After hard work comes praise.

Down below:  Look at the pot, not the car… This image is called “Detail from a Vase, c. 1904″… Caladium design.  Incised lines, underglaze painting with glossy glaze.  Esther Huger Elliot, decorator;  Joseph Meyer, potter.  Newcomb College Collection. Tulane University. I loved the detail on this card — “Detail from a Vase” that I kept…

Woody Allen, who only uses a typewriter — joins Amazon.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-amazon-woody-allen-20150114-story.html#page=1   Woody Allen, the L.A. Times article says has partnered with AMAZON streaming video service.   “Allen and Amazon are an unusual pairing Allen is an unrepentant Luddite who bangs out screenplays on the same manual typewriter he’s used for half a century and reportedly prints out his emails and dictates responses to an…

… speechless!

Vin gave my niece Kuu a check for Christmas that was larger than she expected. She wrote him back immediately and today he received this great ‘thank you’ …  Please Share

Objects of desire.

Vin and I discovered a beautiful little house in Montecito, called “JULIANNE”, that boasted carefully-curated clothing and a very helpful buyer and sales representative, Amanda Fazio.  Amanda remembered my ‘thank you’ blog, and sent this magnificent letter opener by L’Objet as a Christmas gift. I wrote her to thank her — so I can now…

Merry Everything!

Lynda is a decorator and her strong knowledge of powerful colors comes through in everything she does. I love her Hermes orange personalized note cards. When it came time to write her a ‘thank you’ for the beautiful candle they gave as a hostess present — I chose this new card I just got… the…

Globe Tires.

http://www.globemotorsports.com/ In a city like Los Angeles, where we rely on our cars — a red warning signal is never something we want to see. When my “low tires” flashed on, and I’d already checked them once at the fancy Beverly Hills gas station a few weeks ago — I decided to go to Globe…

Old faithful.

I had a tough day today.  I went to the funeral of my long-time friend Sid Wald, who was 98 and had lived a long life, but I am still sad to have said my final ‘goodbye’.  Before I left, I wrote a 2-page typed letter to Jeff, his son, with my random thoughts about…

…It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

My friend Kathy Cotter adroitly noticed this art piece at an estate sale she went to this weekend in Pacific Palisades. This is a piece by Roderick Stevens, about 2 feet x 2 feet.  Asking price was $4,200. but might go for less. If you’re interested, let me know… and I’ll tell the seller. Please Share

“Take a blank piece of paper and write.”

Rosie Schaap is a columnist for the New York Times Magazine. She says what we’ve already known:  “the handwritten letter is an endangered species”. First it was threatened by phone calls. Then texts. Rosie doesn’t buy it. She says “serious occasions” still call for a “handwritten letter”.   And finally, she urges, “It’s not hard….