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March 13, 2016



Oh. My. Good. Golly! I am so glad everything turned out okay. Your room is gorgeous.


Was this the same house with the dog poop on the stairs? i think i would demand a refund!

Karla Nathan

It really was quite wonderful there, although the poo was very unexpected, it was hilarious. It was in the private quarters of the home, where we were given permission to go to the attic, but not through the residences up there. It was a five floor home, so the poo was quite out of our areas. But yes, I agree, the owners should refund at least do a partial refund to the hostess for the day of the gas leak. She paid the chef, and we lost a whole day of class, plus were in danger.

Linda P.

Well, Karla, I never thought these words would EVER need to be written, but **I am so glad you and Beth did not die at your art retreat.** Yikes! And isn't it funny how we can talk ourselves out of acknowledging that something is actually dangerous, and then later wonder what on earth were we thinking!!! Perhaps you now have a new appreciation for life--a benefit one does not ordinarily associate with an art retreat. :)

The place really does look pretty, and I am glad you had fun until the *unfortunate* gas leak. I am so glad you managed to salvage the macarons!

Karla Nathan

True, Linda, its a rare art retreat that turns deadly! Thanks, Im glad we survived too


When we first moved back to California, I was a bit unsettled about having gas appliances, stove, water heater, fireplace, furnace etc. I called the gas company and they sent out a man to check all the appliances to make sure everything was working properly. He explained that the new stoves with the igniter system work more safely than the old ones (blew myself across the kitchen one time lighting the oven in the pilot light era :>(
If the Coronado home wants to keep the vintage look of their kitchen, perhaps a reproduction stove is the answer.
The house is beautiful and it looks like you all had a wonderful time (except the gas leak).


Ah, macarons! Every year Kate and I make macarons and every year we learn something new. But we've never done the toaster oven trick or had gas leaks to contend with! Hey, if they come out, they come out. I, too, am glad you did not die!

And all your photos of the house and project, simply lovely!

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About Karla Nathan

Creating Art Journals

Mini Dress Form Workshop

  • Learn how to make a mini dress form, and get tips on how to embellish your creation. This class comes with ideas, videos, instructions and ephemera images to download and print.

Wire Bird Cage Cloche Workshop Button

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Birdsong FIVE

Romantic Gothic Ghosts

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Romantic White Christmas E-Zine

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