Artisan Fragrance Salon Weekend, Part One

Last Friday, just around noon, we headed up to the Bay area in our rented Jeep. The intention was to rent a mid-size car that got good mileage, however, the ones that were offered to us reeked of synthetic aroma molecules and thus unacceptable. Greg went through several cars before the exhausted Enterprise salesperson finally… Continue reading Artisan Fragrance Salon Weekend, Part One


I’m off to San Francisco today to assist Greg with his Artist as brand Workshop at the Academy of Art University. I’ll be back shortly with stories and pictures. In the meantime I have left the E-shop open but will not be filling the orders until I return. Image: Air Travel in Africa: 1936

May Flowers: In Sonoma

Twenty two is considered a master number. It is no coincidence that fellow niche perfume artist Laurie of Sonoma Scent Studio joins our bouquet on such an auspicious day. May Flowers in Sonoma Image: Antique postcard from my families collection dated circa 1900, Argentina.

Ending week festvities

The past two weeks have been spent in much artistic splendor while my daughter Eve has been on her Spring break. We did a variety of creative and fun tasks together including cooking, painting, shopping, looking through old family photos, contemplating items for the house design, watching films, listening to books on tape, taking photos… Continue reading Ending week festvities

Bountiful Style

Eve and I decided to make a journey to Venice Beach yesterday. One of our all time favorite places to visit is there on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It is a store named Bountiful, owned by interior designer Sue Balmforth. Before heading to Bountiful we met Ben at the new Tlapazola Grill for a fun lunch,… Continue reading Bountiful Style

Middle Earth

Our journey to Middle Earth began early Friday morning by heading East across the US to Miami where we transferred to another plane heading South. We arrived to Quito in the evening, where the aromas were very similar to those of my homeland Buenos Aires, Argentina. The host and guide of this magical mystery tour… Continue reading Middle Earth

Beauty and Bread

‘Everyone needs beauty as well as bread.’ ~ John Muir I am back to the Getty today and must say very excited to be going. I’ve started the day with a chocolate croissant and e-mailing with some divine ladies in my realm. Friendship, chocolate, beauty…what could be more grand?The lovely pain au chocolat is from… Continue reading Beauty and Bread

Art, Artists & Inspiration #2

While in NYC we feasted with many of our dear artist friends. Comic con buddy, Donato Giancola arranged a fabulous dinner at the L’Ecole with other Illustration friends including art director Irene Gallo and fellow illustrator John Jude Palencar. To our sublime surprise Shaun Tan, illustrator and author of “The Arrival” joined us as well.… Continue reading Art, Artists & Inspiration #2