About Me

Me and MaineMan

Hello and welcome to the Apple.

I’m Mona, a 30-something dog and beach lover. I live 10 minutes from Venice Pier with my boyfriend MaineMan, our bully rescue Agnes and a cat named Tucker.

I started this blog in New York City over six years ago. What used to be my unofficial guide to New York City restaurants has become a diary of my west coast adventures.

I am a professional pet care provider, having started my own pet, home and plant care business Rascals & Roses.

The Apple has been cited on New York Magazine’s website and on Eater.com.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment or e-mail me at monasapple@gmail.com. You can also find me hanging out on Twitter @monasapple and Pinterest.

Thanks for visiting and hope you come back often!



9 Responses to About Me

  1. 'marty grimes' says:

    Monica–ever review the Mucky Duck in Monterey? in a very roundabout way my current work put CHOMP on my desk–the hospital in Carmel–not what we do to food…which put me back on a stool at the outdoor back bar at the Duck for some reason. not sure if any of this rings a bell or my email comes up on your screen but shoot me a note if it does.

  2. Tim Murphy says:

    Moni Baby!!! great blog I thoroughly enjoyed reading up on what you have been doing. Say hello to the family! Take care Tim

    • monasapple says:

      tim!!! you are the man. thanks so much for reading. with your busy schedule i’m so flattered you dropped by AND left a comment. we are all so proud of you and alex and am thrilled to follow your path to london 2012. (i just applied to a couple of jobs on nbc’s olympics page. a girl can dream – ha!). all the best to you and your family as well, monibaby!

  3. monasapple says:

    i was like who is this cheek and blusters dude?? then i see that amazeballs post about the xmas tree. that is so outrageously awesome i feel like you should pitch that to late night talks shows.

    • Derek Wood says:

      You are too kind… I’ll tell you what would be amazeballs: if I could find the discipline to blog anywhere near as faithfully as you do. It’s such a relief when I come across a blog like yours, i.e., the work of someone who can really write. You even bother to spell and punctuate correctly (social media has so lowered my expectations). Your RSS feed has been added to my top tier. [*twee smiley emoticon*]

      • monasapple says:

        aw, shux. thanks, derek. that’s awfully nice of you. i must say i’m probably just as baffled by you at the people who start blogs who have no idea how to formulate clear sentences… and funny you comment on my frequency of posting… it definitely comes (and goes) in waves. happy thursday. your new friend in the webosphere, monica

  4. This design is incredible! You certainly know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

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