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
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Get to Know: The Story of the LA River

This month, our Get to Know column offers an invitation to dive into the sea of projects that are underway to reclaim and revive the LA River. You may know the river as not really a river, but a concrete …

8.2.21

How Much is that CSA in the Window?

Not everyone likes a farm box delivered regularly – a common complaint from those who have tried and unsubscribed is that they don’t want to have their menu-planning dictated by someone else. or don’t want to be drowned in vegetables …

6.30.21
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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

Lotusland

An excellent socially distanced outing in Montecito.
3.5.21

Giving Back: FarmLink

College kids transporting farm produce to cities during Covid supply chain disruption
7.1.20

Covid Coping: Birdwatching

It’s been so quiet during the pandemic that I wake up to birdsong and am comforted by the busy sounds all day long. At my home office desk, I can turn and see hummingbirds and towhees flitting into the bushes …

4.25.20

2020 Goals: The Backbone Trail – Part ONE

After living in Los Angeles for over 30 years, I only recently learned about the Backbone Trail (BBT), a magnificent 67 mile trail that connects ridge lines from Will Rogers to Point Magu. In January, a group of friends hiked …

3.23.20