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PLANT ITINERARIES: Color & Fragrance

Never say last fall planting… unless you fall for the Peachy Keen Hummingbird Mint… and Salvia ‘Aromas’… the Purple Sage… the Evergreen Currant or Catalina Perfume… California Aster… you know, for the butterflies 🙂

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CALIFORNIA NATIVE: Galvezia Speciosa!

The California native design of our garden is beginning to take shape… found many plants we liked… got inspired by others… created spaces for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds… Here are some of the latest additions… …Galvezia Speciosa – “Island Bush Snapdragon” … Continue reading

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CITINERARY: Magritte’s Fifth Season

A curious children itinerary for a playful exhibit… RenĂ© Magritte: The Fifth Season is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on the artist’s late career, from the 1940s through the 1960s, a period of remarkable artistic transformation and revitalization. The … Continue reading

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BOOK: Marguerite Makes a Book

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CITINERARY: Thanksgiving in South California

[11/24/2015] Morro Bay – Comfort Inn Morro Bay [11/25/2015] Santa Barbara –Motel 6 East Beach [11/26-29/2015] Venice Beach – Su Casa at Venice Beach Venice Beach: Gehry’s Binoculars Building | Venice Beach House | SELF GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF MURALS … Continue reading

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BOOKS: South California

Fun and Educational Places to Go With Kids and Adults in Southern California by Susan Peterson A comprehensive guide through Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara County, and then some! Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi The famous story … Continue reading

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BOOKS: Los Angeles

City of Angels: In and Around Los Angeles by Julie Jaskol, Brian Lewis and Elisa Kleven Twenty sites of interest are included, and each detailed, full-color spread is accompanied by engaging, informative text. Juanita by Leo Politi Juanita captures the … Continue reading

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BOOKS: San Diego

ABC San Diego: Travel Guides for Kids by Matthew G. Rosenberger All-in-one alphabet book, travel guide and souvenir with beautiful photographs and a full A-Z index complete with landmark addresses. A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home … Continue reading

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So long, SoCal Sunday

Our LA wish itinerary is always long, so we asked the kids to choose. First choice was without any doubts and hesitation, the Page Museum – La Brea Tar Pits. We were only happy to hear old, fond memories from … Continue reading

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Saturday Science Endeavour

A trip to South California is not complete without a visit to Los Angeles, and this time our main endeavour was the California Science Center, the final destination of NASA’s Space Shuttle we bid farewell last year. We decided to … Continue reading

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