Silicon Valley dog dating

Announcing a new VIP search in Los Angeles

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We are thrilled to announce a new search for a woman residing in Los Angeles, CA. This client is open to relocation and ready for love! She is a smart, beautiful, strong, sexy, playful, and sophisticated 37-year-old woman, 5’4” with long blonde hair and soulful hazel eyes. She credits her athletic physique to an active lifestyle, including daily exercise, indoors and out. She has a jeans and t-shirt vibe by day, and a more feminine and sophisticated one by night: She prefers pants to dresses, and a natural look when it comes to makeup. Less is more. She has a smile that will light up any room, and her best friend from childhood says she loved to steal her drinks because “she always left a bit of sunshine behind in them.”

She grew up with horses, skiing/snowboarding with her family in Aspen in winters and going on their boat in the Mediterranean in summers. Morning routines are important to her; beginning on the right note allows her to feel awesome for the rest of the day. She loves hiking with her dogs, meditating, running, reading great books and playing guitar. She became certified as a yoga teacher just to deepen her own practice. She doesn’t teach professionally but will instruct her friends just for the pleasure of making them feel good. Some of her best times are spent with her dearest pals at her family’s spot in Malibu or their ranch in Ojai.

A graduate of an Ivy League school, she majored in history of art and architecture, while minoring in public and private sector organizations. She considers herself a student of life, for life, and is blessed with an insatiable curiosity. While living in New York, her womenswear design won her acclaim in top fashion magazines.

At 30, she shifted gears professionally, and pursued a new career in LA focusing on her principal passion: making the world a better place for animals. As a lifelong photographer, and a subject in numerous magazine photos herself, she knew that the quickest way to shift people’s perspectives was through that of media. She enrolled in an intensive directing program at a prominent LA film school, where she wrote, produced, and directed her first short film.

Although she is ambitious and driven in her goals, and appreciates those qualities in a partner, she believes that true happiness requires a balance, making her relationships a priority. Her perfect date would include witty banter, lots of laughter, and the full presence of both people. She melts at displays of thoughtfulness.

As a passionate animal advocate working predominantly with one of the largest non-profit organizations over the past 10 years, she’s also partnered with them in co-founding their next generation board and sits on the organization’s California state council, helping to drive legislative change.

Her favorite night is at home, a glass of wine and cooking with loved ones, hanging out by a fire with great music and the dogs. She cares about wellness, and considers herself 85% plant based. If you’re not, that’s ok. “You do you”.

This woman is genuine, loyal, caring, and emotionally intelligent and looking for someone who is evolved and has done the hard personal work of getting to know themselves, or at least has a desire to. She values family and wants to have kids in the next few years. For now, she has dogs for company. The last was a surprise. While volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, she rescued a dog for her mom. But after a year, her mother found she couldn’t take care of it, so this client took the pooch in herself – not a surprise to anyone who knows this big-hearted woman.

Her best suited match is between the ages of 30 and 49 years old.  He is tall, athletic, fit, and with a great smile. He is considerate and thoughtful about others. He recognizes that while our client is a strong woman, she prefers him to be in the driver’s seat. She always has been curious about everything in life. Therefore, it’s important for her to be with a man who appreciates her innate wonder about the world. He inspires her and even sometimes fuels creative ideas that she would not have had otherwise.

His confidence and wherewithal to be an equal partner to her, will allow her to be the best version of who she is (playful, loving, and in her feminine flow), as she respects him (since she feels heard and loved by him). He is a man who dreams big and takes action, who likes intellectual conversations, just as much as silly banter, and ultimately one who might consider himself an old-fashioned romantic at heart.

Her best suited match also lives his life with purpose and knows what is important to him in this one life. He’s passionate, playful, smart, and equally charming. Outside of his career that he feels proud of and self-made from, he’s a lover of the outdoors, nature, and keeping his body healthy and active! Traveling, reading, cooking, nurturing friendships, and a love of animals are all bonuses for our client. Most importantly, he looks forward to having a family one day and the joys associated with monogamy and child rearing.

If you or anyone you might know could qualify as a candidate to meet this extraordinary and beautiful VIP, please submit your information here. There are NO fees for qualified candidates to meet our client.

Puppy love this Valentine’s

We are so goo goo ga ga over our dog, Marshall, that I decided he just had to pass out love notes and Valentine’s gifts to all of his friends. You see, Marshall, aka Bugsy, is quite the man about town. He’s a bit of a casanova and extremely confident- at one year old no less! Most mornings Mon-Fri, he heads to the local doggie park for a major romp with all of his best buds. My husband typically takes him Mon-Weds and these days, I join Thur and Fridays. I love the family time!

Bugsy gets along with all of the dogs, loves playing tug o’war and zippin’ all around in circles with the big and small pups. He’s never been shy around dogs and loves trying to run with all his might after the super agile big guys.

Marshall and I discussed how he wants to spend his Valentine’s this year and he told me he wanted to give out personalized Valentine notes and also homemade puppy cookies.  No problem Bugsy boo. His Valentine’s are so sweet and tell each pup how much fun he has with them at the park and if he/she will be his special Valentine? 544168_default_1These are the cards we picked out at Papyrus…..San Mateo-20130130-00858Marshall reading one of his love notes to bestie, Meatball aka meatie. 

I found a great recipe online for homemade peanut butter and bacon cookies. I headed to Sur La Table to get the perfect cookie cutter shapes (a German Shepard and a bone!) and party bags,  then the market to get all the ingredients. Marshall was barking like a maniac in the kitchen for the two hours I was cooking the bacon, rolling the dough, and placing the yummy treats in the oven. He couldn’t control himself and pounced on me any number of times for food. The ultimate test was him running off with one of the cookies and hiding underneath the dining room table to sample it. He ended up eating 4 cookies…I hope he doesn’t get sick from all of the tasty treats!  San Mateo-20130130-00820

Skippy creamy peanut butter works great with this recipe. Don’t use crunchy. San Mateo-20130130-00822Frying the bacon….San Mateo-20130130-00824Chopping the bacon….Dog-Treats-Recipe_thumbThe basic ingredients that make these treats so yummySan Mateo-20130130-00821Shredding the carrots in my mini cuisinart. This mini version is such a fantastic addition to the kitchen…San Mateo-20130130-00826Using the larger cuisinart to process the rolled oats into a fine flour-like powderSan Mateo-20130130-00828Take a good size dough ball, plop on the wax paper on your kitchen counter. Use a rolling pin and roll the dough gently (north, east, south, west) until around 1/4 inch thick. Use any fun cookie cutter and press through the dough. Gently remove the excess around and place the shapes onto your cookie sheet.

Mr. lover boy will be handing out each love letter and cookie package to his best buds tomorrow. Although he prefers the ladies, he said he felt manly  enough to hand some out to the boys too. 😉 San Mateo-20130130-00847The end product. So adorable and a good size treat! San Mateo-20130130-00846Marshall sampling his third cookie….San Mateo-20130130-00850Begging for more….I don’t think he understands the concept of giving away treats to his friends quite yet.San Mateo-20130130-00853The sweetest gift for his friends. Little polkadot cellophane bags from Sur la Table holding 3 cookies each and accented with a red ribbon!

Homemade Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats

Makes 15-20 treats

Ingredients

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 tablespoon honey

1 large egg

1/2 cup water

1 carrot, shredded

2-3 pieces cooked bacon, chopped

1 cup oat flour or 1 1/2 cups rolled oats, processed until floury

1 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, egg, water, carrot and bacon and stir until well blended. Add both flours to wet mixture to form dough.

Roll out dough between two pieces of plastic wrap or lightly floured work surface to 1/4 inch thick.

Cut out with a dog bone shaped cookie cutter, or your desired shape (I did a German Shepard and bone). Place treats 1 inch apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a sealed container or re-sealable plastic bag for up to one week, or freeze.

Note, I doubled the recipe. I also rolled the dough on wax paper that I taped to the kitchen counter for stability. I didn’t have parchment paper so I lightly (very lightly) buttered the baking sheet so the cookies wouldn’t stick. I used high quality bacon without bad chemicals and non-smoked, and used rolled oats, processed until floury versus the oat flour. I also under baked the treats, cooking for a total of around 20 minutes. Yum. And yes, I had a tiny bite. Not bad for a dog treat! Maybe I was just hungry….