Let’s take the kids to the amusement park!

Having grown up in Los Angeles, I was very fortunate to have places like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm right in my backyard. The most fun for me was experiencing these places through the very young eyes of Tori and Randy. Their wonder and excitement at visiting these places are memories I’ll cherish forever. With … Continue Reading

Ginger Salmon with Grilled Corn and Watercress Salad

I’m always looking for quick and healthy dinner ideas during the summer. Here’s a great recipe from Food & Wine that really utilizes a premade ingredient, pickled ginger, in a way that saves so much time and adds so much flavor. I really love the use of the skewer too. It makes presentation really lovely. … Continue Reading

Vintage Summer Trends

Now that I’m a grandmother, with all the life and wisdom that comes with that privilege, it’s easier for me to admit how many times fashion trends that I used to embrace have come BACK in style. That’s why I absolutely love this article from Harper’s Bazaar about vintage summer trends that are stylish today. … Continue Reading

Welcoming Summer!

With the first day of summer a week away, I always like to brighten things up around the house as a way of welcoming the season’s change. Depending on your specific weather situation, this is a fun thing to do for all seasons. Summer is an especially fun one because it you get to be … Continue Reading

Packing Tips. Travel like a Pro!

As May turns to June this week and we’ve passed Memorial Day, you probably have a vacation planned. Or perhaps you have a last-minute work trip you need to take. If you’re like me, you probably wait until the night before or even the morning of to pack! Well, here’s four ideas that will allow you … Continue Reading

Summer Parties!

Summer is almost in full swing. Graduations have come, teachers are off, and I bet you are planning a BBQ or two sometime this month. As I’m sure you all know, I love to entertain. Here’s some ideas that I used to use at the Manor and still use for friends and family. SUMMER PARTY … Continue Reading