Monday, May 11, 2009

Nature Chimnea

Funny how nature lines up.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Like Gretel and Gretel, my dear friend Vanessa (Funessa) and I went out for a hike last weekend. About 15 minutes up the road from where I reside is a nature reserve called The Santa Rosa Plateau. The sprawling lands are filled with oak trees and sages and grassy meadows and poppy's and coyote crap and snakes and hawks and scorpions and meandering paths and tender breezes. Beauty as far as the twinkling eyes can see.

Peering up through the tree tops.

Twisty and jovial! Come'ere and give me a hug.

If I had worn pants (note to self for next time) I would have climbed this tree in a hot second.

I was certain I saw flashes of faires and gnomes.

Dusty stairs.

Cross the threshold. Hold on.

Sunlight love.

Poppy carpets.

See that cute little bee! In fact as we were making our way along the path a huge swarm of bees flew right towards us and we had to duck to avoid getting caught in their buzzy cloud.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Up Close

The unique pattern on this tree held me spellbound for a time.

Yes Yes and YES!

Through all of my travels I have narrowed down the packing process to a finely tuned science that makes my mama proud! Even on my tripalicous journey to Seattle (where it was CCCCOLD) I managed to make it work with a mere carry on. A cute green carry on, but a carry on nonetheless.

Most places I stay have awesome bath products. Le Occitane, Aveda and the like pepper the bathrooms with scents of rosemary, citrus, lavender, geranium and such. However, once in a blue moon the products are sucky. Too perfumy, drying or whatever. I always bring my Malin and Goetz travel kit with me. Yummity yum. Perfect. Smells good. Feels good. Easy to pack. Comes in a clear travel case. Everything a girl needs (guys too). I paid $30 at my local apothecary-- money well spent I say.

Oh and for good measure, this here foaming face mask is to die for! I am a true blue loyalist to Dermalogica products, but this scrumptious face potion is wonderful. Not too pricey either.