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Pumpkins, Anyone? Half Moon Bay at a Glance

Saturday I mozied over to Ebb Tide Cafe in Half Moon Bay with my friend, Mladen (awesome morning!) for hot coffee, warm conversation, and a beautiful view. The road from my town on the Bay to Mladen's neighborhood by the Ocean is only about 14 miles. But it's a 2-lane road dotted with pumpkin patches and Christmas tree farms. So rather than sweat the Pumpkin hunting traffic to get home, I stayed in town for awhile taking in Half Moon Bay's beautiful surroundings and quirky architecture. Take a look...          

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Color in the City, Brooklyn Part 3

[caption id="attachment_5650" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="It's Spring and the flowers have sprung here in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn."][/caption] And I'm feeling right at home with my new friend, Ed Roth, founder and creator at Stencil 1 (which, by the way you, have to check out at Although I've admired his urban and playful stencils and books for years, we've only recently become acquainted. But, I know we're going to be fast friends when he guides me to our first stop, an adorable vintage shop on Roebling Street called RePop: [caption id="attachment_5652" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Ed's already making a purchase- man, this guy doesn't mess around!"][/caption] We saunter down a quiet old block of homes... to another quaint little shop, Brooklyn...

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Color in the City, La Quinta

Of course there are world class golf courses, splashing waterfalls,  and lush green grass... but that's the man-made side of La Quinta and the Palm Springs area. The real Coachella Valley is rich in geographic diversity, Indian history, and uninterrupted sunshine. [caption id="attachment_4321" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cahuilla Indians are known for their intricate basketry mostly woven in just three colors from natural plants and earth"][/caption] Since Walter Morgan built the now famous La Quinta Resort and Spa in 1926, frequented by movie stars, writers, and artist from the very beginning, the area has also become the picturesque mid-century snapshot we know today. When I think of Palm Springs and La Quinta, I think of this: The Flintstones and their home in...

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Colors in the City Berlin

[caption id="attachment_167" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="My Paul McCartney impression outside of Berlin's famous prop shop"][/caption] I didn’t really have any expectations for my visit to Berlin so it was a treat to find such diversity, color and creativity in this gritty, energetic city flashing with hot 80's pink, new leaf green, spray paint silver, muted brown grays, and setting sun yellows. [caption id="attachment_169" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Sometimes gritty, sometimes gorgeous- Graffiti is everywhere"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_171" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="All of the trees were burgeoning with fresh new leaves"][/caption]

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