Archive for November 2013

Turkey Trot

photos by Robyn Wyman-Dill

 

Turkey Trot at Dana Point Harbor                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                    

The Fourth Thursday in November

blog by Robyn Wyman-Dill

As the clock ticks into the fourth Thursday in November,  Americans are gearing their appetites for Thanksgiving.  Roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and fall vegetables(the holiday’s traditional fixings) will be served. Followed by pumpkin or pecan pie.   Read the rest of this entry »

Where the Elephants Roam

Photo and blog by Robyn Wyman-Dill

An emerald bluff overlooks a cornflower blue ocean.  With a sweeping view of the harbor below.   Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point is like a free and easy California beauty, frooging to summer fun.  There are ghosts of concerts past surfing the sound waves.  And the presence of happy occasions creating a sense of good expectations. Which makes it the optimum spot for concerts on Sunday afternoons, weddings and family barbecues. It is also the setting for the final viewing of those gentle giants who graced us with their poise in the Elephant Parade. That’s right, folks. The U.S. debut of the International Art Exhibition of colorfully decorated life-size baby elephants by acclaimed artists, celebrities and designers is about to culminate in an auction and banquet dinner at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.  Select members of herd of 30+ will be up for sales before the modern day mastodons move on.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Difference A Plate Makes

blog by Robyn Wyman-Dill

We’ve all been there before.  Be it at a backyard barbecue or the event of the century. You’ve got a drink in one hand.  A plate of food in the other.  And you’re trying to figure out how to eat with both of your hands already occupied when suddenly your boss appears and introduces his wife. Awkward.

You search for somewhere to set your drink down but the nearest high top is across the room.  You vacillate between downing your drink or whipping out a few dusty waiter skills. Sensing a dilemma, she smiles and tries to make it better, shaking your pinky finger.  It’s humiliating.

A stay-home-mom with no business experience decided to fix that problem.  She was so determined to find the right solution, Homemaker Nancy Kerr set out to research the entire world. While balancing a remodel and a family. Read the rest of this entry »

Two Deadly Foods

This week we were all set to take you on a cultural tour of the most well-traveled passenger rail terminal in the Western United States. Deep in the heart of Los Angeles. Then a gunman pulled an assault-style rifle out at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning and started firing at TSA officers for violating his rights during pre-boarding searches, creating a sense of vulnerability among passengers of all public transport systems.  We then shifted our mindsets to comfort foods.  In the hopes it will encourage our readers to sit back, relax and remain in their kitchens, eating salami.  After all, 2013 is the Year of Italian Culture. Read the rest of this entry »