The rains have finally arrived to the City of Angels! I love it when it rains this hard, there is a warm and snuggly feeling about it as well as an immediate sensation of clarity. All my newly planted native plants have got to be thrilled. Lots of perfume projects are underway and will be… Continue reading Reveal-ations

Hope: Hopi

The agenda for today includes making solid perfumes and creating, as well as tweaking, a few accords. Good stuff to be working on with the exciting energetics of the day. I’ll intend that all the happy, hope filled, inspiring blueprints of the day permeate these perfumes and accords. I also need to dig a few… Continue reading Hope: Hopi

Solid Gold

The living room has been converted into a temporary photography studio as we continue to photograph all our botanical perfumes. That will change on Thursday, of course, when invitees will come to celebrate the day of gratitude. In the shot above is the Sierra Solid Gold perfume within the antique finished compact along with its… Continue reading Solid Gold

Being Human

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it.… Continue reading Being Human


“I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting,someone would ask me to get coffee…” ~ Bella Abzug Well, it looks like today I will be doning the wizard hat. My webmistress has fallen off the radar and I… Continue reading Poof!

Seeds of Yesterday

“All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of yesterday” ~ Unknown One of the many seeds I have scattered along the path has sprouted. As an independent business owner that’s what we do, distribute those little embryos out into the world. We fertilize with intention that the little seed, we planted with love,… Continue reading Seeds of Yesterday

Happy Birthday!

Our blog had it’s first birthday yesterday and the website turned one this morning. What an adventure this has been. Exactly one year ago today I was the keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual Ojai Lavender Festival. This years festival is scheduled for June 28th. The website and blog are dynamic, works in progress at… Continue reading Happy Birthday!

Aromatherapy at the Massage School of Santa Monica

Yesterday was spent all day at the massage school teaching aromatherapy. It was a full class of really lovely students eager to learn. I find with large classes it becomes more of a challenge to cover all the material and answer their questions. The photograph is in my studio. A the moment I have 10… Continue reading Aromatherapy at the Massage School of Santa Monica