Posts Tagged ‘retreat’

Fire!

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

  A few weeks back I made a post about a wedding  I had attended at Serra Retreat in Malibu. Among the photos I took was this castle

The castle valued at 17 million dollars burnt down along with its contents full of art and antiques.

It belonged to Lilly Lawrence, the daughter of a former Iranian oil minister. She said she was able to gather a few things before the fire engulfed her home, including some jewelry and memorabilia that included Elvis Presley’s Army fatigues.

She didn’t seem too worried about losing most of her belongings in the fire.

"My parents taught me not to allow my possessions to posses me," Lawrence told KABC-TV. "So, that’s the story. The house is a house."

Southern Calif is a blaze all over theplace, the wind is blowing like mad with gusts as high as 90 mph.

Our neighbors gigantic tree broke and fell into our front yard and into the street of our corner, there is damage all over the place, these first winds of the Santa Ana season are monstrous. Hubby has to take a different route to work because they have closed Topanga Canyon his normal route which comes out on PCH.

Serra Retreat

Monday, September 24th, 2007

I attended a wedding over the weekend for my cousin’s daughter. It was located at Serra Retreat a very private location in the Malibu Hills. It was a gorgeous day, and the view from the church was breathtaking.  Across the way, a castle.

My cousin gave me one of the centerpieces, the fall colors are gorgeous

The husband of another cousin has recently had a book published, he has worked on it for twenty years, and looks like a very worthwhile read:

https://tinyurl.com/38ab3r

Friendships

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I mentioned a few posts back that I had gone for the labor day holiday to spend time with friends. The visit helped me get through a difficult time and underscored the importance of friendships. Love my grlies.

This beautiful home is nestled in the hills of a very rural area and is a lovely retreat.

I’m off to work today

peace and creativity