Pane di Casa Sicilian Pizza (Schiacciata!)

I had a great time photographing (and then eating) this amazing homemade schiacciata (a cousin to focaccia.) This traditional Sicilian pizza is a family specialty prepared with love by Rochelle Maze, a local event planner. This delicious rustic treat will soon be available to all of you, so stay tuned. I’ll update as soon as her new website is up and running…. featuring these images!


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Recently I’ve been photographing for my favorite yoga studio, Yoga Mandala, in Berkeley.  The studio is quite beautiful, if you are interested in classical Hatha yoga, check it out:  Hopefully these images will inspire you to breathe, relax, and be present….even if you are in front of the computer!!


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My Mom Rocks!!!

{We interrupt this blog for a personal message to my mother.  Here are some iphone images (not bad, eh?) from her last visit to California.}
Dear Mom, thanks for being such an amazing woman.  I am so lucky to be your daughter!!  I love you!  Nancy


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It was so nice to see my old friend Andrew who was in town from New York with his sweet partner Paul. We lived together in San Francisco way back when…he’s now a seasoned PR dynamo with Strohl & Co. (

Jen Laursen made us a lovely dinner of the world famous Lucca ravioli (, a San Francisco staple. She is a talented artist and designer of fabulous accessories. Check out the amazing earrings she’s wearing, one of her very own creations…Her company, aptly named Preen, can be found on (search for seller “preenyourself”) where you’ll find some of her great pieces for hair. She also does custom work for weddings! Thanks for a lovely evening…

Oh, and I couldn’t resist capturing the Cher album cover in her collection. WAY over the top.