Archive for February 2013

Off the Beaten Track – Santa Monica’s Local Color

by Robyn Wyman-dill


Anyone who loves to travel likes to feel part of the local color – even if it’s momentary.  To find it, we decided to set our course – far from maddening crowds and tourist traps – deeper into the soul and heart of Santa Monica.   Here’s what we found. Read the rest of this entry »

True Grits

by Robyn Wyman-Dill

I spied a spacecraft hovering in the skies over San Clemente.  Only days after William Shatner performed his one-man show in Irvine. The craft sputtered rather than cruised.  And, it made a loud, grinding sound – like an angry jack hammer spitting up concrete. I took out my binoculars and adjusted the lens to a pitch black night in early February.

In the heart of San Clemente,  Iva Lee’s was gearing up for Wino Wednesday. On this eve, wine lovers can order a bottle of wine for half price. Iva Lee’s likes to liven up the mood with jazz and blues bands performing – Wednesday through Saturday nights – while a well-stocked bar, Martini signature drinks and authentic creole and southern cooking whip up everybody’s appetites. Read the rest of this entry »

Dennis Morin

by Robyn Wyman-Dill

I deleted Dennis Morin as a friend on my Facebook page. Due to the fact that Dennis Morin had died on December 31, 2012.

It’s not that Dennis was a close friend.  I had met him once at a going-away party with his fiance, Annie.  As a couple, they were electric together. Read the rest of this entry »