Machel’s Ranch

Five-year anniversary of ‘Machel’s Ranch’

Five-year anniversary of ‘Machel’s Ranch’

Five years ago I began writing my column “Machel’s Ranch,” in the Rancho Santa Fe News. I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful residents in the Ranch. I have uncovered some little gems that might have been missed because not every story needs to be a feature. Some can be short with […]

Spotlight on Ranch resident for  efforts in helping Wounded Warriors

Spotlight on Ranch resident for efforts in helping Wounded Warriors

This week I was contacted by someone who deserves his picture in the paper.While many of us (including me) enjoy the idle gossip of who is being auditioned for a reality show starring local housewives of Rancho Santa Fe, there is someone who deserves the spotlight on him.So forget the housewives this week.Forget the gossip.

Resolutions and fresh perspective in 2013

Resolutions and fresh perspective in 2013

Happy New Year Rancho Santa Fe. I hope that you had a splendid holiday season. I managed to squeeze in a trip back to the snowy Midwest to see my parents.This column happened mainly “out of town” over the last couple of weeks. I will say when you leave home and come back to your […]

Slow down and make time for blessings and gratitude this holiday

Slow down and make time for blessings and gratitude this holiday

I am drinking a hot cup of green tea on Thanksgiving morning. The sun is shining with intensity and about 50 cyclists just rode past Lemon Twist in Rancho Santa Fe. Right now at this moment my husband is working on an Apple laptop computer. And just now a jogger with a fanny pack and […]

Hollywood comes to Rancho Santa Fe and a memory that remains

Hollywood comes to Rancho Santa Fe and a memory that remains

Do you believe in signs? I do. I think that life is designed to guide us if we at least pay attention along the way to the details surrounding us. Today was one of those hum-drum days that had me milling around my house in flannel pajamas while sweeping the kitchen.I wore my little furry […]

Crossing bridges and spa parties in the Ranch

Crossing bridges and spa parties in the Ranch

Last fall, I had the wonderful opportunity of working in an art gallery. I remember when I found out that I snagged that art consultant position, I literally wept small tears of joy down the cracked sidewalks in La Jolla, while staring up at a church cross reaching up to the clouds, thanking God for […]

Magical moments this holiday season, The Book Cellar and an important mission

If you could go back in time and be a child again, would you? I have often heard others ponder their childhood with many warm-hearted memories. What was it about being young that seems elusive to us as we find ourselves in a wide open field in the midst of our lives? Could it be […]

Caring for the soul, winners and fabulous birthday trips under the eucalyptus trees

Do you have the courage to be real? Do you show your true colors or are you just one those faking it to fit in on your cul-de-sac? If the latter applies, you are missing out on the fundamental joys of who you are on the inside. Your soul is all you’ve got. And, if […]

Sassy Santa, a trip to La Paz and more from around the Ranch

Miss Krista Lafferty is proud to be a Rancho Santa Fe Rotarian. Not only is she a member, she is active in the club. The Rancho Santa Fe News’ assistant advertising manager has been a popular face around town in Rancho Santa Fe for over the last two years. If you aren’t in the Rotary, […]

Charity events, smart women and an inspirational story

Do you believe in angels? I do. I have never seen one in person, but have often thought, in retrospect, after meeting someone under an odd circumstance, that that person could have been an angel. Recently, I watched a show called “Angels Among Us,” which is a television series based on those individuals that believe […]

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