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Sunday Moments 10/9: Boats, Baseball, Hot Rods & Bayfront

11 Oct

Here are photos from my Sunday: #Embarcadero, #Fifth Avenue Auto Show, #Petco Park, #Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge, #Bayfront Park, #Evening Walk in #Mission Hills…Perfect #Fall Day! Enjoy


Pumkpins, Plants and Pizza!: Driving Trip to Jamul- Fall 2012

8 Oct

We headed out to Jamul to take in the fall sights. After driving around Simpson’s Garden Town Nursery we got a pizza to go at Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, note they moved to an amazing new location along the same road. Lots of hot rods out, must have been a rally day. Dont forget to stop and get your ice cold apple at Simpson’s Nursery. Fall is here!




Say Hi to Diego!

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Pine-cones and Pie: Driving Trip to Julian – Fall 2012

30 Sep

The pie in these photos from Julian Pie Company was straight from the oven, hot and juicy with apple tastiness! Perfect day in Julian, California. Stopped into Julian Realty and said “Hi” to  Dennis Frieden, Owner/Broker and long time friend. Photos include views of Mount Laguna, California and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Enjoy

Slideshow and links after the jump.

Landmark Houses: John Lautner’s Chemosphere – latimes.com

8 Sep

The sleek, octagonal design, arguably the boldest work by the singular architect John Lautner, is considered a masterpiece of California Modernism and is beloved by cultists of midcentury design.

The approach to the house, with purple Pride of Madeira and red geraniums in bloom.
The unusual construction of Lautner’s octagonal design has helped it weather earthquakes and heavy rains.
Publisher Benedikt Taschen, photographed at work in the home in 2005, sits behind expanses of glass reflecting clouds and sky.
Clean-lined furnishings include an oval dining room table by Florence Knoll and suspended lamps of bent plexiglass strips by L.A. artist Jorge Pardo.
The living room includes an Eames chair and coffee table and a rug by Albert Oehlen. The small window near floor level, rear left, offers a glimpse of the driveway.
Publisher Benedikt Taschen says of the iconic 1960 home he bought in 1997 and restored, “It’s the responsibility of the owner to preserve it for future generations because a house like this doesn’t belong to one or two people: It belongs to mankind.”
Chemosphere’s panoramic windows open up to views of the San Fernando Valley; the other side of house faces a quiet hillside, a scene that can almost feel like a nature preserve.
By Scott Timberg
All photos by ( Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times )

>Misson Hills Nursery is great daytime walking destination

7 Jun


Blooms around Mission Hills

I live around the corner from Mission Hills Nursery. It’s one of my favorite daytime walks to clear my head and breathe. If you haven’t spent time you must cruise by and see what they have to offer. Inside the main building they sell fertilizers, bird feeders and some home goods…I love the candles in the photos below. Yummy smells. There is even a small SALE wall back there too! Outside they feature a raised bed vegetable patch and wonderful succulent plantings. Be sure to walk back along the back fence and enjoy blooms of bougainvillea. Roses from bushes to climbers are gorgeous! Enjoy photos of blooms and fruits.

Mission Hills Nursery Link

Yelp Review Link

>Driving Trip – Julian Pie Craving

2 Jun

>I enjoy driving trips, getting on the road and forgetting about lists of to-do’s. One of my favorite drives is to Julian and back. Its a little under two hours from the Mission Hills area of San Diego to Julian, CA. I like to drive up through Ramona and stop at Dudley’s Bakery in Santa Ysabel. I’m a sucker for the monkey bread! The windy road up to Julian brings you to a quaint four stop sign. You are now in the center of Julian. Stop by Julian Realty at say Hi to Dennis Frieden, who used to be my boss at First Mission Properties on the corner of W. Washington and Goldfinch streets. Eating at Romano’s Dodge House is a treat: get an Appletini and the Chef’s Choice Dinner, amazing home cooked flavorful food! For dessert I head over to my favorite apple pie in the world, the Julian Pie Co. They offer a green back yard to eat in, and nice rocking chairs out front. Walk it off at the Julian Cemetery and smell the blooming lilacs in April/May, wander the used bookstore and funky antique shop – you are sure to pick up something wonderful. Drive home via Lake Cuyamaca and loop back to Mount Laguna on Sunrise Highway back in through Alpine – you might be lucky and catch a lovely sunset. Below are pics from my last trip. Enjoy!