Rebecca Love Photography, Nantucket

We had the pleasure of having our family portraits taken by the one and only Rebecca Love Photography when we were on Nantucket this summer. She is amazingly talented and so comfortable to work with. With beautiful Nantucket harbor as the backdrop for our photo session, we knew the pictures would turn out fabulous and they did […]

Nantucket for a day

As you know, Nantucket is a dear and special place to me. I’m here right now visiting my family as a matter of fact! I’ve been in heaven enjoying time with my mom and introducing the Little Man to my home town. If you’re planning a day here I have some suggestions for what to […]

Love Letter to Nantucket

Dear Nantucket, It’s that time of year again and I’m sitting here thinking of you. The sounds and smells of summer bring with them the remembrance of long happy days spent on your ocean banks and roaming amongst your dunes. Beach blossoms are popping up everywhere and filling the air with sweet beach plum fragrances […]

Cool and meaningful art prints

I am loving this print that I ordered from Lindsay Sherbondy at Lindsay Letters. She has some really wonderful art prints with sayings, verses and quotes to live by in Calligraphy type lettering. I love them all and want them all. This one is sitting atop my newly painted dresser (a roadside find) that I have in […]

Post summertime post

Woo hoo! I’m back friends! It’s been too long. We need to catch up. First of all, how was your summer?! We had such a good summer. It was the stuff dreams are made of. Lots of beach going, watermelon, family time, boating, swimming, blueberry picking, hiking and an obscene amount of ice cream. It […]

Antique shopping, and Botanical bargaining

I’ve got $20 dollars in my pocket… Thrift shops are my favorite. I love bargain hunting for treasures especially when I luck out and find exactly what I’ve been looking for.           I found some really fun treasures last week while antique shopping in New Hampshire. I went with the hope […]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Can you believe it’s already here!? As I write this I am seated at a picnic table overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. We have just finished enjoying a lunch of lobsters and ripe summer yellow corn. It doesn’t get more American that that! This feels a world away from Los Angeles, […]

Birthday continued…

Family members watched The Little Man Friday night so the Mister and I could spend the evening out. We got a table at one of the most desirable restaurants in town, because we were there early (happy hour is our wheelhouse). Gjelina is one of those snobbishly hard to get in places in the area that doesn’t […]

going home

Dionis Beach This week I am far away from everything. Of all the places I have visited or lived Canopache is my vacation dreamland. It is the place tied to the many memories I have as a child. Driving over the Sagamore Bridge, taking the early ferry over the open waters of Nantucket sound, and […]


Canopache is the Wampanoag Native American name for the island of Nantucket. The name means “place of peace.” Nantucket is the place where I was born and raised. It holds a special place in my heart. No matter how far I wonder away from the island, it always calls me back. I am reminded of Longfellow’s […]