Memorial Day Weekend & Sheer Delights from Stella Carakasi

We had a quiet and productive Memorial Day weekend. I cooked, marketed, organized a few drawers and cabinets while Bill worked in the yard, planting our vegetable garden in the aluminum troughs he bought me for Mother’s Day. I am so thrilled to have all our starters planted! We are growing cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, lettuce and some herbs. We may also plant some corn in the ground next to the planters, as well as some…

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5 Ways to Dress for Winter in California

Winter is officially arriving next week but we’ve already experienced cold temperatures – by California standards – the last couple of weeks. I love fall and winter clothes and think getting dressed is the most fun this time of year. Winter weather means hats, boots, coats, scarves and sweaters, which are my favorite items to shop for and to wear. My lifestyle suits a casual wardrobe. Lately I have been wearing several different styles of…

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