Bob Hope’s Yard Sale

This weekend, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Bob Hope’s Toluca Lake home will offer to the public some of the family’s possessions in preparation for the estate’s eventual sale.  Hope, who died in 2003, followed by his wife in 2011, claimed this as his family’s home.  Although additional furniture and artwork will be auctioned off next year, this is an opportunity to glimpse the life of one of Hollywood’s legends, and perhaps take a little piece of that history home.

Where: 10346 Moorpark St. December 8 & 9

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Andy Davis


When all is lost there is always Andy Davis.  Surf dreams in acrylic and watercolor.  It’s easy to see why he is one of my favorite artists.   Greenroom Hawaii has some of his recent work available.  Here are just a few I’d love to add to my collection.

Back in Town


Currently residing in Encinitas and designing for Billabong, his art gives off a spirit and feeling for beach life and simple living.  Keep it up, Andy.

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Retreat for the Shelter Minded

We all built forts when we were young.  This is now.  I just need a cozy little cave to call my own.  Here are some grown up forts (i.e. poolhouses & indoor teepees) I’d like to crawl inside.

via Pinterest

via Desire to Inspire

via Pinterest

via Tartan Scot

via I’m Revolting

Have a favorite hideaway?


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AIA Los Angeles “Four Exclusive Zip Codes” Home Tour October 28th

For the architecture-minded among us, the AIA has a Fall home tour treat.  Scattered amongst four locales, West Hollywood, Brentwood, Doheny/Sunset, and the Pacific Palisades, you can purchase tickets to this one day only “Four Exclusive Zip Codes Tour”.  Homes by designers Richard Berliner, Peter Grueneisen, and Barton Phelps will be featured.  This self-driven, self-guided tour will have docents and members of the design team as schedules permit to answer questions and provide some additional information on each structure.

Interested?  Get tickets and all the information you need here for this October 28th event.

photos via AIA

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Kevin Inman

I recently discovered Kevin Inman while hitting Etsy looking for new paintings to feather my nest.  Naturally, his subject often being a certain Southern California coastal city, has driven his pieces amongst the top of my list.  These are just some of the landscape and home portraits in his gallery.

Cottage in North Park

Lanscape Painting, San Diego

Hillcrest, San Diego Nocturne

Beach Painting, Santa Barbara

If you check out his work, you’ll see his paintings capture the light and feel of the streets and buildings throughout Southern California’s neighborhoods.  You may just fine one or two to add to your own collection.  I’d love to hear what you think.


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