Big Sur, California. Is there any place more beautiful? Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The land and sea here are so spectacular that words fail me.
“Much ink has been spilled extolling the raw beauty and energy of this precious piece of land in California shoehorned between the Santa Lucia Range and the Pacific Ocean, but nothing quite prepares you for your first glimpse of the craggy, unspoiled coastline.” from lonelyplanet.com This is exactly how I felt when I first saw Big Sur – speechless.
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On this Sunday, the weather was gorgeous, birds were chirping, and we got the urge to go shopping for some plants for our garden. It was an impulse trip but so satisfying and so much fun. Continue reading Visit To Our Local Nursery
Why drive all the way to Napa, when you can drive fifteen minutes up into the Santa Cruz Mountains and find some great wineries right here in the South Bay? On a whim one Saturday afternoon, Hitesh and I decided to go wine tasting and made a quick trip to David Bruce Winery. David Bruce is a small winery that specializes in a hand full of wines – mostly Pinot Noir, some Chardonnay, and Sangiovese. In a secluded location off Bear Creek Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains, David Bruce is a low-key winery that has solid good wine. Continue reading David Bruce Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Those who know me well know how much I love hand-made pottery of all kinds from all parts of the world, and most of all from right here in California. Which brings me to how I got to visit potter Bob Pool in Berkeley, CA.
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When we met our friends William and his wife Stella for dinner one day, William who works at Google offered to give us a tour of the Google campus. Of course we were interested! So we arranged a date and the twins and I got to visit and tour Googleplex – Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.
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Every year the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, a historic home and garden in Palo Alto, California hosts a Spring Garden Tour where a few private homes in this exclusive neighborhood open their gardens for public viewing. The tour is open on one Friday and Saturday only in April, and all proceeds from ticket sales go towards the maintenance of the Gamble Garden. Continue reading Gamble Garden Spring Tour 2016
Living in the Bay Area for so long I had never heard of this “Water Temple.” The more I read up on it, the more curious I became. And since this park is only open on weekdays, I persuaded the girls to come with me to check it out on the last day of their Spring Break.
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Bouquets to Art. What a novel idea! Flower bouquets that mimic paintings and works of art in the permanent collection at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Every year I plan on going to this talked about exhibition, but something always takes precedent, and I end up not making it. But this year I put it on my calendar 2 months in advance so as not to miss it, and I finally made it! Continue reading Bouquets to Art 2016
Every April there is a plant sale in the Bay Are called Master Gardener’s Spring Garden Market. A plant fair for garden lovers.
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Flowers, flowers, flowers!! Anyone who knows me knows I love flowers! I absolutely love them. So when I read about an exhibition in San Francisco of Oscar de la Renta’s floral couture gowns, I had to go! All I saw in this little article about the exhibit was the word “floral”, and it got me hooked. Continue reading Floral Gowns by Oscar de la Renta