a few hundred pounds between his house and his community garden space. I just think they are beautiful and smell so good. #heirlooms #californialife #organicgarden
Thanks to all the lovely people who came out for our @trinaturk event. It was great to make some new friends and see some again. April @msbinthebayarea and I had the best time helping pull together fall looks and trying all the gorgeous clothes and bags. #trinaturk #californiadesigner #californiastyle #fallfashion2017
Having fun with my pal April of @msbinthebayarea @trinaturk Burlingame. We were crazy about this dress and so much of Trina's fall collection. Come see us Saturday 10-1:30 at the store and get 25% off all the lovely looks for fall. More of her pretty collection on my latest blog post about our visit. Link in bio. #madeincalifornia #trinaturk #bayareabloggers #californiadesigner
A perfect 70 at San Gregorio this morning and the surfers are out. Escaping the extreme heat and smoke from all the fires. Hope you are all enjoying Labor Day. #norcalstyle #laborday2017 #californiacoast
Crazy heat in Carmel this weekend. Trying to stay cool and I hope you all are too. Historic heat here and everywhere. Staying in the shade and drinking lemonades with mint. #anniversarytrip #trinaturkbag #carmelvalley
Save the date! Next Saturday join April of @msbinthebayarea and me for a fun morning of shopping and 25% off the lovely things at @trinaturk in Burlingame! I love the new collection.. It's a great time to get something special for a fall event or add a cool piece to your wardrobe. #trinaturk #californiadesigner #burlingame #northerncalstyle
Diana. Love this picture. More pics of her life and what she meant to me and so many of our generation on the blog. There will never be another like her. #princessdi #diana #princessofwales
My homage to Princess Diana today...Her piecrust collars, pearls and flats were part of her Lady Di Look and are back in fashion again. Hard for me to believe it's been 20 years. Still in my mind the most relatable and real and wonderful princess there ever was or ever will be. #diana #princessdi #dianastyle
My kitchen as is- cereal bowls and all. Going to be remodeling and my head is spinning with all the decisions. On the blog today some inspirational kitchens that are not like everyone elses. I just want to be different, but not trendy and not like every picture on Pinterest. Link in profile. #kitchenremodel #californiakitchen #californiahome
In St Louis for a wedding this weekend and finally got to see the arch. It's so much more impressive in person. I had no idea you could ride to the top in little space pods. The film about how this was built is fantastic. I'm so glad we saw this beauty and I love it's symbol of gateway to new frontiers and the expansion of our country westward. #gowest #thearch #1965 #eerosaarinen
Visited this terrific exhibit on civil rights just two days ago and I'm just devastated hearing about the events of yesterday. Have we not moved forward at all? To know we are living amongst those who still hold such hatred in this country saddens me to no end.
Last day of our trip in charming and pretty Zurich. Our hotel is cool with a huge library and was an old brewery and has lovely rooms. Zurich is darling and trams make it easy to get anywhere in a few minutes. I love the old town especially and the waterfront. #zurichtravel #zurichhotels #b2zurich
We made it to the top of Europe today! Explored the Jungfrau and all that comes with it including the ice palace and chocolates. Wish we had a clearer day, but still very cool! #Jungfrau #topofeurope #snowinjuly
A few snaps of our day out yesterday to Interlaken and a cruise in an old steamboat.It poured for a bit and my cute sister-in-law Amara was prepared! 19,000 steps yesterday! #swissalps #switzerlandtravel
Unbelievable views from trains here in Switzerland. Exploring the Berner-Oberland for a week with family.
Final dinner last night in Sorrento. Every night seems to have a better sunset than the last. One of the best dinners in this trip. I had lobster pasta. I don't remember the Italian name, but was delicious. Oh plus prosecco. Whenever you sit down to a restaurant they ask if the lady would like a glass and whatever they bring it's always amazing and about 4 euros!
Last day at this lovely spot before heading to the alps. Hard to leave Sorrento and this hotel. Go here! Got a terrific book for this trip on the last pic. Highly recommend it. Yes I toted a real book on this trip. Will leave it behind probably when done. #sorrento #theitalianriviera
Everyone in Sorrento has a cute scooter and drives like a bat out of hell! Italians have one speed - breakneck! Gotta love their fearlessness.
Loving all the blue and our beautiful hotel in Sorrento! #sorrentotravel #amalficoast #bluetheme
Leaving Rome today and headed down to Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano. Never enough time in the eternal city! ❤️#rometravel
Found a little friend tonight after dinner at this cool cat sanctuary created in the ruins of three ancient temples. Many are missing limbs or have special needs and there are special 'cat ladies' that care for them all. I love it! #catsofrome #catgrams
Pausing for a snap after the most awesome Roman lunch. I love all the little streets and the Monti neighborhood here and this restaurant. #julyinrome
First night in Rome calls for an Aperol Spritz on my balcony! I was at this same hotel eight years ago when my boys were small and have always been hoping to get back someday. Small, charming, old world and off the beaten path- it's one of a kind. I found this on a Rick Steve's recommendation and have had many friends stay here and love it too. #rometravel #hotellancelot
Under the disco lights at O'Hare.
Our traditional July Fourth pavlova. One of my very favorites from Nigella's Summer cookbook. Hope you all are having a lovely July 4th! ❤️
My favorite beach ever. No filters and this beautiful water, sand and amazing flowers and plants. #californiacolors #carmelbythesea
Unforgettable evening above the vineyards and among the oaks at Carmel Valley Ranch. #californiawedding #summernights
Excited to be part of our dear friend Eric's wedding today. Hubs cleaned up nicely. #summerincalifornia #weddingguests
Loved this gentleman with his jaunty boater, green pants and stogie enjoying his golf. View from my window seat in a cool and foggy day. #carmelvalley #priortiesstraight
Made a buddy by the pool. This may be my next pet. He's very chill and digs lounge chairs! 😎#carmelvalley #pooltoys
Heading out for a weekend wedding and this is my ootd and I'm packing a few others. Feeling especially emboldened to wear this t today. This khaki jacket has been the one piece I've worn all summer. Love white jeans with it especially. Happy weekend holiday weekend lovely friends!Hope you all have some fun planned. #ootd #summerpacking #resisterhood
Why I love ❤️ summer mornings!! No rushing off- just listening to the birds and sipping my cappuccino. #californialiving #summerpjs #zenmoments
Apricots. I'm being invaded by them thanks to my dad, aka Farmer Ray. This group is my fourth and more to come. I like them best slightly green in one side, mushy on the other half, kinda bittersweet . The problem is with apricots is they come ripe all in one week or two. I am trying to share as much as I can and may freeze some. Making a tart tonight. Friends say our house smells sweet. Lol! 🍑Wish I could send you all some. #apricotproblems #valleyoftheheartsdelight #summerincalifornia
Jackson and Griffin at the top of Windy Hill with Skyline Blvd in the background. Great weather finally for being out and active! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. 🌈#norcalhikes #northerncalifornia #peninsulaopenspace
Hiking today and got to see the cutest proposal. Mariachis were waiting for them at the end of a hike. He twirled her around and they danced and then he got down and proposed. So sweet. 💗 Never expected to see that on the trail.
Father's Day hike to the top of Wilder Ranch yesterday. Views to Monterey Bay and beyond. Luckily it was a cool 80 degrees there on a day of 100+ temps. #northerncalifornia #norcalhikes