Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jet Set: Greece.

Off to the Ionian islands to celebrate Daphne and Stefan's union!!

Scenes from the Weekend: Starr Ridge Picnic.

We spent a lovely Saturday in the Healdsburg sunshine sipping on Thomas George's Starr Ridge pinot with fabulous friends. Thank you having us, Adrienne and Sean!! We cannot wait to see what you have in store from your very own barrels!

Friday, June 22, 2012


Happy PRIDE!! 

painting by Gerard Stricher

(Painting by Gerard Stricher)

Together we must stand for equality. 

Take a minute to learn more about gay rights in the U.S. state by state, via The Guardian, across a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying. (The piece includes some kickass infographics.)

And check out the progress President Obama's has made for the LGBT community to date (I can't wait to see what the next four years brings!):

Want to know more about the history of pride celebrations?  SF pride fills us in here.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Scenes from the Weekend: Baker Beach.

It was extraordinarily beautiful (and warm!) in the city this weekend, and I soaked up every ray of sunshine I could at Baker Beach. How was your weekend?

Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day friends!

This picture of you and I melts my heart every time I see it, Daddio!   

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mosaic of Light.

Adding a little sparkle of light to your morning, from Katie Hosmer at My Modern Met:

Born in L.A. and now based in New York, artist Tom Fruin created a recent installation that adds a little sparkle to the already dazzling Brooklyn skyline. His monumental sculpture, Watertower, is built out of salvaged plexiglass and steel, and is mounted high upon a water tower platform located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The mosaic design consists of about 1,000 scraps of plexiglass that were retrieved from all over New York City, ranging from old sign shops to closed-down artist studios and various warehouses.

His website explains, "This project is the fourth work in the plexiglas and steel patchwork Icon series which features scavenged, reclaimed, and recycled materials constructed into sculptural tributes to architectural icons around the world, from the obelisco of Buenos Aires, to the kolonihavehuse of Copenhagen." The Watertower design is filled with vibrant colors that glitter with sunlight during the day and, starting on June 7, will glow with daily light shows that begin at dusk and will feature Arduino-controlled internal light sequences designed by Ryan Holsopple."

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I'd love to be transported into Andrew Smith's idyllic landscapes on the shores of Auckland, New Zealand and Australia right at this very moment... Swoon.

Smith runs a blog called Before & After where he details his process for using Adobe Lightroom to achieve these results. I'm anxious to get Photoshop Elements up and running on my computer (when I have a free moment - ha!), so I can learn some new tricks!