We're over the 90 degree heat; we loved last week's rainy chilly weather. We're ready for the subtle cooling that is the LA Fall and with it the promise of cozy dinners and classic movie nights at friend's houses. This week's Los Angeles Times spotlights the setting for one of our favorites: Double Indemnity; Martha Stewart shares her tips for entertaining in a recession. Apparently we have leaf piles too that, after they've been jumped into, easily breakdown into compost. Links to these stories on the LA Times website, after the jump...
Mae Brunken's Beachwood Canyon home in the Hollywood Hills: One of our favorite movies? Double Indemnity. With its mix of intrigue and romance, thrills and glamour, it's the perfect film noir for a night in. And if you've ever seen it, Barbara Stanwyck's home is a house to be proud of. Owner Mae Brunken shows it off. For the full story click here
The Dry Garden: Rake-and-bake compost made from fallen leaves. East coasters, who have an official weekend designated as the turning of the leaves may scoff but leaves fall in LA too. Gather them together and when you're finished jumping in them, turn them into compost.
Martha Stewart's recession entertaining tips: Martha's going to be at the Sur La Table at the Grove on Monday. Don't think we bloggers are immune to her charms; it's likely the guru of homekeeping will have us battling the crowds gathered round for the book signing of her latest tome: Dinner at Home: 52 Quick Meals to Cook for Family & Friends where Martha shares her tips and tricks for a successful evening.