Happy Sunday everyone.
I hope your weekend has been a wonderful one so far.
This weekend, the Sunday recap is all about fun.
I started the weekend off with an early morning flight to L.A. for a charity party with my Lamps Plus family. Lamps Plus CMO hosted a wonderful event with Pen and Napkin- which is a wonderful non -profit in L.A. Pen & Napkin help families transition from homelessness into homes- by helping them to furnish their houses with items they need to give them good start as they start to a new chapter.
I love that Lamps Plus is so involved in this charity and meeting one of the families who have been helped and hearing the impact it had on them was wonderful.
Signing Books & Giving back
On Saturday, I was at Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic beautiful store in Santa Monica for a book signing and celebration with Rachel.
It was such a fun day chatting with and meeting so many who came over to shop. Rachel is not only a huge inspiration for me- but she is also a friend and is such a treasure. Always gracious and kind and down to earth.
She is also giving back with these beautiful pillows.
All proceeds from the sale of her California Love pillows will be donated to the wildfire victims in California from the recent Camp Fire and Malibu fires.
While I was in Santa Monica, I spent some time in the evening sitting on the sand and listening to the waves crashing. With the busy of the holiday season, sometimes just taking a little bit of time to focus your energy is one of the last things you think to do – but what a difference it makes.
Sitting there was so relaxing and so good for quieting my always a mile a minute mind.
The next morning, I got up and wandered down and jogged the Santa Monica pier and the beach for a bit before grabbing coffee. I have missed going on long runs and
this was the farthest I have been able to run since that great ankle debacle when my ankle rolled and I had that somewhat nasty spill at the end of September.
My ankle did feel it that evening… probably mostly from running in the sand –
but it felt great to be back in the saddle mileage wise.
This week we are dog sitting my daughters boyfriends bulldog- this cutie Brauner
He is a big boy in a house that is used to small dogs – and he has big personality to match. He is pretty relaxed most of the time- and definitely loves to sleep- and thinking we might have to plan a fun photo shoot while he is here.
Coming your way – the Christmas attic, Christmas greenhouse and some entertaining ideas for the holidays
As well as a wonderful giveaway for you- and my favorite source for vintage rugs.
And a recap on the fun day at Shabby Chic and much more.
Happy weekend everyone.