Balboa Island has always been a special place for me....water, boats, beautiful gardens, sea air, the ferry, ferris wheel (haven't been on it, but did buy Groupon today half price) Carousel, fabulous homes, kayaking, rooftop cocktails, friends, daughters close by... I am thrilled to be living here for five months. The owner of my little apartment attached to a big house, also owns Magnolia Charlie on the island. A beautiful children's boutique....pop in sometime and see the baby/toddler quilts she has kindly invited me to sell. I will have loads of fun making these.