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Moving Sale

Life has a way of throwing things at you. And sometimes it just keeps on throwing them! To be honest, I haven’t met anyone who’s had an easy time of the last few years & our collective willing things to change must have an effect soon, mustn’t it?! This is what I look at when I sit at my home desk & I think it actually sums up the reason for my “Moving Sale” pretty well!   This summer, my wonderful husband, Rhys Newman, was made an offer by a great, relatively new company, called Casper, to join them as VP of Design. The philosophy, aims & vision of Casper are very much in line with Rhys’ personal viewpoint which...

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After The Rains

Believe me, I know how lucky I am to live here! Everyday, when I take the dogs, Rinky Blue & Sake Blue, for a walk I get to do so in the Santa Monica Mountains; a range of moderate height which stretches along the coast from the Hollywood Hills to Point Magu separating the San Fernando Valley from Malibu. Although enclosed by such densely populated areas, the mountains can be rugged & wild, home to an incredible variety of wildlife & rare plant species, some seen nowhere else.                     #rinkyblue                      #sakebluefrenchie   In an extended period of drought, the Southern California landscape increasingly wears...

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Fall Shoot - Pam

I am delighted to introduce Pam, my second Fall Shoot model.  Like Jen she was one of my original NN Insiders who celebrated my launch nearly one year ago – can you believe it! - & has been a great source of inspiration & support. Pam Naomi Newman LA Fall Shoot - photo credit Kathy Schuh Photography Pam has a smile that can change your day! Another California native, Pam grew up in what is now known as The Historic West Adams District of Los Angeles. At our Fall Shoot Jen & Pam swapped SF stories as after marrying, Pam moved with her husband to Northern California where her father-in-law was the first Black Mayor of Oakland! Pam raised 2...

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Fall Shoot - Jen

My Fall Shoot models, Jen & Pam, are amazingly inspiring women & I just love to be around them. Both original, from launch, NNInsiders, I wanted you to meet them… Jen Naomi Newman LA Fall Shoot - photo credit Kathy Schuh Photography It just so happened that, while I was umming & ahhing about whether to start Naomi Newman LA a group of my friends decided to go on a Friday morning hike at Point Dume, Malibu. We climbed the footpath to the top of the bluff & marveled at how lucky we were to live in this part of the world, then took the rickety steps down to the “hidden” beach on the other side.  As we walked along the...

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