antelope valley poppy reserve

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the best part about living in Southern California is that we are always a quick drive away from innumerable weekend destinations and landscapes. Whether it’s the beach, the mountains, the desert, or wine country, there’s no shortage of beauty around these parts. This past weekend, to celebrate the start of spring, […]

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exploring LA

I am definitely a creature of habit – and often, convenience. We live on the west side and don’t often stray too far from there because honestly, I hate driving. Though I can accept the traffic when I NEED to go somewhere, it’s much harder to accept when you’re trying to do something “for fun”. But, […]

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tomales bay

Not a land of fresh tamales…though, would that be heaven? This Fourth of July, as we have the last 3 years (see here, here, and here), we went on a camping trip. This time to Northern California with our adventure guide, Hank. I never know quite what I’m getting myself into, and we almost always […]

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Euro Trip : Stockholm, Sweden

Our last stop was Stockholm. This is where we were to fly out of – so to Stockholm we went. As I mentioned in my Paris post, I didn’t have a lot of must-sees for Stockholm, so a day and a half visit seemed sufficient enough. We stayed in an awesome AirBnB – a townhouse […]

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Euro Trip : Copenhagen, Denmark

Warning: this is a long one. I just got back from my first trip to Europe – and my first time out of the country since I moved back to it at almost 8 years old (military brat living in Japan). That in itself was astonishing to me and made me realize just how much […]

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LA summer on film

Getting film developed is one of my most favorite things in the world. This set of photos is a collection from my summer here in Los Angeles – animal friends at Malibu Wines and a day spent with my niece riding the metro downtown to explore…plus an appearance by my most colorful garden friends. -wonderland sam

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