Friday, February 8, 2008
We made another quick trip to Boise to see Frances, who turns 98 next week. She's doing really well, and was cheerful and fun throughout the visit. We discussed the upcoming elections (she'd like to see a woman in the White House in her lifetime, which is understandable), and ate at a terrific little restaurant that a friend of ours designed. His brother's the owner/chef, and the menu is outstanding.
Santa Cruz is finally warming up, and the sun has been helping to dry up the soggy ground. I'm hoping to have a little time to focus on the garden in the next few weeks. We're also scheduled to participate in some bridal shows that I'm actually looking forward to.
We do a lot of work in L.A. - celebrities care about organic ingredients, too - and a very cool little company is putting on an eco-luxury bridal event at the end of the month. If you're getting married in the L.A. area and want to try some really good organic cake, please stop by! It's so inspiring to see what other people are doing with green wedding planning - there are some great resources for gorgeous green wedding dresses, using combinations of recycled fabrics and organic fabrics, and a bunch of places to find wedding rings made from recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds. A client recently came in with a beautiful antique ring - another great way to reuse an existing piece that is usually more thoughtfully designed than a lot of modern possibilities.