Thursday, January 29, 2009

Snakin' Alongside the Rio Grande

Curvy driving skirting the Rio Grande.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Coastal Blissy Bliss

See that empty glass sitting there on that sweet ass white bench perched in that sweet ass garden-y yard? The delicious red wine that had made it's home in that glass for a brief time found a cozy home in my happy belly. I believe it was Wild Horse Cabernet. Oh man is that a humdining dinger of a scrumtpious wine. My mouth is starting to percolate just thinking about it. It helped that just beyond the trees the ocean was staring back at me with big blue eyes while the sun began his descent below the horizon.

Here I sit for hours on end writing, watching playful colorful butterfly's dance about and watch as the cat across the street stalks the warbling birdies. Totally magical this house in Cambria. Pure heaven.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

City O' Angels

Rooftop tip of my umbrella.

Winter hazy mist cityline.

Like it.

Brads studio.

Driving up the 5 freeway.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Holy Holy

Tenya surprised me with this sweet sacred little urn filled with holy water from the Ganges River. It's alive and well.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Travelling Style

Allright. Where has this little nugget of goodness been hiding all my days? Darling jewelry roll o' glory. Done. I usually just throw my Tina Steinberg designs in a makeup bag and call it a day.

Perfect dress for my suitcase.
And, add these. Throw em in the suitcase too.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Rainy Sea Stacks

101 and then some......

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cabo San Wacky

Here she be lounging with a raging hellacious brain bashing still drunk at 11:00am hangover. Oh, but the night before was rip roaring nutty fun. One of those nights when 2am danger dogs (hot dogs wrapped in bacon doused in onions, cilantro, jalapenos, hot sauce and crema-served from a health hazard street cart) taste every bit as good as heaven.

Suns a comin.

Friday, January 16, 2009


My my my. I just had a minor heart palpitation. I think a trip to Paris is in order for me so that I can flutter down the lane in these killer Christian Louboutains snapping my fingers as I go.....

I may need to stop every few minutes for a reflexology treatment, but whatever. Oui oui mon cherie!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pick Out Your Cloud......

Mountain flowers. Wanted to pluck em and stick em in my hair.

Building. Pretty soon it will be pouring alongside Mr. Thunder and Madamoiselle Blue Lightening.

Spreckled carpet blooms!

Travelling down the road afoot.

Just out of sight, there are swarms of hummingbirds. Of all colors. They buzzed up behind me and gave me goosebumps. Hummingbird bumps actually.

Rooftop rigamaroo.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sights and Sounds Pull Me Back Down.....


Butterfly lunchin.

Pokey desert dancers.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pretty Pretty.

Roiling undulating glowy sky.

Just because, it is. Look at Byzantine Mary!

Stoic and calm.

Like my car.

Cappin it.

Stellar Ribbons Undone.

Giving props to the propeller.

Alboa-bay Ark-pay

Hello there.



Happy In Hawaii

As Tenya and I sat in the ONLY ROW ON THE PLANE without a window, we cursed ourselves for not paying an extra $150 to upgrade to first class. I mean pure toothpick in the eye torture sitting on a Hawaii bound plane with absolutely no window. I always sit by a window, I have to sit by a window. I love window peeking! So, we ordered double vodka/sprites and dealt with it. And we dealt with it all right.

My good friend Jennifer (Juniper) won two roundtrip airfare tickets to Hawaii and couldn't use them. Guess what? She oh so generously gave them to me! My sweet love Roz has a house on the stunning ocean in Hawaii very close to the North Shore of Oahu. I called Tenya and invited her, she flew out from Florida and off we flew into the big blue.

We strolled along the shoreline and daydreamed and plotted and planned about becoming travel writers/photographers. Her husband is in the film industry so she's set up with the bonkers camera and I love to write and write and lord have mercy, write! Thirty minutes later we were speeding up the road and my phone rang....It was a magazine calling me to straighten out an ad snafu. They loved my writing and asked if I would write a story about my trips to Mexico. Fucking a right I would love to. I eagerly mentioned I was in Hawaii and would love to write a story on Hawaii too......and that my dear friends is how I stumbled into travel writing. Talk about instant manifestation. Hee heee.

Tenya in the morning. We had a spooky incident happen while we were there. Ssscary.

Sun reaching through tantalizing cloud cracks. I just want to roll around on the sand and play! Turtles pop their cute little walnut-y heads up and have a looksee. I see you turtle, yes I do.

The waves were kicking when we were there making the Billabong Pro Surf Contest a full blown terrifying amazing good time. I have surfed (on a 10 foot longboard) in San Diego on ankle slapper wave days and managed to get up and kinda get the hang of it. It's hard. I have also been pummeled and tumbled in a nasty big set in Mexico-I was absolutely certain I was knock knock knockin' on heavens door. So, to see these guys take off on 15-20 foot waves in shallow water and make it look like butter was mind baffling/boggling. Hats off to them.
We literally sat there with our jaws hanging open. Cute brave surfers + twinkling blue warm water + blazing sunshine + nothing but time = Bliss.

Roz's front yard.

Morning sunshine-y yumminess. We hiked back in those mountains. It was delirious.


Nautical scenery.

Thank you window. Headed home.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stone Cold Stephanie

Journeyed to Big Bear Californi-ay this last weekend. As much as I relished in the 12 degree weather and all the magnificent delirious white winter hymnal creations, I have to say at heart I am a full blown tropical/hot weather lover. There is something magical about having thin crispy mountain air skirting around your face and body.....BUT, there is something stupid magical about having warm tropical (dry hot too) fluffy air invading your being. Hmmm.
Frozen tundra.

Thankfully I didn't kook out and slip.

The morning light was electric and super clear.

Drank this down.

Drank this in.