It’s amusing to stop and consider what inspires you. What resonates with me is the changing of the seasons and the incredible beauty nature provides. I think that is why I like splitting my time between Dallas and Laguna. The two are as different in culture and presence as any cities I can imagine. I find both inspiring and unique and while in one I miss the other and vice versa. While out early one morning I happened upon the flower gardens at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach. There is a lovely walk along the cliffs above the Pacific that links the Aliso Creek state Park to the Northern most tip of the Montage property. Peppered through the stroll are beautiful plants indigenous to the area. It is sheer bliss – beautiful at every turn.