Monday, December 24, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The NoMad NYC

Ok I am In Love with is place!
 The NoMad Hotel in New York City!
It is so exquisite and Bravo to French Interior designer, Jacques Garcia
 My friend Raphaël ,in Paris, saw on Facebook that I was visiting Kitsuné and ask me to say hello to a friend/colleague who was there for work. Well, She was in a meeting but Kitsuné staff were kind enough to explain the relationship and give me a tour of the hotel. So, On this visit I had to book a room to check it out. I was amazed! The service and hospitality is outstanding. Everything about this hotel and brand is spectacular. This is a real gem
I was so inspired by the colors, the view the light. 
 Everything in the room, restaurant and the library bar is so intentional simple comfortable and beautiful.
I highly recommend you check it out
 for a stay or to dine at the restaurant (Chef Daniel's  food is extremely delicious and innovative) or even stop for a coffee at the Library Bar
You will not be disappointed!
(I am trying to convince them to make room 908 my permanent residence;-))

Monday, December 3, 2012

Holidays 2012 :-)

Check Out My work with Pottery Barn

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Taking time to be Thankful for everyone and thing that helps me to be.
Thank you
And in the spirit of being different and good to myself I decided to make  Khicheri (a mung bean and rice dish) and garlic greens with some Kale from the garden:-)
Again Thank you

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

#Snow NYC

Love staring at this instagram of when I was stuck in the snow/slush uptown

Sunday, November 4, 2012

AFTERMATH - Volunteering after Sandy

Flying into NYC on the red-eye, over the city just before sunrise you could really see the effect of Sandy. I was amazed to see where all the electricity was out in Queens and Long Island and the amount of coastline that was washed out and homes just devastated. You begin to understand the awe of nature and devastation left by hurricane sandy.
My Friend Taaj found places for us to go and volunteer our time to help after I arrived. Met some other friends  and made some new. 
God Bless NewYorkers for that strength to pick up and move forward!
We also brought blankets people still are without power and heat and that can be deadly with cold weather coming...
Red Cross and organizations still need money and helping hands especially for the elderly or homebound people and animals

Here are some links to help and new


Hanging out at the Park Bar ;-)

My Friend Taaj is amazing!

 I was fortunate enough to hang with her at the Park and see some of her daily exercise
She works in physical training and therapies and has been a Huge inspiration in helping me stand up straighter  and to be a taller stronger person 
She is incredible as a  person and  an athlete
Thank you!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happy 91st Birthday Grandma

Here is someone who knows 
Love and Loss 
Pain and Joy
Happy and Sad...
and a whole lotta crap in-between!
I love you Very much Grandma Dory ....thanks for hanging around:-)
I am so Blessed and fortunate to have you here
Happy Birthday!!!!,

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Check Out Katie Couric in BHG

What an AMAZING shoot with Katie Couric and her sister Clara in this months Better Homes and Gardens!!! 
I felt so privileged to shoot Katie's East Hampton Home and the Garden's her sister, Clara Batchelor, CBA Landscape and Design , helped to create. Such beautiful people and a comforting peaceful place. 

Make sure to Check out Katie Couric's new talk show....I looks like its gonna be good and after meeting her ...I know its going to be Hilarious!!!!
Here's a preview from her site....look up showtime according to your zip :-)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Alassio 2011

Remembering our time and shoot

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hugh Acheson, Better Homes and Gardens, September, Check it out:-)

Sorry I haven't been posting tear sheets.
This was a great shoot with Hugh Acheson in this months September issue of Better Homes and Gardens

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August Tomatoes

Let tomato season begin! we are staring to see our first substantial exciting!!!!
Above you can see our  Black Krim, Juliet, Large Red Cherry,Black Prince, Viva Italian and St Pierre
Also Check out this Artichoke we left to flower ...It is the MOST amazing electric purpley blue color...So Beautiful

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mom Dad Grandma and August HEAT

They brought the heat from the midwest but We'll forgive them ... We had lots of fun! And I drove the big car :-)
What a fun time! Mom and Dad and Grandma are off  North to visit Vicki and for now we are watching their dogs, Shuger's babies, and their cat Bo until they come back :-) 
Now I have been lucky enough to have know and have fond memories of all my Grandparents and even some great grandparent.....
But wait can I just get a whop whop for my 90 yr old Grandmother! She is the fantastic!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Time to Check in on the Garden

Ok after a bit of a rough start..things are coming along. We were so excited to get plants in early and enjoy summer crops and a couple of cold nights here put all that to a end.
 Most of the tomatoes and squash we planted originally didn't make it but I ran out and was able to get some more in at the begin-ish of  June.
I feel better looking back at the blogpost from last year and seeing that we are right on time and things are looking good
Its filled with so many hidden treasures ... its stared now with green beans and cucumbers...and I think in the next couple of weeks we are going to start harvesting some squash, tomatoes and eggplant (fingers crossed) :-)

Monday, July 30, 2012

WOW....Green Beans

I don't think you understand
I was away last week and this is what we picked ...just from the blue lake vines on the wall... TODAY! 
Exciting:-) also made Pickles with the lemon cucumber that are popping up all over!
they have all been so delicious and make me happy to be home 

Monday, July 23, 2012


Great shoot, Thank you  Adam 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Altadena Farmers Market

I received invitation from my friend Joseph Shuldiner,
(who I meet thru Nysha at Ardenwood edibles last year to test vegan recipes for his new cookbook)
anyway..... to come out and check out the Altadena Farmers Market, every Wednesday 3pm-7pm.
Well what a GREAT market! Its still growing and Joseph has classes which he teaches there at
It is well worth checking out.....I left with some amazing plumbs and peaches and tomatoes...well and these great pictures too.
 All the venders were so nice and the atmosphere was so relaxing and fun

Part Deux Flight 411 "The LayOver"

Part 2 the the crazy dance mix Flight 411 Enjoy :-)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

LeBook 2012 Arrived

Yeah!!!!!!! I'm so happy!!! Only problem is now I need to update the website with more of the lifestyle/Fashion images:-O
Guess I need to get to work

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July First Garden Picks

I am learning a lot about the Garden this year and I guess thats the beauty of it .... like people, no two gardens are the same, each is individually it own thing. 
I worked hard to get things in early this year to reap the most of our summer crops... to my disappointment a lot of things died off and I am realizing maybe the time we put the garden in last year wasn't late but right on time....
I have some leftovers from the winter garden which are still producing for us like lettuce, leeks and  artichokes.  
We have , what I affectionately call sewer tomatoes , They sprung up around the grey water and grew from discarded tomatoes from last year..they are great cherries and are getting us excited for all our other tomatoes to come (they are finally growing good)
We put green beens on the wall this year and they are going like crazy... that is exciting too:-)
Hope all your gardening is going well and love some input on recipes that you make from your produce.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


We went over 100,000 views ..... 
Thanks to my Family for watching 10,000 times each;-)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Crazy Dance Mix :-)

Here's one for you.... Crack out some more Rosé or spend an extra 30min on the treadmill...mixing memories from last summer in the Mediterranean and current pop hits

Crosby Street Hotel NYC

Recently, due to some circumstances with my apartment, I was fortunate enough to be able to stay at the Crosby Street Hotel. I was so great to have yet another perspective of NYC and I really was inspired by the design and decor of the rooms, So colorful and fun .
Service was amazing and the restaurant was so delicious. I really enjoyed the hotel "guest only" lounge,  met some interesting people. 
Anyway I was inspired to photograph all the fun of the room...I hope you enjoy:-)
the view

Thursday, May 31, 2012

African Inspired Fashion Shoot with Elizabeth

Had the AMAZING experience to work with such a talented team of people on this African Inspired  Fashion photo shoot.
Thank you, Elizabeth, Pauline, Wendy, Gilbert and  Smashbox
What Fun..I love the patterns contrast, texture and colors

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I had the best time photographing Hannah yesterday with her mother  and make-up artist, Wendy Osmundson!   Wendy had wanted  photograph Hannah with clean face freckels showing and a light lip and strong eye, I think our results were beautiful and classic
Hannah is studying photography in New York and has been working with me in the office and on shoots , when she is home from school. She is so talented and inspiring to be be around.... not to mention a natural beauty!