Learning For Life

This was the first time that I saw one of these fabled, very American, lemonade stands in action. What a marvelous teaching tool for children!

These three young girls learned about patience, money matters, how to be nice to customers, how to advertise and how to withstand the heat, because they were selling lemonade for a good cause.

It’s like a course in Business Economics and customer service in the front yard – but much more fun.

Fußball / Futbol / Soccer


The opening game (South Africa v. Mexico) for the FIFA World Cup was reason enough to have breakfast at the Vinoteca. Never mind that it was 6.55 AM – there were plenty of guests who did not mind to crawl out of bed early for this event.

And it was all worth it: Good game, lovely atmosphere, tasty breakfast. Not bad for a Friday morning.

Oh, and the two teams tied 1:1.

Another Rarity

Never had I imagined to find one of these classic British cars running around in Los Angeles:


This is a Riley Elf MK III, a variation of the Mini. These cars were only build for four years (1965 – 1969), the total output was 30.000 cars and today only 800 are believed to be still around.

And one of them lives right here in the neighborhood. Fantastic!