Foraged Finds: December 2021

Santa Monica Farmers Market Bounty

Foraged Finds is a new section of my newsletter – just random bits and bobs about life right now, which will now also be hosted here on the site. Hope you enjoy it, and maybe …

12.3.21

King Richard on HBO Max

Want a film that you can watch over the Thanksgiving holiday? Choose one that chronicles the incredible rise of two of the greatest tennis stars of all time, Venus and Serena Williams.

“King Richard” – playing now in theaters and …

11.23.21

North on the 101: Design + Garden Destinations in Four Towns

The Santa Barbara area is replete with chic, design-forward destinations. Satisfying visual stimulation (and retail therapy) is a just a short drive away and after spending some time exploring Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, and Santa Barbara, I might have to spend …

8.24.21

2021: A Summer for Bikes

Traffic in Los Angeles is back… and when moving around in a car, it is easy to feel that the pandemic was a distant, weird dream. I’m on a quest to find ways to hold onto my “pandemic learnings” and …

6.30.21

A Thrilling Hawk Walk with Adam Baz

Birds of prey have always intrigued me, and as I immersed myself in covid-birdwatching, it was the soaring hawks that made my heart race. So, when I learned about Adam Baz and his business Hawk on Hand Falconry Services, …

6.9.21

What is Algorithmic Justice? Watch Coded Bias and find out

A new documentary on Netflix is well-timed to help us understand the ground that is shifting beneath our feet when it comes to our society’s relationship with technology. Check out Coded Bias and meet the endearing MIT student whose experience …

5.26.21
A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

Sunday Lunch Drive for Hungry Kids

Making sandwiches for Angelenos who are hungry is a weekly feel-good project.
5.19.21

Happiness Check-In: Laurie Santos and Screen Time Tips (including Zoom)

We all need better relationship with our screens... and perhaps the pandemic will help us naturally mutate to a less device-centric existence.
2.10.21

Sean Penn Helping LA with Testing and Vaccine Support

We went to Dodger Stadium on a rainy Saturday night to get my husband a vaccine – he is 66 and eligible at this time. Although there are many headaches in the vaccination process (well chronicled in the LATimes, as …

1.26.21