Archive for the 'Addictions' Category



The Value of Public Television

Published on October 18, 2012

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When the Critter was about eighteen months old I found this Feist video on SesameStreet.org. He was completely enraptured by it! I now had five minutes to go to the bathroom or make a phone call and know that my wee one was entertained. But that was only the beginning of the benefit of this [...]


Kicking off Summer with PBS Kids

Published on June 19, 2012

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One of the best parts about having a kidlet is having the legitimate excuse to immerse myself in kids’ stuff, to which I have admitted an addiction. I think back on summers in Gulfport Mississippi, where my parents’ office was located across the street from the very glamorous (really!) Gulfport-Harrison Library. I would spend hour [...]


Madame Chocolat + Domaine Carneros = Fabulous decadence

Published on May 10, 2012

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I’ve been writing about how much I love Madame Chocolat since she opened her fabulous factory/atelier. Her latest addition to the scrumptious lineup of chocolate treats? Champagne truffles, made with Domaine Carneros champagne! Barrie and I recently attended the very sweet launch of the fabulous duet and confirmed yet again that we are addicts of [...]


Desserts after Dark to Picnic in the Hills at Taste of Beverly Hills 2011

Published on September 28, 2011

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I LOVE this annual event! It’s not just about the food, although there is no question that the best of the best are here, giving their followers all their love with a sensual feast. This is also one of those special times that we walk around the neighborhood and relish in its fabulousness. Did I [...]


Being BeverlyHillsMom means…

Published on July 18, 2011

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…that sometimes I get to meet the most amazing people. Fellow Los Angeles mommy Jamie sent me an email recently introducing herself, and I’m SO glad she did. If she hadn’t, I never would have seen this amazing video that told me a story of what’s she’s been up to the last few years. [...]


Announcing – Three new ways for me to overshare!

Published on June 13, 2011

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I am so honored to be asked to contribute to two new sites for women and moms! You may have noticed on Twitter that I wrote posts for GalTime and MomsLA over the weekend, covering Kidstock and L’Enfant Terrible’s Fun Festival of Tragedy. I am really excited to be able to share more of the [...]


And for all you cake lovers…

Published on June 11, 2011

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It’s official. Richard Ruskell is THE cake artist without peer. And now you can learn from him in a small class of fifteen people once a month until Christmas! I have no doubt these classes will fill quickly; call soon to reserve…

*September 7, 2011 Update: For a review of the “Buttercream” class, check out RockinMama’s [...]


Reality, Rabbits, Royalty, and Rolls Royces – So much fun to have; so little time!

Published on April 28, 2011

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I have decided that from now on I will take a mulligan on January and February of every year because the whole family including the dog gets sick, then March kicks off a craaaazy schedule for all of us until Memorial Day. Late April through May brings – Easter, the Perfect husband’s birthday, the Critter’s [...]


Please, Easter Bunny?

Published on April 4, 2011

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Lately every time the Critter asks for a new toy or candy, I tell him that I will speak to the Easter Bunny about it. I hope someone speaks to Mr. Bunny on my behalf this year – here are some things on my wish list for spring I found on Rodeo Drive.


Sip tea at The Peninsula Beverly Hills and support Education

Published on February 4, 2011

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We all love to have a proper tea in the afternoon sometimes – it’s one of the most civilized ways to socialize on the planet. Whenever I’m asked where to find a proper English tea, I always say go to The Living Room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. It’s one of the loveliest places to [...]