I grew up in the other California, Southern, my formative years as a valley girl. I'm fit, my excercise of choice walking and an occasional Pilates class. I like to cook and am pretty good at it. There's nothing like watching family and friends enjoy a meal you've made from scratch right down to the salad croutons. I grew up in a house full of music, my father loved to play trumpet so I grew up with a steady diet of Big Band music and Louis Armstrong later Herb Alpert with a dash of Frank Sinatra. I enjoy traveling most recently to Paris this past February. Friends would describe me as thoughtful if not a bit shy. I prefer intimate gatherings to large ones although I can hold my own in a conversation. I enjoy an impromptu dance and would like to meet someone who enjoyed the same.