Take a Tour with Me at My California Home: June



Take a Tour with Me at My California Home:  June





The Pointe is a quaint, seaside community.  It is nestled in the Orange Coast of California.  The town is situated beachside along the pristine Pacific Ocean, between magnificent cliffs and headlands.  Residents have nicknamed it the “California Riviera”.  The town was established during the 1920s along state route 1, between Los Angeles and San Diego.  Kite-flying, boat races, golf, and surfing drew crowds and residents to the promontory.  Actor James Cagney was drawn here to open a movie theater.  The Pointe is bold, panoramic, and truly alluring.  

 Cooking and entertaining is an opportunity to share with family and friends.  Growing up I learned the basics of good cooking, baking, entertaining, gardening, and entrepreneurship.  The Pointe in the location and Viven is Spanish for living life.  And living in this fabled locale serves as a delicious bakery and idea-factory.





See photos from my home in May.

“Nature says, — he is my creature, and maugre all his impertinent griefs, he shall be glad with me.  Not the sun or the summer alone, but every hour and season yields its tribute of delight; for every hour and change corresponds to and authorizes a different state of the mind, from breathless noon to grimmest midnight.”

--Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nature”






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Gretchen Carlson Getting Real by Jesse Bluma



Gretchen Carlson Getting Real





I recently participated in a Question/Answer session with Gretchen Carlson.  She answered a variety of questions related to her book, news, politics, and food.  I inquired, “Any favorite desserts of all time?  Have you discovered any brilliant sweets on all your travels?”  I liked her response, “Everything!!!”  That is an attitude I can appreciate.

Getting Real is her story and insights into living life, her growth and development as a person, and her career.  The book also chronicles serious events in her life, Gretchen’s own situations with health and wellness, and dealing with inappropriate co-workers.  Carlson’s attitude and approach to life is an inspiration and example of how to persevere.  As she states in her book “You have to...have an inner core, and know who you are to have the confidence to achieve your dreams”.




“Gretchen Carlson is an award-winning journalist and host of FOX News Channel's The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson.  She previously co-hosted Fox and Friends and served as a CBS News correspondent and co-host of the CBS Saturday Early Show.  She was the first classical violinist to be crowned Miss America and serves on the board of the Miss America Organization.  She is also a National Trustee for the March of Dimes.  She is married to sports agent Casey Close, has two children, and resides in Connecticut.”









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