A Simple life

I took this picture in Glastonbury England the year 2007, and it reminds me of how simple life was there. No one had a designer bag or clothes, and everyone gathered at the local pub at night and just had fun talking. I ended up in bed for two days after running everywhere trying to please everyone this last weekend, and realized I need to practise what I preach and just slow down. We moms  should take the time for ourselves to  release, relax  and renew, a promise  I’ve made to myself to keep my life simple .      

Moras Antiques


A lovely corner shop in Old town Lake Elsinore , with beautiful French garden antiques, vintage clothing, and wonderful  jewery…



I love to shop here for interesting old hats and crowns  for photo shoots.




I enjoy looking at  all her BEAUTIFUL vintage items,  a must see shop…..don’t you think ?





Owned and operated by the Mora family.

142 North Main St. Lake Elsinore, Ca. 92530


A Spring Green Meal

I love cooking simple and  fresh  meals. I don’t have a lot of time to cook,  but I want a fresh meal for Leo and Darrill.  Here is one of my favoite spring green meals.


I start with fresh organic spinach, fresh basil,  artichokes , cucumbers and limes, which I buy at my local farmers market.

Then I put a chicken half in a piece of foil and I add fresh basil and spinach, and garnish with slices of limes , garlic salt and pepper. Then I bake  it in the oven at 400 for 35 min


Then I put the artichokes in salted boiling water for 30 min. 

I buy my spices from Spice Merchants in Temecula Ca. I love their picnic blend, I add it to sour cream for a great dip for the artichokes.

Next I make  my green salad with spinach, cucumbers, fresh basil and a few red grapes or black olives.

I add fresh tortellini from my market which I cooked for ten min.  and top off the  salad  with olive oil and parmesan cheese .


 This meal goes perfect with fresh brewed green tea garnish with a  slice of lime.

The chicken is done and smells wonderful, this meal is low-fat and healthy too ! Hope you enjoy .    


Art and Antiques

A beautiful day in L.A. after Joan on Third I drove up highway 101 to Topanga canyon , I love driving  this winding road all the way to the coast. I stopped at Main st USA  along the way and saw this beautiful little shop off the side of the road , Tauni Brustin Main st USA. 369 so. Topanga canyon Blvd.

I fell in love with this large clock hanging outside, surrounded by a  beautiful  french garden.

She had beautiful rustic french garden gates everywhere, if I wasn’t in my convertible I would have taken some home.

 I love old french garden gates, the peeling paint makes theses stunning.

I was in love with this shop before I walked inside !!

Now let’s go inside….

I need this dress stand….well maybe not ….yes I should buy this.

I loooovvvve this antique sliver tureen. I need it !!

More silver , I better go before I do some serious damage.

A must see shop, don’t you think ???

One last shot on the way out, I could have spent my entire day here, well on to the California coast I love so much.

Joan on Third

 My girlfriend moved to West Hollywood so I went down for a girls night out.

 She had a class in the morning so I wandered down third street in L.A. and found this place to stop and have a cup of  cappuccino,  Joan on Third , I loved it !!


I haven’t had a cappuccino this good since Paris.  The decor was wonderful , white and black and cows everywhere.

The selection of wines, cheese, meats, breads,sweets and specialty sauces were outstanding !!!

A must see place don’t you think ??