Author: Gretchen

Graholm Estate: 100th Birthday & Sale

Graholm Estate: 100th Birthday & Sale

One of the FABBEST estates in Montecito California is called Graholm where my dear friends Anne & Allen Sides have been living for the last 7 years.  It was built in 1918 by David Gray, an early investor in the Ford Motor Company, and his…

Violet Boutique

Violet Boutique

On our way back to Los Angeles after our Fab time in Dana Point, Mary, Cathy & I stopped into a darling shop in Laguna Beach called “Violet Boutique”. Cathy said we shouldn’t miss it. It’s located at 241 Forest Ave right in the heart…

Fig & Olive – Newport Beach

Fig & Olive – Newport Beach

After our Fab day of shopping at Voilet Boutique in Laguna Beach where I got some even Fabber hats, Cathy, Mary & I stopped into the Fig & Olive at Fashion Island Newport Beach for lunch. I’ve frequented the one in Los Angeles many times…

Raya at The Ritz Carlton

Raya at The Ritz Carlton

I’m continuing my California Bucket List and decided to take a drive down to Dana Point to visit my girlfriend Cathy Britan & her daughter Rachel. My girlfriend Mary Stavin drove us down. It’s was a great way to relax, spend time with friends and…

Lake Hollywood Walk

Lake Hollywood Walk

As a native Californian, I am getting on my FAB California Bucket List ASAP!  I hope you’ll enjoy coming along.  I know there will be lots of beautiful scenery and even more fun to be had. Yesterday, Devon and I took our first walk up…

Pretty Woman Perfume

Pretty Woman Perfume

Had a Fab dinner at Pace with my husband and our friend Chuck Fleckenstein who is the General Manager of Orbison Music and Publishing. I was delighted when he gifted me a bottle of Barbara Orbison’s perfume called Pretty Woman named after the iconic song of…

Tummy Thyme – Baby Food Delivery

Tummy Thyme – Baby Food Delivery

I met Talia Moore at Bodies is Balance, a studio where my most treasured physical therapist works. Talia is the owner of Tummy Thyme and I happened to see her card in Dr. Caty’s office and met her as she was departing. She explained to…

Spring Pea & Mint Gazpacho

Spring Pea & Mint Gazpacho

SPRING FABULOUS SPRING HAS SPRUNG! What a perfect time to throw a luncheon outdoors. My darling friend Glenda Kravetz who is the HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST gave a lovely baby shower for our good friend Kathy and her expecting daughter Ashley. With the help of…

The Hat Shop

The Hat Shop

Hi everyone. As you will come to know Devon and me, as well as our different correspondents, you will come to find out that I am a Major Hat person! As luck would have it on our first trip to the Rose Bowl Flea Market, I found…