Round and round we go, here we find ourselves at another day of Veneralia, the feast of Venus, although the masses use the modern name Easter with celebrations that include chocolate bunnies and church. As you know, I tend to like to delve deeper and look at source material, like where exactly did this ritual… Continue reading The Birth of Venus
Back in late 2006 or so I had a very simple website that I had put together myself using my newly acquired color palette. The intention of the website was to start an online presence and have some visibility for when I attended my first Sniffapalooza event in February 2007. The spark of creating “perfume”… Continue reading The Book of Dust
As part of the Alchemy & Medicine of the Soul workshop we have three other happenings taking place all within the Santa Monica Mountain area. Please note there is limited space available for some of these events, be mindful to grab your seat while they are available! ___________________________________________________________________________ Alchemy Panel Discussion with Cathy Skipper, Dr.… Continue reading Alchemy Panel Discussion, Distill your Own Hydrosols & Hydrosol Encounter
Wishing you all a super fine green day from the Santa Monica Mountains! Our neighbor told us this joke today: “What is Irish sunscreen?” Answer is at the bottom of this post. While my aunt was here visiting from Buenos Aires in the Autumn she brought a portion of the genealogy on my maternal side… Continue reading Happy Green!
The uber popular book Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon is due out this week translated into new mini series by the Starz network. Although Outlander had been mentioned to me in passing at the San Francisco Artisan Fragrance Salon by Sarah Horowitz, the novel didn’t get firmly planted into my consciousness until mentioned to me by… Continue reading Movie Monday: Outlander
Greg and I decided to escape from the studio recently and go see a film. The only two options that we considered were the romantic A Winters Tale or The Monuments Men, we settled on the latter. Our decision was based on previews we’d seen and the cast, who can resist George Clooney, especially when its… Continue reading Movie Monday: Monuments Men
The Getty Center is one of my favorite places here in LA, as I have mentioned over and over and over here at the journal. I feel completely renewed and rejuvenated when I visit this spectacular space. We headed over there in the afternoon, after the post office drop, with Eve and her boyfriend Walker who… Continue reading Getty Center Garden, July 2013
My new favorite television show has been Downton Abbey, indeed, another British program. The series takes place on a fictional estate located in Yorkshire England. The first season occurs at the end of the La Belle Époque from April 1912 to July 1914. Since the ladies in the program have bottles of perfume on their… Continue reading Downton Abbey
Spring is now trending across the United States with the spectacle of blossoming trees, particularly fruit trees. Within time, after visits from the several local pollinators including honey bees, the little flowers will dry and the fruit will reveal itself. My ode to Spring, Blossom Eau de Cologne, is back in stock. The fresh, sunny… Continue reading Eau de Blossom
Happy 4th of July and cheers to Freedom! This image above was sent to us by our cousin Rex in San Francisco. Curious about it, I noticed the word Shorpo on the bottom corner and discovered a historic photo archive. Stars and Stripes: 1915Washington, D.C., circa 1915. “Birth of the American flag.” Here are a… Continue reading Happy, Happy!