Anndrea of Malibu

Anndrea's lived in the hills of Malibu since 1977. An artist, dancer and lover of the ocean, she spends her days tending to her garden and managing her cottage rentals.

She's been my host in Malibu two years in a row. Her gentle spirit comes across not only in person, but on camera too. She graciously agreed to let me snap a few shots of her during "the golden hour," when the October sun hits her garden just so, setting it ablaze in a beautiful yellow light.

We talked at length about her years in Malibu, raising her two daughters on this acre of hillside wilderness less than a mile from Zuma Beach. When I asked her where she felt most at home, she replied, "in the garden, next to the bougainvillea."