Tag: California

Living “La Vie en Rose”

Ten years ago, my husband Gregory and I discovered a bed and breakfast on the central coast of California that was so nice, we said that if we ever travelled in the area again, we had to stay there. So…

Sand, stones and sky

I couldn’t take a bad photo at Joshua Tree National Park (near Twentynine Palms, California). On view were fantastic rocks, shaped like something out of The Flintstones – and the bluest sky ever!

Stunning scenery

The views along the Pacific Coast Highway in California are breathtaking…even if you have to drive along winding, hair-pin turns to see them!

Experiencing the Experience Library

The moment I walked into the Cerritos Library in southern California, my mouth dropped open and didn’t close for another hour. I had come to see what the literature about innovative libraries described as “the experience library,” and I was…

A tale of three libraries

The early 20th century was an incredible period of library building in the United States and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was its main driver. He gave $55 million dollars to communities all over the world between 1889 and 1923 to establish…

Santa Barbara’s Carnegie heritage

When I walked into the reading room of the Santa Barbara Public Library, I knew Andrew Carnegie had had something to do with it. A large stone fireplace dominated the room, wood shelves were set into the walls, and dreamy…