Oh Santa Cruz. Now that I am done with the Fall 2012 catalog shoot I have turned my attentions to the prospect of leaving, on Thursday, to spend a month in the Bay Area overseeing Spring 2012 production. I have a lot to do. I need to sew and clean and get the car looked at. I need to arrange the housesitter and meet my tax lady. I have to pack. And yet I already feel my mind shifting from Portland tasks to Santa Cruz and all of its complexities. I am already picturing the colors: Bright white of the sunlight Coral sunsets Bluest sky ever Bleached cement Faded pastel amusement rides The perfect complimentary tone of beach sand The slight year round tan on every face