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2016 

Become more visible in your marketplace by increasing your face-to-face time!  Recently one lunch with the right people resulted four clients.  It was the best return on investment, and we enjoyed meeting everyone face to face. Use your smart phone by making calls as a time saving device. Twice w...
05/31/2016
We have saved our favorites for Part II.  We each had our camera in hand as our Active Rain friend Roy Kelley recommends, and we went our separate ways taking pictures.  We came home and found we had identical favorites.  The koi (pictured above) are elegant and simple. And this one for The Berry...
05/30/2016
This is the 30th annual street painting festival held every Memorial Day Weekend in Santa Barbara at the mission.  Proceeds from all the vendors are donated to supporting 50,000 children in more than 100 schools with art projects.   This includes visual and performance arts. We were there early b...
05/30/2016
The gardens of the Self Realization Fellowship at the Lake Shrine are superb.  Roses abound in various colors.  In the shadier areas begonias thrive along the paths.  These are the tuberous variety.Here are more begonias contrasting with the stone walls. In the court of religions, all religions a...
05/29/2016
Matilija poppies are native to Central/Southern California.  They grow wild in dry washes and canyons, and they bloom from May to July.  They are naturally drought tolerant and like to spread themselves and can grow up to 8' tall.   There is a big Matilija bush at the San Ysidro exit of the 101 f...
05/28/2016
Opo squash made its debut at the Asian vegetable table.  It is a type of Calabash squash. It has a mild flavor and is a bit sweeter than zucchini, according to the farmer.We love the color of these red sweet onions, and they are delicious grilled.This zucchini varietal caught our attention.  They...
05/28/2016
Walt, the wine guy,  recommended this Gavi made from 100% Cortese grapes.  Cortese Grapes are grown in Northern Italy in the Piedmont region.  The wine is named for the town where the grapes are grown.  According to the critics: "This expression of the grape, Cortese, is fresh, clean, and crisp, ...
05/27/2016
We are big fans of hydrangeas.   We have a bright pink one growing by our front door, and we enjoy seeing it on a daily basis.  We discovered the Snow Queen (pictured above) on our visit to the meditation gardens in  the Pacific Palisades.  This is an oak leaf cone shaped hydrangea bush. It is so...
05/27/2016
 On a recent business trip to Newport Beach, CA, we were able to combine two days of meetings into our first day. That made it possible to hang out and luxuriate in our hotel the next morning to avoid L.A. traffic on the way back to Santa Barbara. Sipping coffee and reading four newspapers in pri...
05/26/2016
In Western culture, these three monkeys representing "Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil" is associated with "looking the other way, or feigning ignorance".    In  Eastern Culture, it means: know that Evil is there, just don't spend time focused on it.  When one focuses on the negative, it ...
05/26/2016
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