Using everything in your garden at the right time, in an exciting way, is always a challenge. That’s why I’m enjoying this new book by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis, owners of the landscape design firm Homestead Design Collective in San Francisco. Called “Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants”, the book has a […]
I love this simple, effective facial steam idea from herbalist Ashley Moore of Women’s Heritage Skillshare in Santa Barbara. Made with a few skin-loving herbs and some hot water, it couldn’t be easier to whip up when you skin is feeling dull, you’re recovering from a cold, or just want to take a few minutes […]
Yesterday we shared some tips from San Francisco-based facialist Kristina Holey and told you about her new, inflammation-fighting serums, created with Marie Veronique. Because Kristina relies on natural, gentle ingredients in her practice, she also has a wealth of information when it comes to skincare treatments you can DIY using ingredients in your own kitchen. […]
Hanukkah falls in late December this year, adding even more opportunities to gather and celebrate this month. We always have a Hanukkah dinner with family and friends at the beginning of the holiday, making our favorite dishes and lighting the menorah with our kids. We have a traditional menorah that we tend to use, but […]
Making your own holiday gifts is such a thoughtful gesture and makes for a fun afternoon. It’s something I love to do every year. This year, I reached out to Women’s Heritage Skillshare for help putting together some ideas for homemade gifts. Started by three friends and mothers—herbalist Ashley Moore, animal specialist Lauren Malloy, and […]
Last year I was invited to co-host a wreath-making workshop to benefit St. Joseph Center with the lovely Heather Taylor and the ladies behind Hollyflora. St. Joseph Center is an organization that provides working poor families and homeless people of all ages in Western Los Angeles with resources and tools to better their lives. It is such a wonderful organization, […]
Decorating gingerbread houses around the holidays is a tradition I grew up with and have always loved. Now I do it with my own kids and probably enjoy it even more! For the last few years my friend Amy Blessing has helped me organize a decorating party for our children and some friends. This year, […]
My last post described the process of clearing out my pantry according to the wisdom of the great Pamela Salzman. After getting rid of expired and unhealthy stuff and investing in new staples, the fun part began – I got to reorganize the whole pantry and make it look beautiful!