Friday, November 2, 2012


Today , I am going to a book signing . One of my favorite food bloggers Smitten Kitchen is here in Los  Angeles, at William Sonoma. She will demo a recipe and sign her first book. I made several of her recipes from the blog and they are delicious. 

Since I am in the westside , I'm stopping by West Elm to pick up my new table for my kitchen. So excited !
Before all these activities I have to go to my optometrist for an eye exam ... Wish me luck !!
I am so glad it's almost Fall in Los Angeles... Let the decorating, baking cookies and drinking apple cider or hot toddy begin !!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

How to kill a succulent

As the holiday season approaches, I thought why not incorporate plants with the decor.  Since ,  I have not been able to keep any plants alive from bamboo to orchids, I thought succulents are the best way to go. I purchased the succulents from Lowe's and bought glass containers and assembled the whole thing . I think they look really nice , but one of them became a victim to my overwatering tendencies. 
Obviously , havent watered them since, now waiting to see if it will revive.  On the weather front , it's raining.
I'm watching the rain as I sip my cardamom tea.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Italian Class

I love anything and everything about France and French. My dream is to live there someday whether in Paris or South of France. I took the language classes ,read all the travel related  books and drank all the wine. I still can't get enough of that country. So imagine my surprise , when I took an Italian language class and loved it.  Yes , more than French. I love the Italian accent, the words, my professor... I visited Italy in August 2007. Although it was very hot and crowded, I didn't realize how much I liked there until this class. When we're learning the words gelati, biscotti, panini, I miss Italy. Hope to return there soon !!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spanish Homework

Finished my first Spanish homework online.... Now ready to start my long weekend , or what's left of it.... I have to post some pictures that i have been taking over Christmas and on. I have been very busy with the move. When we were living in the apartment, I thought buying a house, furniture and decorating would be a fun process with a little stress. However, I  found that it was more than we both could handle. After cancelling the second dining room set, (1st was damaged, 2nd was to be delivered mid-march) we are looking at less costly options , hopefully these will help us get our furniture on time and making our house look more homey.
As I'm sitting on my living room couch , I am making a mental list of things to get for this room.I can't decide whether to get a mirror or a picture above the fireplace ???