Christmas LA Style

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My first Christmas in LA. Love that they have trees! I was actually worried there was nothing but fake ones available.  

Time to Coffee Up

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I’ve had my espresso machine for almost seven years, and use it every day. I’d say it’s been worth the money! Sadly now, both my grinder (which I’ve had just as long) is wearing out, and it’s time to level up. Anyone have recommendations on the best espresso grinder? 

The world holding its breath…

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This week is a long one as everyone is waiting to hear the outcome of the election. Tension is high, and I feel like I can’t breathe. Anyone else? 

Beach Sunset

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Since moving to California it’s been difficult to make new friends. Pandemic and all that. So it was nice when a neighbor called out to me on the balcony and asked if I wanted to go with her and another neighbor to watch the sunset on the beach. We live only half a block away!… More