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Halloween – My Family Memories by Lorraine Hiddleson

31 Oct

I will be scanning and posting pages from the 6 volumes that make up my grandmother’s life story. These pages hold so many wonderful memories and stories, simple and heart warming. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Happy Halloween!
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First chairwoman of Convention & Visitors Bureau – SignOnSanDiego.com

27 Sep

Growing up I played at Ms. Marty’s home on Pine St. with Sally and Brett. Prayers to the family.

First chairwoman of Convention & Visitors Bureau – SignOnSanDiego.com

Mission Hills Streetcar Line Walking Tour and Canyon Pics (Video)

24 Sep

Today is the Annual Streetcar Line Tour in Mission Hills. As we set out on our daily walk with Nina and Ralphie, our new rescue dogs, (more on that later) I decided to shoot some photos for you to enjoy. I’ve included some favorite homes, views and fall decor. Also see my Canyon Views Ep. 1 where I spend one minute showing you the beauty and tranquility of my community.

Also see: http://missionhillslife.blogspot.com/2011/09/walk-along-streetcar-line-annual-tour.html

Love the swing up on the 2nd story balcony
More on this property later, loooove this home.
One Minute Canyon Views. Ep. 1

Video of the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 Fashion Show

11 Sep

Rebecca Minkoff Talks Fashion Nite Out

In celebration of fashion week I am celebrating designer Rebecca Minkoff. We both grew up in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego, I lived blocks away from her family and was the local babysitter on and off for a decade.

It was the 80’s, The Minkoff’s moved to Florida, and upon high school graduation Rebecca departed for NYC with dreams of designing.

She started RM with her brother Uri Minkoff, and after a succesful launch, and a beautiful Tuscan wedding to Gavin Bellour, she set her sites on expanding the RM brand. (Be sure to also check out her Ben Minkoff men’s line).

This video was originally shot one year ago 9/12/10 for her Spring Line launched March 2011. Created by Gavin Bellour, this is an intimate look into her creative process.

On September 12th, documentary filmmaker Gavin Bellour filmed CFDA fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff as she prepared for the presentation of her Spring/Summer 2011 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

The road to Lincoln Center is documented in this short film which features appearances by Gossip Girl Michelle Trachtenberg and fashion blogger Rumi Neely of FashionToast.com.

Below: “No Pressure” A Behind the Scenes Look at Fall 2011 Fashion Week. Follow Rebecca Minkoff as she prepares for her the first runway show at Lincoln Center. Then shop your favorite fall looks now available on RebeccaMinkoff.com.

This is a family run business. Uri is off the charts smart, graduating high school in about 16 months. With determination and a few PR courses under his belt, he talked his folks into eventually opening what became a 10,000 sqft wellness center. Later building his own successful internet development technology company.

Still acting as Chair of his companies, Uri set off to start the Rebecca Minkoff brand with his sister. 6 years later, they are still independently managed and self-financed.

Today she is at the top of her game, still partnering with her brother Uri and preparing to be a new mommy, while her husband Gavin provides fantastic visual images.

Click here for her company timeline. Their venture now offers apparel, bags, shoes and accessories, and men’s accessories under the brand Ben Minkoff, named after her grandfather.


Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) — Rebecca Minkoff, chief executive officer for her self-named handbag company, talks about the fashion industry and growth strategy. Minkoff speaks with Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance Midday.” (Source: Bloomberg)

I carry RM bags because they are fabulous! My favorite being the Wine and Cheese bag with roomy front pockets. I live in this bag.

Take a moment and view her site and blogs. REBECCA MINKOFF is someone to watch. Dont forget to sign up for her newsletter. I leave you with a video for her 2011 Fall collection, enjoy.

(Click here to catch up with her amazing folks, David and Sue Minkoff, two people I completely adore who taught me so much about family, health and harmony.)

Rebecca on Bloomberg TV
Livestream of the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 Fashion Show

Blueberry Bar recipe from Water’s Fine Foods shared

6 Sep

Water’s Blueberry Bars, a summer tradition

I noted this recipe for Blueberry Bars recently listed on Waters Fine Catering Facebook page. Back in the early 90’s, I worked for Mary Kay Waters at Water’s Catering. She was my neighbor, which also made me the occasional family babysitter. I held the position(s) of sous chef, catering secretary/assistant; creating menus, proposals, working parties and prepping in the kitchen for credits towards my culinary arts/hospitality degree.

Today her enterprise has expanded to include Water’s Fine Foods to Go, with  two locations, one near Mission Hills on W. Morena Blvd, and the other in Solana Beach. Also new, Fibonacci’s Campus Pointe Bistro by Waters brings delicious, quality artisanal food to La Jolla’s UTC area. Recipe after the jump with more photos.

Be sure to take a trip by Water’s Fine Foods to Go and pick up some Water’s Brand Hand-Crafted Granola, Salt & Pepper Blend and Salted Peanuts. Perfect gift ideas!