Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Colorful Venice Beach, CA


It's been over two decades since I've strolled down Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach. Always turning right instead of left when visiting family in north Venice ( an upscale beachfront neighborhood with manicured promenades crawling with yoga pants and baby strollers ) we decided to turn left this time. It was Mother's Day and my husband was dying to see, "wacky Venice Beach" and my 73 year old mother couldn't have been more happy to join. As far as I can remember, little has changed. The "creatives" are still out in full force and the boardwalk of Venice Beach is still as colorful and as out there as ever.







Me on my phone while Mom takes it all in.








Photos by Carlos Barberis of BECfoto

ALOHA

Monday, May 18, 2015

Tour de Low-Country

Aloha!

We just returned home from a couple of weeks on the Mainland. We spent some time in north Florida and southern Georgia before heading out to California for a few days. 
This was a family trip so most of our time revolved around them but we were able to squeeze in some nice drives and just a bit too many indulgent lunches. Hard not to do, especially when you are in The South.

Here's a few shots of one of the most beautiful regions on the U.S. Mainland, The Florida/Georgia Low-Country.

St. Simons Island, GA

Fort Federica, GA

Veggie Empanadas at Del Sur on St. Simons Island

Pumpkin and Pea Ravioli at Del Sur ( not vegan ) I had a handful on non-vegan ( always vegetarian though ) meals on this trip. Not proud to admit this but I did. 

Georgia

St. Simons Pier

Dunes at Huguenot Beach, FL

Fernandina Beach, FL





Stuffed veggie wraps at 29 South in Fernandina Beach, FL

Stormy Amelia Island

ALOHA