Well, sorta...I'm actually off to Malibu for a week with my sister and mom. This has become an annual tradition. We go to a Franciscan Monastery for a spiritual, um, renewal week? Basically, it boils down to girl time in a beautiful place that overlooks the ocean on one side...and Mel Gibson's house on the other (and Dick Van Dyke's and Hugh Laurie's--the one-and-only Dr. House himself). Its name is Serra. Built by the Rindge family (who owned all of Malibu)...Serra was once a privately-owned, 50-room mansion home--built by a widow in tribute to her late husband--and never finished. She even started Malibu Potteries to make the exquisite hand-painted tiles that adorn every inch of the buildings, walkways, stairs, retaining walls and grounds.
Serra welcomes hundreds of guests each year...and I'm lucky enough to be one of 'em.
So, don't hate me too much when I wake up to this every morning for a week.