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My Affair With Slow Tables In Los Angeles & Europe

 #Slow Tables Where Travel Inspires My Dolce Vita & A Milestone Birthday

I like to travel and see how people simply celebrate life around a table ... slowly. The Mediterranean is a good place to start, and the first place my slow appreciation for life began. So when a big birthday came around and travel was not an option for many of my friends and family, I got creative with this as inspiration. Slow and simple did it for me. ❤️🥂☮️

My Walks in France Got Me Going Slowly

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In Paris & Arles 

My Lens Slows For These Gems


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Home

I Begin With Inspiration & A Patch Of Dirt

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And Create It With Linens from Provence

Over the years I have been obsessed with tables usually on European soil. I always admired the way French or Italian people just throw together tables anywhere and make it an event. I decided to do that this year in my backyard for a milestone birthday. My heart and soul did the job with a little help from a Goddess caterer whose small elegant crew were on my page with the simplicity of what a little patch of dirt, an olive tree, rosemary, lavender and love could do. Oh ya, candles, flowers, and wine and champagne of course. I could have been in Spain, Italy, or France. Instead, I stayed home and brought Europe to my friends and family. 

Los Angeles The Slow Life Began With A Simple Garden

The small salad plates got me in the 

MOOOD “Am I in France?”

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In Los Angeles We Have Spanish Homes

That Helps Set The Stage


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The set table

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A Milestone Birthday Should Be

Celebrated

Slow life to me feels like something simple and magical, intimate and soulful. Over the years, I have had some of the most memorable meals in my little corner of the world in Los Angeles after lusting after the simple tables I have photographed or eaten at in France and Italy and Mexico. Birthdays have been usually out of town. Sausalito, Ireland, The Berkshires, anywhere but here. It was time to slow down at home after all we have been through.


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A Small Garden Is Just Enough 

With The Right Touches

There is something easy about a table outside with the right blend of people and embellishments to make the scene magical, celebratory, intimate or simply special. As a slow lifer here are some of my own tables. I had the blessed good fortune to celebrate my milestone with established elders, modern elders, family, friends in my own backyard. We all feel more comfortable outside right now, open air and knowing who has a seat at your table.

A private chat with my mom @ 87 

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The Guests Arrive

Where Are We?

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The Wine & Champagne Table 


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So We Slow Down In A Small Space

And I Am So Happy To Stay Home


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This is also a reunion after 

A long pause

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When Life Moves Slow It Is Something 

To Remember

 

 

At Home Celebrations 


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Chez Moi


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Thanksgiving 2020

Outside Table for Four


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To Life & Slow Tables

Cheers!


07/12/2021