You just have to love it when you think of an idea and people tell you it won’t work. Our pool with the floating edge does not conceal rattlesnakes. You can drill a hole in a boulder and create a fire rock. You can create an affordable stage with electricity. Up next, a living water-conscious garden wall to counter all the barren ground brown.
Do you enjoy home tours? My friend Jane Meade and I went to a special event to share holiday decorating ideas at a fancy Beverly Hills estate. Not only did we see exotic, exclusive, and extraordinary design, we saw the setting for historic events and countless movies. The home is an interior designer’s delight with new rooms every year.
The Pasadena Red Cross Design Tour featured a home and garden in La Canada-Flintridge. The terraced gardens include a huge pool, magnificent spa, waterfalls, water slide, sunning beach in the pool, tables and stools built-in the pool, and a magnificent, super-sized, outdoor kitchen with more amenities than most mansions, an outdoor living room with a second large flat TV, a grotto bathroom, and even a secondary kitchen area for serving!
A friend came to visit me recently. She complained about her home instead of sharing my happiness in our move. After she left, I thought about how grateful I am for such a glorious home. My life wasn’t always like this.
My friend’s jealousy and reading Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man: the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet, and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process made me feel guilty about my home’s amenities.