On my last day in California we met friends for breakfast in Laguna Beach.

We had an amazing breakfast at Nick's and then spent the rest of the afternoon looking through incredible and inspiring art galleries, bead shopping and even an impromptu photo session.

When you find an amazing door like this…you HAVE to take photos…it is the camera law (didn't you know?).

Jenny Doh left before all this lovely photo action..she missed out.














I have to tell you about the best find of the weekend.

If you have been reading lately you know that I have recently found out that I am allergic to gluten…among other things.

In this little journey of mine I have tasted some pretty nasty stuff trying to find what works for me.

While I  was in Cali my friend Shamanie found this



Incredible and soo delicious!

It is vegan, dairy free, gluten free and raw….and I am in LOVE!

Unfortunately, it is only sold in California.

I was going to order one but it would have cost me $100….I am desperate for dessert…but not THAT desperate.

Lucky for me I am heading to California with my family in about three weeks and I will be stuffing my face with my new favorite healthy dessert…yes…healthy!

Just so you can understand how much I need dessert….

Two nights ago I had a dream where I was at a party and a semi truck pulled away revealing tables and tables of desserts.

I walked around the table drooling and then almost crying because all the desserts had gluten and I couldn't eat any of them.

I told you I need dessert!!!!

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  1. Suzen

    Beautiful women! (BTW, I will be meeting Jenny Doh in lessee…4 days at Squam! Yikeroos!) and may I repeat, beautiful women, every one of you (including you Ms. Oliver)

  2. Leah C

    That door is absolutely amazing!! But, why didn’t one of the gals take your picture in front of it? And I hope you find some yummy dessert closer to home:) Have a happy weekend!

  3. Annette Q

    I’ve loved catching up on your last few blog posts…you girls look like youre having such a lovely time!
    I share a passion for desserts too…just can’t end my dinner without something a little bit sweet y’know? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. rene@bargainhoot

    I think I may have eaten at that same place when I was in Lagauna…. don’t remember that awesome door!!! I noticed the dessert and thought you might be interested in checking out this site….
    Also, I’m still interested in the giveaway idea… I’m glad I found you on etsy so I could reconnect… Have a blessed day!

  5. Carmelina Lounsbury

    thanks for your visit!
    i just adore your blog! it’s so fresh and young! simply beautiful!!!
    hope you’ll come again!
    ciao bella!
    creative carmelina

  6. Rachel

    Jeanne that door was a find and your photo taking is awesome!! I thought we DID take some of you too?!?
    What a fun weekend!

  7. Privet and Holly

    GORGEOUS girls, ALL!
    Awesome door, but am betting
    you would have taken the dessert
    home over the door, if offered!
    Poor you, gluten-free is really
    hard. Luckily you are not alone
    and more and more products are
    becoming available.
    Loved coming along on what looked
    like an amazing holiday ~ THANKS!
    xx P&H

  8. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    Holy cow Melody looks gorgeous in the first pic! That door was the perfect backdrop. I feel your pain with the sweet things. It’s hard cutting out sweets. In time I bet you’ll find all kinds of things that take the place of the other allergy laden stuff you can’t have.

  9. mkg

    You took AMAZING photos of these beautiful women. Your dessert find looks too yummy for words. And your dream would be just too funny if it weren’t so sad for you:)

  10. Courtney Walsh

    I make a mean gluten free fruit crisp. You can add any fruit…so far I’ve done organic peaches and organic strawberry/rhubarb. Amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Anne

    Beautiful gals, full of spirit and spunk!
    I just recently learned of Jenny’s fabulous new venture (Crescendoh), and I think it’s So important that all of us in the blogging community get behind her in this endeavor.
    That dessert looks divine!
    All the best,

  12. lea helmerich

    i’m so happy you found a dessert that
    is legal and healthy for you!
    i loved your photos of lovely ladies who
    look real and beautiful.

  13. Leslie

    I absolutely LOVE that door! I agree, a must impromptu photo shoot. My camera would’ve felt the same way.
    Your dessert looks delicious. Maybe we can find you a recipe for something similar?

  14. jackie

    Love the photo shoot! Beautiful girls and so much fun! Thanks for sharing.
    Sorry about the dessert truck! I will keep my eye and ears open for a recipe you might be able to use.

  15. anne marie

    if you think I’m every posing in front of a door for you, you have another thing coming…
    and hey; how come YOU aren’t in front of that door? – you are so darn cute though –
    who is that in the first picture? I want her hair…clothes…and pretty much everything that was “going on” with her look –
    loved that.

  16. Suz Reaney

    My gosh, Jeanne.
    I thought I was looking at an Anthropologie ad!Incredible beauty and great photography!

  17. LuLu

    awwww just gorgeous!!! Love how you captured your friends… so beautiful and that desert has me drooling,

  18. Lara

    Oh, my goodness–I would’ve stuffed that whole turquoise architectural jewel into my purse. wow-ee-wow, I need that door in my studio!
    Great shots of the ladies…lovin’ the outfits too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Great talking with you today—wish I could jaunt over into your sunshine and visit.
    Soon enough!

  19. Jenn

    Love the door ~ that is camera law~! stop and shoot the flowers! I mean smell them! or in this case wood!~ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Traci

    that door is awesome. definataly a great place for a photo shoot. where is your picture my dear? that dessert does look devine.

  21. tara

    Love the color on the door and your friends for posing!! That dessert looks fab…$100.00 is a little over the top though but sometimes a girl just needs dessert! ha!

  22. susan

    great photos Jeanne! that dessert looks pretty darn good. i have a wicked sweet tooth so i understand! hope all is well! susan

  23. Melissa

    I must admit that I’ve always been a lurker, but I feel compelled to respond to your gluten dessert dilemmas. They are not quite dessert, but have you tried Lara bars? You can order them online if your local stores don’t carry them and they are raw, vegan, gluten free…amazing and they come in many flavors. My fave is the coconut. I’ve got a few more gluten free recipes-I’ll send them your way!
    All the best,

  24. Martha

    that door is amazing and those photos look great with you taking all their pics!!! That dessert looks soooooo good too:)

  25. Susan

    Ya’ll look so beautiful and like you’re having fun.
    I love food in the purest form, but $100.00 for dessert, that’s going too far (even if it is for a whole cake), that’s a punishment.

  26. My Casa Bella

    I sympathize with you on the Gluten issue. I have an intolerance, I can cheat every once in awhile, but will pay for it if I do it regularly.
    We found a great place in the East Village, NYC where they made the best Panini and Oatmeal cookies all gluten free. MMMM!!

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