I’ve been to Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California so many times that I’ve lost count. But somehow I’ve never visited the gardens in the summer. Hard to believe, even for me. I usually stop by Filoli Gardens in the spring for their Daffodil Daydreams Extravaganza, or in early summer around May for a Mother’s Day girls afternoon out, or to attend one of their classes on watercolor painting.
I’ve never gone to Filoli Gardens in the peek of summer – i.e. July. I’ve assumed all the flowers are frying in the summer-time heat, so why bother going? But this year I had an opportunity to stop by this beautiful garden with my Uncle Chary and his niece Geetha and husband Sampath who were visiting from Mumbai, India.
Who knew Filoli Gardens could be just as spectacular in the summer as at other times of the year? At least not I. The garden is amazing in the summer! Continue reading “FIght for a just cause; LOve your fellow man; LIve a good life.” FILOLI Gardens in the Summer
On Father’s Day we took Hitesh on a morning excursion for a cherry picking trip to Andy’s Orchard in Morgan Hill, California.
Continue reading Cherry Picking at Andy’s Orchard in Morgan Hill, California
My sister Banu who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has a lovely home and a beautiful garden. Banu is an avid gardener just like my Mom and me. But she is crazier than me when it comes to gardening. She enjoys it so much that just like my Mom she will spend hours in her backyard and lose track of time.
Banu’s garden is lush and emerald green. It’s the greenest garden I’ve ever seen. Continue reading Banu’s Emerald Green Philadelphia Garden
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden is a historic home and garden located in old Palo Alto, California. The story of how this lovely home became a historic home and garden can be credited to Ms. Elizabeth Gamble who lived in Palo Alto with her family.
Elizabeth’s family – the Gamble family moved to Palo Alto back in 1902 and had four children: James, George, Elizabeth Frances, and Launcelot. Palo Alto at that time was a little town with a population of a mere 3000. One of the kids Elizabeth, decided after college to spend the remainder of her life in the Gamble family home on Waverley Street in Palo Alto.
Continue reading Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden. Old Palo Alto, California
Every year our friends Dave and Rose invite a few of their friends to celebrate Hanukkah with them. It’s always a fun dinner party and a chance for friends and family to get together over the holidays with good food and good company. Continue reading Celebrating Hanukkah with Friends
Last weekend we celebrated Diwali with family and friends and had an outstanding time with all! Saris, Food, Sparklers, & Great Company. This turned out to be an awesome fun evening filled with laughter, delicious food, sparklers, and gorgeous saris. Continue reading Celebrating Diwali with Family & Friends
Our friends Dave and Rose recently invited a few of their family friends to a Passover Seder Dinner at their home, and we were honored to be included. This was our first invitation to a Passover Seder dinner. I had never been to a Seder party before and asked Rose about it. She explained that this dinner is the beginning of Passover, which is the Jewish festival in celebration of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt and their emancipation from slavery. Continue reading An Invitation to a Passover Seder Dinner
Every year in the spring, Rose, Joji, and Rita host a Spring Tea for a few of their girlfriends. A fun social gathering to hang out, catch up, and have brunch and tea. This is one tea party we all look forward to every year 🙂 Continue reading A Day at the Derby Spring Tea
2014 was a big birthday for me; you guessed it, the big 50! To celebrate this milestone my entire family came to California from all corners of America. All arrived on the day of my birthday to surprise me! Continue reading Celebrating My Birthday with My Family
Every year I host a Spring Garden Ladies Lunch for all my girlfriends. It’s usually in late April or May depending on when the flowers are blooming at their peak. Continue reading Spring Garden Ladies Lunch