Welcome Back Ann Taylor {Shop Talk}

The once main staple store for polished professional style has emerged this summer with a major makeover.  Ann Taylor’s new concept store, at South Coast Plaza, now boasts crystal chandeliers, private lounge areas and boutique-style fashions.  Ann Taylor now vibes a more fashion-forward sensibility for both polished professional and boutique shoppers. The new store is […]

Picture Day Project 365 {Days 180 to 193}

Well hello there.  Happy Summer. We have been packing and unpacking.  Laundry, try then repeating around here.  Seeing friends and traveling has made for a speedy summer calendar.   I hope your daylight savings time days have been full of laughs, buy cialis frolic, sick and dancing. A duchess curtsey to all the friends for having […]

I have fallen in love. His name is Bob.

  Don’t tell DH.

Keeping Favorite Places Secret ~ THEhotel in Las Vegas

Are there places you love so much, you don’t tell anyone about them? You find something that is so incredibly fantastic, you plain don’t want to share.  It happens; for fear of price increases, becoming over crowded, sold out, etc.  I was in a quandary. Considering these things and after thinking long and hard.  I have […]

Nieuport 17 Restaurant for Brunch

Nieuport 17 is in Lafayette Plaza at Newport Avenue and Irvine Boulevard in Tustin, cheap California.  We love love love this restaurant.  It is owned by former naval aviator Bill Bettis.   The restaurant has always been a lifelong dream of his.  It began after Bill’s college days at USC and his flying career.  His restaurant is set […]

Not So Odvious Things for the Beach

After spending the weekend at the Beach here on the West Coast, I recalled a post from last summer. Thank you Outer Banks. This is a re-post, including photos from last year.  Let’s talk a few things you may need for a relaxed day at the beach. Food Tenderizer.  Yep.  This is an easy first aid remedy in case of a […]

4th of July Recap

The Beagle Brigade was not happy about Canine Camp. We were off to Huntington Beach for…… No training wheels Food and Friendships Ice Cream Runs Gin Rummy Long awaited victories 5k and Parade on Pacific Coast Highway Hammocks and Lemonade Sunshine all over Elvis Music at 6am Growing up Relaxation and fireworks from the balcony […]

Here’s to the Red White and Blue.

Stay safe and sane friends…. Happy Fourth of July. Kathleen