How to Prepare for the Next Big Earthquake: Brace Yourself, Home, and Wine Rack

Growing up in Southern California, I got used to being shaken awake. (And learned early that you shouldn’t have glass-framed art above your bed.)

Links We Love: Born Again

If your home is in need of some rehab, but you feel daunted by the prospect, then look no further. We’ve rounded up some easy ways to put a fresh new face on your space, from easy bathroom tweaks to a quick furniture makeover (in which paint fixes all).

Santa Barbara’s Hidden Gem

My colleague Kathy Brenzel, our sage Garden Editor and the doyenne of dahlias and dogwood, recently told me how much she loves the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, so I made a beeline there on a visit earlier this month. I’ve been to Santa Barbara countless times and I’d never heard of the garden, which is tucked up Mission Canyon, a […]

A Halloween Dinner Party

Holiday season is coming up.