Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Lodge at Torrey Pines spa

Grab a day pass and soak up the peace at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. Be sure to walk through the garden before you leave; it's to the left of the entrance.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Perfect Day


I’m a wee tardy with this post, but I had to share the cake photo! We celebrated Mother’s Day here last Sunday, and had a great time. The perfect number of folks, gathered on a gloriously sunny day, with the perfect Mom. I am one of the lucky ones to have a mother-in-law that I adore. The chocolate raspberry mousse cake and dutch apple pie were both yummy. I do believe I had a piece of both!

Some red birds even landed in the ivy. Winking smile Inside. Can you beat a little made-in-China bird to fancy up an indoor plant? While I thought they’d just be a party decoration, I admit they are still there, perched, and still cute. Does this mean I have plastic flowers in my future? Oh dear! Let’s hope not.


Husby even honored my mother status with the fur babies and got me this beautiful bouquet of roses, which I promptly photographed at this odd angle. I love our tribe, though they deny me the pleasure of telling painful birthing stories, like, oh! the doctor had never seen a woman suffer like that! Wait. Maybe that’s just fine.


There were also tulips in attendance, purchased from the wholesale flower place, which was abuzz with Mother’s Day buyers.


And lastly, in mani/pedi news…this past weekend, during some La Jolla moseying, I found a “natural” mani/pedi place and came home with taupe toenails and turquoise fingernails. I can’t imagine ever using these colors even just five years ago. But I have to say, I am thoroughly digging them. They kind of spice up the workday when I look at my fingers typing on the keyboard in turquoise!

Chinchilly >


Turquoise & Caicos >

turquoise & caicos

Have a wonderful week, blog peeps!

Peace, R.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Mint and celedon and dark purple

Irom an amazing blog called Simply Smitten

How about the elegant, velvet dark green pillow sitting there fitting so perfectly?