Category Archives: growing

The little things

It’s amazing really, how something handmade can instantly trump the tallest towers. How seeing the evidence of someone’s hard work makes you want to stop and stare. And the little imperfections make these contributions far more interesting than anything else … Continue reading

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Soup’s on

Okay, okay, so it was 85 today. But there were Santa Ana winds, somewhere. And I swear I saw a few yellow leaves on the street, maybe. So autumn must be right around the corner, right? Right? Perhaps to nudge … Continue reading

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Colorful Colorado

I know what you’re thinking: Forget gelato, Los Angeles, walking. What this blog needs is more photos of trees! And I agree! Being the fall-deprived Angeleno that I am, I went all the way to Crested Butte, Colorado to snap … Continue reading

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Magic forest

Last week my friend Liz and I slipped away to the gorgeous Enchantment Resort in Sedona for less than 24 hours of much-needed R&R. We got up early the next morning and took a hike through Boynton Canyon, the steep tangerine … Continue reading

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LAX: Sunny, much to my dismay

I’ll go ahead and apologize ahead of time to those of you suffering from a late-summer heatwave, the aftermath of Irene, early morning drizzle. This is going to be a story about what everyone says doesn’t exist in LA: weather. … Continue reading

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Tomato tree

So we thought we’d grow some tomatoes this year. We bought a few varieties and stuck them in our planter box that we built last spring. But things didn’t go as planned. The plants either didn’t like the hot sun … Continue reading

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Saving the giants

I didn’t really understand until I saw them myself. But I would say that seeing the sequoia trees in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is one of those things that everyone needs to do. Imagine this. You stand in … Continue reading

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Passion flower

Is there anything better than the summertime flora of Los Angeles? Spotted on a chain-link fence in Hollywood. Yes, passion fruit grows wild on the streets of LA. More Street Walker photos.

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Walking with mom

My mom’s in town for a few days so we took a walk around the neighborhood to visit some of my favorite spots. (Don’t worry, mine is 100% dairy-free sorbet… and it was good!) It’s funny to walk through a … Continue reading

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Secret garden

Today over at GOOD I wrote about one of the coolest things I’ve seen in LA lately: An awesome community garden that’s sprouted out of an empty lot just off Hollywood Boulevard. It’s a trip to see this mini-oasis so … Continue reading

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