New to Our Playlist

Theophilus London “Tribe” from his new album “Vibe.”

George Ezra “Blame it on Me”

Tove Lo – “Habits (Stay High)” – Hippie Sabotage Remix

George Ezra “Budapest” (love this song but the video feels a bit like an American Apparel ad)

Clean Bandit “Rather Be”

Labrinth “Let It Be”

Close Your Eyes on Run the Jewels II Album

Lil’ Dicky “Let Me Freak” (funny stuff)


Sundays with Satine : A Goodbye

“And that is how the Grand Dame exits … Always leave them wanting more.”


We lost Satine to cancer on July 14 and took a subsequent break from our Unweeded Garden. We are back in action and working on the blog but cannot move forward without a final Sundays with Satine post.



I am reminded of her  most during quiet evenings at home as the weight and warmth of her body went hand in hand with Sunday night movies on the Lovesac. It has been hard for both David and I but we choose to remember her with happiness, laughter, and through positive actions. We take walks through her favorite park and read in the afternoon on the warm pavement in the courtyard where she spent countless hours sunbathing. We sit on the stone wall on our street at twilight and talk. She is everywhere on this small side street in West Los Angeles. She is around every corner and in every soft patch of grass. I will never be able to walk around our neighborhood without seeing her tiny body prancing a few paces in front of me, making way for the occasional jogger and raising her tiny, mighty face to meet the fading evening sunlight.



I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. 

I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. 

When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush 
of quiets birds in circled flight

I am the stars that shine at night.

Please stand not at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die.

– Mary Elizabeth Frye (1932)

Rest well, Satine. We miss you.