Tracey Jackson

MINI WINNIE THE MINI DACHSHUND

MINI WINNIE THE MINI DACHSHUND

  I was so not going to do it this way.  I mean that. I had the whole thing planned perfectly.  And one thing I am really good at is planning. I knew after Sofie’s death we would get another dog.  I am a believer in getting new dogs when one passes… Read More

Apr 25 2016 | 16 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

THE SPACE LEFT BEHIND  –  GOOD- BYE SOFIE

THE SPACE LEFT BEHIND  –  GOOD- BYE SOFIE

  I write this from an airplane headed back to the city where I live, to an apartment where for the last seventeen years there was always one thing I could count on when I walked through the door, Sofie Horowitz would be there to greet me. My husband is often there, but… Read More

Apr 2 2016 | 13 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MOBILE – ALABAMA

MOBILE – ALABAMA

Last week I was lucky to be invited to Mobile, Alabama with my Gratitude and Trust writing partner Paul Williams to speak at the Drug Education Council’s 20th Annual Luncheon. But we got to grab a bit of Mobile life during the 48 hours we were there. I love the South.  I… Read More

Mar 21 2016 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

GAME OVER

GAME OVER

I seldom bring blogs over here from Gratitude and Trust. Today I am making an exception.  We posted this insightful, moving, important blog by a friend I made through another website.  I met Carl Rahn Griffith on Fred Wilson’s AVC.  We become cyber friends.  He wrote this for us early in the… Read More

Mar 9 2016 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

ROASTED PEPPER AND ARTICHOKE PUFFS

ROASTED PEPPER AND ARTICHOKE PUFFS

I promised yesterday I would post this today. This has been my go to hors d’oeuvre  for decades.  It’s super easy and no carbs. If you care about that.  The weird thing is I thought I had this unique thing that was tucked away in a handwritten recipe file, but when I… Read More

Feb 29 2016 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BRINGING BACK THE DINNER PARTY

BRINGING BACK THE DINNER PARTY

I used to give a lot of dinner parties.  A lot. I used to go to a lot of dinner parties.  Though not so much anymore. This week I took 40 plus years of journals out of storage and put them in my office. While going through them I found a book called… Read More

Feb 28 2016 | 3 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BEAUTY AT THE COOPER HEWITT

BEAUTY AT THE COOPER HEWITT

I’ve been here in New York and not traveling so much. I  must say I’ve been enjoying it. In the winter there are no crowds. It’s basically the people who live here and a smattering of tourists who don’t mind the cold. Since I have been staying put I have been making… Read More

Feb 24 2016 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

RALPH RUCCI UNDER ANY NAME IS STILL RALPH RUCCI

RALPH RUCCI UNDER ANY NAME IS STILL RALPH RUCCI

There is a lot of playing musical designing these days.  Designers are jumping from label to label like they are all playing musical chairs.  The result of this is there are very few visionaries left. Designers who do the daring thing, sticking with one label, theirs  and staying true to one vision… Read More

Feb 18 2016 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

ALL IN THE ROW

ALL IN THE ROW

It’s been fashion week here in New York  the last seven days.  I don’t go to most of it.  I’m not embedded enough in that world to get too many invitations. But I always seem to snag a few and for those I am eternally grateful. This year I got three, one… Read More

Feb 17 2016 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MOTHER HONORED AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MOTHER HONORED AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Santa Barbara Historical Society has mounted a show in honor of my mother, Beverley Jackson. It’s not your average show.  It’s part fashion retrospective, part photo journalism to show the vibrancy of Santa Barbara in the 70’s and 80’s and  it’s part sociological study through my mother’s perspective  during her long career as… Read More

Feb 8 2016 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

CHANGES

CHANGES

Every now and then we lose a giant. That is certainly the case this week with the death of David Bowie. Changes has been one of my favorite songs for as long as I can remember. There is nothing I can say about David Bowie that won’t sound cliched at this point.… Read More

Jan 11 2016 | 6 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MACHU PICCHU

MACHU PICCHU

  By the time we got to Machu Picchu it was pouring.   Don’t ask me why but I had not remotely prepared for this. I knew it was the rainy season. I didn’t know how close to the Amazon we really were. I didn’t calculate the details well at all. So,… Read More

Jan 3 2016 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jan 1 2016 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

THE JOURNEY TO MACHU PICCHU

THE JOURNEY TO MACHU PICCHU

There are many ways to get to Machu Picchu.  You can hike in on the 30 mile Inca Trail, which is a path that runs through the mountains, valleys and forests. It takes four days.  You stay in three camps.  You cross rivers and well, I’m sure for those inclined to take part in such adventures it… Read More

Dec 29 2015 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

CHRISTMAS DAY IN CUSCO

CHRISTMAS DAY IN CUSCO

I warned you there was not going to be much in the way of chronology with these blogs.  The reason this did not get posted yesterday was we were in Machu Picchu last night where we had zero wifi. We did not loll around on Christmas morning. It was up early, breakfast and… Read More

Dec 27 2015 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...