Send Orchids to a Good Cause

••• Westerlay Orchids sent orchids to the the staff of The Lark, which is sweet, and the restaurant passed along this message: “Westerlay Orchids ships over three million plants annually throughout the Western United States. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, they are unable to get their orchids to our grocery stores and supermarkets. Help support this local business and order a box of orchids online at You can ship a box of orchids to fire stations, hospitals, or grocery stores to show gratitude and bring some light to those working on the front lines.”

••• From Botanik in Summerland: “Just replanted this clam shell for a client. We may be closed, but are still available to refresh your succulent or orchid containers! We can pick up and deliver.” It’s a good reminder that shops, too, are feeling a lot of pain right now. You’re spending a lot of time at home these days—why not spruce it up a bit?

••• And since you’re not getting your hair cut for a long time, you might want to invest in a good hat. On my list: a bespoke one from Carpenter Customs, perhaps like the one Michael Fassbender wore in Slow West. Two weeks ago, it announced that “all orders ship free and 20% of all purchases & commissions will go to the Cuyama Valley Covid-19 Fund created by Cuyama Buckhorn and Blue Sky Center to help feed families that depend on school lunches.” I’d assume that’s still the case, given that nothing has changed. Pictured: another customer’s hat.

••• Caltrans pushed back the start of the 101 widening project in Carp due to the rain; it’ll now start on Sunday night.

••• Bella Vista Drive is closed indefinitely at Romero Canyon because of debris flow.

••• 1509 Shoreline Drive is available for rent for $9,900 per month. The street side is nothing special, but the oceanfront side is the stuff that dreams are made of.