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The Glasses Drew Me In

While design surfing this morning I landed on this page and this gal's glasses stopped me dead. (My mom had these same eye frames so I felt compelled to watch this video.) If you are at all interested in California Design take a few minutes and watch it too. I think you will be happily mesmerized by her story and passion. Design kismet. It happens when you least expect.

That Other Riviera

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In the distance, a view of the Pacific to the Southwest
and new construction in the foreground


In Southern California, there aren't many opportunities to own a home with a view of the Pacific unless you're willing to unleash a hefty down payment and leverage your child's college tuition fund. So when I ran across a full page ad in Santa Barbara magazine for brand new home construction with plans in both Spanish or Craftsman styling, designed by an established architect, at a reasonable* price, I had to get into the car and drive. Call me...obsessed. Yep, I think that's the right word.

Last Sunday morning, my son and I packed some snacks, filled up the tank, drove past our fellow parishioners at church (I doubt they read this blog, so not to worry!) and headed North.

Instead of taking the freeway from our part of town, we took what most would consider the long way: the Coast Highway. But it was a beautiful Sunday and we were rewarded with lush views of Malibu's roll…