2015 LA Beach Cities Modern Home Tour

2015 LA Beach Cities Modern Home Tour

2015 LA Beach Cities Modern Home Tour What do you think when you hear the term “modern home?” What do you feel? What visuals, temperature, textures, auditory senses are conjured? I’ll tell you what I used to think: bland, cold, … continue reading . . .

@Large Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz

@Large Ai Weiwei On Alcatraz dominates former penitentiary with color and life in stark contrast to the depth of meaning and decay surrounding the exhibit.

The @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz exhibit is an inspirational, uplifting show of color, light and even whimsy, with a profound depth and thought provoking message. There are several parts to the exhibit, located in four main areas of the … continue reading . . .

A California Train Travel Vacation, Tips And Advice

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What A California Train Travel Vacation Is Like, Tips & Advice For those of you considering taking an overnight or day trip by train, or have never considered train travel, but the headline grabbed you, this article will reveal what … continue reading . . .

How To Tie A Perfect Bow

How to tie a perfect bow, image 18 from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle New Media Magazine.

How to Tie A Perfect Bow Tying the perfect bow can be a little tricky. This how to video has been one of our most popular, but we have had several frustrated would be bow tiers complain (rightfully so) that … continue reading . . .

Tee Shirt Dress – Upcycle Old Favs

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Tee Shirt Dress – Upcycle Old Favs Got a bag full of great old tee shirts headed for the rag bag? Here’s a great way to extend the life of your favorites. Great for girls, this tee shirt dress project … continue reading . . .

Los Encinos – UPDATE – Good News!

Photo of the foountain at Los Encinos State Historic Park, by EncinoMom's Lisa Keating.

Good news! In case you haven’t heard, an anonymous donor has graciously donated $150,000 to keep our local jewel OPEN! Woohoo! It is with tremendous gratitude that I received this news. While it is important to celebrate our communal good … continue reading . . .

Amazing Arizona Route 66 Side Trips

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Williams, AZ In the charming, Frontier-town buildings, you can watch a Wild West gunfight before taking an old steam train into the Grand Canyon. We’ve even camped in one of the Williams KOA Kamping Kabins, and relived the adventures of … continue reading . . .

My Name is Lisa, and I’m a Tomato Maniac

Back home the mud meets the mat. . .

“Hi, Lisa.” Walk with us through Encino on this lovely Sunday morning as we trudge through the mud to Tomatomania at Tapia Brothers (Hayvenhurst & 101). We started the morning at Encino Elementary’s Pancake Palooza where we had lavish lattes … continue reading . . .

Chocolate Mousse In A Minute, For Your Valentine

Photo of Chocolate Mousse in Vintage Champagne Glasses

So there we were, my husband’s sweet tooth in danger of falling out for a lack of confections in the pantry and me desperately searching the couch cushions for a fallen Smartie, when I hit on this Emergency Chocolate Mousse … continue reading . . .

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