It’s Never Too Late To Try Something New

As you may know from my social media, I’ve always loved making crafts and working with my hands! From decorating to gift-wrapping and arranging flowers, I love being creative. On my recent trip to Paris a friend recommended that we take an embroidery and beading class and I immediately responded with ‘sign me up!’ On … Continue Reading

Pear Muffins with Fall Spice

With chillier mornings and the Thanksgiving holiday almost upon us, it’s definitely time to start cooking and baking with fall spices. Ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon evoke those fall feelings in all of us. Who doesn’t want to throw on a sweater and have some fall pear muffins with tea! The thing that’s best about these muffins is … Continue Reading

Reboot Your Routine!

My son is a life coach and he’s always sharing great advice. Although in Los Angeles summer can linger through September because the weather stays warm, the fact that Labor Day is upon us this weekend makes us all naturally feel like the season is changing. The kids are back to school, vacations are taken, … 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