Folks, the Venice Garden Tour is May 5th. I cannot wait! I have always opted to go on the Art Walk (May 19th and 20th) in lieu of the Garden Tour and last year, I cringed with envy over all the photos from friends on Facebook. Pretty much my favorite thing to do is spy on people’s houses. This is why I clock at least 2 hours per evening scouring design blogs. It’s a problem. Really. I bought my tour tickets the day the mailer arrived.
We went on a mini tour of our own last eve. You see, many nights after dinner, we take a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. We’re not free loving meanderers by choice like I’d like you to believe. Really, we’re trying to kill that hour between dinner and bedtime with our darling Mia. The natives get restless and some nights the most peaceful path is a walk around the block. It’s much easier to put on a pair of shoes than draw sixteen kitties, build legos, handle iPad negotiations and dance a jig while singing a few rounds of Pippi Longstocking (all the while checking the time to see if MAYBE ten minutes has passed). Last night on our jaunt I took a glass of wine with me. I know. Girl gone wild! I could have been arrested, but that added bonus just made it all special. There is so much inspiration just on our block. I really appreciate the landscaping in our area. Below is pretty much my dream concrete fence. Swoon! And, as usual, Mia admired all the rocks.