El Corazón – the Exceptional Coffeehouse of Loreto Bay

An exceptional coffeehouse is greater than the sum of its parts. Vibe is a potion, not altogether equal parts talented barista, downtempo music, comfy chairs, provocative art, tasty treats, healthy lunches, clean bathroom, and yes, well-brewed coffee. The exceptional coffeehouse can be a calm respite in a bustling city, a lively gathering in a dusty village, a swarm of friends …

A day to celebrate…

Gently beaming through the soft tannish curtains adorning the french doors of our bedroom, the suns luminous rays greet with a warm smile awakening us to a new day. Beside me, Tyler enjoys some extra early morning zzzzz’s, as I stretch my body and breath in the new day. I jump out of bed, with a spring in my step, …

A Day of Gratitude

I’m up early despite sleeping light. Chris and I collaborate online, bringing a client closer to launch. We finish by 9am. He signs off Skype for a while, I grab my car keys. I drive the 4.7 miles into downtown Ojai, reminded by a This American Life podcast about Chinese labor conditions I too often choose to forget. I feel …