Mama’s Night Out

In Southern California, the opportunity to get “dressed to the nines” and strut around town in a classy pair of heels presented itself more often than not. Even a simple summer night strolling Victoria Gardens (the local outdoor mall where I grew up) called for a matching clutch and cute …

Dashboard Cookies

Temperatures in Santa Cruz yesterday broke record highs for the area at a slightly uncomfortable 86 degrees F. Now, I grew up in Rancho Cucamonga – a Southern California hotspot, smack-dab in a smog encompassed valley – where you could regularly expect summer highs to hit the triple digits, so …