Thursday, March 31, 2016

william krisel a.i.a.


there's a fabulous new book out on the architect of our home. (wonderful for any mcm lover - find it here.) it focuses on his work in palm springs, but also includes some glimpses of our neighborhood, including his own home on jumilla - as well as that of our dear friend and neighbor, Louise, (below) who is an original owner. (and an institution in her own right!)


we're looking forward to an event in our neighborhood in June celebrating Krisel. stay tuned!...

Monday, March 28, 2016


happy birthday Phantom! he turned 12 yesterday.

and we celebrated with horse & human friends - and strawberries.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

happy easter!


we're celebrating with our traditional neighborhood brunch and egg hunt, then off to the barn to celebrate a special birthday.

wishing you and yours a joyful easter, and happy spring!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

days of the horse

we've spent every day of spring break with Phantom. it is an absolute joy watching the girls get to know him, and him get to know us. we've done ground lessons: join-up, rope work and ground manners, and the girls have ridden him every day, dressage or trail.

he's a horse with a big personality. and somehow perfectly fits with the girls' personalities - as different as they are. i love watching them interact, individually, and together. their team effort in making this work has been noticed. i am very proud of them.


a month in, i couldn't be happier with our decision.

Friday, March 25, 2016

weekend to do


passport office visit (ugh)

around the house
catch-up on laundry & tidying that slipped during the break!
back to school baking
plan out veggie beds

celebrate easter!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

weekend to do


tonight we hopped on the 101 to an intimate show by letts - featuring paintings by our friend der baca

tomorrow i'm meeting my bestest oldest L.A. friend for brunch at Love & Salt. then D and I are meeting friends to try our hand at escaperoom L.A. (The Alchemist) and then grabbing a late dinner at The Black Sheep. (I love downtown L.A.!)

and john and I will sneak a visit to tomatomania in there too!

helloooo spring break!

whoo hoo!

Friday, March 11, 2016

weekend to do


at the barn
stall signage (no treats, please)
stall storage (blanket box?)
tack shed organization
trail ride!

around the house
trip to goodwill
turtle ponds clean-up
front yard weeding

Thursday, March 10, 2016

why hello there...


so i'm going to blame my prolonged absence on our newest family member. i'm thrilled to introduce Beckett's Creek Ferari Phantom. all 16.2 hands / 1500 lbs of him. we are beyond excited by this new development, which right now is taking up the bulk of our spare time - and happily so.

more to come, i promise.