Month: April 2011

This story was originally published in 2011. It has been updated.   Next week, Chanel No. 5, one of the most iconic fragrances in the world, turns 90. A superstitious person, Coco Chanel planned for the new fragrance to be released on 5.5.1921. She believed “5” was her lucky number and she was proven right.…

Has spring finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest? For those of you who do not know the Washington coast, this is the time of year when even locals start complaining about the weather [a lot.] No more of that “Ah, rain! It is liquid sunshine, you know!” Everyone is just desperate for sun and natural…

Carmel-plage (La beach) That’s right, more Carmel pics. Pourquoi? Just because…… because my WiFi connection in Carmel last night was sluggish at best and prevented me from posting my favorite pictures…… because I was fortunate enough to walk around downtown Carmel for a couple of hours this morning and got a few more shots of…

San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Maritime National Historical Park Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Lombard street, Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Chinatown, cable cars… In San Francisco, famous landmarks abound. It’s a good thing our family has been visiting this iconic city on a regular basis over the last twenty years. It certainly took that long…

Finally, spring break is here! Junior, Le Husband and I are off to California for a week. We have had enough rain and wind in Seattle this winter to last us a lifetime. Something tells me there will be a lot more waiting for us when we return… Time to go and look for some…