I am the co-author of Taking Tea with Alice and a Contributor to Romantic Homes Magazine. I love to bake cookies, cakes and cupcakes. I use the same mixing bowls, measuring spoons and rolling pin my mother used in the 1950s. I enjoy setting pretty tables that combine my dishes with ones that belonged to my mother and grandmothers. I treasure my old family photos and enjoy researching my family history. I'm a romantic! I live in Southern California with my family and slightly spoiled poodle.