Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cocktails and Tagine

FN came over last night for new tagine experiment. Chicken, rosemary and apricots. It turned out great. She also brought an early BDay present in the form of four mini St. Germain cocktail carafes. We fell in love with these glasses while sipping champagne cocktails last November in Brooklyn. Somehow she was able to track some down and get a set. To say the least, the night ended unexpectedly tipsy.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happy Anniversary

The Simpsons are 25 years old today.


A few days ago we did an interview with one of the most famous actor/activists on this earth. Can you guess who he is by this photo from the production manager looking through a window?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Malibu Day

Spent a great day in Malibu yesterday doing a cosmetics commercial. The sun was out, the shots were excellent and the talent looked spectacular.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Snow Covered

We went out to Garden View Nursery last weekend to look for some spring plants. From underneath the shiny new con ed towers, the distant mountains were still snow capped from the cold rains earlier in the week. Always a spectacular sight.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Kitchen Still Life

With Oro Blanco Grapefruit season coming to an end soon..... I'm trying to get in as many as I can.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


I was outside yesterday thinking of getting rid of the grape vines when I came across some very small but very present nascent bunches. I guess we'll keep the vines for another year and see what develops.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Taming the Sage

Before above and after below.

The white sage near the front door was in need of some major trimming. The branches were close to touching the front door. I whittled away at the extremities and now have it more a vertical garden presence instead of an overwhelming one.
Below, the lavender is in full bloom and encroaching onto the front walk.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Morning Dog

A round bounce light perfectly halos the dog

Monday, April 09, 2012

Weeknd Dog

Monie's pooch Patty inconceivably enjoys some very hot pavers on an Easter afternoon.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Weekend Dog

Seven gets his shank steak on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

Easter Baskets

We spent Easter day with Fran and Monie and their annual afternoon brunch. We brought along a paella and some adult themed Easter baskets.

A Pause

We were shooting downtown LA last week with a beautiful model..... during a pause in the action, DP Tristan chatted with our actress while everyone else checked their smartphones.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

I Would Run To You

The epic commercial we did for Nike Free a few weeks ago showed up April 4th. Watch it here
The Daily News has some reaction here