From Southern California grew up in Moorpark CA (still call it home ;)
Love College Football; studied at USC
i am a bibliophile (yes i love love love books)
Most recent read?--- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
a memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder
I have a weakness towards classy polite folk
I’m talkative and love the joy of meeting new people
Sabrina(1959)---ah the elegance that is Audrey Hepburn
Father of the Bride (1991)--- as a father of a recent bride it was strangely funny how much i felt his (Steve Martin) pain and confusion whew!!!
Meet Joe Black (1998) such class and genuine sophistication imagine a movie with no cursing or car chases yes! a heck of a good story well played by A Hopkins & Brad Pitt
Nacho Libre (2006) "My life is gooood. Really gooood." a quote by (Jack Black)
innocent, funny, a good sitting for a family audience
Generally I enjoy foreign movies, as they seem to be soo less predictable and special effects reliant.
Most long held superstition?
butterflies are good luck! I can't remember a day ever when a butterfly' path would cross mine and something amazing or at least super cool wouldn't happen!!! ;)
Favorite website? TED --- love it! check it out ;) "ideas worth spreading" is their tag line the acronym is T for Technology E for Entertainment and D for Design
Favorite Quotes? "Simplicity is the ultimate Sophistication" Leonardo da Vinci
"It is better to be in a bad situation with good people...than to be in a good situation with bad people" My Mother and author of my Life Motto.
Dream dinner guests? The amazing Rick Warren and the awe inspiring Muhommad Yunus ( a Bangladeshi banker, economist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. As a professor of economics, developed the concepts of microcredit and microfinance)
Playlist? Pink Martini, Dido, Andrea Bocelli, A. Vivaldi, Madeleine Peyroux, Michael Franks, Yanni, Garth Brooks, Paul Overstreet oh did I mention..Anouar Brahem & about a dozen multinational artist from Spain, Italy, Egypt, Lebanon etc
This is a cool service via AirBnB i think they truly earn their fees having said that
I will make note of the spirit and culture that this is about. This is not a Hotel it is a private residence. Hotels are awesome and necessary I use them often this is more for the person who "wants to live like a local" so if you want a turn down service I think you may be disappointed. If you are shopping for a space and its all about the $$$$ well that’s your right but again this is not intended to compete with hotels or motels this is for an "experience focused" person(s). For example in the San Diego Space local trash service is Monday am so depending on when your booking is it will be appreciated if you roll out the cans Sunday night and return them Monday----No its not required but appreciated and part of the "living like a local" routine.
When contacting me it’s helpful to give "context" to your stay remember there’s a lot of trust going on here (on both our parts) so a little 411 on your stay goes a long way. Remember the mantra is "Keep Calm & don’t forget to Be Awesome!"
Should we agree on my hosting you please expect detailed communication and fairly often up until check in. Once you've checked in I will make it clear that you are welcome to contact me should you have any questions or concerns beyond that however I will (most likely) not be contacting you as I feel it’s important to have your space and privacy is a large part of that space ---just my point of view.
Hosting and indeed Hosting well is something I genuinely enjoy and so its little surprise that I find hosting you both a privilege and an honor ;)
I look forward to being your 5 star host until then; Travel Well
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