Monday, November 22, 2010

LA Part 1-Tom's show

Last week Tom and I flew to California for his LA debut. We had both been burning the candle at both ends for some time and we kept saying that we were just going to take it easy and relax when we got there-it was not to be. We did so much and had such a great time that I am going to have to cover the trip in several posts.
We stayed with our friends Oscar and Chris of Made Goods, their 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 year old boys, Oscar's mama and papa who were visiting from Spain, Juan Carlos (also visiting from Spain), Tata, the nanny, and dogs Ruby and Nano. It was a house full of fun and love to say the least.
Oscar's mama and papa really enjoyed cooking and Tom and I really enjoyed eating what they cooked.

Tom and Oscar in the kitchen.

Roasted eggplant and red peppers and some sort of delicious salad.

Most of us around the dinner table.


Saturday night was the big event. Obsolete Gallery hosted an artist reception for Tom, and I can't begin to tell you how proud I was of him. He worked for almost a year to get 14 pieces completed for the show and they were pretty impressive pieces (if I do say so myself). Ray and his amazing staff put together a truly memorable night and took great care of the two of us-thanks guys!
The front window.

Front windows.

Interior of the gallery looking out. A movie of the pieces in the show was running. I thought it looked pretty cool from inside the gallery.

Tom and his beautiful fans.

Tom, Stella Ritter, Amy Yasbek and me. Dang that Amy for making me laugh so hard that my eyes are all squinty. I'll get you my pretty..........

Like I said it was a great evening filled with family, friends and sales. I think I laughed the entire night-what more could a girl want?

Stay tuned for Huntington Gardens, Adamson House, studio visits with Eric Cortina and Aaron Kraemer and a trip to Roger's Garden's. I told you we did a lot!


  1. Divine time it looks like! What a magical artist he is! I would have loved to see those up close! sending you thanks again for the wonderful email friend! What a list filled with lovely people! off I go dear! Wishing you a week of joy and gratitude! blessings.

  2. What a fabulous show and great time! You and Tom both look like you were having a great time. A big congratulations to Tom!

  3. You hubby's work is very cool!! It looks like you have a wonderful dinner with friends too.
    Warm wishes to you both!

  4. Dearest Paula, such wonderful times!! Your hubby's work is really awesome! Both of you are soo talented. :) Oh and i was soo excited to find your blog shop!! Congratz and your ornements are super cute!! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!