About Me

This blog started out as a diary of fun and interesting happenings in the Bay Area (of California). It kind of morphed into a place to vent about Historic Preservation (or lack thereof). My current vocations include Feng Shui Consultant, Historic Preservationist, and Writer. I was in high-tech for roughly 15 years, and I guess that’s why I’ve taken to blogging like a duck to water. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, gardening, traveling, and brainstorming about wild marketing ideas.

For my full biography, go to my main website, Feng Shui Style/About.

7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Stumbled upon your site accidentally…
    love your exposure of vanishing ‘historical’ houses –
    San Jose went missings more subtle than Los Altos –
    our property – 1915 historical house (land in family since 1890’s) recommended registration by LA historical committee; and Costello barn (on adjacent, former Costello property) is being pushed to demolition by city. Inverse condemnation on steroids – as old time realtor with passion pro-restoration; anti-montster houses – love your mission. Amazing conditions these days – city planning staff (formerly public servants) – deem themselves omnipotent and shred the core of our most precious historical foundation.

  2. Hi Candace,

    Thank God there are a few of us left. I’ve recently moved into a terrific Victorian neighborhood, and my neighbors and I are very involved with local happenings. We hold meetings on a variety of issues, and we also attend local meetings that relate to our area. It’s important to be informed.
    Do you have a local historic preservation group in Los Altos? Can they help you?

    Feel free to email me.

    Best,

    ~Jennifer

  3. Wanted to let you know the hotel’s new owner is filing for a demo permit and what happened 2005-6 is going on again. Any help you can send/attention you can get for The White Queen of the Gulf will be appreciated! Thanks.

  4. I came across your blog while researching preservation efforts in San Jose. I’d love to speak with you about our preservation project at the San Jose History Park. Please visit our online journal at http://www.virtualdesignanalysisgroup.blogspot.com for details on our laser scanning, documentation project. I hope we’ll have an opportunity to talk sometime in the near future.
    Warmly Brian Miller, VP NVentum, LLC.

  5. Hi Brian,
    I just saw your comment now. I was in England for a month, and I was “off the grid” for the most part😉 I took a quick look at your blog. How interesting! And how did you have the opportunity to document places in the U.K.? Shoot me an email when you get a chance at preservation@usa.com ~ Cheers, ~Jennifer

  6. Hi Jennifer,
    I’ve been viewing your site with great interest for the last month. We’re in the middle of an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund to save the historical F and M Bank Building in downtown Benton Harbor, Michigan, in a revitalizing “arts district.” Our campaign is called “Save 92 West Main.” The massive corrugated pillars are crumbling. And the terra cotta blocks are cracking on this neo-classical piece of architecture. We’re not raising the funds on a level we’d like. What we need is to get the word out. Is there any way we can do a little of that on this site? We have the greatest perks/givebacks for even the smallest $10 contribution. Help! We need support! Or we can lose this grand façade and our plans for the arts on the upstairs level. And only 22 days left in our campaign! May I leave the link? http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-92-west-main.
    I couldn’t help myself. After being repeatedly turned down for grants, we were compelled to try crowd-funding. Thanks,
    Sherry Miller

  7. Hi again Jennifer,
    It’s a wonderful site. All these buildings are gorgeous. I’m going to try and leave a picture of the F and M Bank Building at 92 West Main. Just not as savvy with the computer as I’d like to be.
    Sherry Miller
    Oops! Guess I can’t unless I have a wordpress account. But the Indiegogo site for “Save 92 West Main” has a great picture of the building.

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