About Me

Welcome to my blog, The Secrets of a Beautiful Life. I’m Laraine and I’m so happy to meet you. I have a philosophy and lifestyle that brings me peace and joy. I am excited to share with you what I have discovered about living a beautiful life and to learn from you about what makes your life lovely. I draw from my experiences of being a wife, and mother and my careers as an artist, teacher, decorator, innkeeper and businesswoman. I was born in Scotland but I have lived in California since childhood.  I’m a pushover Nana, a lover of Border collies and I’m addicted to chocolate .